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Philosophy in fiction.

A freind told me that he was taught philosophical concepts through works of fiction. It sounds like an interesting way to learn rather than having to digest difficult technical terms. I tried to read Kant and Satre and they confused me after a single paragraph. So does anyone know of some good fiction books that teach philosophy?
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Wheelock Chap 36 to 40 Key comments

A few more minor points for consideration please:

Chap 37
2. Change ...we would not have wandered.. to ...we would have wandered..?
3. Change ......you lived... to ...you always lived...?

3. Add at the end ...Let us enjoy life (the present)..?
4. Add after ...died!... What I have done!

Trimalchio's Epitaph

In last line, make ...they filled... just ...filled... since implevit is singular?

Chap 38
2. Typo: make first word Then instead ...
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Am I phonetically challenged?

This post may seem strange but I was wondering what sound difference there is between a long a as in calm and a short o as in top. In my book that teaches Hebrew it differentiates the two. Is it because of my American accent that I can not see a difference or is just as hard for folks in places like Australia, England, and Ireland?
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learning Italian

Hi! Anyone know any good websites or books for learning Italian? We have one 'teach yourself Italian' book at home, but it's not really that much help and a bit confusing.
Some thing like: 'learn Italian for people who already know Latin' would be good :wink: , but we're also looking for a book with phrases in Italian. So that you can learn the grammar by memorising ...
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Villa of the Papyri

Wikipedia wrote:The "Villa of the Papyri" is an enormous private house of ancient Herculaneum owned by Julius Caesar's father-in-law, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, and first excavated in 1785 by Karl Weber. Its name derives from the discovery of a library in the house containing 1,800 carbonized papyrus scrolls.

The 800 feet (245 m) long sea side villa had four levels and was the most luxurious house in all of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It was complete with ...
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When can I start 38 Latin Stories?

I've been reading about 38 Latin Stories and I'm interested in buying it but I am only at chapter 2 of Wheelock's Latin. What chapter should I be at in Wheelock's before I can start the readings in 38 Latin Stories?

I'm lookin forward to the day when I can read something of substance and even write a little in the Agora. :)
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What is self and how does it relate to reality?

some random thoughts
What is SELF?
Dose SELF defines reality or our view of reality? If so, is there one and only one SELF and dose this implies there is one reality?
What about SELF as a construct and not as ONE entity, does a construct SELF implies multiple realities?
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Who is the most hard headed member?

Here is another attempt to lighted the mood.

Since PeterD and I seem to be two of the more outspoken/controversial people here I have decided to post a new poll question (with PeterD's prior approval). Who do you think is the most hard-headed and why?

Should be very fine to read your responses.

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Hello All,

I was wondering if any of you are going to be at this years ETS or SBL Conferences in San Antonio.....I will be there in the exhibitors hall and would love the chance to meet some of you.

Please, post or PM me if you are and perhaps we could even do lunch or dinner.
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Butterflies or something......

Thought I'd start a new post on something that isn't loaded with political/partisan/moral/theological strife.......

I like butterflies......
I have a garden in the summer (although this year I was a bit too lazy) and I love watching the butterflies flutter through it. My dog likes butterflies too....she always tries to "catch" them....snap!! So far she hasn't been lucky.....she also tries to catch flies around the house, and hornets (ouch!)....it's pretty hilarious....she runs around jumping up ...
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