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by Scribo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: textcritical has free mobi versions of many Greek texts
Replies: 0
Views: 64

textcritical has free mobi versions of many Greek texts

Boom. Link. https://textcritical.net/

This is particularly good for texts you want to read casually and don't care about the textual issues about. I have pulled some Plutarch onto my Kindle for example.
by Scribo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Where to find examples of correlatives and particles?
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Where to find examples of correlatives and particles?

Years and years and years ago I had a similar problem with Latin. I didn't even know what to call them. What helped, and what suggested, was the following: 1) Make a list of those you can recall from memory 2) Make a list of what you think you should be there in your native tongue 3) DICTIONARY TIME...
by Scribo
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ørberg’s Lingua Latina series
Replies: 30
Views: 782

Re: Ørberg’s Lingua Latina series

Joel, Orberg designed the course so that you can start dipping into real texts profitably from around mid way through the second book. He meant this to be done gradually and produced several ancillary texts. Reader versions of Caesar, The Aeneid, Plautus etc. By the time you go through everything yo...
by Scribo
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: The Hellenistic Period
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: The Hellenistic Period

For the Hellenistic period: Peter Green "From Alexander to Actium" is still the preeminent narrative/thematic book for undergraduates. Quite poor re: literature, but great everywhere else. Frank Walbank "The Hellenistic Age" is a great, cheap, text by one of its foremost historians. I often recommen...
by Scribo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille
Replies: 46
Views: 49451

Re: Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in Latin: Hobbitus Ille

It's shame composition has fallen a bit by the way side outside of competitions (which are always the same boring stuff! Translate Gladstone, translate Disraeli etc etc). I wanted to write my dissertation in Latin but was told that there would be a word count penalty upon translation. I didn't mind ...
by Scribo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Giving a reasonable instead of one's best effort at reading unadapted Greek?
Replies: 22
Views: 765

Re: Giving a reasonable instead of one's best effort at reading unadapted Greek?

No, it will benefit you. This was me with Latin. Exposure is exposure. Also, this used to be a pretty standard part of pedagogy. Look up delecti , these were lists of digestible sentences categorised by morpho-syntactical function (e.g "here's 100 sentences with genitive absolutes"). They were meant...
by Scribo
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Visit to Greece, especially Aegina
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Visit to Greece, especially Aegina

I think I am going to agree with Joel on this, re: colours. I recall seeing some much better reconstructions by an Austrian (?) archaeologist. The thing is, the fragments of pigment we retain are open to widely differing interpretations in terms of intensity and hue*. The surviving paintings we have...
by Scribo
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Rules of Textual Criticism as Adduced by Some Bib. Scholars
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Rules of Textual Criticism as Adduced by Some Bib. Scholars

I have not read these yet, no doubt I will dislike them when I do, but none the less I post this here for your perusal. http://www.bible-researcher.com/rules.html Abstract: When the manuscripts differ, how do scholars decide which words are the original ones? There is more to it than simply choosing...
by Scribo
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Writing 'Ancient Greek' in Ancient Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Writing 'Ancient Greek' in Ancient Greek

Yes, it's a tendency that arrises fairly early in Greek when describing languages. I suspect metonymically from e.g "Greek things" to including language. So, for example, Sanskrit can be Indike (though more usually he indike glossa) and then (ta) Indika. Latin was, confusingly, referred to e.g as Ro...
by Scribo
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Writing 'Ancient Greek' in Ancient Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Writing 'Ancient Greek' in Ancient Greek

???? Obviously the term wasn't used, but would have been the same as in modern Greek: ἀρχαῖα Ἑλληνικά.
by Scribo
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Classics Lectures
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Classics Lectures

Ah, excellent. The rest of the Classics podcasts may be found here: https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/units/faculty-classics I heartily recommend the Gaisford lectures, as each year they're incredibly stimulating. The British School at Athens (BSA) has several incredible lectures on topics as diverse as Myc...
by Scribo
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Classics Lectures
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Classics Lectures

This is an excellent idea for a thread, perhaps we could move it to 'civ & culture' and open it up to both sides of the Classic's coin?

