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by DoctorBadger
Mon May 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 50188

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

How about Montaigne's claim to have read every book in existence at the time? He was a very modest man (Que sais-je? and all that) so he probably didn't say it himself. I am beginning to agree with the people warning me to avoid some Latin translations of modern literature. I started finding stuff w...
by DoctorBadger
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 50188

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

Ok. I have started lining up classical Latin authors to read. I still intend to try all the living Latin authors, mainly cos I intend to read everything written in Latin and Greek. :) Btw, I'm a fan of Caesar but not his writing. How about Nepos first? I much prefer ancient biography. Also any ideas...
by DoctorBadger
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 50188

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

Is virent vireo? I read half the book a while back but stopped when I read this thread. I will read it again, but I think the solution is to err towards works written or translated by professional latinists and with good reviews. For example avianus or Peter Needham. Also the renown of the publisher...
by DoctorBadger
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 48
Views: 50188

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

Hi, I hope this thread is still open. I have read the comments with interest, because I am reading mainly latin translations of modern works, to build up my abilities. For example Needham, Potteer Hobbitus Avellanus Tom Cotton, Aura in Salices etc Regulus or the Little Prince Winnie Ille Pu etc But ...
by DoctorBadger
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: newbie or novus homus
Replies: 1
Views: 626

newbie or novus homus

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