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by Talmid
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Facebook Group: Nerdy Classics Majors
Replies: 6
Views: 3019

Re: New Facebook Group: Nerdy Classics Majors

It looks like the meaning of "nerd" may have evolved considerably since I was young. Several decades ago the word was unambiguously derogatory; now it seems to be most often used as badge of honour. Victor, it certainly has evolved. I think people started grasping the term affectionally to make it ...
by Talmid
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Facebook Group: Nerdy Classics Majors
Replies: 6
Views: 3019

Re: New Facebook Group: Nerdy Classics Majors

All, it's an endearing name like "Computer Geek," which IT guys cling to affectionately. It's also a knockoff of two other robust FB groups with similar names: Nerdy Language Majors (almost 2,000 members) and Nerdy Theology Majors (700+ members).
by Talmid
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Facebook Group: Nerdy Classics Majors
Replies: 6
Views: 3019

New Facebook Group: Nerdy Classics Majors

Salvete omnes. It's high time to have a Facebook community for Classics. Thus I've created the new group Nerdy Classics Majors. Please check it out.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1188003901262141/
by Talmid
Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: El Paso, TX: Study Groups
Replies: 0
Views: 1187

El Paso, TX: Study Groups

Friends, I've created a new Facebook page for El Pasoans to connect for community study groups in Greek & Latin. Please check it out:

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1 ... f=bookmark
by Talmid
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Society of Christian Classicists
Replies: 1
Views: 3394

Re: Society of Christian Classicists

I was thinking it would be fun to resurrect this old forum and hopefully the vision for a society devoted uniquely for Christian classicists. Please see below if you are interested in discussing classics from the Christian worldview:

http://scclassicists.proboards.com/
by Talmid
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Best for Fonts & Unicode: Windows or Mac?
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

Best for Fonts & Unicode: Windows or Mac?

Please tell me your opinion. I was a longtime Windows user and got my first Mac about two years ago. Since then I haven't been able to figure out how to do all the fancy stuff on my Mac as I used to do with Windows. For example, I can't even find vowels in Times New Roman with macrons. With Windows ...
by Talmid
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: So What Else do You do?
Replies: 47
Views: 20764

Re: So What Else do You do?

I love to run, which gives me a lot of good time to think and conjugate verbs. I'll go to Starbucks and punish my kids severely if they refuse to come with me (this is a joke--they love going just as much as I do). Listen to Handel organ concertos and Miles Davis. Read through the Great Books series...
by Talmid
Sun May 27, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ontario Classical Association
Replies: 2
Views: 3223

Re: Ontario Classical Association

Hi Kim. I am not in Ontario, but I live near Ft Drum on the other side of the U.S.-Canada border. If you're looking to form an association of classicists, or if you have information, I'd like to know. I've been wanting to connect with other classicists ever since I moved to this area a few months ag...
by Talmid
Sun May 06, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi there&looking for Sanskrit-Greek language exchange
Replies: 2
Views: 2589

Re: Hi there&looking for Sanskrit-Greek language exchange

Hi Maurice. Thanks for posting your inquiry--I am interested in engaging you more about this. For a couple of years I've been gathering resources to begin a serious study of Sanskrit. Thus far I have T. Burrow's The Sanskrit Language, Lanman's Reader, Witney's Sanskrit Grammar, Speijer's Sanskrit Sy...
by Talmid
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Online Schools for Classical Studies
Replies: 6
Views: 5425

Re: Online Schools for Classical Studies

I found another online Great Books program, this one regionally accredited: Faulkner University, Honors Program offers B.Litt., M.Litt., and possibly D.Litt.
by Talmid
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: My introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

Re: My introduction

Joaquin,

Welcome to Textkit. I too lived in El Paso (1992-2002). I still have family in El Paso. I gained an interest in Greek and Latin as a result of my time studying at Howard Payne University's extension campus in Hawkins Blvd.

