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by whsiv
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Via Vertendi by B.W.M. Young
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Via Vertendi by B.W.M. Young

Salvete, Is anyone familiar with or have experience with B.W.M. Young's book Via Vertendi ? If so, what do you have to say about it? I believe the surest test of your skill in Latin is the ability to handle unseen Latin passages confidently. This book promises to offer "systematic help with Latin-En...
by whsiv
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation question from Nutting exercise 39
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Translation question from Nutting exercise 39

You would use the adjective bini, ae, a . From Lewis and Short: B Taking the place of the cardinal number duo, with substt. which are plur. only, or with those which have a diff. signif. in the plur. from the sing. (cf. Serv. ad Verg. A. 8, 168): binae (litterae), two, Cic. Att. 6, 1, 9: bina castra...
by whsiv
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: question about the word "ceteri"
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: question about the word "ceteri"

Hey there, Great question. We're dealing with a couple issues here: one of voice, and the other of idiomatic phrases. The answer given in the key is in the passive voice, so the "others" is the subject, even though they are receiving the action of the verb (like you would expect a direct object to d...
by whsiv
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Definition of the Word Συντέλεια in an old Lexicon
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: Definition of the Word Συντέλεια in an old Lexicon

I see consumatio, finis and Adiumentum, utilitas I think it's okay that consumatio only has one m. The printer needed to save on ink and space somehow! Spelling was not, and is not, totally standardized in all Latin texts. What I wrote as utilitas above was printed with a v as its first letter - it'...
by whsiv
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do you like your commentaries?
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: How do you like your commentaries?

Ja voll!
by whsiv
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do you like your commentaries?
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: How do you like your commentaries?

Thanks for your response. I suppose it also depends to some extent on what you want your commentary to provide for you. If, in addition to vocab/grammar help, you want long explanations of references and allusions that come up in the text, the commentary section might be best at the back of the book...
by whsiv
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do you like your commentaries?
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

How do you like your commentaries?

Salvete omnes, I've noticed four different formats for Latin texts/commentaries. 1) Text in the first section of the book, commentary at the back of the book (like the Cambridge Green & Yellows and Bryn Mawr Commentaries) 2) Text and commentary on the same page, but with commentary beneath the text ...
by whsiv
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best Latin Lexicon
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Re: Best Latin Lexicon

Hello there, There are two big dictionaries - I mean physically large (and comprehensive). One is the Oxford Latin Dictionary (OLD), which would not serve your purpose because of the limited time span it draws its words from. The second is the Lewis and Short (L&S), which would serve your purpose. T...
by whsiv
Sun May 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Mundus Alter et Idem
Replies: 1
Views: 1960

Re: Mundus Alter et Idem

What a great find - thanks for sharing.

Do you know of any other books in a similar vein? That is, relatively obscure but enjoyable Renaissance/Early Modern texts?
by whsiv
Sat May 06, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Digital dictionaries: Forcellini
Replies: 34
Views: 28604

Re: Digital dictionaries: Forcellini

Good find. Thanks for sharing!
by whsiv
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Disputatio pro Declaratione Virtutis Indulgentiarum
Replies: 20
Views: 9569

Re: Disputatio pro Declaratione Virtutis Indulgentiarum

Nice work so far! agant is subjunctive, because it is the subordinate verb in the ut clause following petit : he seeks that... they do... id seems to be a place-holder object with the place-holder verb agant . id agant as a chunk is taking the place of nobiscum disceptare from the previous clause. S...
by whsiv
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need Help: Transcribing Vestibulum
Replies: 24
Views: 10683

Re: Need Help: Transcribing Vestibulum

Excellent! I have found Comenius' works provide a great boost to my vocabulary. As for a dictionary that works well for Latin from all time periods, my go-to is http://logeion.uchicago.edu/index.html . It has the standard Lewis & Short (where you can get your vowel quantities), the Dictionary of Med...
by whsiv
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Opposite of
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: Opposite of

Comenius also uses depono, at least as I understand this sentence from one of his letters:

Duas horas si quotidie tribuas vestitui induendo et deponendo, pectendoque...
by whsiv
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quaestio rara de dictionariis interretialibus
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: Quaestio rara de dictionariis interretialibus

Papae! Exacte id quod quaerebam - debui cogitare de hoc situ. Iterum gratias tibi, bedwere!
by whsiv
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quaestio rara de dictionariis interretialibus
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Quaestio rara de dictionariis interretialibus

Salvete, Quaestionem raram habeo vobis: Scitne aliquis vestrum quomodo possim per dictionaria interretialia quaerere vocabula cum terminationibus specificis? E.g., volo invenire omnes voces quae exeunt in - atio . Gratias vobis! So, I've got a strange question. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to s...
by whsiv
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ubi ponendus est accentus?
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Re: Ubi ponendus est accentus?

