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Introduction and quick question...

Hi, everyone, I'm new to this website. I've been browsing it for a couple months and finally decided to create a profile. I've got a year of Koine Greek under my belt and I've recently started learning Latin, and I was just curious if anyone knew where to find John Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion" in the original Latin in print. I've searched amazon, ebay, and many latin literature websites, and I haven't been ...
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A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey?

A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey

Does anyone here own this book by Irene de Jong? I was wondering what opinions were out there regarding this book.

Thanks, Mark D
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Need a reference.

I read in one of my Greek primers that the imperative present establishes the "now" of the author's event.

First - is it true?
second - reference?
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classical all the way

How can I make sure to learn only classical Latin?
Medieval Latin is so vast... - I've seen from the size of the latin-portuguese dictionaries available where I live.

I don't even know whether the books I'm using to learn Latin are using classical or ecclesiastical Latin. Maybe they're using both.

To know of a strictly classical Latin dictionary would be perfect. I could check there if the words my books present to me are ...
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A good book to learn Italian?

Anyone know of any books that teach Italian? I'm looking for a comprehensive book, not something like Italian for Dummies.

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What is there to read in Latin?

I'm still trying to decide whether or not to drop Latin. I would like to know what there is worth reading in Latin.

Read more : What is there to read in Latin? | Views : 2822 | Replies : 22 | Forum : Learning Latin

calling all Spanish learners

Hi Everyone,

As you know, we have a sister project www.Spanish-Kit.net I launched the forums this week and I could really use some help with kick-starting this thing.

If anyone here wants/is/will or has master Spanish - please consider joining us! I myself, only have intermediate Spanish skills, I study and get better everyday, but I could use more advance help with questions.

http://www.spanish-kit.net/plaza/ ...
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A Word Problem

Hi friends,

I am interested in finding information about a certain word: macidus. I have met this word at school in a test which was a paraphrase of Livius. The context implies that the word is related to macies, thinness, and should be taken to mean thin.

But I am not sure the word even exists! I haven't found in any dictionary of classical latin - I have even had a look in Peter Glares ...
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MIT Time Traveller Convention


The Time Traveller Convention
May 7, 2005, 10:00pm EDT (08 May 2005 02:00:00 UTC)
East Campus Courtyard, MIT
42:21:36.025°N, 71:05:16.332°W
(42.360007,-071.087870 in decimal degrees)

"We need you to help PUBLICIZE the event so that future time travelers will know about the convention and attend...

"...Time travel is a hard problem, and it may not be invented until long after MIT has faded into oblivion. Thus, we ask that ...
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Help on this phrase please

Could anyone tell me what

"I will always be lost"

is translated into latin. Ive had a few answers, but they are all different? Many Thanks
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