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by metrodorus
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ολλενδορφείου μεθόδοs tr. N. Kontopoulos
Replies: 1
Views: 1596

Re: ολλενδορφείου μεθόδοs tr. N. Kontopoulos

As an addendum to this, Blackie's lecture on the utility of the Greek spoken by educated Greeks (i.e., Katharevousa) to the Classical Scholar, is interesting reading. Unfortunately, the Google scan is messed up - I have written in to Google to point out that the scan is unprocessed. It is legible if...
by metrodorus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Graded readers in Ancient Greek -poll
Replies: 50
Views: 29070

Re: Graded readers in Ancient Greek -poll

This neo- ancient Greek text qualifies as a Greek reader:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Gf9GAAAAcAAJ

La Charte constitutionelle des Français translated into Ancient Greek.
by metrodorus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ολλενδορφείου μεθόδοs tr. N. Kontopoulos
Replies: 1
Views: 1596

ολλενδορφείου μεθόδοs tr. N. Kontopoulos

I recently came across a translation of Ollendorff into Katharevousa - a clear version of the text can be found at the Haithi trust (they also have a Greek translation of Kendrick in their catalogue) https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101063604944;view=1up;seq=45 The text was translated in...
by metrodorus
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Janua Linguarum Latin-Greek transcription online
Replies: 50
Views: 32161

Re: Janua Linguarum Latin-Greek transcription online

Thanks, bedwere. Mirabile dictu, that one has a Greek-Latin vocabulary index at the back! (Actually, half of the document.) Too bad many of the pages are cut off on the left side. :( . Google usually responds to a request to re-scan defective docs. https://support.google.com/websearch/troubleshoote...
by metrodorus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Key to Greek Ollendorff. Please help!
Replies: 138
Views: 131775

Re: Key to Greek Ollendorff. Please help!

Hi Bedwere - the pdf link on archive.org is now dead - it says 'there is a problem with the content'
by metrodorus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Janua Linguarum Latin-Greek transcription online
Replies: 50
Views: 32161

Re: Janua Linguarum Latin-Greek transcription online

Hello. Is this text still available online? The links Phil originally posted are now dead.
by metrodorus
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Adler's Course
Replies: 3
Views: 2461

Re: Adler's Course

Adler is a complete 191 hour Latin course, based on the textbook by George Adler "A Practical Grammar of the Latin Language". The audio course modernises the textbook, and provides extensive exercises and oral expositions of Latin grammar. Prendergast's Latin Mastery Course, for more advanced studen...
by metrodorus
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Prendergast's Mastery Series (Latin)
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Re: Prendergast's Mastery Series (Latin)

Thanks. I am working on this material consistently now - and am greatly enjoying translating rapidly into Latin as I listen to the English recorded example. I have a couple of people going over the audio and proofing. Comments and criticism are welcome, as this is the only way a course like this can...
by metrodorus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Prendergast's Mastery Series (Latin)
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Re: Prendergast's Mastery Series (Latin)

Hello Carolus, Thanks for looking over this. There are few courses or textbooks of this type for Latin in existence - although doubtless new ones will emerge as Google continues its mission to digitise the world's libraries. I have been working through the course, and the exposition I outlined is mo...
by metrodorus
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Prendergast's Mastery Series (Latin)
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Re: Prendergast's Mastery Series (Latin)

I agree. This book would suit someone with several years of Latin study, as a quick way to generate a lot of structured oral Latin on a regular basis, to intuitively revise their grammar - similar to a musician playing scales - a boring but necessary exercise. What is unique about this course is tha...
by metrodorus
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Prendergast's Mastery Series (Latin)
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Prendergast's Mastery Series (Latin)

I recently came a cross a Latin textbook I had never seen before, by Prendergast, from the Mastery Series. I believe it would be useful for a student who has learned Latin for a few years, and who wants to gain confidence in oral Latin. I have now started to produce this as an audio course,which can...
by metrodorus
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: AUDIOBOOK: Stirling's Eutropius Paraphrase
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: AUDIOBOOK: Stirling's Eutropius Paraphrase

This is called the 'ordo verborum', and was a very common pedagogical tool in the 1700s and earlier - at a time when students were expected to be able to read and write and converse in Latin. A great many eighteenth century student editions contain such an 'ordo'. Why? It was seen as a fast way into...
by metrodorus
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Teaching Latin Well
Replies: 28
Views: 10963

