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by Thucydides
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lentiri
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

So there's a mistake in the exercises my teacher set me??? *gasp*
by Thucydides
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lentiri
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Lentiri

Is this actual latin? (lentiri). If so I have no idea what it comes from. I'd much rather it were leniri.

This is probably me just being very tired, but can anyone help me?
by Thucydides
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Aeneid 4.445
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Trying to translate "sunt lacrima rerum" will make you realise how "poetic" Vergil's use of cases is.
by Thucydides
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: English-Latin dictionary
Replies: 0
Views: 635

English-Latin dictionary

... I need to get myself a good one of these. So far Cassell's seems the best avaliable option. But would anyone recommend any others (e.g. out of print ones) that are better? I could probably track them down on abe/ebay etc.

thx
by Thucydides
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Aeneid 4.445
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Vergil loves locatival ablatives... or any other vague sort of ablative for that matter.
by Thucydides
Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Christi dies natalis
Replies: 1
Views: 3724

Christi dies natalis

Thought I'd try out my new "Lexicon recentis latinitatis" Intra dona sunt (ridebis!): -"Neues Latein Lexicon": id est lexicon, quod multa verba nova, quae haud facile in communibus lexicis inveniuntur, continet. - "Taylor's Late Bottle Vintage 2000 Port": id est alcoholica potio - Pulcritudo America...
by Thucydides
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: S.P.Q.R.
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

Which of course was complete rubbish. But the Romans were good at propaganda.
by Thucydides
Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Humble requests
Replies: 10
Views: 9242

Ask Jeff. I sent in a suitable copy of Monro about 6 months ago!
by Thucydides
Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Latin Dedication
Replies: 2
Views: 4970

Thank you for that. I have no idea how I managed to type hox. Presumably I was going for the C key out of a tendency to think that all dimuitives are neuter, for which I blame German. The inscription I have been most closely following is one in Merton College at the end of the north transept of the ...
by Thucydides
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Latin Dedication
Replies: 2
Views: 4970

Latin Dedication

I want to write a Latin dedication in a present to a classical friend. I believe the format should be something like: name of recipient (first name Latinised and inflected, surname uninflected) object of dedication (hoc saxum/librum etc.) reason why (I am not sure how best to introduce the virtues) ...
by Thucydides
Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Good German Grammar?
Replies: 9
Views: 3867

Hammer Grammar's the way to go.
by Thucydides
Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: if you've worked through a grk tragedy...
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

I come back to this every year or so and each time I see more in it and it's yet funnier.
by Thucydides
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Burning Audio CDs
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

Not all CD players can read all kinds of CD. A CD Player can be:
-CD compliant
-CDR compliant
-CDRW compliant

What you burn is either cdr or cdrw, and older players sometimes can only play plain old CDs. Apparently.
by Thucydides
Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: adjectives modifying adjectives.
Replies: 20
Views: 13441

This question was always a bit of a favourite at school as a sort of teacher's grammatical trivia question: "What else do adverbs modify apart from verbs?"
by Thucydides
Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek grammar texts
Replies: 15
Views: 6110

By far the most user friendly the pits Two opposite opinions. Can both of you elaborate? the JACT Greek Summer School (300+ people learning Greek intensively on a residential course for two weeks) gives all its students a copy of Morwood. Oxford first year undergraduates are expected to revise to t...
by Thucydides
Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek grammar texts
Replies: 15
Views: 6110

Morwood (Oxford Greek Grammar) definetly. By far the most user friendly; ideal for beginners.
by Thucydides
Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Oxford Latin Dictionary
Replies: 14
Views: 4291

Neolatin seems unlikely. But there's a vatican dictionary if that's what you want.

The OLD was completed in 1982. Don't know if it's been updated.

There'll be plenty of copies in libraries round here if you want me to find out more.
by Thucydides
Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Oxford Latin Dictionary
Replies: 14
Views: 4291

I'm told by people who should know that it's worth every penny, as good dictionaries tend to be, for language is at the heart of Classics.
by Thucydides
Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The difference between "classicists" and "lat
Replies: 68
Views: 19325

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by Thucydides
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Meaning of "Quod libes"
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

There is a pronoun quodlibeT (quidlibet) meaning 'any you like', 'any old' etc. Also sim. quidvis.
by Thucydides
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The difference between "classicists" and "lat
Replies: 68
Views: 19325

Thucydides wrote: This is what makes Oxford Classics the best arts degree in the world. :D
With apologies to Cambridge of course :)
by Thucydides
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The difference between "classicists" and "lat
Replies: 68
Views: 19325

nostos wrote:
Thucydides wrote:Christ Church. My av is the college crest.
Of course! you have it right there under your avatar I just never look.

