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by tomtom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 218990

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

I also speak Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, relatively conversationally! こんにちは! テキストキットへようこそ! 僕も日本語を勉強していますが、中国語も文語も勉強していません。それらも勉強したいですが、時間がありません・・・・ ("Hi, Welcome to Textkit! I'm studying Japanese too, but I'm not studying Chinese or Classical Japanese. I'd like to study them too, but I don't hav...
by tomtom
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: what's the meaning of this greek root "athl"?
Replies: 2
Views: 5744

Re: what's the meaning of this greek root "athl"?

I believe that lexicographers assign the English meaning of 'prize' to the greek root 'athl-'. It comes from the verb athleo (ἀθλέω) meaning to compete for a prize, or to compete. This verb is related to athlon and athlon (ἆθλον and ἆθλος) meaning prize and competition, respectively. I hope that hel...
by tomtom
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Greek in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Re: Learning Greek in Melbourne, Australia

Hey there!

I'd love to share some resources/learning materials.
Send me an email if you are interested!
by tomtom
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: what's the meaning of this greek root "athl"?
Replies: 2
Views: 5744

Re: what's the meaning of this greek root "athl"?

Do you mean the 'athl-' like in athlete or athletics? If so, from what I know, this 'athl' comes directly from the greek: ἀθλητής (athletes) (a competitor) and the related verb to ἀθλέω (athleo) (to compete for a prize); other derived words include athlos (competition) and athlon (prize). In English...
by tomtom
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: which is the best book to study ancient greek?
Replies: 18
Views: 27539

Re: which is the best book to study ancient greek?

If you like Wheelock, then you might like Anne Groton's 'From Alpha to Omega'. I found them to be quite similar, though Groton isn't AS entertaining as Wheelock. Groton presents a lot of information like Wheelock does; and she structures her course a little differently to the others that I have used...
by tomtom
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Literature Question - Ovid, among others.
Replies: 0
Views: 1359

Literature Question - Ovid, among others.

Now, I do realise that the Heriodes and the Amores are uniquely 'ovidian', however, I was wondering if there is something vaguely reminiscient of these works in Greek? I'm sure I don't have to explain, but, by reminiscient I mean, similar in terms of language use and concerns, but primarily I mean d...
by tomtom
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 218990

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

Hello there, I've been a member for a few weeks now, and it has taken me this long to write my first post....tempus fugit, hey!? Most of the posts I have read on this site make me feel a little intimidated, you all seem so smart! I have been teaching myself both Latin and Greek, using a variety of r...