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by paulusnb
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Beginner-Intermediate Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 5372

Re: Beginner-Intermediate Authors

Well, it depends on your discipline level and goals. Going Through Lingua Latina Pars I and II is an easy and excellent way to gain reading fluency. That is my recommendation. If you cannot stomach using a textbook (which, again, you should because this is the best option), then I can suggest The Be...
by paulusnb
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "Catch Up" on my Latin?
Replies: 8
Views: 5129

Re: "Catch Up" on my Latin?

there a book with a bunch of "simple" Latin 1-2 sentences I could do to try and improve my sense and such Lingua Latina by Hans Orberg. You can find a lot of info on this book in this very forum.. Last I checked, Amazon sold it for 14$. I have often directed students to tabney.com. Nothing for Whee...
by paulusnb
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54055

Re: What's the point?

As far as begging the question, I was stating my thesis, not my argument. I was simply offering a counterpoint to the following I think playing the "Latin makes you smart/moral/humanist/western civ!!oneone!!!" cards in order to defend the teaching of Latin is a bad idea, not least because you'll get...
by paulusnb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54055

Re: What's the point?

I think playing the "Latin makes you smart/moral/humanist/western civ!!oneone!!!" cards in order to defend the teaching of Latin is a bad idea, not least because you'll get Classicists like me slapping you down on all those accounts. Well, classicists like me disagree. :D Plus, a true education is ...
by paulusnb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: "Catch Up" on my Latin?
Replies: 8
Views: 5129

Re: "Catch Up" on my Latin?

Practice, Practice, Practice. Go over the chapters in Wheelock you were not exposed to. Steps for Success in High School Latin II. 1) Know your vocab. Teacher cannot "learn you" this What follows is what you should be able to do by the end of Latin I in High School. 2) Decline declensions 1-5. 3) Be...
by paulusnb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54055

Re: What's the point?

Do you readers out there think that Latin is a good language in which to write down our culture? Modern languages are subject to change, It is a fool's game to predict the future, but I think English's place in history is firmly established. It will become one of THE dead languages to know. Granted...
by paulusnb
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54055

Re: What's the point?

Baker wrote: Your argument that Latin will improve English is defeated by your own syntax.

Eliot
Well, there goes my argument about Latin improving politeness. :lol:
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What's the point?
Replies: 138
Views: 54055

Re: What's the point?

To me, the place of Latin is somewhat similar to that of cursive. Everyone says throw cursive overboard. Butttttt, kids who write in cursive perform better on the writing portion of standardized tests. No one knows why, so cursive hangs in there. Everyone seems to be done with Latin. Butttt, interes...
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Re: Documentaries

I saw the Rome series by HBO and thought it was fantastic. It seemed to capture the idea of living back then but there were specific inaccuracies. Nothing too bad though. I watched the show when I was young, dumb and full of :wink: , and I really liked it. But now the sober me is tired of these sex...
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Re: Documentaries

cb wrote:(f) watch the HBO rome series on DVD and turn on the historical notes.
Whoa! Do you know what would happen to me if I watched that series in my Middle School classes? :shock: The Today Show would be interviewing my mother and asking her at what point she knew things were just not right. :lol:
by paulusnb
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Documentaries
Replies: 6
Views: 5395

Documentaries

Salvete omnes, I performed a forum search, but I did not find anything. I was wondering if we could get a list of good documentaries, or simply your favorite one, on the ancient world. I am always looking for something for my classes. I will start it off. I think Roman City is one of the best I have...
by paulusnb
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Post Eutropium, quid?
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Post Eutropium, quid?

by paulusnb
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading on iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 4845

Re: Reading on iPhone

That Diogenes link is nice. I use the lexidium app. 1.99 and it is Lewis and short dictionary. I am writing this on my iPod, by the way. That is why all my posts are now so short.
by paulusnb
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Milton on Cicero
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: Milton on Cicero

Maybe I am walking into a trap..... But it simply seems that Milton is saying that since Cicero did not limit a witty, urbane, or even decadent style, Milton is justified in using that style. In other words, Cicero found it fair game, and so does Milton. Am I missing something, carissime thesaure?
by paulusnb
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Learning strategies with Lingua Latina II?
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Learning strategies with Lingua Latina II?

