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Hello from Kansas, land of the grape and the grain

As I just joined Textkit, I thought I would introduce myself. :)

I'm an average middle-aged housewife in the heart of Kansas who happens to be interested in learning Latin.

I'll let you-all try to guess why, other than the fact that I love history, science, reading, gardening, and well...just learning in general.

I look forward to discussions of all kinds with interesting people, which is how ...
Read more : Hello from Kansas, land of the grape and the grain | Views : 1500 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Open Board

GM Chapter 29 question

There's a sentence that I'm stumbling over in one of the GM readings. Can anyone help me out to let me know if I'm on the right track? Thanks!

Iam in omnibus quae dicit tanta auctoritas inest ut dissentire pudeat et fidem non advocati sed testis habere ille videatur.

Here's what I've got so far:
Now in everything which he says such great authority is to be found that it is shameful to disagree and ...
Read more : GM Chapter 29 question | Views : 1608 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Wheelock's Latin

Dative of location

(I’m referring to the use of a dative noun to indicate the location of the verb’s action in poetic dialects.)

Is this just e)n +dative with the e)n left off?

Or, is the meaning in any way different from e)n +dative?
Read more : Dative of location | Views : 2491 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry

Nice Puzzles in Latin

I found this really nice site with some Latin puzzles and rebuses. Some of you might have seen it but it's worth posting anyway. These are two rebuses from the site, and pretty good ones, try to get the sentence.
The First one:

Another one:

More puzzles and stuff are there at http://www.archimedes-lab.org/latin.html.

Spoiler Warning: don't go to the site before trying these rebuses because they have the answer written right below the ...
Read more : Nice Puzzles in Latin | Views : 1440 | Replies : 9 | Forum : Open Board

dark rose


I'm helping a friend translate the phrase "dark rose" (dark meaning both dark in color, and dark in mood). That's how he wants to name a painting he made.

So far we found that the words needed are "Rosa" and "Obscurus", but we are not quite sure how to put them together. We know nothing of Latin Grammar.

Can anyone help us?
Read more : dark rose | Views : 757 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Latin

Plato's Apologia Sokratou

Earlier this morning, I finished translating this work. Huzzah!

That was all. This is the first full work I've translated from Greek.
Read more : Plato's Apologia Sokratou | Views : 1221 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Learning Greek

qn about archim. palimpsest

hi, i've seen twice now a documentary about the archimedes palimpsest, how after it was sold at auction in 1998 they've been doing extensive analysis on it to produce a better version.

does anyone know if a new version has come out? i couldn't tell straight away from the official website:


thanks :)
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Owen and Goodspeed

Is the Homeric vocabulary guide by Owen and Goodspeed any good?
I had a look at some of the pages on Amazon.
It only seems to give the lexical forms and a simple gloss.
I can see the listing in order of # of occurrences being useful for memorizing vocab, but without any information besides the lexical form I am wondering how useful.
Any thoughts?
Read more : Owen and Goodspeed | Views : 928 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Learning Greek

Libretto/um cont'd (and help needed)

Here is Epidia Polybius' reply when Julius says "togatae", but I've a problem:

Togatae! Togatae? Togatae! Apellavisti me "togatae", o uxor insolens! Ah! Etiam tu, tu, (confused plural and singular)...

How would I express "confuse sth. with sth. else "; definitely not "confundo... cum..."

Any help would be most appreciated.
Read more : Libretto/um cont'd (and help needed) | Views : 856 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Learning Latin

Some help : Newbie

This may seem trivial but I want to write "My first latin book" in latin. Is it right to say : Liber Latini primus meus :?:

I am confused by how to write the latin in this phrase ie. which case to put it in. Is correct to render it in the dative(and is Latini correct)? ie. My book (of) Latin. I have just started a day ...
Read more : Some help : Newbie | Views : 1053 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Learning Latin


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