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Latin Wallpaper

Postby mariek » Tue Sep 16, 2003 6:10 pm

Does anyone use an aethetic Latin wallpaper as their desktop background picture? Are there any sites with such downloads?
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Keesa » Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:20 am

Nope...I found plenty of sites with "Latin Pop Star wallpaper", but no Latin. Let us know if you find anything!
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby benissimus » Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:23 am

I used to have my wallpaper set to a tiled version of my avatar. -_^
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Keesa » Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:30 am

You use Windows, right? My sister may know how to make one. I'll ask her.
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Keesa » Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:34 am

She says that she can almost definitely make a wallpaper with a Latin phrase on it. (Repeated over the entire screen, probably.) Is that what you're looking for? <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby mariek » Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:16 am

I was just wondering whether there was something already available out there. But I guess not.
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby mingshey » Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:24 am

Klewlis posted a link to a nice posters page. You could zoom in one of the posters in PDF and capture the screen and save it as an image file to use it as a wallpaper.
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Emma_85 » Wed Sep 17, 2003 7:42 pm

I could make some wallpapers if you like, just need to tell me what text you want. I like making that sort of stuff... my painting programme is about the only pc programme I've actually worked out how to use properly...
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Emma_85 » Wed Sep 17, 2003 8:13 pm

Do you mean something like this: http://emma.bailey.bei.t-online.de/latinwallpaper.jpg<br /><br />It's Catull carmen 1
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby mariek » Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:27 am

Yes, that's what I meant. Something with a Latin theme...
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Keesa » Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:14 pm

That's neat, Emma! I like that. If I ever get a computer of my own, I'll have to make that my wallpaper...Mamma has the say on the wallpaper on her computer. ;)
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Emma_85 » Fri Sep 19, 2003 8:22 pm

Uhmmm... you do know that you can have different users on one PC, don't you Keesa? So when you log on Windows let's you choose whether you want to use your settings or those of your mother. That way you could have your own wallpaper, arrangement of icons and your own start menu. It's quite easy to create new users. :)<br /><br />I just sketched that wallpaper, if you want me to I can do it properly (like write the text myself, as I don't like using ugly computer fonts, and don't have enought money to pay for nice ones.)<br />I could do it in my German lessons (well, and in Chemistry, too)... that's where I drew my new avatar. The lessons are just so boring! :P<br />Anyway my printer isn't working correctly, it only prints in green and blue at the moment, which is really annoying, so I'm copying all the pics I've printed during lessons. Colour would be nicer, but even black and white is better than green (eventhough the scan is rubbish)!
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Keesa » Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:50 pm

[quote author=Emma_85 link=board=6;threadid=651;start=0#6283 date=1064002971]<br />Uhmmm... you do know that you can have different users on one PC, don't you Keesa? So when you log on Windows let's you choose whether you want to use your settings or those of your mother. That way you could have your own wallpaper, arrangement of icons and your own start menu. It's quite easy to create new users. :)<br /><br />I know you can do that on my sister's computer; she just bought it this summer, and it has the latest version of Windows, but I don't think you can do that on this computer...it's a little bit older. ;) <br /><br /><br />I could do it in my German lessons (well, and in Chemistry, too)... that's where I drew my new avatar. <br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />You drew that?! :o You are a talented artist...I can't draw people to save my life, and my mother is an art teacher! <br />
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Puella Parva » Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:42 pm

Good grief Emma!!!! You are a good artist! I can draw cartoons, and copy any picture-except people.<br /><br />Great job!<br />
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby Emma_85 » Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:33 am

Thanks, but really I need more time to do a picture (and some quite...). <br />I'm working on an art project at the moment, but oils is definatly not for me... or maybe I just need a bit more practise :(. I much prefer working in pencil. <br /><br />What version of Windows have you got Keesa? You can have different users with Win. 95 and above, is you're PC really that old?<br /><br />If people are interested in Latin wallpaper I could make some proper ones for Textkit maybe...
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Re:Latin Wallpaper

Postby mingshey » Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:00 am

You are really good, Emma! I guessed it must be your own work. ;)<br />You could also get quickly used to calligraphy. Uncials or some neat handwriting would look perfect on your drawings for wallpapers.<br />If you find a text you would like to read every now and then, you can write it down and do some scan and merge job with a nice picture or drawing to make your own, unique wallpaper.<br />
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Postby Emma_85 » Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:31 pm

