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by Cathexis
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Hello

Although the stated purpose of this group is language learning, when it comes to the study of the literature of antiquity you have now arrived at the deep end of the pool. Enjoy!
by Cathexis
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What I'll be wearing when I read the Odyssey from now on...
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: What I'll be wearing when I read the Odyssey from now on...

Looks like he's been watching that cable show, "Atlantis." Has anyone seen that thing? Kinda like Zena & Kevin Sorbo's Hercules meet a mash of Greek mythology. Pretty amazing ! (HHOK).
by Cathexis
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Stop and Frisk
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Stop and Frisk

Thank you, Joel!

So weird that this was not what popped up the first time??
by Cathexis
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Stop and Frisk
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Stop and Frisk

Hi Joel,

This seems to want money & a sub. for more money.
Have I missed something?


TIA,

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Caesar BG 1.1
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Caesar BG 1.1

Thanks!
by Cathexis
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Caesar BG 1.1
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Caesar BG 1.1

I had to go back to the book, page 188, in particular. You are correct that I exaggerated, or conflated it with some other event.

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Caesar BG 1.1
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Caesar BG 1.1

No expert but, I think the real reason for these inclusions is that Caesar wasn't writing FOR himself but always to PROMOTE himself. These colorful additions would add to the novelty of his expeditions and help to draw in and entertain the audience. I've read [Goldsworth's "Caesar"] that each book w...
by Cathexis
Mon May 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Little Embarassed to Ask
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: A Little Embarassed to Ask

Thanks!
by Cathexis
Sun May 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: In my research i have to quote quite often ancient Greek sources, therefore I need a program that can help me with this.
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: In my research i have to quote quite often ancient Greek sources, therefore I need a program that can help me with t

FWIW,

If you do a yahoo search on, "Unigreek" a number of other choices come up.
The link that leads to the site "metacpan" has some sort of downloadable.
Check them out but my kindle makes saving and reposting links a chore so
You will have to do your own legwork.

Hope this helps,
Cathexis
by Cathexis
Sat May 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Little Embarassed to Ask
Replies: 4
Views: 697

A Little Embarassed to Ask

But you folks would know so, Although my only fluent language is English I love reading on all sorts of topics with the general theme of Antiquity. That often means I run into foreign words with non-English markings, such as H with a dot under it. What are these, "diacritical marks?" Don't know, but...
by Cathexis
Thu May 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Did the Ancient Greeks Know They Were Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Re: Did the Ancient Greeks Know They Were Greek

Well, If they *were* Greek then what are they now? (haha) FWIW, the Greeks certainly seemed to know who a "Persian," an "Egyptian," or a "Roman" was. So I tend to think this idea that they never thought of themselves as Greek was a bit of a stretch. To me, it was kind of a cultural conceit that they...
by Cathexis
Fri May 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?

Why just read it? Why not profit from your efforts *and* encourage future generations to pursue the same? A worthy goal! Instead, produce a "Highlights Learning" version of the TLG as you read it. See here: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AHighlights+Learning&s=relevancerank&text=High...
by Cathexis
Fri May 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Does Anyone Know,...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: Does Anyone Know,...?

No,

But I would be interested and appreciative if you would post a link or such, if and when you compile all that.

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Thu May 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning French in Middle Age
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Learning French in Middle Age

Well put. Or to quote Stan Lee, "'Nuff said!"


Cathexis
by Cathexis
Wed May 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning French in Middle Age
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Learning French in Middle Age

Would you have any thoughts on how all this applies to those trying to learn primarily, "literary languages?" Latin and Attic or Homeric Greek being the obvious candidates and most relevant to this forum. I wouldn't ask without sticking my own neck out there, so my personal view is that Real Life is...
by Cathexis
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Does Anyone Know,...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: Does Anyone Know,...?

Thank you for finding this but, It doesn't list the Neuters as a searchable category and it lists frequency by the entirety of the language, rather than within each declension. You can infer it but it is not quite what I'm looking for. But please, take no offense! Wanted more of a student's list of ...
by Cathexis
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Does Anyone Know,...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Does Anyone Know,...?

If there is a book or other source, on-line or not, that lists nouns both by frequency AND by declension? So, most common 4th Declension Neuters, etc. for example. (Well, genu, cornu for that!). But you get the point. Obviously, the set of ALL nouns is a lot of nouns. So I would see any "top-100" or...
by Cathexis
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How Any Idiot Can Memorize The Entire History of Philosophy
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: How Any Idiot Can Memorize The Entire History of Philosophy

Clearly, Plato's Forms were useless but balanced by German Existentialist Tripe. Ultimately, simple Self-Knowledge trumped Idealist Speculation since it required direct engagement with the ball which was the reason they were there in the first place. I couldn't agree more with myself, if I say so my...
by Cathexis
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ørberg’s Lingua Latina series
Replies: 49
Views: 7562

Re: Ørberg’s Lingua Latina series

There are others in this series as well. For example, "Acta Muciorum," and, "Julia."
See here: https://www.amazon.com/Acta-Muciorum-La ... 2-fkmrnull

Hope this helps,

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is -"tion" ever pronounced "shun"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Re: Is -"tion" ever pronounced "shun"?

