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by Iacobus de Indianius
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question Concerning Lingva Latina: Capitvlvm Octavvm
Replies: 9
Views: 5502

Re: Question Concerning Lingva Latina: Capitvlvm Octavvm

Greetings Prolixus, Let me try to help you with some of your other questions since it the issue with the masculine pn has been answered. First of all, listening comprehension, when it comes to new languages, takes time to develop. I never did any audio recordings when I started out, but given my exp...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Necessary books?
Replies: 9
Views: 4955

Re: Necessary books?

My suggestions to you are three. First, you should use Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina series as it is (IMO) unsurpassed in its ability to acclimate learners to the Latin sentence, i.e. emphatic word order and long flowing sentences. It's also great for building vocab and learning about Roman culture. A...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: confusing ablative(dative?) in DBG 6.21
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Re: confusing ablative(dative?) in DBG 6.21

I'm reading DBG too. I find it really helpful to consult Lewis and Short when I don't understand the usage of words which I already know. Luckily, Caesar is cited a ton, and Perseus makes it really easy to dig out those buried citations.
by Iacobus de Indianius
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Bello Gallico
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

De Bello Gallico

Hi everyone, I want to make sure I'm reading this sentence correctly. Caesari renuntiatur Helvetiis esse in animo per agrum Sequanorum et Haeduorum iter in Santonum fines facere, qui non longe a Tolosatium finibus absunt, quae civitas est in provincia. (B.G. Lib. I.10) It is reported to Caesar that ...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: More Medieval/Scholastic Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: More Medieval/Scholastic Latin

Certainly though I think the text I am using is from this (handed out by my professor): http://urts173.uni-trier.de/albertusmagnus_dev/users/login I think these are some high quality documents to read: here is the homepage: http://albertusmagnus.uwaterloo.ca/newFiles/index.html And then of course w...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: More Medieval/Scholastic Latin
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: More Medieval/Scholastic Latin

Do you have a link you could share to the Magnus, mjdubroy? I'm interested in reading some of his stuff but can't seem to ever find it.
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Via fert = via ducit (ad)
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Re: Via fert = via ducit (ad)

Thanks guys. Dumb mistake on my part.
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Via fert = via ducit (ad)
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Via fert = via ducit (ad)

LL PSI Cap XXI (p. 163): "Pueri pugnaverunt in via angusta quae Tusculo ad villam Iulii fert . "The boys fought on the narrow road which leads from Tusculum to the villa of Julius." This line is easy enough to understand, but Orberg notes in the caption that "via fert = via ducit (ad)."\ Is this a c...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI
Replies: 16
Views: 7726

Re: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI

Confused again. Middle of para 13: 1. Ille agrestium trepidatione ignes relictos desertasque villas per solitudinem ardere in remedium formidinis dictitabat. Something is missing here that I can't put my finger on. "He [i.e. Pliny the Elder] in remedy of their fear was declaring that the fires were ...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: voc baccalaureus
Replies: 5
Views: 2870

Re: voc baccalaureus

Perseu est Perseus vocativo casu quod vocabulum Graecum. Amadee est Amadeus quod Latinum seu Italicum. Deus est Deus vocativo. I didn't even think about Greek words. Thanks for giving me the rule, which has recently proved helpful to me. I was thinking that Meliboeus from Virgil's First Eclogue was...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: voc baccalaureus
Replies: 5
Views: 2870

Re: voc baccalaureus

Alright. Are you sure there isn’t an exception similar to that for words ending in -ius? (The voc. of Laurentius is Laurenti, not Laurentie.) I don't see any mention in Allen and Greenough of an exception to the locative rule for second declension -eus nouns/adjs. See here: http://www.perseus.tufts...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: voc baccalaureus
Replies: 5
Views: 2870

Re: voc baccalaureus

Do you mean the vocative of second declension words ending only in -us? As far as I know, -eus is not a type of declension. If so, the ending is "-e" in the singular and this is the only case (overlooking a few exceptions) where the vocative differs from the nominative in form. The plural vocative e...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI
Replies: 16
Views: 7726

Re: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI

1. See Allen & Greenough sec. 414a. "...the ash was falling on the ships--the closer they approached, the hotter and denser"; eo is understood with calidior et densior . http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0001%3Asmythp%3D414 2. vadum subitum ruinaque montis litora...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI
Replies: 16
Views: 7726

Re: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI

Alright, two follow up questions. Here's the passage in question: (Line 11) Iam navibus cinis incidebat, quo propius accederent , calidior et densior; iam pumices etiam nigrique et ambusti et fracti igne lapides; iam vadum subitum ruinaque montis litora obstantia. http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/plin...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Composition Exercises: How to?
Replies: 6
Views: 3262

Re: Composition Exercises: How to?