Ok, like after ages I've finally remembered to post the new version. I did try, mingshey, but I'm not very talented at calligraphy :cry: . I'll have to practice a bit more I think.
So now it's in my terrible hand writing (well, my teachers often think it's terrible), and a new background, too.

http://emma.bailey.bei.t-online.de/latinwallpaper2.jpg
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Postby Keesa » Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:16 pm

It's lovely, Emma!
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Postby Emma_85 » Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:29 pm

Thanks :D ! It's just replaced Johnny Depp as my back ground... I wonder how long it will last though :wink: , I think Johnny was sexier.
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Postby Odysseus » Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:58 am

Crazy Catullus and his sparrows.
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Postby mingshey » Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:34 am

Emma_85 wrote:Ok, like after ages I've finally remembered to post the new version. I did try, mingshey, but I'm not very talented at calligraphy :cry: . I'll have to practice a bit more I think.
So now it's in my terrible hand writing (well, my teachers often think it's terrible), and a new background, too.

http://emma.bailey.bei.t-online.de/latinwallpaper2.jpg


I like it, Emma! Far much better.
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Postby mingshey » Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:48 am

If you don't like your own calligraphy, Emma, you could just use the calligraphic fonts you can download freely from the web, like this:

http://bibliofile.mc.duke.edu/gww/fonts ... aphic.html
http://bibliofile.mc.duke.edu/gww/fonts/fonts.html
http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~luc/greek.html
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Postby benissimus » Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:17 am

Where are the sparrows? Da mihi passeres!
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Postby Emma_85 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:09 am

Cool! Thanks mingshey!
Lol, benissimus, the sparrow isn't in this poem.
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Postby benissimus » Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:42 am

O my girl loves her sparrow~
O the sparrow is dead~
O the sparrow was so beautiful~
O why did you take the sparrow away~

Pretty much sums up the sparrow story. To sum up the whole Lesbia affair (or non-affair) would require about 20 lines of that stuff. :roll:
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Postby Emma_85 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:54 am

You also have to know that sparrows were the birds of Venus and stuff like that...
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Postby Keesa » Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:48 pm

Emma_85 wrote:You also have to know that sparrows were the birds of Venus and stuff like that...


Funny-I don't think of sparrows as being the favorite birds of the goddess of love.
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Postby Emma_85 » Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:46 pm

No, the Romans were strange weren't they? But that information is quite important if you want to understand the poems. If you don't know that the sparrow is a sex symbol, it's harder to understand them :P
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Postby Odysseus » Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:25 am

Emma_85 wrote:No, the Romans were strange weren't they? But that information is quite important if you want to understand the poems. If you don't know that the sparrow is a sex symbol, it's harder to understand them :P


Ah, it makes a bit more sense now. He was certainly a passionate chap, even with his blokey mates.
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Postby benissimus » Thu Oct 30, 2003 5:43 am

Certainly. It's a good thing he used symbols in most of his poetry because when he was feeling really bad, he sort of went for a more vulgar tone... hehe...
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Postby Odysseus » Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:40 pm

benissimus wrote:Certainly. It's a good thing he used symbols in most of his poetry because when he was feeling really bad, he sort of went for a more vulgar tone... hehe...


Speaking of vulgar tone, I can't remember which author it was, but one event that sticks in my mind is of a crass entertainer brining guests around for dinner and a night of entertainment. One of the things the host did was relieve himself in a chamber pot in the triclinum and dry his hands on the hair of a couple of handy long-haired lads. Funny stuff :)

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Postby benissimus » Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:22 pm

Yuck! That reminds me of the infamous Diogenes...

It was probably Juvenal though.
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Postby Episcopus » Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:04 pm

I want to go back 2000 years and write something crazy, about Jesus perhaps and watch opinions nowadays change and people become shocked and/or inspired.

But now "neo-latin" is just for crazy new guys and their writing means nothing, relatively.
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Postby Emma_85 » Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:42 pm

Certainly. It's a good thing he used symbols in most of his poetry because when he was feeling really bad, he sort of went for a more vulgar tone... hehe...


I haven't read anything by Ovid, yet, that I would call vulgar. Writers then weren't as prude then as they are today, but Ovid was never vulgar.
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Postby benissimus » Sun Nov 02, 2003 4:33 pm

I made a wallpaper with Catullus XCIV. Episcopus would probably like it... :shock:
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this thread here has a link!

Postby makaush » Fri Nov 28, 2003 5:57 am

http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... .php?t=980 this thread started by mingshey has a link to a collection with jpeg scans of some historic documents with latin on 'em!!
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