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Essay: any thoughts on it?

Postby languageleon » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:00 am

http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~wcd/Latin.htm

I was just wondering if people would agree with his points or not. Personally, I think Wheelock's was great, though I haven't done any Latin in a long time to justify how far it has taken me.

It seems there is no good book to learn from these days. Why, oh why!, couldn't we have born in the 1600 as rich, Europeans?
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Re: Essay: any thoughts on it?

Postby cantator » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:36 am

languageleon wrote:I was just wondering if people would agree with his points or not. Personally, I think Wheelock's was great, though I haven't done any Latin in a long time to justify how far it has taken me.


Not a lot of new thought in the article, but it's not a bad one.

It seems there is no good book to learn from these days.


I started with Wheelock more than thirty years ago. After a couple years instruction with a private teacher I started reading Latin literature on my own. I'm still reading it on my own and loving it more than ever.

Why, oh why!, couldn't we have born in the 1600 as rich Europeans?


I was. I got beheaded on a conspiracy charge. :(
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Re: Essay: any thoughts on it?

Postby quendidil » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:50 am

languageleon wrote: Why, oh why!, couldn't we have born in the 1600 as rich, Europeans?


Why not rather as a rich Patrician during the height of the Roman empire?
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Re: Essay: any thoughts on it?

Postby cantator » Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:03 pm

quendidil wrote:
languageleon wrote: Why, oh why!, couldn't we have born in the 1600 as rich, Europeans?


Why not rather as a rich Patrician during the height of the Roman empire?


Been there, done that too. I got proscribed by the Second Triumvirate, the bastards. :(
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