[quote="adrianus"]Also don't forget the obvious, Iacobe. Use the word list at the back of the book for general vocabulary. The author put it there to help, since the book is written for those who have already been studying latin for a few years but who won't have L&S, just Cassell's (in the days bef...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Fluency in spoken Latin
Replies: 11
Views: 6216

Re: Fluency in spoken Latin

I would be interested in reading that book. Could you pass along the author or title? It seems to me that this forum discusses the question of fluency and the limits of mastering spoken Latin quite often. I think some here would argue that Latin fluency in reading, even in the best of circumstances,...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Composition Exercises: How to?
Replies: 6
Views: 3262

Re: Composition Exercises: How to?

Thanks for the clavis adrianus, this will come in handy. Qimmik - thanks for explaining. Sorry for not clarifying, but I meant Lewis and Short when I typed L&S. So, I'll track down the right word in Cassell's Latin-English section and then will refer to the entry for the Latin word in Lewis and Shor...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Composition Exercises: How to?
Replies: 6
Views: 3262

Composition Exercises: How to?

I cracked open a copy of Bradley's Arnold last night, read through the introductory sections, and then came to the first exercise, which is just a group of English sentences. As I read through the English, I realized that I know very few of the Latin equivalents. And even when I do track down the ri...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Schulz & Griesbach's "Deutsche Sprachlehre fur Ausländer"
Replies: 14
Views: 14361

Re: Schulz & Griesbach's "Deutsche Sprachlehre fur Ausländer

Osterdeich: Thanks! I hadn't thought at all to look on Amazon.de, great find! Lacking much German myself, it's hard to tell what level the language goes up to, but B2 is (I think, I'd never heard this term before) equivalent to 2nd year university, which sounds pretty good to me. Might buy this for...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Language Book Similar to Orberg for Other Languages?
Replies: 1
Views: 1595

Language Book Similar to Orberg for Other Languages?

I really enjoyed reading Orberg's LLPSI, and found it extremely helpful in reinforcing grammar and vocab.

Does anyone know of books in a similar format for other languages? I am especially interested in Spanish and French.

Thanks.
by Iacobus de Indianius
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Key for Bradley's Arnold Latin Prose Composition
Replies: 9
Views: 9639

Re:

I spent a few minutes looking over the composition keys. The problem for me is that I cannot imagine that I would personally wish to say such things. I don't suppose composition manuals were ever written for persons not wishing to rewrite Caesar's account of the Gallic wars. Is this why Latin lies ...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Guilty Pleasure Latin Immersion
Replies: 9
Views: 7154

Re: Guilty Pleasure Latin Immersion

I agree too. I made my living for thirty years translating into my native tongue from three modern "foreign" languages. From experience, I know that even intelligent, gifted people who have lived for years totally immersed in a foreign culture often express themselves in ways that immediately ident...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI
Replies: 16
Views: 7726

Re: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI

Mynors' OCT (if that is what you are reading from) punctuates just as you did originally: Quamvis enim pulcherrimarum clade terrarum, ut populi ut urbes memorabili casu, quasi semper victurus occiderit, quamvis ipse plurima opera et mansura condiderit, multum tamen perpetuitati eius scriptorum tuor...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI
Replies: 16
Views: 7726

Re: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI

Thanks for taking the time to explain things. Both of your translations were very helpful. Latin can be such a subtle language at times. It's funny, whenever I begin to be confident with my Latin, I come across a sentence like this that quickly humbles me. Well, nothing to do but get back to it. Che...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Seeking advice: returning to Latin
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

Re: Seeking advice: returning to Latin

I think it's a good idea to start with the 38 LS, which, as you said, are all basic and easy to get through. This will likely help you brush up on the basic grammar, as well as point out any weaknesses. You can use a beginner text like Wheelock's to explain anything that you find is lacking in your ...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI
Replies: 16
Views: 7726

Translation Help: Pliny, Epistula XVI.VI

Dudes - I'm having a terrible time translating a sentence in Pliny's 16th (in bk 6) Epistle to Tacitus concerning the death of Pliny the Elder. I have underlined the sentence below. 1 Petis ut tibi avunculi mei exitum scribam, quo verius tradere posteris possis. Gratias ago; nam video morti eius si ...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question from Moralia in Job
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Re: Question from Moralia in Job

