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by Fabiola
Wed May 23, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Intermediate Latin from University of Georgia (IDL course)
Replies: 12
Views: 4825

Is anyone currently taking any of their courses?

I'm looking into taking their Elementary Latin II over the summer.
by Fabiola
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread - Monday, 23 April 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Planning on knocking through the 4th and 5th declensions and brushing up my knowledge of them.
by Fabiola
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Yippee!
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Congratulations! I'm still working at it- hope to finish it soon (or at least eventually!) as well. :)
by Fabiola
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: My little introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

GlottalGreekGeek wrote:why read the banal thoughts of people alive now when you can read cool stuff written by people older than your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother.
Right on! :)

Welcome, Hampie! I know you'll love it here- everyone is very helpful!
by Fabiola
Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huzzah! Ι asserted my right to vote!
Replies: 37
Views: 9606

I agree that politicians tend to be two-faced unprincipled con-men. Occasionally I watch a local hockey team play. It is amazing how civilized gentlemen turn into animals as soon as their skates hit the ice. Politicians don't have a monopoly on "two-faced-ness." Absolutely true; however, hockey pla...
by Fabiola
Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huzzah! Ι asserted my right to vote!
Replies: 37
Views: 9606

Actually, doing research about the third-party candidates in this election decreased my opinion of third-party candidates in general. I was no happy about the main candidates for the governorship election, so I went and looked up the third-party candidates. Then I discovered that I like the third-p...
by Fabiola
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huzzah! Ι asserted my right to vote!
Replies: 37
Views: 9606

I wasn't able to vote this year (turned 18 just a few weeks ago and then I forgot to register!), but I'm sure I will in 2008. Agrippa- I agree that politicians tend to be two-faced unprincipled con-men. Politics distress me more than anything else, and I tend to want to just ignore it all; but I don...
by Fabiola
Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: BARGAIN!
Replies: 18
Views: 5631

Wow! Great catch!

I'm reading Roman literature this year, I'm really enjoying it- you'll have to post about how you like it. :)
by Fabiola
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How long have you been studying the classics?
Replies: 25
Views: 7432

After she decided to start homeschooling my brothers and me, my mom did a lot of research on different types of educational methods and curriculums and decided she wanted to give us at least a partly classical education. I was first introduced to both Latin and Greek very early on- I can only guess,...
by Fabiola
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Further Heroic Nerdery: review of A Gateway to Sindarin
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Hanon le for the review! :)
by Fabiola
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete!
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Welcome, Sarah! We sound very similar (and indeed, we share the same name :))

This board is very friendly and helpful, I know you'll love it! :)
by Fabiola
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help with preparing for the latin SAT 2
Replies: 12
Views: 7070

Agrippa wrote:That all strikes me as really easy. I kicked Wheelock's butt and I'm now reading Ovid with not problems (though sloooowly). Should I be worried about this test?
Sounds like you shouldn't be! :)

Congrats on getting through Wheelock's!
by Fabiola
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ancient maps PDFs
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

ancient maps PDFs

Very cool. :) Thought ya'll would enjoy them, as well!

http://www.unc.edu/awmc/mapsforstudents.html
by Fabiola
Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3313

Thank you both. :) Thanks for the invitation to chat, Lucus! I might take you up on that sometime, once I have a better grasp of classical pronounciation. But right now my pronounciation is very.. strange. Think southern/midwestern american girl meets ecclesiastical and classical pronounciation and ...
by Fabiola
Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hey ho everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

Welcome to the board! You'll love it here- the people are very nice and helpful. :)
by Fabiola
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help with preparing for the latin SAT 2
Replies: 12
Views: 7070

Reviving this thread to say that I bought the SAT Latin book by Ronald Palma. It looks quite good! It has a lot of grammar review, and practice questions. (It is however only "reviews" so you'll want to have your grammar book for anything you're having problems with). Here's how the test breaks down...
by Fabiola
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3313

Thank you both for your replies and advice. I am interested in conversational Latin, and more especially in Latin poetry, so I will go ahead and learn the macrons. It'd be a bit unfortunate anyway, to go to all the trouble of learning Latin and to not be able to speak it! David- thank you for the ki...
by Fabiola
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Spinning Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

