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Introduction

Good evening, everyone.

Thank you all for being here. I am delighted to have discovered Textkit.

I live in New York City, and I am a writer. I own a very busy business, but I love Latin, and I love to read.

My last Latin classes ended many decades ago. I would review Latin on and off over the past several years, using Wheelock, working at it for a while, then stopping for a while ...
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Lucian quote

The Greek I can't fully translate is in Loeb 249, the intro to Tacitus' Annals, p. 237. "Nor, in any case, is it given to many historians - to none, perhaps, of the greatest - to comply with the precept of Lucian (repeated almost to the letter by Ranke): Tou suggrapheos ergon en, hos epraxthay eipein." For not the most stubborn of facts can pass through the brain of a man of genius, and issue ...
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M&F Unit 17 Latin to English

Latin to English, Exercise I. 2

Unum illud timebam ne quid turpius facerem, vel dicam, iam efficissem

Unum illud – neuter singular accusative
timebam – 1st singular active imperfect indicative
turpius – neuter singular accusative adjective or comparative adverb
facerem – 1st singular active imperfect subjunctive
dicam -- 1st singular active future indicative or 1st singular active present subjunctive
efficissem -- 1st singular active pluperfect subjunctive

I was afraid of that one thing, that I ...
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Ides of March.

:?: Could you name some important events that ocurred in Roman times on the Ides of March. ?Thank you very much. stellabarria
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Absolute beginner - first question

Hello everyone.

Recently decided to teach myself Latin, "Just for the hell of it". I've bought myself a few books, a decent latin dictionary and i've downloaded some readers from the net.
I've managed to work my way through verbs of the first declension and some basic nouns. Going ok so far, although perhaps a little slow.

This forum looks like a great resource and I hope to use it throughout my learning. But for ...
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Ides of March Contest

Just for some fun we're having a one day contest on the Ides.

http://www.textkit.com/ides_contest.php

jeff
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Mental improvement books

What books of this kind have people read? What do you think of them?

I've read a lot of the Tony Buzan books (mind-mapping, memory improvements etc.) and generally I've found them very enlightening. A search on Amazon reveals all sorts of other books making interesting claims, such as increasing your power with numbers.

I'm generally inclined to believe these claims, as it seems to me that a lot of academic success comes from merely ...
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experimental SPIonic-style classical Greek keyboard entry

Hello all,

I’ve created an experimental HTML document which will automagically convert ASCII keyboard input within its <textarea> into Unicode classical Greek characters; the keyboard mapping is identical to that of the SPIonic typeface. The goal of this experiment is that the classical Greek text entered within the <textarea> can be cut/copied/pasted to other browser windows — or to any application that supports Unicode text. The benefit of the experiment is that the generated text ...
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Could Troy be our Trojan Horse?

After the first Lord of the Rings movie came out, the number of people wanting to learn elvish ( :roll: ) jumped significantly. Argueably, if The Lord of the Rings were originally written in elvish, that number of people would have been far higher.

If Troy turns out to be a good movie, we should hopefully see a noticeable increase in the number of people learning ...
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Vulgate Psalm CXXXVIII verse 6

mirabilis facta est scientia tua ex me confortata est non potero ad eam

Your knowledge has been made marvellous, it has been much strengthened, I will not be able to (reach) it.

But how does the ex me fit in?
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