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Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

Postby RichardRBarrett » Wed May 13, 2009 9:05 pm



Find a creative way to picture yourselves with your ginormous dead language reference materials. If that’s a photo, great. If that’s a video, great. Just come up with something. Mine’s pretty obvious; you can do better than that.

Post it on Flickr or Twitpic or YouTube or wherever, and then leave a link as a comment on this post.

You have until 22 May 2009 to take your picture and post your link (which means I also have that long to come up with a prize or prizes).

Multiple entries are fine.

Tweet this, Facebook it, e-mail it around, put it up in skywriting — but I want to see as many entries as possible. I’m quite serious about this. Let’s show the world we’ve got big, heavy, obscure books, and we’re not ashamed of that.
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Re: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

Postby annis » Fri May 15, 2009 1:33 am

My Sanskrit dictionary can totally beat up the Great Scott or the unabridged Latin dictionary. Maybe not both of them at the same time, though. :)
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Re: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

Postby Chris Weimer » Sat May 16, 2009 7:44 pm

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Re: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

Postby pythagoras.lym » Sun May 17, 2009 12:46 am

Let's see some Pics!!
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Re: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

Postby mingshey » Wed May 27, 2009 9:06 am

Oh, it's too late for me.
Big Books I got are LSJ, Sanskrit dictionary, but not Oxford Latin Dictionary. But I could add the facsimile edition of Leningrad Codex on my list, although it's not a reference material.
And there're small items like Smyth's grammar, Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar and Hebrew-Chaldee lexicon, Chase and Phillips, a small Latin dic, Middle Liddell, Small Sanskrit dic.,

But then in Athenaze Book I, page 23, Callimachus of Alexandria is quoted to have said, "μέγα βιβλίον, μέγα κακόν."
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Re: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

Postby Bert » Thu May 28, 2009 1:51 am

mingshey wrote:....

But then in Athenaze Book I, page 23, Callimachus of Alexandria is quoted to have said, "μέγα βιβλίον, μέγα κακόν."

Even the Bible says: And further, my son, take note of this: of the making of books there is no end, and much learning is a weariness to the flesh. (I am of course taking this out of its context. A great man once said: " a proof texts is a text taking out context as pretext for a proof text.)
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