Are you at the seminary behind Ft. Bliss?
by Talmid
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kansas & Oklahoma People
Replies: 1
Views: 1796

Kansas & Oklahoma People

If you live in Oklahoma and Kansas, especially around Wichita, please sound off! I'm interested in forming a registry for special events and study groups. In Wichita we have a growing "society" of interest in classical studies and Great Books. Sadly the local universities do not have such programs. ...
by Talmid
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Online Schools for Classical Studies
Replies: 6
Views: 5425

Re: Online Schools for Classical Studies

Almost forgot: Harrison Middleton University for distance learning in Great Books and Humanities.
by Talmid
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Online Schools for Classical Studies
Replies: 6
Views: 5425

Re: Online Schools for Classical Studies

For college level: University of Wales-Lampeter for distance learning degrees in classics. University of London for distance learning in classical studies. University of Florida for distance learning in classical studies. Open University for distance learning in classical studies. American Public Un...
by Talmid
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Online Schools for Classical Studies
Replies: 6
Views: 5425

Re: Online Schools for Classical Studies

Veritas Press and Escondido Tutorial Service.
by Talmid
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Edmund Spenser: Faerie Queene
Replies: 2
Views: 2237

Edmund Spenser: Faerie Queene

Anybody know of any good online resources for studying Spenser? I need vocabulary helps, grammar tools, free journal articles, etc., to download.

Thanks...Textkit is always the best resources for asking these types of questions!
by Talmid
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sanskrit Recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 5757

Re: Sanskrit Recommendations?

Just out of curiosity, what is it about newer scholarship that makes you barf? Here's one common mistake I find in the new stuff: "An infinitive doesn't have person...the accusative is the subject of the infinitive." The old grammars may say this too, but I haven't come across it yet--I do find it ...
by Talmid
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sanskrit Recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 5757

Sanskrit Recommendations?

Okay, I'm finally going to get serious about improving my grasp of Indo-European languages. Can I get a few recommendations for resources to learn Sanskrit? My plan is to spend 2010 studying the language, and I aim to read small portions of the Vedas by the end of the year. I prefer scholarship & gr...
by Talmid
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: On-Line Latin Courses
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: On-Line Latin Courses

The University of Georgia has about six distance learning courses in Latin, from beginning level to more adanced studies in Virgil and Ovid. If you google "University Georgia IDL," you'll find information.
by Talmid
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Intensive Biblical Hebrew textbook
Replies: 7
Views: 4129

Re: Intensive Biblical Hebrew textbook

If you want to avoid progressive approaches, you'll need to use a classic grammar. I like Weingreen's grammar published by Claredon Press/OUP. It follows traditional format of presenting paradigms and covers the essential gramatical elements up front. For being hardback it's relatively inexpensive t...
by Talmid
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wichita, KS - Great Books Club
Replies: 0
Views: 927

Wichita, KS - Great Books Club

There is a new study group in the great books starting up at Watermark Books & Cafe on the corner of Douglas and Oliver streets. We will begin Homer's Odyssey (Fitzgerald trans.) this coming Saturday, July 11, at 8:30am. No cost for participating. Please come! If you have questions, please email me ...
by Talmid
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wichita, KS - Great Books Seminar
Replies: 0
Views: 977

Wichita, KS - Great Books Seminar

We meet weekly at Eighth Day Books on Douglas near the corner of Hillside. Time 2:00 - 4:00pm, Saturdays. We are halfway through Plato's Republic. Please join us!! No costs. For more information, email ClassicalLiberalArtsSociety@gmail.com.

Thanks.
by Talmid
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sihler's Comparative Grammar in paperback soon
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Okay, okay, y'all done did convince me it time to read my Sihler. I have it in hardback and added it to my plethora of other grammars which I've never read. I buy more books than I have time to read!
by Talmid
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Need help with avatar
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Hmm.

Thanks for the feedback. The problem then might be with the network I'm on, probably a filter to block contents from the porn sight which hijacked my avatar host sight. From my perspective, I don't have the avatar showing up on my messages. The picture won't download.
by Talmid
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Need help with avatar
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Need help with avatar

Apparently a porn business took over my host sight for an avatar. Hence, my avatar no longer works.

