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by Artemidoros
Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The origin of the word "quantum"
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

It is also related to "quantity". And Spanish "Cuando"
In Spanish, the adverb for quantity is "cuanto", not "cuando" (that is "when").
by Artemidoros
Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Homeric books
Replies: 8
Views: 7954

Draper

Hello, I have borrowed today P. A. Draper, Iliad, book 1 (Michigan, 2002). It looks really nice, I guess it goes in the sense of Pharr's book. There is an introduction, and then Draper goes into the first whole book. I have not still begun reading it, but it seems to me that almost every word is exp...
by Artemidoros
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin for the Brave
Replies: 11
Views: 4571

Not so peaceable...

About Roman expansion before Caesar, one can hardly name it peaceable. See the slaughtering of many Hispanic and Greek populations during the whole 2nd century BC. However, Romans cannot be counted amongst the cruelest people of the Antiquity. Assyrians range far above them. About the question of au...
by Artemidoros
Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading Group
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

I'd like to join, but it would depend on the timescale you work out and if the books are available at my school's library. I think we should discuss the timescale, in order to find something that would suit everybody. We may also begin with short works (as you, Emma, suggested, perhaps one of Plato...
by Artemidoros
Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Used Book Lover's Guides
Replies: 1
Views: 951

I currently use this one...

http://www.abebooks.com

They have got many second hand and used bookstores around the world.
by Artemidoros
Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Reading Caesar's De bello Gallico
Replies: 5
Views: 2917

Hi Kerastes, I have got a French edition. It is by L.-A Constans, Classiques Hachette (1929, first copyright). It is really nice because it has some helpful notes at the end of each page, and an appendix with words related to warfare. It fits well a handbag, although it bought it from a second hand ...
by Artemidoros
Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading Group
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

I agree about switching Greek and Roman authors each month. I have also thought about a book available on Textkit... Otherwise, there are many editions available on the web. I love Suetonius. That would be also great.
by Artemidoros
Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading Group
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Reading Group

I was wondering... would there be any people interested in creating a Reading Group of Classic Literature? We could just choose a book each month, read it and discuss it, just for sheer pleasure. I assume that some people would use translations (as I would! :oops: ), but it would be great to discuss...
by Artemidoros
Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Reading Caesar's De bello Gallico
Replies: 5
Views: 2917

Reading Caesar's De bello Gallico

It is amazing! I mean, I have learnt Latin without continuity for a time and the other day I found an old edition (very cheap) of Caesar's De bello Gallico in Latin with some help in footnotes. I am trying a go at it... and it works! I mean, some constructions still puzzle me, but I am reading Latin...
by Artemidoros
Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ius
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

In iure

Trials in Rome took place before a praetor and ius is the place where that magistrate administered law. So, in ius ire , means that they went to the praetor in order to have their quarrel settled by law. Roman trials had two parts: in iure and apud iudicem . The first part took part before the praet...
by Artemidoros
Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please, help with Commentariolum petitionis
Replies: 1
Views: 1481

Please, help with Commentariolum petitionis

Hello to all, I am reading the Commentariolum petitionis , ( The Handbook of Elections ) a great little work, probably written by Quintus Cicero, Marcus' brother. He describes all the ropes of an electoral campaign in Rome (great read, anyway). There is a phrase which I find rather difficult to tran...
by Artemidoros
Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Harry Potter in ancient Greek
Replies: 63
Views: 25475

Reading Potter

Here you have an extract of the book (in ancient Greek):

http://classicspage.com/hpotter/extract.htm
by Artemidoros
Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: North and Hillard's Latin Composition preliminary exercices
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Ooops

Thank you a lot for all your corrections, Benissimus. I think I will print them and study them carefully. I had study Latin a lot time ago, but I guess I should check my grammar again... :oops:
by Artemidoros
Fri Feb 27, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: North and Hillard's Latin Composition preliminary exercices
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Key

I downloaded the key as well, but preliminary exercices do not appear there.
by Artemidoros
Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: North and Hillard's Latin Composition preliminary exercices
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

North and Hillard's Latin Composition preliminary exercices

Hello to all, I downloaded North and Hillard's Latin Composition book and I began doing the preliminary exercices. I realized later that there is no key for those exercices (or I am too dumb to find it). Could someone help me please? This is my first attempt to translate into Latin. :oops: Exercice ...
by Artemidoros
Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advocate's
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

About criminal law and procedures, they were not so different. It was also a two-step procedure (at least at the end of the Republic). First, before the praetor, who would decide it there was a case. There were permanent praetors for different crimes, each one held a quaestio : one for electoral cor...
by Artemidoros
Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ovid Study Group
Replies: 24
Views: 13364

Lucretius

Great! Yes, I think Ovid is a good starting point. I once tried Lucretius: he is sooo difficult!
by Artemidoros
Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Advocate's
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Different types of lawyers in Rome

It depends on what you want to say... At Rome, there were patroni, who spoke in court. They had a background in law, but they were not lawyers (specialist in law). Cicero, for instance, was one of them. Then, you had lawyers, advocati, who knew the legal stuff. They did not talk in court, though.
by Artemidoros
Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is Caesar worth reading? Is Horace?
Replies: 16
Views: 6428

On Caesar

I am pleased to see that some people are discussing about Caesar! I must say that I have always been very fond of him. Since I began to study Latin, I found that his Latin was accesible for beginners. Then, one must admire his command of propaganda (has anyone checked how many times the word "Caesar...
by Artemidoros
Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ovid Study Group
Replies: 24
Views: 13364

Reading Ovid

I would also be interested in setting an Ovid reading group. I am a bit self-taught, and I have been reading Cicero lately. It would be great to change! I was wondering.. does anyone know if there is any book (texkit online) available with comments and notes? (such as for the Odyssey). I see there i...
by Artemidoros
Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Book recommendation, please
Replies: 2
Views: 2350

Book recommendation, please

Hello to everybody!<br />I did an intensive course in Ancient Greek two years ago and I would like to pick it up again. Could somebody recommend me what Greek author to read in order to review all what I studied? Homer? I would classify myself as an intermediate student. Thanks.