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by Auberon
Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Facsimiles of Greek manuscripts
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Re: Facsimiles of Greek manuscripts

thesaurus, thanks. You've given me a good resource for my search.
by Auberon
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Facsimiles of Greek manuscripts
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Facsimiles of Greek manuscripts

Hi all, I'm interested in the transmission of Greek tragedy and the field of paleography, and I was reading about how codexes from the Middle Ages have been reproduced in book form. I've done some searching on the internet and haven't had too much luck in finding any. I see codexes that are Bible re...
by Auberon
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading the Odyssey
Replies: 8
Views: 3343

Re: Reading the Odyssey

Oh yea---I forgot about the part about good old Polyphemus and his habit of using the femurs and tibiae of men as toothpicks.

Yuck.

But I glad that no man pokes him in his one eye, but good!
by Auberon
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading the Odyssey
Replies: 8
Views: 3343

Re: Reading the Odyssey

Ever since 2004 (when I first registered here) I have been reading the Iliad, in Greek. I finally (finally!) gave that up, after getting to book 8, being, in the end, totally uninspired by it and quite honestly disgusted by it too (too many brutal descriptions of killings to my liking). I agree: at...
by Auberon
Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Language Software
Replies: 7
Views: 4600

Re: Classical Language Software

The topic reminds me of a question I've had for a long time: why are there so many materials for those students studying Biblical Greek? There are tons of video and audio resources, and there's a lot of specially made software. Is this because those studying Biblical Greek are not necessarily studen...
by Auberon
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Elvis and the Classics
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Re: Elvis and the Classics

That's cute. Isn't Graceland a Greek revival mansion?
by Auberon
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The evil 'ii'.
Replies: 11
Views: 4925

Re: The evil 'ii'.

It's tres chic to do that I guess.
by Auberon
Sun May 09, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Returning student advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Returning student advice

You must be looking at an earlier edition. It was developed during summer intensive classes, so I imagine at one time it was a photocopied course textbook that had been prepared with a typewriter. The current edition can be seen here.
by Auberon
Wed May 05, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How NOT to Study Latin and Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 9769

Re: How NOT to Study Latin and Greek

The part about Wheelock's uselessnes I most agree with is his point about the jumping around with regard to grammar. It was a bit chaotic trying to pick through it when I was beginning Latin. With my favorite Latin professor, I have discussed this very matter frequently. Her take is the student must...
by Auberon
Tue May 04, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Keep greetings in one thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 3258

Re: Keep greetings in one thread?

I agree about grouping them in a thread. It should be a sticky at the top of the list. But my concern is people are writing to say hello and so many go unanswered. It'd be great for everyone to feel welcome and somehow let them know we're happy they're here.
by Auberon
Tue May 04, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: College student interested in both Latin and Greek --
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: College student interested in both Latin and Greek --

If you get very interested in learning Greek and Latin, you will definitely get better with grammar---you'll have no choice!

Welcome!
by Auberon
Tue May 04, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete!
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Re: Salvete!

Wekcome!
by Auberon
Tue May 04, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How NOT to Study Latin and Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 9769

Re: How NOT to Study Latin and Greek

Prof. William C. Dowling has a lot to say about the matter. He focuses on method issues for the most part: Is There a Recipe for Disaster? Suppose you want to make sure that, no matter how many years you put into studying Latin, you'll never be able to really "read" a sentence. Is there a recipe fo...
by Auberon
Sun May 02, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wanted to post a link to M&F answer kit
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Re: Wanted to post a link to M&F answer kit

Thanks for this! I've been reviewing M&F's book thanks to you. (Now I can be sure of my answers in later chapters.)

Cheers.
by Auberon
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 19285

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

Great thread, by the way.
by Auberon
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 19285

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

Some languages are more like streams than rivers; they don't have as many resources. As Saul Bellow said, "Where is the Proust of Papua? When the Zulus have a Tolstoy, we will read him." Some thoughts are in order here. Languages like Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa and Wolof have a strong oral tradition, as ...
by Auberon
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Monro?
Replies: 6
Views: 5536

Re: Monro?

This is a very old thread, but I thought I would chime in anyway. My copy of Monro's Homeric Grammar is indeed the Bristol Classical Press printing. Some of the pages have type that appears a bit faded, but at no point does it threaten to be unreadable. If you can read French, Pierre Chantraine's Gr...
by Auberon
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: (not-classics-related): my notes on gender in french nouns
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: (not-classics-related): my notes on gender in french nouns

Seems like the perfect place for it, Chad. Your posts are always engaging---great idea.
by Auberon
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 3912

Re: Some Thoughts

I apologize if this offends the people using them, but it is something that comes to mind: I doubt baby-talk like "prolly", a picture of a llama by someone's name and cartoonish characters and stupid signatures give much of an impression that this is a serious learning-place either. In conjunction ...
by Auberon
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Some Thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 3912

Re: Some Thoughts

The forum is dead prolly cause people are getting ready for the holidays. I don't think about Greek particles much when I am buying robots for nephews and stuff like that.
by Auberon
Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: House of Paine
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: House of Paine

Thanks, Bert.
by Auberon
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: House of Paine
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

House of Paine

Hello. Has anyone studied and profited from Stephen Paine's Beginning Greek: A Functional Approach ? I've leafed through it and have seen some very positive reviews on Amazon that laud its inductive approach. But they warn of the difficulty of using it outside of the classroom without a guide. Curio...
by Auberon
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Polyglot: How I learn Languages (Kato Lomb)
Replies: 3
Views: 8079

Re: Polyglot: How I learn Languages (Kato Lomb)

Very nice...thank you!
by Auberon
Tue May 19, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: How far will D'Ooge take me ?
Replies: 5
Views: 6717

Re: How far will D'Ooge take me ?

