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by Borealis
Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for a Greek program for children
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: Hey Andrew Teach Me Some Greek

Kat Doe wrote:Have you tried "Hey Andrew Teach me some Greek?"
Only the first book, learning the alphabet. I wasn't impressed with their Latin counterpart, so I'm hesitant to spend more money on it. What would be the benefit of using this program?
by Borealis
Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for a Greek program for children
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

That's the book I have; I have both (the 1st volume in the original printing, the 2nd in the 2nd printing). It seems a bit hard for him right now, so I'm probably going to start him on Latin and go from there.
by Borealis
Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

I have recently started Latin self-study, with the aim of eventually teaching my son. He's still only 15 months...so I have a bit of a head start. That you do. I have been looking around at the Latin programs for children, and can not claim great authority, but one I am strongly considering is "Lat...
by Borealis
Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for a Greek program for children
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Looking for a Greek program for children

My son and I have started studying Ancient Greece in our homeschooling program. He's 9, and I'd like to find a decent course on Greek suitable for his age group. I realize it's harder to find a good program for Greek than Latin, but I'm hoping that someone can help me out.
by Borealis
Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Borealis (are you in Canada, by any chance? With a handle like that!) Yep. Ontario, about an hour north of the Centre of the Universe (also known by non-snobs as 'Toronto.') The series Artes Latinae is produced specifically for homeschooling kids. It is in four books at two levels, and is a program...
by Borealis
Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs

Anyone have any suggestions? My son is 9; I'm figuring on starting him on Latin by next September, when we start our homeschool study of Rome. If you have recommendations, please explain them, or point me to reviews online; I don't think Wheelock's is really appropriate for that age, especially sinc...
by Borealis
Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: New edition of Schoder & Horrigan's READING COURSE
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

This is great news! I somehow tracked down a copy of the first edition of the first volume through my local library (they found one in Toronto), and photocopied the entire book so I wouldn't have to learn the Greek language in three weeks. :) Now I'll get the new edition, which unfortunately doesn't...
by Borealis
Wed May 19, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Troy - The movie
Replies: 61
Views: 16241

'Kay, people? It's just a movie. We knew going in that it wasn't going to be a transcription of the Iliad. Instead of picking it to pieces and decrying silly things like the accents of the actors, how about we just appreciate the fact that a lot of people went to see this movie, and you can bet that...
by Borealis
Sat May 15, 2004 5:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Troy - The movie
Replies: 61
Views: 16241

Well, I just got back from seeing it with a friend, and we both enjoyed it very much. I'll say this up front for those who are expecting The Iliad: Don't. It's a very well done movie, with a lot of action and a great duel between Achilles and Hector (and of course, archery from our favorite Wood Elf...
by Borealis
Tue May 11, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: So...anyone going to see Troy?
Replies: 19
Views: 6228

So...anyone going to see Troy?

I'm going to view this with an open mind. I have no objections so far, because I haven't seen it. I also know that Hollywood isn't going to make a movie about the Trojan War without a Trojan Horse; I can live with that, even if it didn't happen at the same point of the war as the Iliad does. So, pre...
by Borealis
Thu May 06, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: reading course in homeric greek
Replies: 1
Views: 1426

You actually found a copy of the first book?! I had to dig one up at a library and photocopy it. It's the 1945 edition, which includes really interesting quotes at the beginning of each chapter. I also have book 2, but in the newer edition. The text is clearer, and its a fancy blue paperback cover. ...
by Borealis
Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Okay, this one might be new to you...
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

I'm having trouble getting that Perseus link to work for some reason. :( Since I'm working with Wheelock's Latin, I want a program that allows me to enter the vocabulary chapter by chapter. I don't want a pre-made list of words, I just want to enter them myself. Anyway, thanks for the advice, and in...
by Borealis
Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:41 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Okay, this one might be new to you...
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Okay, this one might be new to you...

