Iason Secutor wrote:Once I have the Aeneid memorized, I'll probably be in good shape. That's going to take me a while though.
adrianus wrote:I'd like to book a ticket for that but I predict that in a year's time you'll have forgotten your ambition. Please prove me wrong.
Praevenditionem pro isto emere velim. Praedico autem fore ut post uni anni spatium illum honorem oblitus esses. Te amabò, ut falsus sim effice.
scribo wrote:Hey! I have a good amount of the first book down
Iason Secutor wrote:I recommend the books of Dominic O'Brien for starters
.Iason Secutor wrote:You set a good example
Iason Secutor wrote:A mere 10,000 lines or so. Not such a big feat for the ancients.
cb wrote:hi, in response to the original query, there’s a lot of latin mnemonic poetry devoted specifically to the gender of latin nouns. e.g. Lily wrote some verses which were burned into school childrens’ brains over centuries:
dr johnson remembers reciting some of these verses in a dream:
lots of other classicists wrote hexameter verses in latin on the gender of latin nouns, for students to repeat and memorise. If you search online for a typical opening, e.g. “MASCVLA SVNT...”, you’ll find many.
Iason Secutor wrote:@cb
Thanks. I enjoyed both of those links.
Maybe hexameters aren't cool in Sweden, but here in Wisconsin they're all the rage.
Iason Secutor wrote:The simple answer to my question then is no, you don't actually make use of ars memorativa in your studies of Latin. Is that so hard to say?
adrianus wrote:You ask me, Scribo, to tell you about Fabula, I think, which is indeed a game,—or will be, at least. I don't want to tell much about it until at least next July possibly. I want more to be done to demonstrate. It might be rubbish as a game and as a learning tool. We'll see. It's about an immortal who becomes human and a human who becomes immortal.
Me rogas, "Fac nos certos de programmate Fabula nomine", credo, quod verè ludus est vel saltem erit. Non volo multum dicere ante mensem quidem Julii proximum. Plus profici ante id demonstrem volo. Forsit malum ut instrumentum discendi ut ludus erit. Videbimus. Immortalem spectat quis fit homo et hominem quis fit immortal.