It is my understanding that a fusus is used for spinning but is not a spinning wheel, rather a long stick sort of thing from which thread is hung by a weight and twisted (spun). That's right! If anyone is interested in handspinning in ancient times, here's a few articles you might enjoy- http://kws...
by Fabiola
Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3313

a few questions

Hi all, I've been going over my Wheelock's vocabulary and rememorizing (to make up for a shameful neglect of study over the summer :oops:), and was wondering- how important is it to memorize the macrons, and what are the rules for placing them? I thought there was a topic on that here, but much sear...
by Fabiola
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Spinning Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Yup. They used a small spindle in roman times- here's the WW entry on it- fusus, fusi N 2 1 M [XXXCX] spindle; (e.g., of the Fates); fusiformis, fusiformis, fusiforme ADJ [GXXDK] spindle-shaped; atractylis, atractylidis N 3 1 F [XAXNO] plant of the genus Carthamus, spindle-thistle (used as antidote ...
by Fabiola
Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wheelock's exercises
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Wow, that's a fantastic site, thanks so much for posting!
by Fabiola
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classic commercial
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

jjhayes84 wrote:
Carola wrote:And I'd just got used to being a geek :shock:
Seriously, if I became "cool" I don't know what I'd do with myself.
Same! That would be quite an odd experience. :?
by Fabiola
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: And also: Google Books followup
Replies: 22
Views: 6692

That's great we can download now- makes google books a lot more usable.

Thanks for the update! :)
by Fabiola
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 18574

Congrats, Epi! Have fun studying Classics at Cambridge, it sounds wonderful.

That being said, I seem to recall that you're an Oxford man.

;)
by Fabiola
Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 15195

Summer reading for me has been Tolstoy's War and Peace, and rereading Dante's Divine Comedy.

I have Moby D!ck lined up to start as soon as I finish one of the above!
by Fabiola
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help with preparing for the latin SAT 2
Replies: 12
Views: 7070

Thanks for the suggestions! Much appreciated. :)
by Fabiola
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help with preparing for the latin SAT 2
Replies: 12
Views: 7070

Thanks for the info. :) Good to know I should be in good shape with the Wheelock's vocab!

And dude, you totally have my favorite pianist as your icon, lol. Good taste. 8)
by Fabiola
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help with preparing for the latin SAT 2
Replies: 12
Views: 7070

help with preparing for the latin SAT 2

Anyone know what kind of vocabulary I need to know for this? Like primarily military, etc.? And can anyone suggest a book/website where I can learn meter scansion? I seriously have no clue there. I'm hoping to do well on it (I want to go into college with as many credits as possible), and I'll be ta...
by Fabiola
Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS
Replies: 23
Views: 7437

I *love* the hosta. :lol:

Nice work! *thumbs up*

I've been working in the gardens a lot as well, it is a lot of work! My stuff is starting to bloom though so I'm feeling somewhat rewarded- especially by the hollyhocks. They're amazing when in bloom! :)
by Fabiola
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hella
Replies: 38
Views: 10394

Ya'll are hella nerdy.

;)
by Fabiola
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: national spelling bee
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

national spelling bee

http://www.spellingbee.com/

Anyone else watch it? It was a really good competition this year!

The word "Koine" was one of the last 30 or so words spelled, and one of the very few of those later words that I actually knew! :P
by Fabiola
Sun May 21, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Argh! Why! Must! Classics! Books! Be! So! Expensive?!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2440

GlottalGreekGeek wrote:Doesn't Dover also publish an english-old norse dictionary as well (not exactly classics, but even more obscure).
Thinking of this?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/048643 ... oding=UTF8
by Fabiola
Sun May 21, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Argh! Why! Must! Classics! Books! Be! So! Expensive?!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2440

What don't we get Dover Classics to start publishing, well, classics ? Are you not happy with what they already offer ? LOL Actually they have a small Plato book- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486270661/qid=1148181763/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-0898478-1983117?s=books&v=glance&n=283155 I think they ...
by Fabiola
Sat May 20, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Argh! Why! Must! Classics! Books! Be! So! Expensive?!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2440

I! don't! know! why! but! it! is! almost! as! annoying! as! typing! like! this!

;)

Actually, it's probably because it's a smaller press and/or printed in America.
by Fabiola
Fri May 19, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: FAQ?
Replies: 5
Views: 6048

Oh wow what a great website! Thanks for the link. :)
by Fabiola
Fri May 19, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sanskrit on textkit
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

On this particular forum? Personally, though I find all languages fascinating, I don't think it would be a good idea to try to make this forum cover all ancient languages- I think that this forum is more focused on Western culture's roots and languages, and trying to make it more broad than it alrea...
by Fabiola
Fri May 12, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Funny
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

:D :lol:
by Fabiola
Sun May 07, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Welcome to the forum! :)
by Fabiola
Thu May 04, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Time flies when you read Homer...
Replies: 23
Views: 12892

BTW - Fabiola, I'm also aiming to read Beowulf for the first time in OE - of course, I don't know how many years away that goal is. Cool cool. :) I hope to gain that particular goal of mine before I graduate from highschool as well, but we shall see- it all depends on how much time I have for study...
by Fabiola
Wed May 03, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning by heart
Replies: 23
Views: 5628

Yes, absolutely. How could you have a working knowledge of Latin/Greek grammer without knowing the paradigms?