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by Osterdeich
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Who is "in the field" in this sentence
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Re: Who is "in the field" in this sentence

A farmer is often outstanding in his field.
by Osterdeich
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Death of Patroclus
Replies: 4
Views: 3423

Re: Death of Patroclus

I heard Zeus wanted Patroclus dead because he was reputed to have been an eater of broken meats.
by Osterdeich
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Archaic Greek World: good books
Replies: 6
Views: 6212

Re: Archaic Greek World: good books

Hi Dan, Thanks much for the reply. I have noted your recommendations and have added them to my list. I appreciate it. I have not test started the Hall book, but I will indeed come back and report back about my findings. Best wishes to you!
by Osterdeich
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Archaic Greek World: good books
Replies: 6
Views: 6212

Re: Archaic Greek World: good books

Qimmik, thanks a lot! I have copied your post and am going to see what I can pull from Amazon.
by Osterdeich
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Archaic Greek World: good books
Replies: 6
Views: 6212

Re: Archaic Greek World: good books

You're the best, Scribo. Thanks for the recommendations!
by Osterdeich
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Archaic Greek World: good books
Replies: 6
Views: 6212

Archaic Greek World: good books

Hi all—I am doing a survey of Greek civilization (on my own, autodidact style) and I am looking for quality books on the subject. So anything excellent that pertains to the period of roughly 1200–479 BCE is what I am looking for. So far I am using the following books as a start: A History of the Arc...
by Osterdeich
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Hansen and Quinn Answer Key
Replies: 1
Views: 3204

Re: Hansen and Quinn Answer Key

Bondarev, thank you so much. Mad props to you!
by Osterdeich
Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Introducing Noet: Research App for Classicists
Replies: 1
Views: 1771

Re: Introducing Noet: Research App for Classicists

Thanks for the heads up. I think the side by side texts along with the ability to look up words in situ is exciting.

I watched the preview video…very stylish presentation.
by Osterdeich
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Linqua Latina Pars II
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

Re: Linqua Latina Pars II

I have been going through Allan and Greenough's sections on the Uses of the Subjunctives in order to make more sense out of some of the passages in the Roma Aeterna text book that I am muddling through. Tell me about it…volume I is kind of sort of easy, but the second volume…not so much! :( In addi...
by Osterdeich
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Linqua Latina Pars II
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

Re: Linqua Latina Pars II

Thomas,

Greetings!

I wish you were my neighbor. We'd have some pretty cool conversations over the picket fence. You've done quite a lot in your life.

I hope you find Textkit to your liking.

O.
by Osterdeich
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: So What Else do You do?
Replies: 47
Views: 21833

Re: So What Else do You do?

I am a writer of fiction who often gets lost in the confluence of German, French and English. I am not sure if I speak all or any of these languages anymore. I admire cats for their single-minded devotion to solitude and dogs for their loyalty to their masters. I think any food with cranberries is a...
by Osterdeich
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Collections Budé: Where to find?
Replies: 20
Views: 13791

Re: Collections Budé: Where to find?

... But the English Loeb and French Budé translations are cribs... What the heck is a crib? crib home, domicile, or dwelling Dang du...your CRIB is phat YO! (Your house is very pleasing to the eye; Contemporary flare, yet structurally sound. May I have a look around my good man?) Okay, maybe that i...
by Osterdeich
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Collections Budé: Where to find?
Replies: 20
Views: 13791

Re: Collections Budé: Where to find?

I have a couple of the Belles Lettres editions, Psellos' Chronographie ou histoire d'un siècle de Byzance (976-1077), and I can attest to how good these editions can be. It's great practicing my French when the Greek fails me. If I have any complaint it is that they are paperbacks and tend to be fai...
by Osterdeich
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Best for Fonts & Unicode: Windows or Mac?
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: Best for Fonts & Unicode: Windows or Mac?

