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by nachtebuch
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: British Museum
Replies: 20
Views: 9505

Re: British Museum

The basement room with all of the various Greek and Latin inscriptions is probably one of the best things in the museum ever. Also, there's a small upstairs gallery that displays the incredible frieze from Bassae, but due to its fragile nature the gallery is hardly ever open so it might be worth cal...
by nachtebuch
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Colebourn's "Latin Sentence and Idiom"
Replies: 24
Views: 17117

Re: Colebourn's "Latin Sentence and Idiom"

Wow. That is a brilliant resource. Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm looking to fine-tune my Latin (it's really bad even after two text modules at uni) so this is going to be really, really helpful.
by nachtebuch
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Who gave Plato's Republic its name?
Replies: 2
Views: 2924

Re: Who gave Plato's Republic its name?

Robin Waterfield, in the introduction to his edition of Republic (published under the Oxford World's Classics series, if you're looking for it), writes: The title Republic is a bad translation of the Greek politeia . The Greek word does occur a number of times in the book, as well as forming the tit...
by nachtebuch
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Oedipus at Colonus [l. 74]
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Oedipus at Colonus [l. 74]

I apologise in advance if any of my queries appear slightly basic for someone who's trying to work through Oedipus at Colonus ; the Greek I have under my belt is the result of an intensive six-week summer school course, so there's a lot that have either been left out or glossed over or which has sim...
by nachtebuch
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Cap XXXV Familia Romana (Orberg) VI
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

Re: De Cap XXXV Familia Romana (Orberg) VI

I think that the inflections that I pasted above from http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/aliquis are wrong in any case. The feminine singular of aliquis is given also as 'aliquis'. Surely it's 'aliqua' or 'aliquae'. It's come to my attention that this actually depends on whether you're referring to the ...
by nachtebuch
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Cap XXXV Familia Romana (Orberg) VI
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

Re: De Cap XXXV Familia Romana (Orberg) VI

We happened to cover this in class today. According to my tutor, aliquis, aliquid does not share the quae found in the declination of quis, quid ; the standard nominative neuter plural form for aliquis, aliquid is, in fact, aliqua . It also happens to be the case that by convention, aliquis, aliquid...
by nachtebuch
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nonne comparandi gerundivum est?
Replies: 15
Views: 4819

Re: Nonne comparandi gerundivum est?

Catullus est qui comparatur Martiali ut puto.
I know this is terribly off-topic, but this construction mystifies me. Is there some sort of special usage with 'qui ... ut ...' that actually means Jamesbath's 'I think' in English?
by nachtebuch
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this a mistake?
Replies: 10
Views: 3168

Re: Is this a mistake?

I've had this problem before....on this forum!....I've got a sort of dyslexia or something about it. I think it's because timeo, timere means to fear and to be afraid...transitive? / intransitive? Does seem odd that timeo can simultaneously mean I am afraid and I am feared. Not at all. Lewis and Sh...