Thanks to you both for giving your attention to this. You're right, I did mistype "scientem." Radagasty hit the nail on the head, "For what do they, who know Him who knows all things, not know of those things which are to be known?" What type of context would you like horus? I looked for a Latin ver...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Learning the Greek Alphabet
Replies: 3
Views: 3008

Re: Learning the Greek Alphabet

Thanks guys. I'll use both of these and won't stress too much about accuracy. This Greek stuff is so exciting.
by Iacobus de Indianius
Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Learning the Greek Alphabet
Replies: 3
Views: 3008

Learning the Greek Alphabet

Hi all, I can't help but feel that the following questions must have been discussed previously in this forum, but I could not find anything when searching. Apologies then, if I'm asking dull questions that have been discussed ad nauseam. I'm going to attempt to learn Greek on my own, starting with H...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question from Moralia in Job
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Question from Moralia in Job

I'm reading Gregory the Great's Moralia in Job, and am running into some trouble in two places. The first is the following sentence, which I can't make sense of at all. "Quid enim de his quae scienda sunt nesciunt qui scientiem omnia sciunt?" Does it mean something like, "For what they do not know a...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Exercises from Sinkovich Textbook
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: Exercises from Sinkovich Textbook

EPSQ wrote:
2. Homo narravit ea quae scivit quoniam senatus ei fidem publicam dedisset.
The man reported the things which he knew since the senate had given him (i.e. to him) the public trust.

^^sorry, I didn't see the responses above my post.
by Iacobus de Indianius
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Curse of Atreus
Replies: 7
Views: 4359

Re: The Curse of Atreus

Is fratris in a genitive form of a declension not yet introuduced by Wheelock's? Fratris is the genitive singular of frater , a noun of the third declension. It is almost certainly listed somewhere in Wheelock's. You did mention earlier that you don't have all the declensions memorised. Yeah it's i...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Virgil's Eclogue IV
Replies: 2
Views: 1962

Re: Virgil's Eclogue IV

Many thanks for explaining this.
by Iacobus de Indianius
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Virgil's Eclogue IV
Replies: 2
Views: 1962

Virgil's Eclogue IV

I'm working my way through Virgil's 4th Eclogue and am having trouble identifying the type of subjunctive in the lines below. non me carminibus vincet nec Thracius Orpheus nec Linus, huic mater quamvis atque huic pater adsit , Orphei Calliopea, Lino formosus Apollo. I think this goes something like:...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu May 09, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vorgaine's Historia De Sancto Antonio
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Re: Vorgaine's Historia De Sancto Antonio

Nonnè est prostans? Alibi "prostratus" pro "prostrans" lego. Ecce in dictionario de Gaffiot: prostro, -are (quarto saeculo AD) Is it not "prostans"? I see elsewhere "prostratus" for "prostrans". Ah, it's in Gaffiot, prostro, -are, 4th century AD. Thanks as well. I suppose I'm not going to be able t...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Thu May 09, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vorgaine's Historia De Sancto Antonio
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Re: Vorgaine's Historia De Sancto Antonio

Dum can mean "while" or "provided that". Here it means just "while". se ab eo victum confessus est -- "confessed that he (the devil) had been vanquished by him (Antony)." Not sure where you get "dark." Prostrans is probably late or medieval Latin for se prosternens , a "back-formation" from the pas...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Tue May 07, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: When to stop translating with Orberg's Lingua Latina
Replies: 22
Views: 15464

Re: When to stop translating with Orberg's Lingua Latina

I've finished Wheelocks some months ago and am reading Lingua Latina now as an extra exercise to supplement my other reading. I think both are very good and would think a serious beginner should go through both. But I'm skeptical of those who claim that they can actually think in Latin with Orberg w...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Tue May 07, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vorgaine's Historia De Sancto Antonio
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Vorgaine's Historia De Sancto Antonio

Salvete Omnes, Just for fun I have been working through Voragine's Historia De Sancto Antonio in the Legendum Aureum. It's not too difficult, but I ran into a word that I cannot find in my Lewis and Short or through searching around the web. I fear I'm making an obvious error. The text of the senten...
by Iacobus de Indianius
Tue May 07, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 223493

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Salvete Omnes, I have been studying Latin for about a year and a half and have vague plans to begin Greek in the not too distant future. I've been out of college for a few years and am not studying Latin for any particular course or grade, but rather for enjoyment and to get a better understanding o...