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by Sebastian Swift
Sun May 15, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: V's and U's
Replies: 30
Views: 37239

whiteoctave, what an orgasmic post. I'm salivating.

I am officially an all-U's man.
by Sebastian Swift
Sun May 15, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: A Pygmalion-esque Elegy
Replies: 2
Views: 4236

Thanks so much, whiteoctave. It was so fun composing just those four butchered lines; I will be sure to persist until I can compose a poem without having you drain yourself of every last drop of wisdom in order to point out my mistakes.
by Sebastian Swift
Sun May 15, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: A Pygmalion-esque Elegy
Replies: 2
Views: 4236

A Pygmalion-esque Elegy

This is my very first attempt at composing Latin poetry, which previously I'd thought too daring a task as I can't even compose prose properly. Anyway, I spent about an hour composing this elegy. I'm not very confident in the validity of the poem's grammar, diction, and meter: hence, I'm posting it ...
by Sebastian Swift
Sun May 15, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Recent Purchases!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

As long as we were discussing the Oxford University Press, why on Earth is the Oxford Latin Dictionary priced at about $200-250 (U.S.) everywhere it's sold? It'd be awesome to possess one, but... (nods head at the price)
by Sebastian Swift
Sun May 15, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: V's and U's
Replies: 30
Views: 37239

mraig,

Thanks so much for the thorough reply. Just to clarify, V has never been used exclusively in the lowercase (virvmqve)?

I suppose if Oxford has already set the guidelines for Latin typography, far be it from me to challenge them.
by Sebastian Swift
Sun May 15, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: I think I'm abandoning my learning of Latin
Replies: 12
Views: 3589

Interaxus wrote:If Episcopus is a foreign speaker of English, I forgive his unintelligible sentence construction.
Unintelligible? Perhaps that monstrous chip on your shoulder is impairing your ability to read English.
by Sebastian Swift
Sat May 14, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: firefox and homepage
Replies: 11
Views: 4708

After navigating to Tools > Options..., in the General section you'll see a text field for Home Page. Enter the URL you want to be your home page in that field.
by Sebastian Swift
Sat May 14, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: V's and U's
Replies: 30
Views: 37239

V's and U's

I've seen the following combinations of letters used by various Latin texts and scholars: V's and U's (virumque), just V's (virvmqve), just U's (uirumque). Which letter scheme is correct?

Thanks,
Keith
by Sebastian Swift
Fri May 13, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Persica - hexameter
Replies: 10
Views: 9172

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Ha.

Quomodo cachinnos Latine scribere possum?
by Sebastian Swift
Tue May 10, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: sec...sec
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

This board is intended for Classical studies, not trigonometry, so shut it with your "sec" and "cos." ;)
by Sebastian Swift
Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: BBC Radio 4 Program about Virgil and the Aeneiad
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

I listened to the first fifteen minutes before being interrupted: it seemed interesting but I'm not sure if I would've listened to it all. I mean, much of what I heard pertained to whether or not Vergil was paid to write poetry freely or work Augustan propaganda into it--a topic which anyone who's s...
by Sebastian Swift
Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading Original Classical Texts
Replies: 10
Views: 3200

amans, I will most definitely stick around. Hell, I plan to major in Classics Studies next year: Textkit will be (as if it hasn't already been) quite valuable. Disciples of Donne, Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so, For those whom thou think'st ...
by Sebastian Swift
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Recent Purchases!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

And what exactly do those acronyms stand for?
by Sebastian Swift
Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading Original Classical Texts
Replies: 10
Views: 3200

amans, Your response was worth every minute you put into it: every sentence was its own tiny revelation to me. I think I might take a crack at a Catullus poem. I've already committed literal English translations of almost every poem to memory; they'd be the easiest to attempt to read in Latin, not t...
by Sebastian Swift
Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading Original Classical Texts
Replies: 10
Views: 3200

Reading Original Classical Texts

Greetings, I have been a Latin student for four years, but even having translated and studied huge chunks of De bello Gallico , the Aeneid , Carmina Catvlli , Metamorphoses , and the Amores (I have studied and translated about thirty-five hundred verses of Latin poetry within the last two years.), I...
by Sebastian Swift
Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: please help with a quick sentence!
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Sara,

Keep the Perseus Morphological Analyses tool bookmarked. It disects stem-changing nouns like ager, agri, not to mention every other part of speech, like frogs. ;)
by Sebastian Swift
Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translation:some latin verse
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Re: translation:some latin verse

1.Caeli,Lesbia nostra,Lesbia illa,illa Lesbia,quam catullus unam.plus quam se atque suos amavit omnes,nunc in quadriviis et amgiportis glubit magnanimi Remi neoptes. Oh, Catullus. I am so depressed that I won't see thee again until the AP exam in May. I'd love to take a crack at this since it isn't...
by Sebastian Swift
Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Test: Yankee or Dixie
Replies: 31
Views: 6336

47% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.
Perhaps, but since when is a grocery bag Southern vernacular?