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by alauda
Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

but a lack of accreditation does not necessarily have anything to do with excellence. That is a total myth. (Except in the case of a school that has LOST its accreditation.) I agree, but I have heard that AASF is a bad school in addition to lacking accreditation (and quite frankly, if everybody kne...
by alauda
Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

Well, Academy of Art college in San Francisco has such a poor reputation, it's not even accredited. I've heard that once upon a time they were a better school, but it's gotten so bad that they are losing (or have already lost) the teachers they have which are good. I don't know how heavily you rese...
by alauda
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

Wow, GGG. That was a great response. I hope you don't mind if I quote you when talking to others. 5) it's a way to rebel against what I felt was superficial in my official education ... :D I can relate. That's why I studied math. Your dad sounds like cool guy. A little background. I had, right out o...
by alauda
Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

Since I first encountered postmodernism in the Great Multiculturalism Wars where I went to college, I have harbored an abiding hostility to pomo theory. :) indeed Confession: My degree is in mathematics. My worst subject. But I studied it because I could not abide the endless and fruitless wranglin...
by alauda
Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

One thing I had to do when reading the articles on Wikipedia, and Lyotard was follow up on all the weird words like "hermeneutics." I'm a fairly literate person, but my knowledge of Greek really didn't help me to see that came from Hermes as the bearer of messages. :) "Autonym," I gathered, came fro...
by alauda
Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

[b]bellum paxque wrote[/b] [quote] . . . I share postmodernists distrust of metanarratives and am hesitant to suscribe to easy historical demarcations. . . . . Maybe I love these metanarratives for what they are: not for what I once thought them to be. Disillusionment need not be disenchantment. [/q...
by alauda
Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

Why the Classics?

Forgive me if I'm a bit long winded, but I really can't see how I could eliminate one single word from the following without significantly altering my intent or meaning. As an artist, I have some interest in staying abreast of the various new and old art theories to be found, and one day not too lon...
by alauda
Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

Superb. This project is rolling along nicely! I sent you a PM with an email address to forward attached work to.

Cheers
by alauda
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

I've just finished going over the html for sections 970-1192. I've sent it up to annis for the first review, but I'm ready for the earlier sections. Perispomenon? How goes it? And I'm just delighted to have the grammar in html form. Really handy. This will be a great service to anyone else comng alo...
by alauda
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Military Honor
Replies: 46
Views: 11886

I was following this thread for a couple days now, tempted to respond the whole time. Finally I had a few minutes to write on the topi, only it turned out to be quite a bit more than a few minutes; in fact, I seem to have gone on and on. To Lucus Eques I would say a few things. You seem like an idea...
by alauda
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

Hey all,

I just returned from another backpacking trip, so I was offline for a month. Reciting Homer to the roar of a waterfall is a rush. :D

But I see that much work has been done on this project, and I missed out. HTML? Proofreading? I'd love to help. That sort of thing is definitely my bailiwick.
by alauda
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

And here's yet another post. I did not see that Annis had another when I posted the last. Thanks for the additional Emacs tips. I see what I was doing wrong. I _thought_ I had Emacs set up to treat everything as UTF8 unless I specified otherwise, but that's not how it works, evidently. For the actua...
by alauda
Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

Gee, I've been posting a lot! But, well, this thread has resolved a lot of things. This last is to thank Annis for his suggestions re setting up Emacs for polytonic. Googling "ibycus-4" led me right to http://www.m17n.org/cgreek/ And that led to http://www.m17n.org/cgreek/manual21.en.html At which t...
by alauda
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

First, Perispomenon sent me an rtf file in both betacode and unicode, and I must say, I'm delighted. It is obviously the result of some dedicated work, and it was very kind to make it available. Thank you! Second, to Annis, yes, I'm a total Emacs geek. I keep my hand in on vi and find it very useful...
by alauda
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

Well, I mis-remembered what section the paradigms were in. You've actually done the part I was working on! Given the difficulties I'm still having with polytonic typing, I see that I really could use those files. So well done. Would you like to send them to me? Hmm... now I'm wondering, where can I ...
by alauda
Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

annis wrote Not if we could convince a few other people to type up particular sections. Well, I'm working right now on the Section 626 I think it is? Noun Declensions. I'm having a hard time with Polytonic fonts though. Modern greek is no problem, but that would not serve the intersts of everyone. ...
by alauda
Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

Hey Perispomen, thanks for the offer of your work on that, but, I'm thinking now, that what I need to do is as Brendan suggests: type it out myself. It would be a good way to learn, and I would get the formatting the way I like it -- which is in a form I could revise endlessly and change my mind abo...
by alauda
Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Diaeresis
Replies: 3
Views: 5353

Wow. That was a really useful answer. It seems I had a confusion on that subject, and never knew it. I was just reading the forum, and when I read that, a little light bulb flashed over my head. And I wasn't the one who asked the question, so thanks to Brendan too.

