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by jimleko
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How difficult are Plotinus & other later Platonists?
Replies: 2
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Re: How difficult are Plotinus & other later Platonists?

While I love Plotinus, his Greek is incredibly difficult to read. Leaving aside philosophical difficulty, his Enneads are more like edited lecture notes than actual philosophical treatises, so Plotinus writes as if he were speaking. He tortures Greek grammar to the extremity (the amount of times I w...
by jimleko
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Monolingual Ancient Greek Lexicon from 16th century
Replies: 26
Views: 18036

Re: Monolingual Ancient Greek Lexicon from 16th century

I'm excited for this, I'm currently trying to write the majority of my Greek flashcards with Greek definitions. Unfortunately, the URL doesn't seem to work for me, it just tells me that the website cannot be reached.
by jimleko
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Couplet in the preface of the Iohannidos
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

Couplet in the preface of the Iohannidos

Being interested in Late Antiquity and wanting to increase my skill in Latin, I've started to read/translate the Iohannidos of Corippus. In the preface lies this couplet: Concitat ad cantus series ditissima rerum: incalui gestis frigidus ingenio. Mostly what gets me is the relationship between gesti...
by jimleko
Fri May 10, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 223528

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

Salvete! Just wanted to introduce myself here. I'm a sophomore in college, and I've studied Latin since I was a freshman in high school. My ambition is to be a medievalist, and in order to be one I need to increase my Latin fluency (largely my vocabulary), which I am using Lingua Latina to do in add...