There is a famous poster on Textkit, Episcopus, who claimed to have learned solely through D'Ooge. I think he wound up at Cambridge. Does anyone remember this? I would say that's a good testimonial for D'Ooge!
by Auberon
Sat May 09, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spammer Alert
Replies: 6
Views: 2018

Re: Spammer Alert

Bots can sign up and send PM's? That seems pretty sophisticated! I thought their functions were less complex.
by Auberon
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: lost texts
Replies: 15
Views: 5029

Re: lost texts

I like the legend of Phaethon, so I would like to see what Euripides did with his version. I believe it exists only in fragmentary form now.
by Auberon
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Order of cases?
Replies: 36
Views: 27709

Re: Order of cases?

I don't trust people who use PC's instead of Macs, people who hate cats, people who watch the show Friends, and of course people who prefer any declension order other than N-G-D-Acc-Abl-Voc.
by Auberon
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: CUNY Latin/Greek Institute info?
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: CUNY Latin/Greek Institute info?

Galen, good luck to you, but I don't think you really need it with your impressive accomplishments so far.
by Auberon
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: CUNY Latin/Greek Institute info?
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: CUNY Latin/Greek Institute info?

Agreed, Thesaurus…it's very expensive, particularly if you're an out of stater.

The Basic Programs
New York State Residents ..................... $2,040
Non-New York State Residents ................. $4,320

http://web.gc.cuny.edu/provost/lginst/index.htm
by Auberon
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: CUNY Latin/Greek Institute info?
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: CUNY Latin/Greek Institute info?

thesaurus wrote:I assume then you'd be attending for Greek? Because I don't think you'd learn anything new in Latin.
It would be quite a rigorous review if one had any gaps in his or her knowledge. Some people have been known to do it, even after having been Classics majors in undergrad programs.
by Auberon
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: CUNY Latin/Greek Institute info?
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: CUNY Latin/Greek Institute info?

Hey Galen, I attended for a short time, but had to drop out due to a conflict. Have you studied an inflected language before? I think this and a good memory are the best assets to be armed with when attending. Lots of people couldn't keep up with the barrage of information that one is hit with daily...
by Auberon
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Duff's Elements of NT Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 13046

Re: Duff's Elements of NT Greek

paulusnb wrote:I guess I am winy. :D
No, not at all...your reaction is normal. It's a pain in the keister!
by Auberon
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Blass and DeBrunner -- Best NT Grammar?
Replies: 3
Views: 4553

Re: Blass and DeBrunner -- Best NT Grammar?

Thanks, modus irrealis. I am eyeing A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research. I've seen a preview on Amazon.com and it looks great. I'll probably pick it up sometime.

Thanks for the webpage guide to grammars, too.
by Auberon
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Blass and DeBrunner -- Best NT Grammar?
Replies: 3
Views: 4553

Blass and DeBrunner -- Best NT Grammar?

Hey. I'm getting into Duff's textbook (see thread in this forum if interested) and I got A Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature by Blass, DeBrunner and Funk. It is fascinating reading so far. I have some experience in Latin so it is making sense although it is stil...
by Auberon
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Duff's Elements of NT Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 13046

Re: Duff's Elements of NT Greek

I'm in chapter 4 and prepositions. It's not that bad…I put the prepositions and their cases on flash cards and I have half of them memorized already. I don't mind getting them in a big batch—I will have to learn them all eventually. Why not now? So far the book is reasonably laid out. It has helps i...
by Auberon
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Duff's Elements of NT Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 13046

Re: Duff's Elements of NT Greek

I took a French class that focused on reading and not on pronunciation and speaking. Some say a travesty. The point of the class was to get me reading French. Who would say it's a travesty? If the class is about learning to read French then that is the goal. Hey --did the text book you used omit th...
by Auberon
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Duff's Elements of NT Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 13046

Re: Duff's Elements of NT Greek

Thanks, guys.
by Auberon
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Obama=Cicero?
Replies: 30
Views: 7208

Re: Obama=Cicero?

Grow a spine, silly thesaurus!
I'm new here, but already Peter D is my favourite poster. After all, anyone who has the nerve to use his own words as a quote in his signature has to be the life of the party. Classic.
by Auberon
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Duff's Elements of NT Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 13046

Duff's Elements of NT Greek

What do y'all make of Duff's The Elements of New Testament Greek ? He says he doesn't teach accents in the book because the rules are complicated and they don't aid much in understanding the NT. I call b.s. on that -- won't I eventually need to know them? Anyhow, I didn't choose this book. I had to ...