I think ll2 is not as well written as ll1. It gets too hard too fast in my opinion. You can download a vocab list from Orberg's site. Also, you can just find other things that are easier to read.
by paulusnb
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Linqua Latina, Capitulum X
Replies: 11
Views: 4576

Re: Linqua Latina, Capitulum X

Is, ea, Id become demonstrative when modifying a noun. So yeah, ea is fem. because of bestia.
by paulusnb
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Movies in Latin
Replies: 17
Views: 16911

Re: Movies in Latin

If it's any consolation, the actors in Sebastiane were unskilled in Latin, you might like to know, but did well nevertheless. And the dialogue is pretty sparse! I was not going to touch this with a 10 inch pole, but does the movie make up for its sparsity of dialogue by extending other matters?
by paulusnb
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Movies in Latin
Replies: 17
Views: 16911

Re: Movies in Latin

There are these. http://www.lingua.co.uk/latin/ I cannot imagine they are any good. And then there is the Forum Romanum DVD from American Classics League. (http://www.nle.org/forum.html) The value of these, from what I understand, is that they are horribly cheesy. But they are in Latin. You could al...
by paulusnb
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Movies in Latin
Replies: 17
Views: 16911

Re: Movies in Latin

Sebastiane by Derek Jarman is the only latin-language feature film I know. It's good,—but note well: it's an erotic film dealing with love between Roman soldiers. Sebastiane (1976) de Derek Jarman est sola taenia plenâ formâ in sermonibus latinis quam gnosco. Bona est,—at nota benè: est taenia erot...
by paulusnb
Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Progress and next step
Replies: 11
Views: 3232

Re: Progress and next step

Eutropius is another traditional beginner text.
by paulusnb
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Grinch Stole Xmas -- Difficult Level
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Re: Grinch Stole Xmas -- Difficult Level

Lingua Latina part two gets difficult pretty fast. The advice about reading easy stuff is right on. Edonnelly has links to all kinds of Latin readers on google books. These are good.

Ps. If not having a glossary bugs you, you can print up a free one on Orberg's site.
by paulusnb
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: English to Latin translation
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: English to Latin translation

"mesinete" seems an appropriate translation for "mewithoutyou." Haec versio mihi bona esse videtur. Out of curiosity, wouldn't it be more honorific and sensible to get the band's name tattooed in English, as the band/fans use it? Curiosus sum, nonne honorificentior saniorque est nomine gregis Angli...
by paulusnb
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: IN Our Hearts
Replies: 15
Views: 7974

Re: IN Our Hearts

I knew you would come through, thesaurus carissimus. Thanks for the info on cor.
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: IN Our Hearts
Replies: 15
Views: 7974

Re: IN Our Hearts

Thesaurus, I do not understand your choice of dative of possession and the singular cordi? I do not question your ability. :D You have a reason, I am sure. I am just curious as to your choice. I was thinking "semper in cordibus nostris" or "semper in cordibus nostris es." Do you think "Semper nobis ...
by paulusnb
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Italian Textbook
Replies: 7
Views: 4283

Re: Italian Textbook

Maybe Bradjolina wants them.
by paulusnb
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Italian Textbook
Replies: 7
Views: 4283

Re: Italian Textbook

I have never found the book for a good price. 80$ on a book that will probably end up untouched on the floor next to my bed is too much. Alas, my children have made me broke!
by paulusnb
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Tuscan vs. Doric Order
Replies: 1
Views: 10094

Tuscan vs. Doric Order

Does anyone know the difference between the Tuscan and Doric orders? As far as I can figure, Tuscan columns are always unfluted (although Roman Doric occasionally is as well) and the entablature is plain. Is there more? Am I missing something?
by paulusnb
Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lingua Latina Author Dies
Replies: 6
Views: 3275

Re: Lingua Latina Author Dies

Eheu fugaces, Postume, Postume...........................
by paulusnb
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.
Replies: 34
Views: 10957

Re: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.