Gratias tibi, bedwere!
by whsiv
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ubi ponendus est accentus?
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Ubi ponendus est accentus?

Salvete amici,

In qua syllaba ponitur accentus in his vocibus: sorbillo et cantillo. Debentne pronuntiari sórbillo (cántillo) aut sorbíllo (cantíllo)? Nescio quid agam cum isto duplici l.

Gratias ago.
by whsiv
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Cursus Linguae Latinae Vivae vs. Assimil?
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Cursus Linguae Latinae Vivae vs. Assimil?

Salvete omnes! I am wondering if anyone is able to give an account of the relative aims/projected outcomes of Fr. Siedl's Cursus Linguae Latinae Vivae versus Desessard's Lingua Latina Sine Molestia (of the Assimil family). I know that our bedwere is an avid fan and promoter of CLLV, and I know that ...
by whsiv
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: isthic esse = il y a, es gibt, hay, there are...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: isthic esse = il y a, es gibt, hay, there are...?

Ah, of course. I had forgotten about the simple and obvious fact that this is a letter - specifically that he is having a conversation with someone who is in a different place... and therefore that he would use words like isthic to talk about specific locations, whether he's talking about where he i...
by whsiv
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: isthic esse = il y a, es gibt, hay, there are...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

isthic esse = il y a, es gibt, hay, there are...?

Salvete, I am reading some of Erasmus's letters, and I came across an interesting expression that I do not feel like I've seen before in Latin. In Epistle 1274 (Allen, Vol. 5), Erasmus writes: Sed utinam mihi liceat coram tuis amicissimis monitis erudiri, et ad exactissimi iudicii tui regulam attemp...
by whsiv
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Beginning with Latin Prose Composition
Replies: 19
Views: 6423

Re: Beginning with Latin Prose Composition

Diogenes is a downloadable software, which, among other things, contains a copy of the L&S. It's an incredible tool - I'm sure you'll enjoy all of it's features.

link: https://community.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/ ... /index.php

Best of all: it's free!
by whsiv
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Online: Exercises contained in Adler's "Practical Grammar"
Replies: 14
Views: 6384

Re: Online: Exercises contained in Adler's "Practical Gramma

Salve Carole optime,

Thank you so much for this work you have done. Truly impressive!
by whsiv
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tusculaneum - the works of Avellanus
Replies: 5
Views: 2594

Re: Tusculaneum - the works of Avellanus

Salve Carole,

I finally got around to making some of those changes (including the permanent links and Vicipaedia's breakdown of Praeco Latinus issues) to the Tusculaneum page.

I also added your transcriptions to the two works you mentioned. Good idea!
by whsiv
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tusculaneum - the works of Avellanus
Replies: 5
Views: 2594

Re: Tusculaneum - the works of Avellanus

Salvete, Thanks to you both for visiting the page. Also, thank you, Carolus, for your various tips and tricks. That's interesting about how the providing university dictates whether or not the content is limited- or full-view. I'm a bit new to this all, so I'll definitely take your advice about addi...
by whsiv
Sun May 31, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Tusculaneum - the works of Avellanus
Replies: 5
Views: 2594

Tusculaneum - the works of Avellanus

Salvete omnes, I just wanted to inform you all of the launch of Tusculaneum , a new website where I have collected the works of Arcadius Avellanus into one place. I have been very much into reading Avellanus lately, so if nothing else I created a one-stop shop for myself. I do hope, however, that ot...
by whsiv
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Beginner/Children Audiobooks?
Replies: 16
Views: 7179

Re: Latin Beginner/Children Audiobooks?

I don't think it's possible. Sorry!
Vae discentibus!
by whsiv
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Beginner/Children Audiobooks?
Replies: 16
Views: 7179

Re: Latin Beginner/Children Audiobooks?

