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by Chris Weimer
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Qui Liber Latinae
Replies: 5
Views: 7367

Re: Qui Liber Latinae

Bad Latin aside, what do you mean? Grammar? Textbook? Ancient author?
by Chris Weimer
Sat May 16, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 2063

Re: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

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by Chris Weimer
Sat May 16, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: two languages.
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

Re: two languages.

I have Kittel, Hoffer, and Wright's Biblical Hebrew. Many Seminarians do both languages (and rightly should). Just note that Bib. Hebrew is very, very different from IE languages like English and Greek.
by Chris Weimer
Sat May 16, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)
Replies: 16
Views: 14536

Re: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)

Why have a diploma at all? Why not just a piece of paper with a signature and a stamp? Why commencement? What purpose does commencement serve except grandiosity? What next? The university itself?
by Chris Weimer
Sat May 16, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: [Urgent] - I do not understand this passage at all....
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Re: [Urgent] - I do not understand this passage at all....

What do you not understand? The translation has errors in it, do you want those corrected?
by Chris Weimer
Sun May 10, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spammer Alert
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: Spammer Alert

Whence will he get new moderators? I have recommended about 10 people who have (1) been here a while, (2) are still seen regularly and (3) seem sensible, and a few others whom I see somewhat less often, or whom I have reason to believe might be strapped for time, but might still make good mods. Onc...
by Chris Weimer
Sat May 09, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spammer Alert
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Spammer Alert

profilicus is spammer. It's been spamming me with private messages to fake phishing sites.

Just a head's up.
by Chris Weimer
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I got another baby girl!
Replies: 15
Views: 5232

My congratulations to you, Mingshey! She's adorable!

(Also, bababooey has some very negative connotations with it... Like Howard Stern.)
by Chris Weimer
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spoken Latin!
Replies: 14
Views: 7525

by Chris Weimer
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: bus and omnibus
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

by Chris Weimer
Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete! Danica-Christine.
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Anglicist in the context of Thesaurus equals one who speaks/studies English.
by Chris Weimer
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Geological Reasons for the Oracle of Delphi
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Littleton, C. Scott. "The Pneuma Enthusiastikon: On the Possibility of Hallucinogenic "Vapors" at Delphi and Dodona." Ethos 14.1 (1986): 78.

I'll have to find links to recent rebuttals, as I do not have them on me.
by Chris Weimer
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: prudentiae est
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Prudentiae est = prudens est. "Prudentiae" est genitiuum qualitatis.
by Chris Weimer
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Geological Reasons for the Oracle of Delphi
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Neither. That the theory was checked out and pronounced DOA save by a few Classicists.
by Chris Weimer
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Geological Reasons for the Oracle of Delphi
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Most classicists still ignore the theory.
by Chris Weimer
Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Attic Pun
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Something like that. It follows after Demosthenes, and opposed to it is Asianic, which is full of vivid imagery, sharp sentences, and is more appealing to the audience. Atticism on the other hand is more refined and elegant and takes great pains to get to where it needs to be.
by Chris Weimer
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4003

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by Chris Weimer
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Attic Pun
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

In Latin, the number of the verb can often go with the closest subject, rather than the whole subject. You see it quite a bit, especially in poetry. And as for reading Cicero, I heartily recommend reading his letters. They're excellent for really getting a grasp on the language and how it's thought ...
by Chris Weimer
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: any other grammars like Allen & Greenough's
Replies: 17
Views: 3980

Medieval Latin is different than literary Latin, so I do not get so much into that. I've been translating recently some early Christian (both ante Nicene and post Nicene) for a friend for his paper. Syntactically its closer to Cicero's letters, but there are still some marked differences. I never lo...
by Chris Weimer
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Attic Pun
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

thesaurus wrote:That Cicero was a laugh-riot alright...

My professor would always stop and point out "that was supposed to be a joke, you know, very funny at the times," and we'd keep plowing on.
Yes, I'm seeing those little corny jokes and exaggerations everywhere in his letters. A real riot as you say.
by Chris Weimer
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Attic Pun
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Attic Pun

Ciceronis Epistulae ad Atticum I.xiii: Quae laudas ex orationibus, mihi crede, valde mihi placebant, sed non audebam antea dicere. Nunc vero, quod a te probata sunt, multo mihi ‘Αττικώτε?α videntur. And of those things which you praise from my speeches, believe me, they too were pleasing me greatly,...
by Chris Weimer
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: any other grammars like Allen & Greenough's
Replies: 17
Views: 3980

Gildersleeve and Lodge is good. Bennett's isn't bad, but it's not as filled as Allen and Greenough's. They're all three really good to have. I have a bunch of small, minor grammars from the late nineteenth/early twentieth century. Weird to read some of them.
by Chris Weimer
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Augustine's Sermons
Replies: 17
Views: 3495

