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by bellum paxque
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Online tutor/help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 997

I would. Send me a private message if you still need help.

-David
by bellum paxque
Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Robert Fagles Releases a New Translation of the Aeneid
Replies: 7
Views: 2463

but as the English language drifts, there is a point to re-translation To be sure - but I highly suspect that the drift of English today is not fast enough to warrant the flood of Vergilian translations. I guess it seems a shame to me that the Aeneid merits such attention when, one presumes, there ...
by bellum paxque
Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Amores
Replies: 13
Views: 3500

The reason the meter is nearly always consistent in Latin is that there is no reason to deviate from it....In dactylic hexameter, however, there is plenty of room for variation [by] merely variegating the mixture of spondees and dactyls. I grant your point. The meter itself allows a lot of variatio...
by bellum paxque
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Amores
Replies: 13
Views: 3500

Perhaps this is a tangential, not to mention futile, question - but why must all deviations from meter in Latin poetry be justified, often by extreme and hardly plausible rationalizations? At least in English meter, even in, say, Wordsworth or Tennyson, ther are frequent points where the line doesn'...
by bellum paxque
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Robert Fagles Releases a New Translation of the Aeneid
Replies: 7
Views: 2463

The funny thing is that there's another translation of the Aeneid coming out - next year, I believe - translated by Sarah Ruden. It's being published by Yale Press, I believe. Two translations in two years? I'm not questioning the poetic merits of either attempt, but rather the need for yet another ...
by bellum paxque
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lines from HOWL in latin
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Interesting project! I don't doubt its validity, just its feasibility!

As for Moloch and Canaanite, they're both Biblical words and used in the Old Testament. Why don't you find how Jerome renders them in the Vulgate?

-David
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Catapultam struemus
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

I might suggest CONIURATIO ;)

-David
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2965

I'm fairly certain there's no difference between them, rather like nil and nihil, or sat and satis.

Does anyone think otherwise?

David
by bellum paxque
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ex. 167 on Page 70
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

Comments and questions: maybe it's obvious to everyone else, but what textbook are you talking about, Jesse? In the past perfect, it would read "Vocavit" meaing "he/she/it called". Be careful with your terminology! There is a perfect tense in Latin: vocavit (he called). And there is a pluperfect ten...
by bellum paxque
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I have exciting news! :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

That is exciting news! I hope that you're able to wait the two months until then. Be sure to tell us all how your studies go!

David
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ancient Greek pronunciation
Replies: 8
Views: 2697

Not worth the time? But without the pitch accent it isn't even ancient Greek! It's completely slanderous to everything Greek was to knowingly mangle it in that fashion. Admittedly, I don't know much about the pitch accent. Granting that, I still think it's a bit strong to say "it isnt even ancient ...
by bellum paxque
Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Consilium ad legendum (vel: Insanusne sum?)
Replies: 23
Views: 5303

Of course we should be able to, but in my experience not many people can do that. But why? Why are they content with their plodding pace and not satisfied with having as much proficiency as in modern languages? For one thing, people who are reading Latin and Greek are tackling much more difficult t...
by bellum paxque
Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Prosody and syllable stress
Replies: 153
Views: 75357

But what about the user-friendliness of English in a truly global context? Quid dicis, care BP&? Is it really easier for your girlfriend to learn English than for you to learn Korean? If so, why? And what about reading? Is there anything equivalent to our word-length, inflection, etc? Also, would L...
by bellum paxque
Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Where is the White answer key?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Ah. When I tried to download it, I must have done something wrong.

So apparently the answer key has not been completed. Those are only the answers for the first few exercises.

Thanks for investigating, edonnelly!

-David
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ancient Greek pronunciation
Replies: 8
Views: 2697

Nope; the extent of my association with university Classics is Intermediate Latin (for a language requirement) and Latin lyric poetry. As you can no doubt tell, I'm quite sensitive to pronunciation, and most university professors still carry on with the horrendous practice of not making any effort ...
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Where is the White answer key?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Where is the White answer key?

NOTE - I posted this in the White's First Greek Book forum without response. Now it's going here.

I can't seem to download the answer key to White's First Greek Book. Is there any way to get this, or is it temporarily unavailable?

-David
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Recommended litterature?
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Actually, Moreland and Fleischer's Latin: An Intensive Course would complement Lingua Latina (Familia Romana & Roma Aeterna) very well. With M&F, you can rigorously review the grammar points, some of which have no doubt gotten a little fuzzy, as often happens in my mind; with Lingua Latina, you can ...
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Salve, Kinadi!

I hope your time here is both enjoyable and edifying.

Regards,

David
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete! (presentation)
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

I'm really happy to having found this forum!
Cikada,

Welcome to the forum! I wish you many more happy hours of studying Latin and achieving the proficiency to which you aspire.

Regards,

David
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Consilium ad legendum (vel: Insanusne sum?)
Replies: 23
Views: 5303

Hu, Are you trying to make a philosophical point by claiming that, if the Romans and Greeks could read all of these texts in a year, we should be able to as well? Isn't this equivalent to saying that a Chinese scholar can read a significant portion of that country's classical literature - and so sho...
by bellum paxque
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Alternative syntax?
Replies: 3
Views: 1872

I've seen the ut omitted after postulo, uolo, peto, and similar verbs of asking and wishing, but I've never seen the interrogative particle omitted in an indirect question!

