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Salvete omnes,

I've been a long-time lurker at TextKit and, since I'm finally devoting myself more consistently to Latin (and later Greek), I figured I'd finally get around to joining the board. I'm an English Lit teacher who lives in Boston and teaches at an elite private school outside of the city.

After undergrad, I tried numerous times to learn Latin (through Wheelock) and Greek (through Crosby) on my own or with a friend who ...
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New member

I learn Ancient Greek for two years. It is difficult because I haven't teacher. So I learn Greek only with books. I do like Greek grammar. It is endless. It is also full of surprises! I think, it is important to cooperate with other Greek learners. I want also practice my Greek and I need to learn new useful words.
I'm sorry, my English isn't good...
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My name is Brian. I live in London. I took GCE Latin A Level in 1972. Since then, I've continued to read Latin off and on but I forget more than I remember.
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Learning what language would help ESL students more?

There are more and more ESL students getting interested in classics today, especially in ancient Latin and ancient Greek (at least in my university, including me XD). Do you have any suggestions for those students who cannot use English 100 percent properly but are still willing to learn those two more advanced languages? And learning what language would help us the most in terms of having a more profound understanding in English and all Roman ...
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Hello all, my name is Tom.

I am sixty-six years old, and grew up in Boston, MA. When I was young I was fascinated by the ancient Mediterranean world. I loved watching what became know as "sword and sandal" movies.

When I entered middle school I wanted to take French, but instead I was put into the Latin class. The poor woman who was a teacher was one of the most boring teachers I had. ...
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Greek and Latin Summer School, UCC, Ireland

June 19th – August 10th 2017

For the 18th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive
8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose ...
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Hello everybody. I'm the new guy. The only thing more awkward for me than a self-introduction on a forum would be one in front of a crowd. So... Yeahhh.

All serious joking aside, I do love language. Always have. I would often take out books on foreign languages from the library when I was kid. I didn't actually learn anything then but I enjoyed the novelty of it all the same.

Since that time, I ...
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My name is Ron and I live In Springfield Ohio in the United States. I'm recently retired about two years ago. I have studied some Foreign Languages in the past. Now I would like to try Latin. I'n not a expert just somebody with extra time who would like to expand his mind into learning Latin,Colleges and Universties nearby,do not offer Latin. I just want to learn the Language
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anti democracy member

hullo hullo
I'm new but Zeus rules as always. He went to the Indo-Greek Bactrian and Kushan kingdoms who sent ships to Indonesia and Cambodia about 2000 years ago. Zeus was depicted as an eagle with shining thunderbolts like Indra with thunderbolts who was an eagle at times. Indra and Garuda the eagle ( "Garuda" airlines) have statues in Bali Indonesia. The eagleman who threw dyte stars at bad people has a statue in Melbourne ...
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