On a related note, bedwere, do you know if it's possible to buy just the recordings for the Cursus Linguae Latinae Vivae?
by whsiv
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Numeral adverbs beyond 100
Replies: 2
Views: 1751

Re: Numeral adverbs beyond 100

Salve, Avellanus, in his book Palaestra, offers an apparently exhaustive account of how numbers work in Latin. Pensum Ocatvum (beginning on p. 221) is where all of his number talk starts, and it looks like it even goes into Pensum Nonum. What you might be looking for can be found on pp. 235-237, whe...
by whsiv
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Elementa Linguae et Grammaticae Latinae
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Re: Elementa Linguae et Grammaticae Latinae

Hoc laetus audio, quod tua sententia liber optimus sit.

Multis paginis vestigatis, librum emi de situ Amazon (Italia) pro 19 eurinummis - paulo carior quam apud situm qui tu commendavisti.
by whsiv
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Elementa Linguae et Grammaticae Latinae
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Elementa Linguae et Grammaticae Latinae

Qui vestrum hic in foro audivit de libro qui Elementa Linguae et Grammaticae Latinae inscribitur? Huius auctor libri, Cletus Pavanetto, quondam commentarios Latinos Latinitas prodeuntes e Civitate Vaticana curabat. Liber, qui nunc est in sexta editione, praecepta regulasque linguae Latinae docet ser...
by whsiv
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: First post about me
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

Re: First post about me

Welcome!
by whsiv
Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Attic Greek Authors -In Classical Latin
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: Attic Greek Authors -In Classical Latin

Desiderius Erasmus turned several Ancient Greek works into Latin in the early 16th century. Erasmus has a beautiful style all his own. It may be worth mentioning that he produced a dialogue entitled Ciceronianus , which denounced the authors of his age who relied solely on the style and vocabulary o...
by whsiv
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Tempestas (a short short story)
Replies: 2
Views: 2376

Re: Tempestas (a short short story)

Recte dicis. Gratias tibi ago!

Menda correxi.
by whsiv
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Tempestas (a short short story)
Replies: 2
Views: 2376

Tempestas (a short short story)

Salvete omnes! Conor excolere artem Latinè scribendi, proinde fabulam quam scripsi vobis ostendere volo ut eam corrigatis si quae menda in ea inveniri possunt. Tempestas Me excitavit paulo ante sextam horam tonitrus sonorosus. Tintinnabulum, quod sonare sextâ debuit, inutile reddebatur quia strepitû...
by whsiv
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: aliquot, nonnulli, quidam -> Nominative or genitive
Replies: 6
Views: 2519

Re: aliquot, nonnulli, quidam -> Nominative or genitive

It looks like in your example from Google books, de laudibus aliquot feminarum gentilium..., the context of the sentence is requiring the genitive. We are talking "about the renown of some pagan women." It is genitive because it's qualifying laudibus.
by whsiv
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Thinking about reading Seneca. Where to start?
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Re: Thinking about reading Seneca. Where to start?

Thank you, Qimmik, for the response. I had known about the Green-and-Yellow de Otio and de Brevitate Vitae , but that edition of the letters is new to me. I'll see if the local university library has a copy of it. If not, I am positive they have the OCT, so maybe I'll just slog through that myself w...
by whsiv
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Thinking about reading Seneca. Where to start?
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Thinking about reading Seneca. Where to start?

Salvete omnes, As the subject indicates, I have been thinking about dipping into Seneca lately. I understand that he has written in a wide range of genres (I'd like to stay away from his tragedies for the moment). I also understand that he tends toward a more paratactic style. Are there any of his p...
by whsiv
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: liberos=children?
Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Re: liberos=children?

I don't really know why, but I can speculate: My thought has always been that it is based on the perspective of the pater wielding patria potestas . From his view, he has two groups of dependents/property: his servi and his children. In order to distinguish his "non-free" property from his "free" pr...
by whsiv
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Qui cum descendere - Roma Aeterna XLII Line 315
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: Qui cum descendere - Roma Aeterna XLII Line 315

Salve, Frequently a relative pronoun will be used like this - that is, in a way that connects some piece of the previous sentence to the current sentence ("the connective relative"). In the case of the qui here, it is basically equivalent to et is , And he . Since it is nominative, it is acting as t...
by whsiv
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Solve metus
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: Solve metus

immo, metūs accusativus pluralis est.