If it's available online, the Syme's lecture from 2011 or 12, given by Denis Feeney is absolutely worth listening to. I remember them recording it at least.
by Scribo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Commentaries on Anabasis
Replies: 24
Views: 7178

Re: Commentaries on Anabasis

That's going to freak me out, since in my head your voice = Augustine's.
by Scribo
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Tyndale House Greek New Testament
Replies: 3
Views: 2306

Re: Tyndale House Greek New Testament

Interesting! I've been looking for opinions on the book because I'm trying to pick up a GNT.
by Scribo
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
Replies: 14
Views: 2689

Re: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

A friend of mine has an advance copy. From what (little) I've seen, I can't really form an opinion. I can't see it replacing the usual suspects amongst budding classicists, however.
by Scribo
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Aeneid drammatic reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: The Aeneid drammatic reading

Well Luke it's wonderful to have you back and with such gifts too. A wonderfully expressive, rhythmic, reading. I could just ignore the screen, close my eyes, and visualise.
by Scribo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Homeric depiction from the 15th century BCE Pylos?
Replies: 7
Views: 3445

Re: Homeric depiction from the 15th century BCE Pylos?

I agree that we've got much more from PIE linguistics than Linear B when it comes to Homer. The issue is with the academy: previous generations of scholars on Lin.B were Classicists first and foremost. Their modern descendants are archaeologists and, in classical terms, illiterate.
by Scribo
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Re: women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes

Yes, I see that religious pollution means that to murder anyone of whatever status was taboo. But in the case of a slave who would prosecute? In the case of a woman, if the husband claimed his wife died of fever, who would contradict him? Well I certainly wouldn't discount religion as a motivation....
by Scribo
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Re: women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes

I'll try to help out where I can, though I'm a little addled, don't have access to my books right now and obviously have to take an Athenian perspective. I mean you're correct in that's what we in essence have to do (we do have a decent amount of legalistic inscriptions/papyri from other periods/pla...
by Scribo
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: "X lines to do" in old novels
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Re: "X lines to do" in old novels

I can't vouch that what we do today in the UK is the same as Victorian times, but given that the courses haven't changed too much when it comes to reading, it's probably similar. So at the start of each course we're given a reading list of texts divided into α and β. The latter being what you absolu...
by Scribo
Wed May 17, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with Roma Aeterna?
Replies: 5
Views: 4021

Re: Help with Roma Aeterna?

Not that I am aware of? I think some of the issues with Orberg are people are expecting to read it as if it were a novel. That's because many of us came to the books after having had some Latin. If you're not struggling with the grammar; well that's something given that's what most people have troub...
by Scribo
Wed May 10, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Studia Pindarica
Replies: 1
Views: 2747

Re: Studia Pindarica

Wonderful find. That and Leslie Kurke's book Traffic in Praise or some such (also available online) were definitely formulative in my thinking on Pindar. Actually, given that we all have near enough the same reading lists probably the entire last generation. Excellent introductions!
by Scribo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Richard John Cunliffe Biography
Replies: 7
Views: 4689

Re: Richard John Cunliffe Biography

Nothing in any of the dictionaries of classicists?
by Scribo
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hittite cookies!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1978

Re: Hittite cookies!!!!

Ha, I recall that a PhD student from Cambridge was doing something similar with Lin A/B , Phoenician etc but these are something else. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYTKi4BUQAAjcuN.jpg Look at that. Incredible. Looks like Babylonian creation myth, but I'm *bad* at this stuff. I know what I'm making fo...
by Scribo
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3367

Re: Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?

Salve scribo, That said, I'm sure we could work something out here at text-kit. I could easily generate a 12 object list, with write-up and bibliography. It could be launched via this subforum next month/2017. A 52 list would be more difficult, but I'm sure we could manage that together. Unfortunat...
by Scribo
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?
Replies: 6
Views: 3367

Re: Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?

You might try Rogue Classicism or something like that. That said, I'm sure we could work something out here at text-kit. I could easily generate a 12 object list, with write-up and bibliography. It could be launched via this subforum next month/2017. A 52 list would be more difficult, but I'm sure w...
by Scribo
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How is "Liddell" pronounced?
Replies: 14
Views: 7932

Re: How is "Liddell" pronounced?

"Lidl" what an admirable way of dispelling ambiguity lol. But, yes, it certainly is pronounced thus. I suppose I should cite as my source the fact that literally everybody I've ever known speak the name uses that pronunciation, including his would be hagiographers at Christ Church. Moreover, I've a ...
by Scribo
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Do I understand Caesura?
Replies: 10
Views: 5577

Re: Do I understand Caesura?

