Textkit Logo

It is currently Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:28 am

News News of Textkit Greek and Latin Forums

Site map of Textkit Greek and Latin Forums » Forum : Textkit Greek and Latin Forums

A Classical Language Learning Forum

Help with (Shakespeare's) Caesar

Salvete omnes!

I am just finishing proofreading my transcription of Henry Denison's 1856-translation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. There are four words I am not completely sure about.

BOLD = Original doutbtful passage
UNDERLINED = My suggestion.

  • Brut.--Jamdudum id fecisti, Cassi. Videsis ; minae tuae nihil in me valent; eâ enim virtute me totum involvo, ut, tanquam vana aura, istae me incassum praetervolent.
  • Cass.--Portia, obiistin ?
  • Ant.--Attamen tu, Brute, cum ...
Read more : Help with (Shakespeare's) Caesar | Views : 294 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Learning Latin

Hi, I am Greek (or Graecus)

Hello people,
My name is Konstantinos, i 'm from Athens and i just discovered this forum/blog.
I m feeling awesome connecting with people trying to learn the two most important languages of the world that are the origins of all the languages spoken today.
I am more than happy to help anyone who needs tips about the Greek language, however i cannot speak any Latin at all.

Read more : Hi, I am Greek (or Graecus) | Views : 261 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Open Board

Demosthenes' De Corona in 10 weeks

Dear fellow Textkitusers,

I am reading the aforementioned oration of Demosthenes, starting the 1st of september, in about 10 weeks. I was wondering if there were any people interested in joining me in this small project. For those who are unfamiliar with Greek rhetorics: this is probably the most famous and one of the more difficult orations we have today, and Demosthenes shows once and for all he is not one to be mocked with. ...
Read more : Demosthenes' De Corona in 10 weeks | Views : 963 | Replies : 49 | Forum : Learning Greek

Interesting Construction - Comments?

I came across the following construction in a work of Martin Luther (d. 1546):

hoc modo perpetuo disputat Diatribe contra suum inpsius institutum, quo se non sic disputaturam promisit, sed quendam conatum liberi arbitrii ostensuram, cuius tamen non meminit multum tota serie argumentorum, tantum abest, ut probet, quin contrarium potius probat, ut ipsa potius omnia ridicule et dicat et disputet.

Luther is arguing against the "Diatribe" of Erasmus, and often personifies it ("Lady Diatribe") as ...
Read more : Interesting Construction - Comments? | Views : 393 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Learning Latin


I am trying to read the Vulgate but I have now met a serious problem. The
text is not printed with macrons as the following link:
Since there are so many biographical and geographical names in the Bible, how
can I determine the word stress without the help of the macrons?
Read more : Vulgate | Views : 401 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Latin

Just for fun, which texts would you choose?

If you could exhume one Greek and/or one Latin text in good shape, what would you choose? Here's my choice:

Greek: a complete Sappho
Latin: an intact Propertius

In Greek, however, I'm torn between Sappho and Callimachus. Callimachus was one of the most important Greek poets, and his influence on Latin poetry seems to have been enormous. There are many other Greek authors worthy of exhumation: we'd like to have more Archilochus (not just fragments), ...

Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 2

this is my exercise 2a from Chapter 2

1. I call the slave.
2. The slave works in the house.
3. Why don't you hurry?
4. I'm not lazy.
5. You are strong.
6. He carries the plow.
7. I hurry to the field.
8. Why are you calling the slave?
9. The slave is not lazy.
10.The slave comes out of the house.

that's all for today.
Read more : Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 2 | Views : 453 | Replies : 17 | Forum : Learning Greek

Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 3

Here is my version of Lesson III, exercise 3b. I'm still having some trouble entering Greek characters-I'm working on it. Regards.

Athenaze Lesson III

Exercise 3b
1. The oxen no longer drag the plow.
2. Both Dikaiopolis and the slave approach andlook at the plow.
3. Dikaiopolis says "Look, a big stone is blocking the plow."
4. Lift the stone and carry it out of the field.
5. But the slave said: "Look, the stone ...
Read more : Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 3 | Views : 601 | Replies : 20 | Forum : Learning Greek

Pergama flere volo

Hecuba laments the fate of Troy. Shet retells the cause of the war and so narrates the kidnapping of Helen by Paris, who is the nominative of the first sentence:

Vadit et accedit, clam tollit, clamque recedit ;
Nauta solo cedit, fit fuga, praedo redit.

Tuta libido maris dat thura libidinis aris,
Civibus ignaris quod parat arma Paris.

Post cursus Helenae currunt ad arma Mycenae,
Mille rates plenae fortibus absque sene.

Does anyone have an ...
Read more : Pergama flere volo | Views : 509 | Replies : 10 | Forum : Learning Latin

New Newb Excited To Explore Latin!

Salvete, anyone who decides to read this!

I took 2 semesters of Classical Latin in college and have proceeded to become the TA of my college's Latin program. Don't let that seem like self-adulation; the truth is that my college doesn't really have a Latin program (only one course of elementary Latin is offered per semester), and my being offered the TA position was more of a step for my college to keep its Latin ...
Read more : New Newb Excited To Explore Latin! | Views : 212 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Open Board


Login  •  Register


Total posts 100845 • Total topics 12931 • Total members 17905