Cheers.
by alauda
Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32032

Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?

First, I made a new avatar. Pretty cool, huh? That's a crested lark, what the Romans called "Alauda." In old Greek, the word's "κο?υδόσ," but I found out, when I was looking for good images to work from, in Modern Greek, it's called "κατσιλιε?ησ τησ δεκασ." I'm studying Modern Greek at the same time...
by alauda
Sat May 27, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Back from an Odyssey
Replies: 6
Views: 5201

Hey thanks for the ref. I'll have a look. L&S IS a real pain. In my version, the fonts are so tiny I can barely see 'em. It does have good references to the usage of the words in various texts though. I do like that. That's cool you know the Sierras from when you were a kid. The volcano you saw was ...
by alauda
Thu May 25, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Back from an Odyssey
Replies: 6
Views: 5201

Thanks for the greetings both. I have only just begun Pharr. It is nice to backtrack and go through the lessons in a thorough way though. I really missed out on all the word forms.
by alauda
Wed May 24, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Back from an Odyssey
Replies: 6
Views: 5201

Back from an Odyssey

Greetings, I am pleased to see my login still works! It's been half an age since last I posted here, er, that is to say, more than a year. A lot of time was spent traveling throughout the mountains of northern California and southern Oregon, and during that time I took with me my little Iliad Loebs,...
by alauda
Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin for the Brave
Replies: 11
Views: 4558

Gratia Artemidoros! (What is the dative of your cognomen?) Excellent information! Where might I find those references? Gods, I've been looking everywhere for those! As far as "peacable," well it's a relative term. The number of atrocitities in the first 700 years, per year, makes the Romans more pea...
by alauda
Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin for the Brave
Replies: 11
Views: 4558

Ave, MickeyV, Oh, he was brilliant, all right. It was his intent that is bothersome. Before him Roman expansion with some dramatic exceptions occured in the main peacably. The Roman ideal was just to keep the roads and the seaways open and eventually make of the new lands willing allies or powerful ...
by alauda
Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:19 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin for the Brave
Replies: 11
Views: 4558

Ave, MickeyV, It so happens I am am hot on the trail of several leads regarding the life of the aforementioned. I withdraw my assertion on the basis that the reference I used, I cannot find at the moment, yet suffice it to say I am profoundly suspicious of, everything claimed of the man. His extreme...
by alauda
Sun Mar 28, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin for the Brave
Replies: 11
Views: 4558

Ave, MickeyV, Thanks for you cogent and relevant response. I could, when I wrote the original post have clarified just how much grammar is needed to actually understand a dictionary -- a lot. I looked into a lot of Q and A on threads here and saw, over and over and over again so many who think they ...
by alauda
Sun Mar 28, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin for the Brave
Replies: 11
Views: 4558

Alauda Episcopo S.P.D.
Episcopus wrote:Sugit Catullus. Matris etiam litteras eis istius malim!
Uae. Sub verbum vestrum tenuis flamma demanat.

Contemptus remissus indecoris est.

Verbum sapientibus sat.

Vale, Episcopo,

Alauda

-*-
Lucem perpetuam habet sophia docens bene.
by alauda
Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin for the Brave
Replies: 11
Views: 4558

Latin for the Brave

Salute! For some several weeks, I have immersed myself in the study of Latin verse, namely Catullus. I have through this study practiced a certain learning approach that I would like to share, for it has been successful and will to some, speak. I assume you are smart enough and passionate enough to ...
by alauda
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greetings latineer
Replies: 15
Views: 3894

postscriptum
Evito wrote:sup homie glad 2 b down wit ya dawg I finna max wit u sum time soon peace I be swazie
All right, I could figure everything but "finna max."

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by alauda
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greetings latineer
Replies: 15
Views: 3894

Salvete! Thanks to those who gave me the lay of the land re where to post what. It is seemly for the wanderer to inquire into the customs of new places before stumbling about. Thanks Ulpianus and benissimus for the ref on Catullus LI. It turns out I had that on my to-do list, but I have not yet gone...
by alauda
Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greetings latineer
Replies: 15
Views: 3894

Well, I just hit the "post reply" button to see what would happen, and it seems that individual replies to individual posts is not the way this system is set up, yes? But that is fine. Let me name by name those who replied and try if I can to answer. Ulpianus, benissimus, Episcopus, Raya thanks to y...
by alauda
Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greetings latineer
Replies: 15
Views: 3894

greetings latineer

Salvete! My cognomen here is Alauda – Latin for “Lark”, but my real name is Richard Crockett. I am an artist who lives, alas, in Los Angeles. One day, I needed a break from painting and drawing, so I decided to do some writing, and the writing grew into a novel. It takes place in Roman times during ...