Any suggestions on a good sight to host an avatar for free???
by Talmid
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 27624

So it *can* happen, though I do agree that they are rare... and that even if a person starts out ok, they often get sucked into the madness somewhere along the line.
I agree, and I think the troubles we face today are just the same as they were in Cicero's time.
by Talmid
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 27624

Is it too early to discuss politics?

I heard from a prominent particpant in this forum that tensions on this forum normally get heated as time draws near for presidential elections. Anyway, I think it's going to be funny to see the reactions of our forum members. Me, personally, I don't care much for politics anymore because I think a ...
by Talmid
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classics on iTunes U
Replies: 19
Views: 4880

I just found several lectures on iTunesU devoted to Homer, Vergil et al. Sorry I didn't track the exact locations, but you'll find this stuff on the Stanford and UC Berkerly links. Look through the humanities or literature links for each of these schools. Now that I've found this stuff, I regret to ...
by Talmid
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm so excited
Replies: 24
Views: 6767

Am I excited about school starting? I guess so...I'm out of seminary now, so I have all the time I want to study classics. After my graduation from seminary last fall, I went back to college to study epic literature and Latin. I'm done with first year Latin and now doubling up to finish second year ...
by Talmid
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Hesiod, Works & Days, line 4
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Hesiod, Works & Days, line 4

Can somebody please comment on the function of the final omicron of μεγάλοιο? My mind is kaput for determining this anamoly, and I can find the explanation in Smyth's grammar, nor in Monro's Homeric grammar.

Thanks for your help.
by Talmid
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Old Geezer Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4174

I don't have a picture to post, but you can visit my blog below and possibly find a photo or two of me. I'm an old geezer at 31, in fact, a grey geezer since those stupid grey hairs started appearing last year! BA in Christian Studies (Bible emphasis), minor biblical languages. M.Div. from seminary ...
by Talmid
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76110

Alan - Thanks for sparring over the matter. I'm gonna have to call it quits for today so I can finish my rigorous final exam in Latin. In closing, based upon your answers and links to WT sights, its obvious you are well aware of the problems associated with WT theology. They are always trying to cov...
by Talmid
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76110

Just to finish, as regarding your statement that I have intentions "to denigrate the integrity of [your] Bible," you know as well as I do, if they have not given that Name its due honour, they have already done any of this 'denigrating' all by themselves, with no help from me. I knew you could not ...
by Talmid
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76110

Within your favorite translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, the "Old Testament," how have they chosen render and thus to show respect to YHWH, God's self designated, eternal Name? JohnOneOne - This is a loaded question for which there is no satisfactory answer as you are well aware. Your intention i...
by Talmid
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76110

On that note, I'm curious, how does your favorite Bible translation show respect for and, therefore, chosen to render God's Divine and Holy Name?
It uses several different names based upon the context. These include "Jesus," "Father," "Holy Spirit," etc.
by Talmid
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76110

YHWH (English as Yahweh or Jehovah),
And another thing...

Can we please get away from using the name "Jehovah"??--we all know it's an erroneous rendering of the Tetragrammaton YHWH.
by Talmid
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76110

JohnOneOne - A lot of heresy can hide behind a lot of scholarship. Let me demonstrate the breakdown of your logic: the only one deserving of exclusive worship . Well, "But when he again brings his First-born into the inhabited earth, he says: 'And let all God's angels worship him'" (Heb 1:6 as quote...
by Talmid
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?
Replies: 65
Views: 76110

JohnOneOne -

"...the word was a god," according to the NWT.

Wouldn't this rendering support polytheism? John 1:1 in the NWT has two different gods. I think this sounds like paganism.
by Talmid
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Talmid, are you OK?
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Still alive and kicking!! LOL. When I dragged my wife here from Texas 5 years ago, she was afraid of feeling an earthquake. Then when we finally have one, she slept through it and never felt a thing. Same with me. In fact, I haven't felt a single darn earthquake since the '94 Northridge quake (7.1?)...
by Talmid
Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm addicted to Unicode!
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: I'm addicted to Unicode!

I'm sorry, but my inner grammarian can be silenced no longer: κεφαλῇ.
Ahhhhhh. I'm a dummy--I forgot the rule! As you can tell, I was more worried about the following enclitic.