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I wasted too much time.

Postby gigas phoberos » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:25 pm

a pityfull story friends.
I first started off teaching myself Greek, made good progress, then switched to Latin because there's more literature and history in Latin. And because it
also seems easier to learn. But I miss Greek! And want to come back. Despite the fact that Greek is harder, I'm coming back to it.
(God i wasted so much time!)
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Re: I wasted too much time.

Postby Swth\r » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:34 pm

gigas phoberos wrote:I [...] switched to Latin because there's more literature and history in Latin. [...]


Who says that? :D Wellcome back!
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Re: I wasted too much time.

Postby gigas phoberos » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:52 pm

I fear Greeks bearing verbs. But I'll stick with it.
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Re: I wasted too much time.

Postby Markos » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:46 pm

Welcome back. All is forgiven.
I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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Re: I wasted too much time.

Postby Damoetas » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:48 am

Yeah, I think it's highly debatable that there's more literature and history in Latin than in Greek! In fact, I don't know how you would even measure that. If you look at sheer quantity of stuff surviving from the ancient world, including papyrus receipts from Egypt -- who knows which would come out on top. It probably depends on where you draw the boundaries of your "canon": Classical Latin trails off into Medieval Latin, Classical Greek trails off into Byzantine Greek, etc. Also, it makes a huge difference what you count as "literature," and whether "history" means "writings about history" or "writings with historical value."

In any case, we can probably all agree that both Latin and Greek are well worth learning :)
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Re: I wasted too much time.

Postby Jeff Tirey » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:32 pm

I doubt you have wasted your time. Given enough hindsight our dead-ends often turn into doorways.

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Re: I wasted too much time.

Postby BillWood » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:42 pm

gigas phoberos wrote:a pityfull story friends.
I first started off teaching myself Greek, made good progress, then switched to Latin because there's more literature and history in Latin. And because it
also seems easier to learn. But I miss Greek! And want to come back. Despite the fact that Greek is harder, I'm coming back to it.
(God i wasted so much time!)



I think you wasted no time at all, you are one up on a lot of folks because you have your foot in two doors now, you should be able to have your cake and eat it too. Good luck in your studies : ) Bill Shalom
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Re: I wasted too much time.

Postby Lex » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:55 pm

Think of it this way. You will be able to use all the old Greek books that assume a knowledge of Latin. So maybe the time wasn't wasted?
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