τι κάνετε; I am not sure I am addressing the exact question here, but on a MacBook Pro, running OS 10.6.8, I went into System Preferences and created a shortcut so that I could switch between the English keyboard and the Greek Polytonic keyboard. I'm primarily concerned with modern Greek right now, ...
by Osterdeich
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 4116

Re: Welcome

Yay! Jeff, thanks…you're the best.
by Osterdeich
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Greek history forums?
Replies: 23
Views: 12257

Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

daivid wrote:Not giving us the proper permissions is a cunning ploy to build the excitement. :-)
Good point, daivid! :lol:
by Osterdeich
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Greek history forums?
Replies: 23
Views: 12257

Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

"Permissions" for the new board? Outside the forum we can hear the games beginning, but the seats are all empty. Jeff and the mayor of Strongsville—the honorable Jimmy James—are cutting the ribbon and dedicating the new forum to us—we devoted fans of ancient history. But we stand outside shivering ...
by Osterdeich
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Greek history forums?
Replies: 23
Views: 12257

Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Yay! But it says I don't have the required permissions. Does the moderator have to "break it in" ? :(
by Osterdeich
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Greek history forums?
Replies: 23
Views: 12257

Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

There just happens to be a free coursera course starting this week called The Ancient Greeks Good call. I have enjoyed the "open university" style classes. Yale has a good selection. The internet is grand, innit? Are you coming to the sub-forum opening, edonnelly? I hear cweb255 and whiteoctave are...
by Osterdeich
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Greek history forums?
Replies: 23
Views: 12257

Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

We can create a sub-forum here, that is is someone is willing to moderate ;-) When does this sub-forum open? I have never been to a sub-forum opening. Does the mayor come and cut a red ribbon and are prizes and balloons given away at the opening? I am going to be first in line because I want to be ...
by Osterdeich
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello! First post.
Replies: 3
Views: 2024

Re: Hello! First post.

Whitefort wrote:I still just don't 'get' how Greek poetry works, despite reading a few basic explanations, so I have a lot of work to do there.
Welcome, John. There's a fella named Annis here who knows a lot about that. Seek him out—I'll bet he'd help if you had questions.
by Osterdeich
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Greek history forums?
Replies: 23
Views: 12257

Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Scribo wrote:I'm more than happy to moderate in general.
That's super, Scribo. I'd contribute to the forum.

Pster—good call on the French "history for all" forum, too. I am checking it out now—good site!
by Osterdeich
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Schulz & Griesbach's "Deutsche Sprachlehre fur Ausländer"
Replies: 14
Views: 14911

Re: Schulz & Griesbach's "Deutsche Sprachlehre fur Ausländer

Osterdeich: Thanks! I hadn't thought at all to look on Amazon.de, great find! Lacking much German myself, it's hard to tell what level the language goes up to, but B2 is (I think, I'd never heard this term before) equivalent to 2nd year university… Pen, you're welcome. The level B2—and the others f...
by Osterdeich
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Schulz & Griesbach's "Deutsche Sprachlehre fur Ausländer"
Replies: 14
Views: 14911

Re: Schulz & Griesbach's "Deutsche Sprachlehre fur Ausländer

I was not familiar with this book, but I took a look at it on amazon.de . I can only get to page 170 in that preview, but in that range is material you will typically seen covered in B1 classes, maybe lower B2. (Konjunktiv, comparisons, etc.) Four of the five reviews under the product are good to gl...
by Osterdeich
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Hansen & Quinn - Appendix
Replies: 3
Views: 2354

Re: Hansen & Quinn - Appendix

Yes, the appendix has grammar similar to what is in the back of the later v2 single volume. I haven't ever had one, but I know people who have worked with it. They say the content of the appendix is similar to what is in the back of v2. Here is a link to a seller who has it (for way too much money):...
by Osterdeich
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared
Replies: 13
Views: 11476

Re: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared

Kanewai…thank you! (And Adelheid and Paul, too.) I decided to do a another run through Pharr and this helps like you would not believe.

