Well I've always wanted to learn Italian. Now a friend of mine is about to start a course at the university. I can't afford the $$ to take it with her, but would love to follow along while she does, so we can learn it together. With that in mind, does anyone know what the best books/cds/etc are for Italian? What do you recommend?
I figure it shouldn't be too hard since I know a ...
Greetings all, I'm new to the forum. Glad to know I'm not the only one in love with dead languages. I'm currently studying Latin and Old English in school mostly for historical and linguistic interests; I'm also hoping to learn Ancient Greek on my own.
Needless to say, I don't have a life (don't think anyone learning these languages ever does) but I really don't have many interests outside my studies anyway.
Hopefully someone with a knowledge of ancient Greek can answer my question. In the exodos of the Sophocles' play Oedipus Rex, the translation says:
From one to another of us he went, begging a sword,
Hunting his wife who was not his wife
Does the original greek word for hunting refer to seeking or hunting with intent to kill?
I have talked to a friend who has a Greek NT with some of the apostolic fathers combined. I was curious if there are any of you who know how to purchase such a text? Or even just some of the Greek Fathers and early writings without the Greek NT. I am looking for these in Greek. And if there are textual variants for them that would even be that much greater! Thanks! John Litteral ...
I searched the web for examples of fear clauses, and I found this:
Caesar veretur ut senatus se laudet. Does that really mean "Caesar fears that the senate might not praise him"? It's not that it's ut that i used, I know that ut and ne are inverted in fear clauses.
It's that se is used that bothers me. Wouldn't se point back at senatus, since it is the last subject noun before se?
Hello, I am a former student of Latin, attempting to regain my glorious youth by systematically attacking Wheelock, chapter by chapter. I have 3 children who invariably are the enemy of learning, wresting my attention away from said book as often as possible. Little do they know that they too, will one day be plied with Catullus and Cicero. My revenge will be sweet.
When I am not a housewife and full-time mother, I am ...