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Latin Books

Hello all.

I'm attempting to teach myself Latin, and one of my main interests is to read the works of the ancient authors. Problem is, I can't find any books of their works (that are actually in Latin, and not translations), and I don't like reading off of the internet; I would much rather have a portable copy. Does anyone know where I might order copies?
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Fabula iocularis (now with corrections!)

Atheos quidam in silva deambulabat omnia admirans quae evolutio creaverat.

"Quam magnificae sunt arbores! Quam forte flumen! Quam pulchra animalia!" secum dixit.

Ut secundum flumen ambulabat, crepitus post eum fuit. Se convertit et magum conspexit ursum ad se currentem.

Quam celerrime secundum semitam currere coepit. Oculis tamen trans humerum coniectis percepit ursum appropinquare. Itaque celerius currere conatus est. Tam pavidus erat ut lacrimas in oculis haberet.

Oculos trans humerum iterum coniecit. Etiam propius erat ursus. ...
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Guidance on Learning Greek (Where to start and so on)

Anyone who has any useful input concerning learning Greek independently.

(I have worked roughly up to Chapter 20 in Wheelock's Latin)

What is the best book to start with?

What are some good websites?

What not to do?

What to do?

Any information will be appreciated.
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Comp board suggestions?

In addition to the brief suggestion about how to use the board, I've added a few links to the locked "rules of the road" post to the composition board. There could be more links.

Obviously I'm going to have more good Greek links ready to pull out of my brains than I will for Latin, so if I've missed obvious useful resources for people writing Latin, please let me know.
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About the Composition Board

Version 0.1, May 2 2005

For our purposes, composition means any text you might produce in Latin or Greek longer than a single sentence. For conversation in Latin or Greek, you should visit the Agora. For single phrase questions, or questions about exercises from non-composition textbooks, you should visit the usual Greek or Latin forums.

Otherwise this forum is composition workshop, like a writers' workshop: post your work with questions about style or vocabulary, comment ...
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big doubts

I gathered a few questions while learning Latin (I'm still learning it), and most of them my books could answer, or give tips to where could I find the answers. I can't find the answers to some of them, though:

1- how do we know that "poena" has the "oe" diphthong and "poeta" does not?

2- one of my books say that I can write "filiabus" for "filiis" (fem. plur. dat. & abl.) and that ...
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A brave man

Dear all,

Do any of you know where in Plato's writings he sets Socrates against, if I remember correctly, 3 generals and asks them to define 'bravery'. By his elenchus he manages to get one of them to admit that a man who runs away from his fellow soldiers is braver trhan one who stays and fights!
If someone could come up with a citation I'd be most grateful.

cheers,
Paul McK
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Oxyrhynchus Papyri

I didn't know where to post this exactly:




Papyrus Reveals New Clues to Ancient World

Classical Greek and Roman literature is being read for the first time in 2,000 years thanks to new technology. The previously illegible texts are among a hoard of papyrus manuscripts. Scholars say the rediscovered writings will provide a fascinating new window into the ancient world.

Salvaged from an ancient garbage dump in Egypt, the collection is kept at Oxford University ...
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oh my goodness

Apparently I haven't visited textkit in a WHOLE MONTH!

Where is my head???

Ok, I know where it is. Let me tell you. :)

On February 3 of this year I made a huge, life-changing decision (no, I am not getting married!).

I am going to run a marathon. In Rome. March 26, 2006. The race starts and ends at the Colisseum and runs past all the major landmarks in Rome. I am extremely excited--I ...
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Good Place to Hear Ancient Greek and Latin

http://www.princeton.edu/%7Eclip/
It's excellent, and you can follow along with the narrator. I cannot vouch to the accuracy of the accents, but they certainly sounded good to me.

Hope you guys like it,
-Jonathan
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