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by Deses
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Verb defendo question
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

Context is king. But consider this sentence: Vim defendimus vi. Do you translate it like: a) Force we rejected by force. (perfect) b) Force we reject with force. (present) In some cases you need more than a sentence as a sufficient context. Note, by the way, that in "Vim defendimus vi" defendimus i...
by Deses
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin in German TV
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Latin in German TV

Can anyone living in Germany or Austria record some of this? http://www.3sat.de/3sat.php?http://www.3sat.de/3satindex.php?/kulturzeit/themen/124158/index.html It would be nice to watch and listen to (on YouTube perhaps). :D Cheers, Int Shouldn't it simply show up in their Mediathek? There is also a...
by Deses
Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Memorisation Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 3025

Interesting. Although I must say that the method of loci does not seem to work well for me personally. By the way, I have posted a version of Diederich's list with definitions:

http://www.inrebus.com/latinwords.php
by Deses
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: From Statius' Thebaid
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

It's not necessarily poetic, but Virgil uses historic infinitives quite often. In many cases this indicates a rapid succession of actions, such as fighting.
by Deses
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Georgia-Russia Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 5818

Re: Georgia-Russia Crisis

What surprises me is that there still exist countries that try to invade others for political/economical reasons. It must also surprise you that on the first day of the Olympics a democratically elected leader can order a major military operation against what he considers to be his own citizens, an...
by Deses
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A pink book, Classics related? I need one.
Replies: 10
Views: 3772

Pharr's paperback Aeneid is pretty purple...
by Deses
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin as the Official Language of the European Union
Replies: 14
Views: 8182

Re: Latin as the Official Language of the European Union

Cari auscultatores! A terrific young Latinist shares his opinion this week at ScorpioMartianus that Latin should become the international European language: http://www.ScorpioMartianus.com/ Do you agree with him? Would Latin really be the best? Why not Ancient Greek? Why not English? Why only Europ...
by Deses
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Descartes - extensum
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: Descartes - extensum

"Quid est autem hoc praecise quod sic imaginor? Attendamus, &, remotis iis quae ad ceram non pertinent, videamus quid supersit: nempe nihil aliud quàm extensum quid, flexibile, mutabile. " My problem is that I am not understanding the terminology here. What is meant with 'extensum'? how would you ...
by Deses
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wait. Why doesn't this exist yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: Wait. Why doesn't this exist yet?

Why is there no Latin equivalent of Aoidoi.org? If I've missed it, please let me know. If that is indeed the case, the reasons can be numerous. Latin is easier to deal with, in terms of grammar. A beginner should be able to figure out most word forms. There are also many books available with ample ...
by Deses
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De rerum natura
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

I used this:

W. E. Leonard and Smith Lucretius (University of Wisconsin Press 1942)

It's a one-volume edition of the text with on-page commentaries.
by Deses
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3915

Re: Codex Sinaiticus Online

annis wrote: Should I be sad that I'm not allowed to start the viewer, or happy that it's so popular they has to restrict sessions?
I think we should rejoice. Apparently, the number of Greek scholars in the world is absolutely astonishing.

I saw a sample page there the other day. Looked quite nice.
by Deses
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3915

Codex Sinaiticus Online

Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible...
by Deses
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Summer Latin lectures
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

The Aeneid (it is with me at all times). Also, out of curiosity, started reading De incertitudine et vanitate scientiarum atque artium declamatio invectiva by Heinrich Agrippa.
by Deses
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Vocabulary Game - a concept
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

I think it's helpful and pretty fun. Personally, I'd also like it if it kept score, so I could try to better each time. It also might be helpful if the current card for which you are seeking a match would be highlighted somehow, because when I was about halfway through I got a little confused about...
by Deses
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Vocabulary Game - a concept
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

Latin Vocabulary Game - a concept

Greetings, all. I made a very simple vocabulary game in order to test out a method of learning foreign words that is based on combining the idea of a memory game and the concept of flashcards. I could very easily increase the number of words available in this program, but I would like to know it thi...
by Deses
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Forcellini's Totius Latinitatis Lexicon
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

You could send an e-mail to Google about the incorrect file. Since they have the title listed, me thinks they probably have the correct file somewhere, and may fix the mistake if you let them know about it. I took a unique line from the cover of one of Forcellini's volumes and searched Google Books...
by Deses
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Microphone and Voice Recording
Replies: 13
Views: 4689

So, I went with a Shure SM48-LC ( http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Shure-SM48LC-Vocal-Microphone?sku=270105 ). I think this preamp would be better since it has USB connexion: http://www.zzounds.com/item--MXLUSBMICMATE What do you think? And does this need any wires? I haven't tried USB hookup...
by Deses
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Microphone and Voice Recording
Replies: 13
Views: 4689

Thanks for the response, Deses. I actually know nothing about any of those things; could you provide me with some pages or the like that describe them? Gratias! Shure thing :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shure_SM58 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shure_SM57 http://www.zzounds.com/item--ART127 You can...
by Deses
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Microphone and Voice Recording
Replies: 13
Views: 4689

Re: Microphone and Voice Recording

Hey guys, I'm looking to do some home voice recording again, and I was wondering what might be a good microphone to purchase for my computer. I have an iBook G4, and it comes with a really superior mic, but you can always hear the computer's harddrive and fan. Any suggestions you might have would b...
by Deses
Tue May 20, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: P. Vergilius MARO : AMOR : ROMA
Replies: 3
Views: 2151

