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Cambridge Latin Project sucks.

Postby Episcopus » Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:02 pm

http://www.cambridgescp.com

If they want people to learn latin, they should not charge insane amounts.
And why on earth would you need a teacher? And for Book I of that already stupid Cambridge latin course. I mean, for 300 pretty glossy pages they don't even mention the ablative!

Some organisation should give free, productive services if people are to learn latin. Yes I know that this is unreal, but what about all the money wasted on stupid reading programmes for crazy kids?

They suck money making scheming losers.

Not that I care, I have my D'Ooge; but their greed defeats the whole objective of the site for me. Unless they be assuming that every latin scholar has no pecuniary problems.
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Re: Cambridge Latin Project sucks.

Postby Jeff Tirey » Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:50 pm

Episcopus wrote:http://www.cambridgescp.com

They suck money making scheming losers.



What's wrong with trying to make money? If you don't like their service - don't buy it.
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Re: Cambridge Latin Project sucks.

Postby klewlis » Fri Oct 31, 2003 7:02 pm

jeff wrote:What's wrong with trying to make money? If you don't like their service - don't buy it.


I agree. There are many people who would find value in this. As for the Cambridge course itself, I really like it for supplemental and recreational reading. It's a fantastic beginner reader.
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Postby Episcopus » Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:29 pm

I am just saying that there are better ways. What about the children who don't have hundreds of pounds to learn half a course of something, and haven't the confidence to do it alone? And if cambridge want people to learn latin, they should not have bothered to waste time making a website on it if they charge like that.
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Postby benissimus » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:13 pm

I also dislike those simplified courses, but I think they are what is most in demand, so it's probably best to get used to them (though you don't have to use one!).
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Postby Episcopus » Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:45 pm

And what is really strange is the fact that the examinations at the end of the course include extracts from Virgil and co. They are very hard.
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Postby klewlis » Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:07 pm

Episcopus wrote:I am just saying that there are better ways. What about the children who don't have hundreds of pounds to learn half a course of something, and haven't the confidence to do it alone? And if cambridge want people to learn latin, they should not have bothered to waste time making a website on it if they charge like that.


It's called running a business ;)

What if I want to attend Oxford or Princeton and I don't have the money? I'm out of luck... this is just the way it is. Not everyone can give stuff away for free or cheap.
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