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by antianira
Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Roman plays
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Roman plays

I've been reading Plautus recently (very funny) and was wondering: In ancient Greek plays I believe the female parts were played by men in masks (correct me if I'm wrong) is the same true of ancient Roman plays?
by antianira
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Horace: To Diana
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

thanks, I think i have it now
by antianira
Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Horace: To Diana
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Horace: To Diana

I recently moved and my new library has a selection of books with both the latin and english (hooray, not bad for a dinky little branch library) So now I am reading Horace. It gets very frustrating working for days on the same page so I have found these little poems to be much more 'translator frien...
by antianira
Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Need some quick help from a fluent Spanish speaker
Replies: 10
Views: 3788

I see you're in Mexico so you listen to Spanish music. So far I'm including, Shakira, Cafe Tacuba, Juanes, Bacilos, Control Machete, Cafe Quijano, La Ley. Am I missing anything new and fun that you can suggest? With the above, I'm selecting tracks that I find difficult to pronounce and sing along t...
by antianira
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Beginner
Replies: 10
Views: 3456

I've been studying Latin for about a year and a half, all without spending any money. The Do'oge book is pretty good, you just have to keep working on it little by little. And, as the others mentioned, much of what you'll read is available on-line. When I started I went to the local library and chec...
by antianira
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge group
Replies: 24
Views: 24643

Re: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge

I believe I am the last remaining member of the "Incredibly Shrinking D'Ooge Group." It is ironic that everyone else has dropped out, since this group (with its weekly deadlines) has finally provided me with the discipline I have needed to stick with the lessons. Maintaining the group must be a lot...
by antianira
Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: wrath of venus
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

wrath of venus

OK, I am still working on Cupid and Psyche. Perhaps its a bit too advanced for me, these long sentences are just killing me, but it is always pleasant when I can finally figure it out. So here is my newest problem, Venus is speaking to Cupid, asking him to avenge his mommy: "Per ego te" inquit "mate...
by antianira
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classics programs
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

I'm not familiar with any specific rankings. I assume you are interested because you are looking at colleges for yourself. Try looking at Peterson's guide, or some such book, they should list most of the US colleges and tell you which ones include a classics department. While it is always fun to say...
by antianira
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Partisan Happy Fun Time
Replies: 47
Views: 13005

Internet forums are like Thai food. ....mmmmmm...Thai food, I especially like the spicey peanut sauce. Sorry, got distracted, what was the subject? I actually hadn't noticed the nasty tone, because I never visit the political forums. I do like having an area where we can discuss other topics (and m...
by antianira
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: National Latin Exam
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

You could look into signing up as a homeschool student. I would assume the exam has some type of accomodations for homeschoolers, and since he's technically learning it on his own, he may qualify.
by antianira
Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Grinchus
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Grinchus

I was over on ebay looking up some latin books I'd like to get when I came across this one:

Quomodo Invidiosulus nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit



I wonder if it rythmes.
by antianira
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Do you guys feel Vulgate Bible is nice reading material?
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

This site has a Second Year Latin book for download that I've been using. It includes some Phaedrus and Ritchie, along with a fairly wide variety of other authors. The selections are all reasonably short and there are notes at the end that are helpful. I've been having the same problem. Caesar was a...
by antianira
Thu May 18, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: trying to read Apuleus
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

thanks, this story came up in my mythology group, I had always assumed it was a greek story, but since finding the original to be in Latin, I decided to try it. I've had enough of the Helvetiis for now, I 'd rather read about handsome gods, beautiful maidens and vengeful mother-in-laws, poor Psyche,...
by antianira
Wed May 17, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: trying to read Apuleus
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

trying to read Apuleus

I'm having a problem putting the following together, I understand the general gist of the sentence (because I know the story) but once again I'm missing a few pieces Hi tres numero filias forma conspicuas habuere, sed maiores quidem natu, quamvis gratissima specie, idonee tamen celebrari posse laudi...
by antianira
Wed May 17, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Late Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 2540

Better late than never. (Actually I've never introduced myself, I know, shame on me, never know what say, so maybe I'm not the best person to be saying this) I'm in the D'Ooge group as well (though I don't know how many of us are left). Regarding the PM problem, when you log in, you may want to chec...
by antianira
Thu May 11, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Question about Greek Mythology
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

I've never heard the dolphin reference. In Hesiod's Theogony, Aphrodite is born of the sea from, um, the recently removed testicles of Uranus. I'm surprised to see her associated with a dead dolphin. I believe it was a crime to kill dolphins, they were often associated with Apollo (He could take the...
by antianira
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lots of ablatives
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Thanks.

I sort of remember going over these things, but now i guess i have to go back and learn them a bit better.
by antianira
Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: lots of ablatives
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

lots of ablatives

So in the review section of d'ooge there are some sentences reviewing ablatives, this one seems pretty easy, but i just can't piece it together Duabus legionibus Genavae relictis proximo die cum reliquis domum profectus est. Two legions (of/to ?) Geneva (left or left behind) on the next day while th...
by antianira
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Whats easier to learn?
Replies: 85
Views: 26977

I think as long as you stick with whatever you choose, you won't regret the choice. I originally wanted to learn Greek but was a bit intimidated by the alphabet and switched to Latin. I've come to enjoy latin and a year later I'm now doing both. (though on occasion I've found myself accidently tryin...
by antianira
Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gospel of Judas
Replies: 30
Views: 8103

Btw, are there any sites nline where you can learn Coptic for free ? What exactly is Coptic? the site said something about a modified greek alphabet to write ancient egyptian. So it is sort of a combination of the two? Does this mean if you read greek you would or would not be able to read Coptic? ...
by antianira
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: library of alexandria
Replies: 0
Views: 1510

library of alexandria

Not sure if this has been posted before, but I found it interesting. It is a nice history of the library, and a list of many of the books that were there and the means in which they were collected.


