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Latin prose composition!

Yes, three very magic words formed my title!

Seeing as the "Latin prose composition" forum is controlled by a moderator and a moderator only, I imagine this is still the place to suggest little prose comp exercises.
What I thought I would do was choose, at random, an article from the greatest British paper (which, naturally, is The Independent, but please don't make a post saying how your hold The Times or The Guardian or ...
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Earth-holding Poseidon, the Earth-Shaker

I trust all our fellow textkitters in California are well?

(Hesiod really does call Poseidon by both names on l.15 of the Theogony.)
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Friends of Textkit - Still Searching For Keys..

I have been looking for public domain copies of several important keys. At this point, I don't think a key will be found inside the United States and I'm reaching out for some help.

If someone is close to a good public or university library, here's what I'm looking for:

Key to Latin Prose Composition, North and Hillard
Key to Greek Prose Composition, Arthur Sidgwick
Key to A First Greek Course, Sir William Smith

The ...
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Photos of Textkit's books

If you're curious to know what these books actually look like and what other books we have on hand - here are several photos of the Textkit books. You'll also see on the top and bottom shelves all of the photocopies made.

This isn't all the books, some are around the house, others were returned, sold, borrowed from libraries and/or mailed in to us by photocopy.

http://www.textkit.com/books/
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Sancta nox, placida nox

Though I'm not a christian, I like those lovely carrols. And here's one I like best to sing in German. And it's a latin version so as to fit in textkit forum. :)

Source: http://ingeb.org/Lieder/stillena.html
See also http://ingeb.org/garb/silenote.html
and http://ingeb.org/home.html


1. Sancta nox, placida nox!
Nusquam est ulla vox; ...
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The World Was Born Yesterday

Maybe someone has once come to this kind of idea.
The world was born yesterday. The Creator made everything so that, when you investigate it carefully, you conlude that the world is billions of years old. And your memory before yesterday is carefully composed and implanted that you've been living your whole age. As if the androids in "Blade Runner" were made so.

And this is an example of a `generic time' creation theory. Just ...
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English words from Latin


Does anyone know what percentage of English words come from Latin?
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Ovid Latin reader

I just received in the mail today Allen and Greenough's Ovid reader.

What would forum members like to see first: Virgil or Ovid? Both readers are about the same size and each comes with the typical notes and specialized vocabulary.


Jeff
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Reading Group Poll: Pharr or Minckwitz

I've been chatting with Jeff about the possibility of running a reading group for Homeric Greek. We were actually discussing this before the slew of reading group announcements for other groups. :)

In any case, my first thought is that we'd just use Pharr, and I have two advanced Textkit regulars who have already expressed interest in being guides for such a group, but we also have ...


coepi vs incepi

In Wheelock, we are told that coepi, -isse etc is used in the perfect system only, and incipio is used for present. Fair enough. When, though, is incepi correct, and when coepi? Or are they equivalent?
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