(2) To say that 'X' is reserved or should be learned only by a select group is elitist at worst and snobbery at best (see current administration for examples). If that were the case for selected subjects we would all become idiots and soon would become slaves to a ruling class. Yeah, I found Waquet...
by paulusnb
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.
Replies: 34
Views: 10957

Re: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.

Another book you may want to look into, which may be more positive & historical, is, "A Natural History of Latin", by Tore Janson. Thanks for the rec. I read it a few years ago. I remember liking it, but I do not remember much else. Latin; or Empire of the Sign is stock full of good info. These pos...
by paulusnb
Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.
Replies: 34
Views: 10957

Re: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.

On the other hand, there's a good chance that the guy who has studied Latin for eight years (high-school through university) is still very middling when it comes to reading the language (not to mention speaking/hearing it). I do not know that I have met such a creature. Most of the students I knew ...
by paulusnb
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.
Replies: 34
Views: 10957

Re: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.

A further point...... I am slightly uncomfortable judging a subject's worth solely by student competence. I have forgotten most of the things that I have been taught. Does that mean that those things are a waste of time? I mean, I have not really had use for Math beyond the 7th grade level (and I sc...
by paulusnb
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.
Replies: 34
Views: 10957

Re: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.

I don't think the issue is that Latin is difficult per se, but that people never really attain any ability with it because of the way it's learned. "Incapable" given the methods and contexts, therefore a waste of effort and an abuse. I agree with Thesaurus. She argues that most pupils were incapabl...
by paulusnb
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.
Replies: 34
Views: 10957

Latin; or the Empire of the Sign.

I have been reading Latin; or the Empire of the Sign by Francoise Waquet. http://www.amazon.com/Latin-Empire-Sign-Francoise-Waquet/dp/1859846157/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259151883&sr=8-2. It is basically about Latin usage in Europe since 1600. I have found out a lot of things I did not know. ...
by paulusnb
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What to say about the greatest interlinear?
Replies: 10
Views: 3749

Re: What to say about the greatest interlinear?

Whatever works. I have dallied with the interlinears in the past.
by paulusnb
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: purchasing a grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 3073

Re: purchasing a grammar

I read Lingua Latina most evenings prior to retiring. Before that I work on Wheelocks and exercises from St. Louis Univ. The issue I am having is that my 'evening devotionals' w/ Lingua Latina are outstripping my knowledge gained via Wheelocks so I am constantly scrambling to keep up w/ LL, however...
by paulusnb
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: purchasing a grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 3073

Re: purchasing a grammar

I have a newer Allen and Greenough and I am happy with it. Bennet is small and to the point. Super Review Latin is a good and cheap reprint of a Dooge book. It has exercises in it, but it works as a Grammar. Super Review markets it as an AP review. The 2001 Pullins AG is not just a facsimile. It is ...
by paulusnb
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Leading a Latin group
Replies: 14
Views: 4517

Re: Leading a Latin group

If the Caesar ever gets off the ground, I would be interested. We had an Ovid group starting up a few months ago. The listserv from Textkit never worked. I posted some Ovid musings on the site but no one seemed to bite. To read the tragic fate of the group and my messages writ on water, look here. h...
by paulusnb
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Postliberal Theology
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Re: Postliberal Theology

I was a theologian once......When Roscius was an actor

.... either for tragedy,
comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical,
historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-
comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or
poem unlimited...

But pay me no mind, for I gave up Aquinas long ago.
by paulusnb
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lucus on You Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Lucus on You Tube

Has everyone seen Lucus on Youtube? http://www.youtube.com/ScorpioMartianus Once one gets over the initial shock of seeing Lucus in the flesh (younger, skinnier, and pimpier than I imagined-he is wearing a blue tie with a purple shirt-), one realizes it is pretty good. I like the combination of audi...