Search found 18 matches

by Señor Boethius
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What'cha Reading??
Replies: 24
Views: 5704

I just finished Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield, which I enjoyed. Presently, I'm reading: The Americans: The Colonial Experience by Daniel J. Boorstein. Next on the list is How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker and the History of Rome by Michael Grant. (T...
by Señor Boethius
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 10600

Like communism, like fascism, like Canadian liberalism, Islamic fascism is something that must be defeated for the survival of Western society. If you don't particularly care about Western society, well, that's one issue, but if you do, the question is how to go about doing this. Sitting down for an...
by Señor Boethius
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: on cartoons
Replies: 22
Views: 4669

The whole point of freedom of speech is that sometimes you are going to be offended by stupidity, ignorance and moronicitiness. Free speech exists to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. Sometimes your feelings will be hurt; sometimes you will be angry, but that does not give you t...
by Señor Boethius
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: on cartoons
Replies: 22
Views: 4669

And it seems like a few Muslims are overreating with their usual ignorance of Western culture. Should we no longer have cartoons portraying delicious bacon or cold beer that Muslims might find offensive? Should we even avoid the human form, which is a common prejudice in Muslim art? Voltaire? Didero...
by Señor Boethius
Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Cheating in high school and college
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

My newspaper idea wasn't terribly serious, merely wishful thinking.
by Señor Boethius
Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Cheating in high school and college
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

In my classes, I usually give different versions of the same exam, and it's always a pleasure for me to catch a few students cheating. I also do a little experiment. I give the students a difficult quiz, and then I leave the class. When I come back, I collect the quizzes and have the students transl...
by Señor Boethius
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Cheating in high school and college
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Cheating in high school and college

I am presently teaching English at a Mexican college and I have become quite annoyed at the amount of cheating that occurs. Many of my students consider cheating a valid way to get good grades, others like to help out their witless friends, and others just like to “check? their answers during quizze...
by Señor Boethius
Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why?
Replies: 31
Views: 7537

I am studying Latin because I really enjoy it. I enjoy the insights into the English language, the history of the classical world, the philosophy and the literature. In previous posts I discussed the possibility that studying the classics aided one in becoming morally virtuous as well.
by Señor Boethius
Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Who stated? -- "That new bachelor of science degree...
Replies: 1
Views: 829

I googled it and found this:

"The new degree of Bachelor of Science does not guarantee that the holder knows any science. It does guarantee that he does not know any Latin."

-Dean Briggs of Harvard College (c. 1900)


I found it on someone's blog.

Cave lectorem.
by Señor Boethius
Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lucus Eques is gay with Hans H. Ørberg!
Replies: 37
Views: 21626

The founding fathers of the USA did have a classical education; i.e., they knew their Latin and Greek. They were not scholars; that was not the point. And we must thank the gods that Jefferson and Adams did not spend their time worrying so much about the etymology of some 12th century word; instead,...
by Señor Boethius
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are the kids listening to these days - Round 2
Replies: 24
Views: 5700

Johnny Cash
Hank Williams (there is only one)
Lou Reed

Nuff said.
by Señor Boethius
Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sailing with a Mycenaean Hero
Replies: 16
Views: 3800

What did it taste like? Better than Rolling Rock? Better than Natty ice with a cigarette butt in it?
by Señor Boethius
Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sailing with a Mycenaean Hero
Replies: 16
Views: 3800

Hmmm... good names for a Mycenaean drink... Achilles Heel? Priammeister? Helenpolitan? Hector's gambit? Nestor Collins? Hades on ice? Ajaxtini?

We must have a full report of your findings... Good luck.
by Señor Boethius
Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: cell-phones and radiation.
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

I always keep my cellphone in my front pants pocket. Does that mean my little Boethius' will have problems?? :D :D :D
by Señor Boethius
Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Pars I - Familia Romana
Replies: 84
Views: 73971

Lingua Latina

The CD ROM for Lingua Latina Pars I - Familia Romana has an audio recording for the first 30 chapters. I've been using it and like it quite a bit. I do think the grammar explanations in Lingua Latina are brief to say the least. They do need to be supplemented with something else, but if you have som...
by Señor Boethius
Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Find three differences
Replies: 16
Views: 2961

I'm still laughing

That was great. I showed my wife and she screamed like a banshee.
by Señor Boethius
Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: New School Motto
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Thank you

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll make a sign now and hang it at my desk.
by Señor Boethius
Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: New School Motto
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

New School Motto

The school where I work has annoyed me for the umpteenth time, so I want to come up with a motto.

I was thinking: Excellence in mediocrity!

Translation: Virtus in mediocrium.

Would that be correct?