Re: Teaching Latin Well

You can hear me discussing this issue in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Hi3AXuaG8 , where I go through D'Ooge's preface to the Viri Inlustres Urbis Romae, where he references Hale's paper. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3OIGhhiKirA/WaP0UddhVPI/AAAAAAAAutY/4gvpDvJrLWAjsh7UKGZo7SieFjpqVYDrgC...
by metrodorus
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: NEW AUDIOBOOK - 'Julia' by Maud Reed
Replies: 0
Views: 1517

NEW AUDIOBOOK - 'Julia' by Maud Reed

Latinum http://latinum.org.uk has released a new Latin Language audiobook - 'Julia', by Maud Reed. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FzsMDLne7NQ/WaLRBNq1wGI/AAAAAAAAusA/_0NyEAs5gSY_S61u6m4aFQbFi4qepzLCwCLcBGAs/s1600/Reed_Julia_02.jpg This Latin audiobook contains stories of Roman myth, legend, pseudo-histo...
by metrodorus
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: AUDIOBOOK: D'Ooge's 'Colloquia Latina'
Replies: 7
Views: 3229

AUDIOBOOK: D'Ooge's 'Colloquia Latina'

D'Ooge's 'Colloquia Latina' is now available at http://latinum.org.uk for download or streaming in Latin audio.


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by metrodorus
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: AUDIOBOOK: Sonnenschein's 'Pro Patria
Replies: 0
Views: 1528

AUDIOBOOK: Sonnenschein's 'Pro Patria

Sonnenschein's 'Pro Patria' is now available as an audiobook for streaming of download from http://latinum.org.uk . https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_aTCzydmKjM/WYylec51jTI/AAAAAAAAulU/blPUf0W5kuoqOq5ZG3ZXuYHbX9NWF5DNACLcBGAs/s320/001_PRO_PATRIA.jpg I am also currently recording Reed's 'Julia', and sectio...
by metrodorus
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: AUDIOBOOK: Stirling's Eutropius Paraphrase
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

AUDIOBOOK: Stirling's Eutropius Paraphrase

John Stirling's Latin paraphrase of Eutropius. Recorded 2017 - if you are interested in the audio version, it can be found at Latinum. http://latinum.org.uk The text can be located on Google Books. Little is known about Stirling's life except that he held a MA, served as chaplain to the Duke of Gord...
by metrodorus
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nutting's Latin Primer
Replies: 26
Views: 11270

Re: Nutting's Latin Primer

You are correct, Nutting's book is one of the simplest introductions to Latin I have come across.
by metrodorus
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: L'Homond's 'Historiae Sacrae' in Audio
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

L'Homond's 'Historiae Sacrae' in Audio

L'Homond wrote a useful children's version of the Bible in Latin, called 'Historiae Sacrae', containing 209 chapters. The stories cover the main Biblical narrative sections from Genesis until the time of King Herod. The Latinity is excellent - the first section begins with relatively simple Latin, w...
by metrodorus
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Method of Translatio
Replies: 18
Views: 8892

Re: Method of Translatio

Past a certain level of ability use can be made of a Latino-Latinum dictionary.
by metrodorus
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Carmina Burana
Replies: 3
Views: 2248

Re: Carmina Burana

If you look in Comenius' Orbis Sensualium Pictus, you will find a picture of this peculiar gentleman.
Look at the chapter called 'prudentia'
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by metrodorus
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio course for reinforcement?
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Audio course for reinforcement?

I have reset the Skype Locutorium Latinum group so that people can join it, using the following link.
I contacted Skype management and they wiped all the bots that had infected the group, and that were causing misery.

https://join.skype.com/AOVRD6fCZjj0
by metrodorus
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Eutropius
Replies: 9
Views: 4816

Re: Eutropius

Eutropius was the traditional 'first classical author' - but suffers from being rather dry. John Stirling has a Latin paraphrase of Eutropius which can be a useful tool to use alongside the text, for classroom teaching. Other accessible authors used as introductory authors were Curtius and Cornelius...
by metrodorus
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Teaching "Learn to Read Latin"(Keller/Russell) in HS
Replies: 3
Views: 2742

Re: Teaching "Learn to Read Latin"(Keller/Russell) in HS

Hello, I think a better forum for this post is one of the Facebook groups populated by Latin teachers; this site is mainly (but not only) used by autodidacts, and you will get a better informed response there. I would suggest this FB group - Teaching Latin for Acquisition. https://www.facebook.com/g...
by metrodorus
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio course for reinforcement?
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Audio course for reinforcement?

Thanks. I am pleased you are making use of the materials on my Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/latinum I am working on it more regularly now - at present I am completing the Book of Psalms in classical pronunciation, and am also producing an audio version of L'Homond's 'Historiae Sacrae' - the...
by metrodorus
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio course for reinforcement?
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Audio course for reinforcement?

