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Latin as she is spoke! :-X

(Seekin 4 frends in de net I bump into man who speek mai mater-tongue!)<br /><br />elucubrator: are you still there?<br />elucubrator: I'm looking for people who are interested in learning Greek and latin in a great new discussion group.<br />archais: quis es, et quamobrem me excitasti a somnio meo?<br />elucubrator: I signed up on it about a week ago and it's phenomenal<br />elucubrator: uuuuuufffff<br />elucubrator: mea culpa, non novi<br />elucubrator: amice<br />elucubrator: ...
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500 free pages of Greek commentary on Homer

Scholia D. This is tremendously neat, so I'll forgive the annoying lunate sigma. <br /><br />http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/ifa/vanthiel/scholiaD.pdf<br /><br />--<br />wm
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Spoken Latin

This poll taken just as I saw it from the "ctnlatin" discussion group on Yahoo. It's a Latin list for those interested in learning the language, with special emphasis on the language of the Catholic church.<br />
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Writing Greek Poetry: TO ELLHNIKON AIKU

The history of how I got this idea is on the web site (URL in a moment), but recently I've been writing Haiku in classical Greek.<br /><br />That's right. Haiku. In Greek.<br /><br />Of course, I documented this process, but I think this is a great way to learn more Greek, especially vocabulary. Once you feel brave enough I even describe ways to try Haiku using Greek meters. <br /><br />The main point, of course, ...
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Easiest first text?

What is the easiest first text to start reading real Greek from, for a self-teacher? I've read that Xenophon's Anabasis was traditionally used? Is this a good choice? I understand from other posts here that it's boring, but that doesn't bother me, as long as the syntax is manageable for a raw beginner.<br /><br />Thanks in advance.<br /><br />NB: I'm more interested in classical Attic than Homeric or Koine right at the moment.
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Homer in English Hexametres

This passage is from a new book (2002), the first of its kind to be published in over one hundred years! The book is called "A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition", by David J Califf. On one page of this little gem of a book is the following:<br /><br /><br />The dactylic rhythm is rather difficult to achieve in English, which more readily lends itself to the iamb, but there have been some ...
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What's your favourite position?

<br /><br />If you answered (a) or (b) you definitely have a future in Classics. <br />If (c) then at least a much happier life. ;)
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Conversation & Correspondence in Greek/Latin

This would be a new Forum where posts will be written entirely in Greek or Latin. Post your own compositions: your stories, your poems, that so far secretly guarded epic of yours on the marriages -- many and sad -- of miss Elizabeth Taylor!!!  <br /><br />Engage in philosophical discussions in the language of philosophy! Parade your talents in sophistry! Engage as well in simple chit chat in the "sermo plebis."  <br /><br />The forum ...
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Conversation & Correspondence in Greek/Latin

This would be a new Forum where posts will be written entirely in Greek or Latin. Post your own compositions: your stories, your poems, that so far secretly guarded epic of yours on the marriages -- many and sad -- of miss Elizabeth Taylor!!! :)<br /><br />Engage in philosophical discussions in the language of philosophy! Parade your talents in sophistry! Engage as well in simple chit chat ...
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Just testing...

'?? ??? ???????? ?????? ?????, ?????? ?? '?? ????<br /><br />I'm curious if I can type in Unicode Greek in these forums - please let me know whether the line above displays properly.<br /><br />Thanks,<br />~(* Raya
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