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Beati Pauperes!!!


Hello everyone. I am a beginner in Latin. I loved it since I was a child because my grand-grand father was a fluent speaker. However, he died when I was quite young and I forgot all I had learned so far. He was one of my best mentors.

My native language is Spanish and I am kind of new to English. I began learning it two years ago when I moved to the United ...
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Nice Version of Vulgate

vulsearch.sourceforge.net has been around for a long time with a downloadable program to display the Vulgate, but they have recently released a very nice html version online that allows you to either search or browse. They also have a pdf version that is fully searchable (i.e., real text, not scanned images).

Here is the link for those interested:

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Reading Original Classical Texts


I have been a Latin student for four years, but even having translated and studied huge chunks of De bello Gallico, the Aeneid, Carmina Catvlli, Metamorphoses, and the Amores (I have studied and translated about thirty-five hundred verses of Latin poetry within the last two years.), I still have not developed my comprehension skills to the point where I can read works without translating on paper and parsing in my head.

My question is ...
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Classical Philosophy

Hello everyone,

I am a graduate student studying classical political philosophy and the university I attend does not have very good resources for me to learn ancient greek. I am particularly interested in reading Plato and Aristotle, and rendering literal translations from the greek. I have worked my way through the Hanson and Quinn, Crosby and Schaeffer, and Athenaze books. I have a pretty solid understanding of the basics. I am hoping someone here would ...
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Books in ancient Greek

How many books can we read in ancient greek?
What books can we buy now?
I know there are many translated books, but I don't want them.
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Latin textbooks and learning method

Is anyone here familiar with these books?
If so, are they any good?

I think (without having read them) that this method could be realy helpful complimenting teadious grammar exercises, that, without being in any context, don't give feel for or skill in practical usage of the language.

Please, do share your thoughts!
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XXIX, § 176: Possible corrections to key.

Salvete omnes,

FYI, i think i found a couple of minor errors here in the Textkit key.

6. i think this sentence should be in the imperfect, rather than the future.

9. "Verba oraculi ei persuadebunt". i make this "... will persuade him", rather than "... will persuade them".

With thanks to the compilers of, and contributors to the key. How would i manage without it? HTH,

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Novus discipulus sum!


Ego lingvam latinam discere ad academiam Islandiam.
I think that's right. Anyway, I'm fairly new to latin since I didn't get any prior to entering university, and I'm not getting as much of it there as I'd like because I'm majoring in history. But so far so good, and I hope entering this forum will help me in my studies.
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Domus apud Angulum Puensem Sita

I picked up a second-hand copy of Domus Anguli Puensis (The House at Pooh Corner) recently. I was interested by the syntax (or is it grammar?) of this part:


I interpret this as treating "infra ponte" as the ablative of a hypothetical "infra pons," which, although made up of two words, acts like a single ...
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KAKHN in Iliad 1.10

I found it interesting in "The Traditional Epithet in Homer" when Milman Parry says of A10:

NOUSON could not appear so often in poetry and in such a variety of circumstances that we could imagine a traditional device by which it and the epithet modifying it could be placed in the line in the position in which we see them here; nor can we suppose that the essential idea 'he sent a plague throughout the ...
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