You will find everything you might need for extensive Latin audio here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/download-8843692 The main website is here: http://latinum.org.uk I a currently recording the Book of Psalms in restored classical pronunciation, and have other Latin audiobooks lined up for producti...
by metrodorus
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin pronunciation
Replies: 2
Views: 2723

Re: Latin pronunciation

I would largely ignore Adler's section on pronunciation, and use WS Allen instead. When I made my audio recording of Adler, I systematically went through the entire book, and checked the quantity of every single word - the printed text is not reliable in this regard.
by metrodorus
Sun May 07, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mundus Alter et Idem
Replies: 1
Views: 2119

Mundus Alter et Idem

I was previously unaware of this particular text; I came across it recently by accident. The editor, H J Anderson, , writing in 1908, would perhaps be disappointed that his attempt to bring this book into the classroom appears to have failed. I think the main reason is that the vocabulary is too wid...
by metrodorus
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language chat rooms
Replies: 20
Views: 13291

Re: Language chat rooms

Locutorium Latinum Latin Language Chatroom CONVIVIUM LATINUM - VIVA VOCE https://www.patreon.com/posts/convivium-9438967 Foedus Latinum uses Houseparty for its active audio visual chatroom. Basic sign-in needs no Latin. You are warmly invited to join Convivium Latinum. You will need to add some Lati...
by metrodorus
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Spoken Latin
Replies: 0
Views: 2057

Spoken Latin

Several attempts have been made over the past few years to set up a workable Latin space online for Spoken Latin. There was always a problem with an adequate video/audio interface. I was recently introduced to the Houseparty app, which is free; this app solves the problem of scalability; up to eight...
by metrodorus
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Promoting Textkit
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Promoting Textkit

Hi, I have added a link to this thread , next to the text of Comenius, on my index over at Patreon.
Thanks for reminding me about it.
Comenius would be so pleased that his works have received a new lease of life!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/index-to-latinum-8810343
by metrodorus
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Promoting Textkit
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Promoting Textkit

Textkit is a very valuable resource - it has served as a student support network, but, perhaps more importantly, as an incubator for numerous important classics-related projects. It offers, I think, one of the best places online for students who are engaged in self-study of Greek or Latin, as the co...
by metrodorus
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latinum on YouTube
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

Latinum on YouTube

http://latinum.org.uk a. Cursum Latinum Molendinarii Pars I (Beginners' Latin taught using only Latin) http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE2082980BC4165A8 b. Cursum Latinum Molendinarii Pars II http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC58C750E62ED549 c. Cursum Latinum Molendinarii Pars III http:...
by metrodorus
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Instagram Latin
Replies: 0
Views: 1245

Instagram Latin

If any of you have Instagram, I have some Latin videos on my account
You can find me by looking for Evan der Millner
by metrodorus
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Renaissance Latin Method
Replies: 5
Views: 2859

Re: Renaissance Latin Method

Nesrad, I have read over your post on Comenius, and I regret to say, you appear to have misunderstood Comenius' method completely. It appears you have not actually read his Opera Didactica Omnia, in particular the part where he outlines his pedagogical methodology. https://books.google.co.uk/books?i...
by metrodorus
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: YouTube Latin Playlists
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

YouTube Latin Playlists

I have collected my YouTube playlists, to give a semblance of order to my chaotic YouTube channel. I am currently working on daily updates on several of these, as after a break I have returned to producing Latin materials. LATINUM LATIN YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS https://sites.google.com/site/janualinguae/yo...
by metrodorus
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Learning Latin with Audiobooks
Replies: 14
Views: 10874

Re: Learning Latin with Audiobooks

After a longish break, I am back recording regularly for my YouTube channel - in the format of 'thing of the day', collected into playlists - currently - word of the day, fable of the day, psalm of the day, advanced latin, colloquium of the day etc. Some of this material is presented in Latin, and t...
by metrodorus
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Renaissance Latin Method
Replies: 5
Views: 2859

Re: Renaissance Latin Method

Everything changed in the 1800's with an emphasis on 'authentic' Latin - and as these Renaissance texts - which had been composed in deliberate imitation of surviving Latin examples (e.g. the hermeneumata) - were thrown out. As we have google books, we can easily access this earlier material, and re...
by metrodorus
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Monolingual Latin Dictionary
Replies: 65
Views: 31016

Re: Monolingual Latin Dictionary

What about the Lexicon Ciceronianum? Although it had a necessarily limited vocabulary, it is Latino-Latinum.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=11kTAAAAYAAJ