I found a (French) translation online and interestingly enough they take principia to mean "beginnings", which makes sense as the sermon seems to be about the first verses of the two books and their not being contradictory. Unfortunately, this translation seems to have just ignored the persuadere m...
by Chris Weimer
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Roman History Reading Group
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Irene Hahn is great - I participated (albeit very marginally) when they were reading first man in Rome. I second that recommendation. For more Classical oriented blogs, I keep a running blogroll along the right side of Thoughts on Antiquity. I urge you to check them out. The Biblical Studies blogs c...
by Chris Weimer
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Augustine's Sermons
Replies: 17
Views: 3495

Colla = plural of collum, not related to collis. Also, suppono takes a dative.
by Chris Weimer
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4003

adrianus wrote:Et pulchra est interpretatio tua, Christophore.
Multas tibi gratias ago, amice! Ciceronianissimus tamen est.
by Chris Weimer
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4003

adrianus wrote:"incanto -are -avi -atum" = "to bewitch, put a spell on"
"the one spelled" = "incantatus"
The one *bespelled*? In normal English idiom, spelled is the past tense of "to spell" not "to cast a spell".

*shrugs*
by Chris Weimer
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Dragons Speaking Latin
Replies: 22
Views: 4003

I'm not sure offhand of a Latin quote to that affect, but Cicero's Ad Atticus 3.13 discusses something similar. " Beware the beast – he stands before you! Turn not away, for he will rend your flesh with his claws! Love created, is love false - save the one spelled.... or all else fails! " Is it to...
by Chris Weimer
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze Greek to Latin
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

As you mentioned, those post-positives seemed to be a problem. In my estimation, "autem" is the wrong word for de, even though Jerome seemed to be fond of using it. Autem too often in Latin has a disjunctive sense, while de can be either conjunctive or disjunctive.
by Chris Weimer
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecce Romani
Replies: 30
Views: 21283

It's enough to begin with.
by Chris Weimer
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ecce Romani
Replies: 30
Views: 21283

I'll second Wheelock's, though Ecce Romani wasn't terrible. I found it better than Latin for Americans. I hate tutoring students who use that book.
by Chris Weimer
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Pronunciation?
Replies: 12
Views: 11130

quendidil wrote:
IreneY wrote:Well the same goes for Greek of all times but that's a different issue perhaps?
Doesn't the same go for ANY language at ANY time? :D
Depends on how you define languages.
by Chris Weimer
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Pronunciation?
Replies: 12
Views: 11130

Do realize that Koine Greek isn't consistent from region to region.
by Chris Weimer
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: participle for "being"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4891


by Chris Weimer
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: participle for "being"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4891

It's still wrong. Essence comes the Latin essens (though as has been noted ens is the correct participle, since the -se, if I recall correctly, is the infinitive ending). It was formed on imitation of the Greek since ens, entis was never popular. More to the point, Latin in the context that elduce u...
by Chris Weimer
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tibi ago
Replies: 3
Views: 6944

Sure, it works, tho I'd disagree with the comma after gratias. It's an idiom, and gratias is a noun, so perhaps even better would be something like "I give thanks to you".
by Chris Weimer
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Error in LL Roma Aeterna Cap. XXXVI?
Replies: 27
Views: 5056

You'll find no such thing in English grammars where a noun and a participle are so entwined that the participle carries the main idea. Note, I'm not saying that we ought to translate it some way or another, I'm disagreeing with Lucus Eques that participles are so static, even though he disagreed wit...
by Chris Weimer
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Error in LL Roma Aeterna Cap. XXXVI?
Replies: 27
Views: 5056

Vere in sermo Anglico, melius est loqui "from the founded city" quoniam "urbem" in accusitavo, non genitivo est.
by Chris Weimer
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Error in LL Roma Aeterna Cap. XXXVI?
Replies: 27
Views: 5056

Lucus Eques, no, I understand clearly, but you're not understanding what I'm saying. In Latin, yes, you're right. Ab urbe condita, a christo nato, a caesare morto, etc... are temporal events. But this is a developed idiom (cf. Allen and Greenough). The whole "ab puero" thing is a far developed idiom...
by Chris Weimer
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Error in LL Roma Aeterna Cap. XXXVI?
Replies: 27
Views: 5056

Thank you, adrianus, but "from the city" indicates a local (is that the right terminology? oblitus sum) sense and not a temporal sense. The city isn't doing anything, it's static. Lucus himself agreed with me (though unwittingly, I imagine) when he said that condita is different because it's a parti...