-David
by bellum paxque
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Consilium ad legendum (vel: Insanusne sum?)
Replies: 23
Views: 5303

Hu, Do you intend to quit school while you're doing this? In my opinion, a better plan would be to make a firm resolution to read a for a set amount of hours every day. Perhaps, after a month of tracking your progress, you could then plan a reading list that represents your actual ability. I doubt t...
by bellum paxque
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocative case
Replies: 29
Views: 7116

AH! Wetherby, I was really baffled by that use of SIS! Thank you sincerely for clearing that up for me.

Gratefully

David
by bellum paxque
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocative case
Replies: 29
Views: 7116

I think it would be interesting to compare Cicero's 'polite' comments in his orations to his usage in his letters.
Hm...courtesy in Roman literature. This sounds like a possible thesis! I wonder if much has been done on this?

-David
by bellum paxque
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Nauicula Deudediti - XXI GVN
Replies: 6
Views: 6115

quaenam ratio huc homines eiusmodi ducat?!?

-David
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Question about answer key...
Replies: 4
Views: 5049

I can't think of any case where it wouldn't mean that.
Neither can I, but there are always exceptions ;)

David
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocative case
Replies: 29
Views: 7116

It's also possible to use the construction of 'noli/nolite + infinitive' - which was considered polite (Cicero uses it when addressing the jury). I wonder if what is polite in the courtroom would be polite in conversation. In court, of course, a high degree of formality is essential, but that doesn...
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ancient Greek pronunciation
Replies: 8
Views: 2697

Hu, I take it that you've had some Greek university courses. Do professors tend to use the reconstructed pronuncation including the pitch accent? Or with a stress accent? I've just started learning Greek, and I'm trying to decide what details of pronunciation I should adopt in order to be prepared f...
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Question about answer key...
Replies: 4
Views: 5049

If you wanted to make the "his" explicit, "agricola" would still be nominative because it is the subject of the sentence, but there would be an "eius" (genitive singular masculine of "is, ea, id") before "filia". Using eius in this sentence suggests that the farmer lives with someone ELSE'S daughte...
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocative case
Replies: 29
Views: 7116

Actually I have a question related with this thread. In Japanese, I know there is also a imperative mood for verbs, but it is considered very harsh, only used when addressing the subordinates in the army... Most of the time, a command is constructed using either of the several subjunctive construct...
by bellum paxque
Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with this sentence:
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

There are editions of the Vulgate with punctuation. I have one of those - well, it's only the New Testament, but still! It's awfully nice to have a bit of help.

Of course, you could always refer to a Bible to confirm your punctuation.

David
by bellum paxque
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocative case
Replies: 29
Views: 7116

Fine, but according to the college/gymnasium standard for English-speakers, Allen & Greenough, hortatory subjunctive is usually found in the second person--serves "may you save"--while the Latin third person more often goes by the name "jussive"! More precisely, the so-called hortatory subjunctive ...
by bellum paxque
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with this sentence:
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

One comment: the quotation marks should end after tuis . Like so: et illa dixit, "utinam inveniat ancilla tua gratiam in oculis tuis" et abiit mulier in viam suam et comedit vultusque eius non sunt amplius in diversa mutati Probably you already guessed that the rest of the sentence is not what the w...
by bellum paxque
Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: BARGAIN!
Replies: 18
Views: 5049

Thanks for the link. I enjoyed reading about the article (which, unfortunately, I have no way of accessing at the moment).

The case against Senecan authorship certainly seems compelling.

David
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nifty animated map: control of the Middle East
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

Not to mention the reign of Saturn.

-David
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: downloading the answer key?
Replies: 0
Views: 7195

downloading the answer key?

I can't seem to download the answer key to White's First Greek Book. Is there any way to get this, or is it temporarily unavailable?

-David
by bellum paxque
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Fourth Eclogue: A Parody
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

By the way, was your model Pope? (I mean Alexander, not the Vatican).
I didn't have a conscious model, but I have read a lot of John Dryden (in particular, his translation of the Aeneid. Which is a LOT of Dryden). That probably influenced my heroic couplets.

-David
by bellum paxque
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Fourth Eclogue: A Parody
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Thanks for reading my poem! Those Pollio references get on my nerves, and I had to vent my steam a little by rendering them in the only modern equivalent I could think of. a kind of pre-Anno Domini Singing-in-the-Rain Lucky Guess I'd never thought about Vergil, with all of his somber thoughts about ...
by bellum paxque
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Proverbs I
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Now THOSE are a lot of fun! Cheers!

-David
by bellum paxque
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Catullus - Poem 80
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

I've been to the site before. On my first visit, I was highly disappointed by the "concordance" they provide of Catullus poems. All it does (slightly useful, I suppose, but not very much so) is provide a comprehensive list of every time a single form appears in the Catullan corpus. Not that it is fo...