Potentially. The caesura on the third foot can be masculine (as post Θεά) or feminine (post μυρί') and I'm sure you can see the difference. Statistically the latter is more common. Together these make up something silly like 97/8% of caesurae in Homer and there is a small remainder in the fourth foo...
by Scribo
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Optimized, interactive 85% core vocab e-flashcard deck
Replies: 7
Views: 3084

Re: Optimized, interactive 85% core vocab e-flashcard deck

I think memrise has support for a decent amount of what you want.
by Scribo
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Aeneid 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5133

Re: Aeneid 4

Ha, we used to call her the Trimblenator (sign of endearment, never to her face ofc). Regarding intertextuality I can recommend "Homeric Effects in Vergil’s Narrative" by Barchiesi, newly translated from the Italian. Well, I think it's just been translated, if it's been revised/updated I might scrap...
by Scribo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Recovering melodies from ancient Greek documents
Replies: 20
Views: 8728

Re: Recovering melodies from ancient Greek documents

I'll be back at home in a few days, I'll do a quick run through (of West's schema) on my kithara, though I have some disagreements with it and the kithara has much better projection than the phorminx.
by Scribo
Sun May 01, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Can participles get the definite article?
Replies: 5
Views: 2604

Re: Can participles get the definite article?

Yes, participle with article ("arthric participles") exist, it just transforms the article into a substantive. The problem you're having right here is that you're treating these like definite articles, which is a later development and this use is fairly rare in Homer. You should think of think of it...
by Scribo
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Good Tutorials for Basic Video Editing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1951

Good Tutorials for Basic Video Editing?

Oh, would you look at that, my question fits in the title?

Seriously though, are there any basic platforms/tutorials people would recommend?
by Scribo
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Refreshing a language
Replies: 32
Views: 17176

Re: Refreshing a language

Remarkable, I've just finished his Soumission which has caused an extreme amount of fuss internationally. I actually found it to be rather well put together and I admire him for being willing to discuss, and profit from, a problematic feature of our modern society. I'm not sure the French is particu...
by Scribo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation of Passage in the Confessions
Replies: 10
Views: 3403

Re: Translation of Passage in the Confessions

Can't go wrong with Rossellini, I enjoyed his Socrates immensely. But while we're on additional materials for Augustine's Confessions, I'm going to recommend our own (?) Bedwere's recordings. They're available on librivox and archive.org. They're very good recordings, the voice is now Augustine in m...
by Scribo
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vergil's Aeneid
Replies: 108
Views: 43119

Re: Vergil's Aeneid

Ater = something like coal black, or like the black after fire? What would you call that if not coal? the stem also gives us atrium (as in the part of the house we call atrium, presumably where the fireplace would have been originally?) Now, how that contrasts with niger (or if V was even aware of t...
by Scribo
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vergil's Aeneid
Replies: 108
Views: 43119

Re: Vergil's Aeneid

Textkit Aeneid read through orgy? I've already doffed my pants. Commentary wise you have, basically: Bulk: Conington, J. & H. Nettleship (1884), Virgil: the works, with a commentary, Vol. 2, 4th ed.// (1883), Virgil: the works…, Vol. 3, 3th ed. (London) Williams, R. D. (1972), Aeneid 1-6 // (1973), ...
by Scribo
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Re-Organizing the Forums
Replies: 56
Views: 41042

Re: Re-Organizing the Forums

Yes, I think that Theasaurus' option might be a bit too radical. I'm loath to make too big a change to the Latin section since I have been informed that a) Wheelock's is the most popular course in the US and b) M&F's is used a lot for intensive summer schools. If anything, Do'Oge's is the weak link ...
by Scribo
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Intelligence²: Greece vs. Rome
Replies: 15
Views: 5395

Re: Intelligence²: Greece vs. Rome

Mwh is largely right, we refer to it as "Etonian Greek" (or Latin"), though we use the term for ALL of the great public schools, not just Eton. It's certainly not specific to Balliol (or any college for that matter, if I was going to pick on a college it would be bloody Christ Church). It's certainl...
by Scribo
Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Re-Organizing the Forums
Replies: 56
Views: 41042

Re: Re-Organizing the Forums

Just to add a few notes to this: I would like to stress again my commmitement to what is in essense the mos maiorum of this forum, I think any changes have to be carefully, very carefully!, considered and I've two worries here: 1) Logistic: Where would all the posts go? We already have a problem in ...