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Bibliotheca Veterum

Postby Perseus » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:22 am

Hello,

Bibliotheca Veterum is a project to transcribe rare and old books about old and dead languages and providing them as a free nicely-formatted and searchable PDFs. Before releasing PDFs, we post the contents in this blog to collect corrections and feedbacks from visitors. You may comment your questions, corrections, suggestions and feedbacks about each topic. Topics related to each book are categorized together and category name is the name of the book, the contents belong to. To view the information of the book, please read category description. If you are interested to participate in this project and transcribe language-related rare and old books, please contact us. Please visit: http://blog.bibliotheca-veterum.com/

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Re: Bibliotheca Veterum

Postby brookter » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:35 pm

The project looks very interesting - thanks!

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Re: Bibliotheca Veterum

Postby Perseus » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:38 pm

If you have comments about each story, you may leave it there.
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Re: Bibliotheca Veterum

Postby lauragibbs » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:20 pm

I've added Nima's new blog to my list of Latin blogs here in the right-hand column here:
http://bestlatin.blogspot.com/
It's great to see a new Latin blog going!

I had sent to Nima a list of some of the good old Latin readers online at Google Books. The list is here for anyone else who is interested - these old readers contain some wonderful material for beginning and intermediate Latin students:
http://tinyurl.com/5rlc8o7
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Re: Bibliotheca Veterum

Postby Perseus » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:39 pm

As anybody can see these online books, these scanned images are not much suitable good to be used in classes as sometimes the looks ungly, are hard to read, have black spots etc. This is why I am transcribing them that teachers and students can print them nicely to use in their classes.
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Re: Bibliotheca Veterum

Postby thesaurus » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:33 pm

lauragibbs wrote:I've added Nima's new blog to my list of Latin blogs here in the right-hand column here:
http://bestlatin.blogspot.com/
It's great to see a new Latin blog going!

I had sent to Nima a list of some of the good old Latin readers online at Google Books. The list is here for anyone else who is interested - these old readers contain some wonderful material for beginning and intermediate Latin students:
http://tinyurl.com/5rlc8o7


I am reminded of a previous project of yours, Laura. Is the transcription of Comenius's Lexicon atriale latino-latinum still running?
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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Re: Bibliotheca Veterum

Postby lauragibbs » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:02 pm

Comenius is still there - it is set up as an open wiki for anyone who wants to participate. It's not something I am working on (I just set up the wiki as a favor for someone else) but there have been some great contributions that people made to the wiki - and there is now an even better scan of the Comenius text available for the later portions where the GoogleBooks texts is unreliable. Here is the link:
http://comlex.pbworks.com
It gets spammed every once in a while but I guess we are lucky that Latin does not attract the attention of spammers the way other online topics do! If anybody does notice any spam there I've failed to delete, just let me know. Mostly they try to spam the SideBar, which is easy to control. :-)
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