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by LaurentiusH
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Medieval Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Medieval Latin

(Hello everybody I haven't posted for years…).

I'm far from a specialist, still learning myself, but the Gesta Romanorum may be an interesting entry point: short, simple texts, fun to read, often form the basis of later literature. It's available here.
by LaurentiusH
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: History of Rome in Latin?
Replies: 10
Views: 5758

Re: History of Rome in Latin?

a history text written by someone of the modern era for the contemporary student The second part of Oerberg's textbook (Langua Latina Per Se Illustrata, Pars II, Roma Aeterna) is, basically, a history of Rome made of progressively less simplified extracts from Virgil, Livy, Gellius, Eutropius, etc....
by LaurentiusH
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Capitalization in Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 21762

Re: Capitalization in Latin

Salve
ferrous wrote:I was speaking with someone I knew earlier, and they mentioned that capitalization in Latin changes the meaning
Maybe the person you were speaking with alluded to chronograms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronogram), where capital letters are used both as a letter and a number?

Vale
by LaurentiusH
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best way to learn declensions?
Replies: 19
Views: 40182

Re: Best way to learn declensions?

Salve, I also used the "Dowling method" before starting Lingua Latina. Yet, I sometimes use a slightly different approach, i.e. I say (or write): Ecce... + nom. (o... + voc.) Habeo/video... + acc. Pars... + gen Servio... + dat Cum/Fruor... + abl I think I got this idea from Evan Molendinarius. Ah, f...
by LaurentiusH
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help with syntax
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: help with syntax

Salve, A sentence in Orberg's LLPSI reads: Dies atque horae longiores sunt vere quam hieme. (...) 2) I can't figure out how the words fit together to make grammatical sense. I take it that a literal translation is something like: 'The day(s) is(are) longer hours in Spring than in Winter.' I'm not su...
by LaurentiusH
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 232205

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Salvete, I'm Laurentius, learned latin for 4 years (or was it three?) in high school, a long time ago. Have always been interested in latin literature ever since but haven't practiced my latin for almost 30 years. I stumbled across Oerberg's Lingua Latina 1 year ago and liked it. I started studying ...
by LaurentiusH
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tips for reading Latin sentences at a normal pace
Replies: 11
Views: 5772

Re: Tips for reading Latin sentences at a normal pace

Hi, I am a semi-beginner myself (and it's my 1st post here, so Salvete) but, for what it's worth, here's what helps me: 1. Read a lot. A fun and useful starting point, once you know the basics, is the "Latin history narratives" and "Latin mythology narratives" compiled by John Piazza, available in P...