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Postby BillD » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 pm

Hello everyone! I have been lurking here for quite a long time and I thought it was time to introduce myself. I am a relative latecomer to the classics. I am in my mid-40s and I am currently working my way through D'Ooge and enjoying it a great deal. I have started a couple of times in the past but various distractions have pulled me away from it. I seem to be making better headway this time. I have assembled a modest collection of old Latin (and a few Greek) textbooks and grammars. When I've gotten through D'Ooge I want to start on Greek (while continuing my Latin studies, of course), though I haven't decided whether to go with White or Pharr. I'm inclined toward White as my interests lean more to Aristotle than Homer.
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Postby GlottalGreekGeek » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:18 am

Greetings!

May thy studies prosper!
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Postby Voxforascausa » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:47 pm

Ego acceptus tu! I hope you enjoy your stay here. Welcome to the forums.
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Postby tjnor » Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:22 pm

Hi Bill,

Welcome.

Say, how far are you in the D'Ooge book? We have a D'Ooge group that against all odds is still persevering. We are at lessson xxxiv. If you feel like it you might wish to join. The lessons are posted via Paul's excellent GTTS web site.

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Postby BillD » Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:40 am

Tim,

How fast are you moving? I am currently starting Lesson XXVII, so I'm not too far behind. What's the web address?
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Postby Paul » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:06 pm

BillD wrote:I am currently starting Lesson XXVII, so I'm not too far behind. What's the web address?

See http://www.greekgeek.org/groups/login.htm

You can login to the D'Ooge group with userid 'guest' (sic) and poke around. Once there, try this:

a. left click on the 'Files' tab
b. right click on the 'Files' tab
c. click on the menu entry 'discover by author'
d. tab pane will be populated with list of known lessons. You can click on a lessonID number to cause it to be opened in left pane.

See also http://www.greekgeek.org/gtss.pdf and
http://www.greekgeek.org/gtssIntro.pdf

Cordially,

Paul
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Postby swiftnicholas » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:36 am

Welcome Bill!
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Postby cdm2003 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:37 pm

Welcome Bill...my own interest in Latin didn't rekindle until I was stuck in an accounting course in my 30s. Sat in the back and read D'Ooge instead of paying attention to the instructor. :wink: Got a D in accounting but was far from sorry.

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Postby tjnor » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:21 pm

Bill,

Andre, Paul, and William have all nodded their collective brow(s). If you wish to join our current D'Ooge group just say OK in a reply to this post and then I will send you the requisite info via email (although some of that has already been posted here).

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Postby BillD » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:46 pm

Tim,

I'm willing to give it a try, though I'll have to do a bit of catching up. I tried to access the web address posted above by Paul with no luck.

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Postby Paul » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:49 pm

BillD wrote:I tried to access the web address posted above by Paul with no luck.Bill

My ISP is, for the most part, reliable. Every now and then there's a glitch.

Try it again. It's working now.

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Postby BillD » Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:26 am

I've made it to XXXII so I'm getting there. I'm sure you are moving ahead as well, but I hope to be caught up within a week or so. I work very long days, so most of my study is confined to the weekends. On the other hand, I have Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays off, so I can get more done on the weekends. It all evens out. I've been struggling a bit but most of my answers have been correct when I check them against the key. The deeper I get into the book, the more I enjoy it.
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