How so very wise of me :oops:
It wasn't when you asked. I just added it!
by Thucydides
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation to latin
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

animalia maris can be found at Tacitus Annals 15.37.3, where it has a rather poetic flavour. I briefly considered characteristic gentive for 2 but Gildersleeve says this is very rare with a proper name. 3 points 1) Multitudo is a noun. You say "a multitude" of [plural noun] 2) virtutes pl. needs a ...
by Thucydides
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Site with declension of proper names and places?
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

No, but you'll find them in the bigger grammars and some dictionaries.
by Thucydides
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The difference between "classicists" and "lat
Replies: 68
Views: 19325

Christ Church. My av is the college crest.
by Thucydides
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The difference between "classicists" and "lat
Replies: 68
Views: 19325

Here at Oxford I am studying for a 'Classics' (older name 'literae humaniores') degree. To us, Classics is anything in the ancient world. The syllabus can include literature, history, philosophy (even modern philosophy, which is a bit bizarre), philology, art & architecture, and archaeology. You cou...
by Thucydides
Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: What's the best Iliad
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

I've used the new Loeb Iliad a lot and I was pretty happy with it.
by Thucydides
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classics Books
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Good grief. Really? How do I get some of these unwanted gems?

At the moment I must confess I have no idea how to find what you ask for.

Th.
by Thucydides
Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classics Books
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Classics Books

Now that I'm at Oxford I have access to some pretty fantastic libraries with some pretty fantastic classics books. My college library for instance has two copies of the otherwise mythical "Greek Verbs Irregular and Defective". Since lots of them are out of copyright, it's quite possible I can photoc...
by Thucydides
Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: die Quelle
Replies: 36
Views: 30613

Do you subscribe to another theory then (e.g. Farrer's)? Or do you just think that it's impossible to really tell?
by Thucydides
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: I hate school
Replies: 3
Views: 4210

I believe (though I may be wrong - philology is a complicated business) that odi, being a perfect form with present force, is a relic of the Protoindoeuropean (mother language) "Perfect" tense which always had a perfect formation but "present" sense. (Strictly, PIE Perfect was "stative" - a "tensele...
by Thucydides
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: die Quelle
Replies: 36
Views: 30613

die Quelle

I've been reading about the Q hypothesis (that matthew and luke use matthew and a common source Q for their gospels). I'd be interested to know what the textkiters think of this? Is it likely/specualation/hard to tell?
by Thucydides
Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: need translation confirmation (Aeneas to followers)
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Be careful not to confuse: fugo-are "I put to flight" and fugio "I flee".
by Thucydides
Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: El Jon (Warning! Introduction inside!)
Replies: 20
Views: 4606

Episcopus wrote:i'm sure oliver taplin will have much to say on this matter when you get to Ch.Ch. for term time.
~E
Taplin's at Magdalen.
by Thucydides
Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: El Jon (Warning! Introduction inside!)
Replies: 20
Views: 4606

Methinks Deudeditus need not put himself down so much :)
by Thucydides
Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: El Jon (Warning! Introduction inside!)
Replies: 20
Views: 4606

Fortunately for you, the English word "infant" comes from the Latin "infans", which literally means "that which does not speak". So if you can manage one word, you're beating that Roman infant.
by Thucydides
Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: More Aristophanes
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Thanks. I had just come across the ou + fut. indic and the oimwzw expression but was too slow to put the two together.

Heheh. I'm not up yet. I was just playing around with my future new location.
by Thucydides
Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: More Aristophanes
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

More Aristophanes

Aristophanes Ranae:

I am familiar with οἰμωζε as a colloquial "be hanged", but I am a little more troubled by the indicative in line 178. Literally, the second half of the line seems to translate as "will he be not be hanged?" οὐκ οἰμώξεται;.
by Thucydides
Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: arist frogs 103
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Many thanks Whiteoctave.
by Thucydides
Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: arist frogs 103
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

arist frogs 103

Can anyone help me with:

μἀλλα πλεῖν ἢ μαίνομαι

Aristophanes Frogs 103

malla = me alla?
plein = contr. of pleion?

thanks