NEC MORA :) I like this one: primusab aetherio uenit Saturnus Olympo armaIouis fugiens et regnis exsul ademptis. is genus indocile ac dispersum montibus altis composuit legesque dedit, Latiumque uocari maluit, his quoniam latuisset tutus in oris LATIVM - MALVUIT This wordplay was curiously preserved...
by Deses
Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Latin dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 6968

Re: Good Latin Dictionary

Fortunately there are applications such as Perseus and Words to help you identify unfamiliar inflexions.
Of course, if you plan to use Whitaker's Words on a Windows computer, don't forget to try this nifty little app: :)
Latin Assistant: A Windows Interface fo Whitaker's Words
by Deses
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which grammar do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

I use Allen & Greenough. Even though it does not excel at user-friendliness (as no Latin grammar will), the new edition is quite easy on the eye, unlike many grammars reprinted from century-old books.
by Deses
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A Virgilian mystery. Sort of.
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

This is just a guess, but in the publishing process things like bibliographies don't necessarily get close editing attention. I've done some of this work and it isn't unheard of for errors to slip through, especially when you have long lists of citations. Sadly, few things get enough editing attent...
by Deses
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A Virgilian mystery. Sort of.
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

A Virgilian mystery. Sort of.

R. Thomas in his commentary on the Georgics has this reference in the bibliography under 'Other works': Brown, E, (1963). Numeri Vergilianae. Studies in Eclogues and Georgics. Coll. Latomus 63. Brussels. D.P. Fowler mentions the same book in the OCD article on acrostics: E. Brown, Numeri Vergilianae...
by Deses
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Issue with lingua Latina CDs' resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

You probably need to set the Windows task bar to auto-hide.
by Deses
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pliny the Elder
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Pliny the Elder

muligan4o wrote:Avete, omnes!
Where can I find the English translation of Pliny The Elder's "Naturalis historia" liber III, 43, 44, 80, 84 and 86? Thank you!!!
Just go to Google Books and find this complete edition:

The Natural History of Pliny
By Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley

You can download it.
by Deses
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin word of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Babuxa wrote: By the way, could someone help me with today's word (quoque)? I'm not sure how to pronounce the que part. Does it sound like kwuh?
Glad that you found it useful. I pronounce "que" as in question. Also, to the best of my knowledge, it does not influence the stress of the word it is attached to.
by Deses
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13111

I have no problem with traditionalism, but I believe that if one wants Christian services to be performed in a dead language, it ought to be the dead language in which the Scriptures were actually written. It just so happens that people conduct services in whatever dead languages they may well plea...
by Deses
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: religion
Replies: 58
Views: 13111

The catholic church never claimed to "base" its dogma on the Vulgate. Every priest I know knows both Latin and Greek. This is nessecary because Clement wrote Greek while Tertulian and Origen wrote mainly in Latin. In any case the Vulgate is the Latin translation of the Septuagint. So it IS ultimate...
by Deses
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin word of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Latin word of the day

In case anyone is interested, I felt a sudden compulsion to create a Latin word of the day page/RSS feed. I know I should have resisted this urge, but I am feeble, alas...

http://www.inrebus.com/latinwordoftheday.php
by Deses
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The relative lack of compound words
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Could it also be that the range of topics dealt with in Greek was much wider than it was the case of Latin? The unavailability of ready-to-use compounds was, for instance, something that Lucretius had to struggle with, as he attempted to write a popular treatise on philosophy.
by Deses
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: life after Wheelock
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

Your diligence is most commendable! I always like to suggest this book:

'Aeneas to Augustus' by Mason Hammond, Anne Amory, HUP 1967.

It has pretty good commentaries and the selection of texts is just wonderful, much better than in Wheelock's Reader, in my opinion.
by Deses
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 24976

Re: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.

Do the dictionaries come with the program or are they accessed online? I have been toying with an idea of making something like that. Mine wouldn't be a 500 mb download, though :)
by Deses
Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Vindolanda tablets
Replies: 9
Views: 2553

edonnelly wrote:Well, I thought it was funny.
Thanks! It did take me over 15 minutes to make this graphic! A monumental effort on my part, to be sure It's just the kind of thing that if you don't get it right away, it is lost forever...
by Deses
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Vindolanda tablets
Replies: 9
Views: 2553

Kopio wrote:OK Deses...I'm puzzled...why would you post something like this on Textkit. If you were a first timer I would call it spam and delete it immediately. Can you give me a good reason why this post shouldn't be deleted??
Give me a good reason that it should and delete it without remorse.
by Deses
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Vindolanda tablets
Replies: 9
Views: 2553

Vindolanda tablets

Thought I'd share:

Image
by Deses
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: words
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

by Deses
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classics on iTunes U
Replies: 19
Views: 5291

My favourite part though was the quick run through of the Modern Greek pronunciation: "this is pronounced ee, this is pronounced ee, this is pronounced ee, this is pronounced ee, ..." :lol: One of my linguistics teachers had a severe speech impediment which gave grounds to a joke featuring her disc...
by Deses
Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Books Disappearing From Google
Replies: 13
Views: 6922

This is deeply disturbing. I think it still may be a copyright issue of sorts. There are publishers who had reprinted some of the books that became available through Google. They probably would not mind striking a deal with Google to keep those PDFs out of our hands. There is also a possibility that...
by Deses
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Learning method and tricks
Replies: 11
Views: 11470

If you can read Latin no problem, that is an accomplishment already. Latin composition is a completely different issue. If you are interested, Bradley's Arnold Latin Composition is probably the best textbook.