http://www.greece.org/alexandria/library/library1.htm
by antianira
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Aristophanes
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

Thanks for the input. I have another question. In the play, Dionysus comes off looking like a bit of a baffoon. I've only read a few of his other plays and don't recall him mocking any of the other gods quite so much. Was this considered blaphemous, or by that time in ancient Greece were the people ...
by antianira
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Aristophanes
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

Aristophanes

Silly question: I was reading Aristophanes Frogs (in english) and was wondering if someone could explain this, towards the end of the play, Euripides and Aeschylus are criticizing each other, Aeschylus keeps interrupting Eurpides and saying "he lost his oil flask!", it is meant as some sort of silly...
by antianira
Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translating Caesar
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

thanks for the help, that makes more sense.

so the merchants he refers to are traveling merchants from the Roman province? (I had assumed he was refering to Belgian merchants)
by antianira
Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: translating Caesar
Replies: 5
Views: 4100

translating Caesar

I decided to start in on the good book of Caesar, as it seems to be about my level. I can recognize most of the vocabulary and some of the phrases seem to come right out of D'ooge ( I'm starting to get the impression that d'ooge sort of teaches towards this reading) I've decided to tackle it without...
by antianira
Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Where do you place latin?
Replies: 33
Views: 10902

Relative. Relative to Old English, Latin is a more sophisticated language. But relative to Greek, Latin is merely a barbaric tongue trying to act sophisticated. How I wish I had learned Greek first. How is Greek more sophisticated? I'm not challenging the assertion, I don't know any Greek yet, just...
by antianira
Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: more translating problems
Replies: 3
Views: 5206

more translating problems

So here is my current sentence I am having problems with (from D'ooge, #428): Hostes sciebant Romanos frumento egere et hanc rem Caesari summum periculum adlaturam esse . The enemies knew that the Romans were in need of grain... hanc - I assume it is a form of hic - 'this' but I don't have it in my ...
by antianira
Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Motivation to continue...
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

I've been learning Latin for a bit over a year new (self-taught). There are times when the motivation slows down. I use the Do'oge book , which is nice because the excersizes go pretty quickly so over a period of time I can look back and feel like I've accomplished something. Now that I'm nearing th...
by antianira
Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: indirect statements
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

indirect statements

I am having a hard time with more complicated sentences, verbs with indirect statements in particular, so I will lump my questions all together here: First: the word eunti it is a form of eo/ire, but what form? eundi is the genetive of the gerund, eunt is they go, but i can't find eunti my next ques...
by antianira
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A beginner begins.
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

I had started off trying to learn both Greek and latin, but eventually decided to focus on Latin for awhile. After about a year, I'm nearly finished with the Do'oge book, but I'm having a hard time with the more difficult sentences. However, I am now getting back to learning Greek as well. I think i...
by antianira
Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: In Defence of Harry Potter
Replies: 30
Views: 8505

kerastes - you are truely a master of the cut and paste, LOL This is not true. There are now many reconstructionist pagan religions which worship the ancient deities of Rome, Greece, Egypt, and Scandinavia. I can reference websites, if you're interested. I belong to an online Greek mythology group, ...
by antianira
Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Motivation issues
Replies: 12
Views: 3950

if you aren't up for doing any difficult work, do you have any passages you've translated before? Sometimes when i'm in a lull, I like to spend time reading a passage I've translated beforehand, makes me feel like I've accomplished something, (I've got a few selections from Ovid and I'm currently wo...
by antianira
Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

I've been using the D'ooge book available on this site and it seems pretty good (I have nothing to compare it to, however), I had never even heard of dative and ablative, etc. prior to starting. Now I feel pretty comfortable so I would say it explains things pretty well, even for a beginner (though ...
by antianira
Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Saving the Classics from Classicists
Replies: 27
Views: 8455

I hate having to flaunt my ignorance, but who on earth is Hans ?berg (and what is that funny letter everyone keeps spelling his name with?)
by antianira
Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: In Defence of Harry Potter
Replies: 30
Views: 8505

I never understood the the Potter-pagan attacks. Last time I checked I couldn't conjure magic with a little wand. Its a basic good vs. evil story and all the different angles in between. A little boy who thinks he's a nobody, learns how to stand up to and overpower evil because he has love (of his f...
by antianira
Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Magic! A question for those outside Western Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 9295

I understand what you mean by the usage of Latin in cantations. Though I personally have not read the books, the Harry Potter series is merely a more salient example of the same tendency. I have heard that the children at the school for wizards perform their spells by speaking in Latin. For instanc...
by antianira
Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: In God we trust?
Replies: 48
Views: 11462

2. There are groups, such as the ACLU, who are trying to stop the display of any christian reference our symbol in any public place. In a neighoring town, atheists tried to get the Ten Commandments removed from the courthouse. It had been there for many years. Here is a link to a story about an ath...
by antianira
Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Participle trauma
Replies: 1
Views: 2875

Participle trauma

I'm having a hard time with participles, perhaps I don't really understand their purpose. I guess it has something to do with using a verb as an adjective and isn't the main verb... Here is attempt a translating (I'll check the key later, for now I'm still trying to piece it together): The army was ...
by antianira
Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ovid and Fabia
Replies: 0
Views: 618

Ovid and Fabia

I was reading a quick bio of Ovid (I think the preface of something I downloaded from this site) which mentioned Ovid and his 3rd wife, Fabia had a daughter who 'inherited something of his litarary ability' I assume that means there are writings attributed to her. Does anyone know her name, or if he...
by antianira
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin and Greek texts
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Thanks for the suggestions, I will look into them.