Danke!
by Osterdeich
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock's Latin & Lingua Latina
Replies: 11
Views: 5567

Re: Wheelock's Latin & Lingua Latina

Wheelock is horrible. I use pages from it to clean up the mess my cats make when they eat too much tuna. Plus it's for bourgeois capitalist pigs.
by Osterdeich
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock's Latin & Lingua Latina
Replies: 11
Views: 5567

Re: Wheelock's Latin & Lingua Latina

The makers of Lingua Latina also make LINGVA LATINA : A College Companion. It has grammar and notes keyed to each chapter. There are also Latin workbooks that are helpful made by the same company. With these materials you could bypass Wheelock altogether if you so chose. In the past intead of Wheelo...
by Osterdeich
Wed May 23, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 3900

Re: .

I think it's a period piece.
by Osterdeich
Tue May 22, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Le Latin en 15 Leçons
Replies: 0
Views: 1064

Le Latin en 15 Leçons

Hallo alle, I was lucky enough to be in Paris this past weekend where I visited the Gibert Joseph bookstore near the Jardin du Luxembourg. (If you're there and you have time, check it out: five floors of books where étage 4 has a generous amount of books in its classics section. Lots of Bude volumes...
by Osterdeich
Mon May 07, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Beginners book - Lingua-Latina equivalent?
Replies: 3
Views: 3757

Re: Beginners book - Lingua-Latina equivalent?

Hallo, I liked Thrasymachus: Greek Through Reading quite a bit. It is not exactly like Lingua Latina, but it does have vocabulary lists and it starts off simple and gets progressively harder. I think you would like it a lot if you like Lingua Latina. I have also used Steadman's books, although they ...
by Osterdeich
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 11529

Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

It seems the release has been delayed with no new date listed.
by Osterdeich
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 11529

Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

I hope you'll consider buying our new, offset edition of the 4th edition. We think this is an improved edition of a great work. The publication date is set for early April - with books to ship from our warehouse in mid-March. Diane, thanks for posting with your thoughts. I have the Pharr book (earl...
by Osterdeich
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: New FGB Key
Replies: 15
Views: 19891

Re: New FGB Key

I have never used the book, but the work you've put into your answer key makes me want to. Nice going so far, jaihare!
by Osterdeich
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Looking for: hi-res maps of ancient Greece and Roman World
Replies: 8
Views: 11776

Re: Looking for: hi-res maps of ancient Greece and Roman Wor

Guten Tag Carolus, I scoured ebay.com and ebay.de and have not found a used copy at a better price than the new copies on Amazon. It's a shame it's so costly. This line from the review link you provided is smart: "We are already far better off with the Barrington Atlas than we were without it — as T...
by Osterdeich
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Looking for: hi-res maps of ancient Greece and Roman World
Replies: 8
Views: 11776

Re: Looking for: hi-res maps of ancient Greece and Roman Wor

Hi Carolus, I cannot recommend online resources where you can find hi-res maps. However, the physical copy of the Barrington Atlas that I have has always been adequate for my studies. The issue, of course, is the cost of the atlas and the corresponding indices. (It could cost you around $600 new.) h...
by Osterdeich
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Les Belles Lettres
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: Les Belles Lettres

Hi pster, Thank you for your reply. These books are a contemporary history of the Byzantine Empire by Michael Psellos. He describes the emperors during the century before up to his day. I believe he was a monk in his lifetime, which was about a thousand years ago. Because I am interested in the Byza...
by Osterdeich
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Les Belles Lettres
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Les Belles Lettres

Hi all, Through Amazon.fr I ordered Chronographie ou Histoire d'un siècle de Byzance (976–1077) tomes 1 et 2 . They were much less expensive than the official website's retail cost (€21.96 each instead of €51 each). These are Les Belles Lettres editions, associated with Budé. These books are beautif...
by Osterdeich
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: a nice reference (for a class)
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: a nice reference (for a class)

Thank you, Annis…I downloaded both docs.
by Osterdeich
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 11529

Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

There is a new edition of Pharr's Homeric Greek coming out in April according to Amazon. From the website: Paperback: 456 pages Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; Fourth Edition (April 2, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0806141646 ISBN-13: 978-0806141640 Book Description Publication Date: Apr...