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by jtm
Fri May 06, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greece in the summer
Replies: 10
Views: 7368

Re: Greece in the summer

Glad they're helping! I thought they were great. The HAU website has the text of what's said in the podcast, though in Greek only, no translation. But the text helps a lot if the people in the podcasts speak too quickly for you. They certainly did for me! When I went through the podcasts I listened ...
by jtm
Fri May 06, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The "arco" in "arcosolium"
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: The "arco" in "arcosolium"

Allen and Greenough has a section on the formation of words (starting at section #227). Part of that is a section on the formation of compounds (starting at 264). They give the following examples to the rule cited above--that the first part of the compound is the stem of the original word with -i or...
by jtm
Fri May 06, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greece in the summer
Replies: 10
Views: 7368

Re: Greece in the summer

I went to Greece a couple years ago. I used a basic text to get the grammar, and for practice with pronunciation I found two sources online that were useful for spoken Greek. First, there is a series of lessons from Radio Cyprus from the 60s. You can listen to them free online, and there are resourc...
by jtm
Fri May 06, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Romans: conquest by testament?
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

Re: The Romans: conquest by testament?

Yeah, Attalus III. I don't know of any suggestion that there was any kind of fraud by Rome--such as pressure to bequeath it to Rome. They say he had no interest in politics and that he was trying to avoid the political chaos that might erupt after his death, since he had no heirs. Chaos erupted anyw...
by jtm
Fri May 06, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Text for Learning Greek and Latin in Tandem
Replies: 27
Views: 18365

Re: Text for Learning Greek and Latin in Tandem

Along with the NT in Latin and Koine Greek, the Romans translated Classical texts into Latin. Some passages that exist in both the original and the translation. Hopefully some other Textkitter will respond with details, because I can't quite remember exactly what is extant. There must be a list some...
by jtm
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ripman's "Classified Vocabulary" finally online
Replies: 17
Views: 14199

Re: Ripman's "Classified Vocabulary" finally online

Thanks for posting that! I've been compiling my own little lists in exactly the same way. This will save me the effort. I can just add notes to this rather than starting everything from scratch. As for how to use these lists--I started my lists because I'm interested in how and when Ovid uses certai...
by jtm
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: short Latin stories
Replies: 7
Views: 9144

Re: short Latin stories

Thought of one more thing. There is also Auricula Meretricula by Ann Cumming and Mary Whitlock Blundell, which was intended for students using Wheelock. I read it in college and loved it. It was a useful antidote to the usual Wheelock exercises -- "The wicked man has been expelled from the city; the...
by jtm
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: short Latin stories
Replies: 7
Views: 9144

Re: short Latin stories

Here are a couple other intermediate readers. I haven't read any reviews of them, but I remember liking them and finding them very useful. I'd like to hear others' opinions of them. Short Latin Stories, by Philip Dunlop (Cambridge University Press, around 1987). It has 50 stories, which start out qu...
by jtm
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Book Salon?
Replies: 13
Views: 6515

Re: Book Salon?

I think this is a very good idea.

It would be interesting to try with older books as well--just as a book discussion, if an arrangement with an author proves difficult to work out.
by jtm
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 232350

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

Hello, I've been reading the forum for a while. I finally decided I should join the conversation. I teach classics part-time.