I came up with an idea for a program that allowed you to enter words and their translations, which could then be searched either way. It's more complex than a database, since some words mean more than one thing (moneo, as an example). So if you were trying to find the translation for 'cogitare,' you...
by Borealis
Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:22 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: May I just say... Woo-Hoo!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3298

I don't know if I have access to a working scanner; I'll have to see if a friend of mine can help out. OTOH, you might have luck doing the same thing I did; going through interlibrary loan. If we could get a copy here in Canada, I'm sure you'll find one as well (assuming you're in the States).
by Borealis
Tue Oct 21, 2003 11:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Re: Lesson 8 Quote

Yeah. Interesting how those doctors you are quoting are in academia, and all the quotes that have dates are from the 1940's at the latest.... Can't be helped; that's when the book was published, 1945. Besides, today's doctors, businessmen, etc. were educated by a system that was attempting to displ...
by Borealis
Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:16 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Lesson 8 Quote

I would much rather have surgery performed on me by a doctor who skimped on classical studies and focused on his specialty. Likewise with riding in an airplane; I would much rather it was designed by a geeky engineer who really knows his aerodynamics or stress mechanics any day over one who skimped...
by Borealis
Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:18 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Lesson 7 Quote

"It is my opinion that this neglect of the classics is one of the most serious mistakes of modern education, and that the study of the classics is very important and valuable, and more so in the education of the technical engineer than in some other professions, for the reason that the vocation of a...
by Borealis
Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Lesson 6 Quote

"The roots of American liberty are sunk deep in philosophic and religious soil.They go down to those far-off days in ancietn Greece when men sought to discover the requirements for living a good life in a republic of free men, and to those brief years of Christ's ministry in Judea, proclaiming the b...
by Borealis
Sat Oct 18, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Lesson 5 Quote

“During the past forty or fifty years those who are responsible for education in many of our schools have progressively removed from the curriculum of studies the Western culture which produced the modern democratic state. The schools and colleges have, therefore, been sending out into the world men...
by Borealis
Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Lesson 4 Quote

“I think knowledge of the classics is valuable in any walk of life, and it is especially so in any capacity of a public nature.” Senator Alben W. Barkley, in Louisville Courier-Journal, April 10, 1938
by Borealis
Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Lesson 3 Quote

“In my opinion, Latin and Greek (especially) are the most valuable subjects in the college curriculum… This association is opposed to too much science, and it definitely favors and recommends a cultural education, with the Classics as a basis. Personally, I would unhesitatingly accept as a medical s...
by Borealis
Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Lesson 2 Quote

I'll post the first four today, so as to catch up to where I am in the lesson book. These are great quotes. “I studied Latin and Greek as a college student. I have always been happy that it was thus. Indeed I know of no studies which develop precise and logical thinking as surely as does the pursuit...
by Borealis
Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Quotes from the Reading Course
Replies: 15
Views: 9400

Quotes from the Reading Course

One of the things I'm really enjoying about this Reading Course in Homeric Greek book (aside from the fact that I HAVE IT!!!!) is the quotes at the top of each lesson. I'm keeping a running quote list on my computer, and I thought I'd share some of them with the people on the forum. Note that these ...
by Borealis
Wed Oct 15, 2003 8:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: May I just say... Woo-Hoo!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3298

May I just say... Woo-Hoo!!!

They said it couldn't be done...they said it couldn't be found...they said it was out-of-print and unavailable...but the Library proved them wrong! I posted some time ago about trying to find an old Greek textbook, A Reading Course in Homeric Greek, Volume 1, which has been out of print for some tim...
by Borealis
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin Readers (was: How much do you study?)
Replies: 21
Views: 11120

Re:Latin Readers (was: How much do you study?)

Carmina Burana was used as the music for the movie Excalibur, if that helps. Great music.<br />
by Borealis
Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Finding textkit
Replies: 30
Views: 14231

Re:Finding textkit

The site was mentioned on the latinstudy mailing list; I don't remember what the initial post was talking about, but I checked out the site and decided to stay.<br />
by Borealis
Sun Aug 03, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introducing...
Replies: 3
Views: 2476

Introducing...

Salvete!<br /><br />Allow me to introduce myself. I'm a self-teaching student of Latin and (eventually) Greek, with my goal being to read as much Classical Literature as I can in the original languages, from Homer to the Vulgate. I also expect much slamming of my head against a wall during this proc...