I should have waited one more day to ask, After some recent discussion in another thread, I found a copy of Nutting's Primer, 1911 for sale on Ebay for $9.96. I ordered it and received it yesterday. The Guide to Pronunciation is in the back as Appendix I. Right there it said, "T always as in tin (ne...
by Cathexis
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is -"tion" ever pronounced "shun"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Re: Is -"tion" ever pronounced "shun"?

I knew it! Too much "Mr. Chips", etc.

Thanks!

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is -"tion" ever pronounced "shun"?
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

Is -"tion" ever pronounced "shun"?

Maybe I've been listening to too many old movies<wink>,

Example: Rationibus. Is this always rah-tee-o-nee-bus or can it be ra-shun-ee-bus? (like Eng. "ration.")

TIA,

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Ave, Imperator...
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: Ave, Imperator...

Didn't Suetonious also include the tidbit about Augustus banishing the gladiator who responded to the jeering mob in the colosseum by giving them the, " infamis digitus?"
by Cathexis
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this called reading Caesar?
Replies: 35
Views: 6716

Re: Is this called reading Caesar?

Salve, Just wanted to add an extra thanks to HumilisAuditor for his links which lead to the online "Dowling Wheel." The only thing I could fault the more traditional method of Dowling (writing out by hand) is that the slow creep of arthritis of my writing hand's thumb means copying out even a single...
by Cathexis
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this called reading Caesar?
Replies: 35
Views: 6716

Re: Is this called reading Caesar?

Once again,

Textkit, and these forums in particular continue to impress with their generosity and their learning. Excellent thread!

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Papyrology mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Papyrology mystery

Those know don't say, those who say don't know.
Just sayin.
The paper (possible palimpsest??) is swimming with clues.
by Cathexis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How far does Lingua Latina take you? (See inside)
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: How far does Lingua Latina take you? (See inside)

Thanks for your answer!
by Cathexis
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How far does Lingua Latina take you? (See inside)
Replies: 2
Views: 683

How far does Lingua Latina take you? (See inside)

Salve!

I understand Lingua Latina is more reading method than traditional grammar-based.
But I'd like to ask how far Lingua Latina (assuming you buy all the books) will take you
as compared to a more traditional high school or college I-IV 4 year course.

TIA,

Andrew
by Cathexis
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Classics Lectures
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Classics Lectures

Agreed Scribo, Many hours spent watching those lectures with wine and cheese to "sustain" me. They are mostly history and culture lectures but do have material to interest this forum. Also to be found on You-Tube are the lectures of Andrea Berlin who shares gratis her entire semester of classroom le...
by Cathexis
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: The Owl’s Legacy
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: The Owl’s Legacy

A few brief clips are up in You-Tube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... 27s+legacy


Andrew/Cathexis
by Cathexis
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Brief Grammar Lesson
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Brief Grammar Lesson

You can never say, "You run through a camp site."
You can only say, "You ran past tents."


Remember this,

Andrew/Cathexis
by Cathexis
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Did the old board have pinned articles for,...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Re: Did the old board have pinned articles for,...?

The recent additions of a help thread to the board by Joel and Aetos are excellent, IMHO.

Thanks guys!

Andrew/Cathexis
by Cathexis
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Did the old board have pinned articles for,...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Re: Did the old board have pinned articles for,...?

No probs,

I thought the text recommendations were helpful to Newbies to the board.
Is there a preferred font/keyboard for using Greek and/or macrons, etc. for
this new board set-up? Does it have any preferences you're aware of?

Thank in Advance,

Andrew
by Cathexis
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Did the old board have pinned articles for,...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Did the old board have pinned articles for,...?

Did the old board have pinned articles for font help, text recommendations, etc.?
I thought it did. Perhaps the Ferryman beckons me.

Andrew/Cathexis
by Cathexis
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: who was the author of the dinner party talk?
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: who was the author of the dinner party talk?

@Joel - Excellent, another bookmark to go through. Thank you! I have a paid copy of iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe that let's me grab any podcast or You-Tube type of file and convert for my own use. I prefer working through media material that way as opposed to just staring at the PC. I don't dist...
by Cathexis
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: who was the author of the dinner party talk?
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: who was the author of the dinner party talk?

@Aetos, You are correct about the lack of commentary or analysis. On a lark I gave up $1.99 to find out. A copy of, "Complete Works of Sappho(Translated)" was sent to my Kindle. It presents all 117 texts I know of in a legible Greek verse followed by a English prose translation. It claims it's bookm...
by Cathexis
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: who was the author of the dinner party talk?
Replies: 8
Views: 1513

Re: who was the author of the dinner party talk?

All 7 volumes of, "The Learned Banqueters" are available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=athenaeus&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aathenaeus This link even shows a Delphi Classics vers. of Complete Athenaeus in Kindle for $2.51! Supposedly Greek/English an...
by Cathexis
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: New Yorker Sunday Reading "The Ancient World"
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: New Yorker Sunday Reading "The Ancient World"

No 'dis to you, Joel, But I'm not sure if I'd take this article as complimentary to Classicists or others. I'm even tempted to consider whether you're posting this with a "wink" as well. This artifact has been with the modern world since 1901 and it's precisely these befuddled scholars who've been a...
by Cathexis
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Questions on the "Greek Anthology"(espec. Loeb and "others?")
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Questions on the "Greek Anthology"(espec. Loeb and "others?")

Thank you both very much for your advice and suggestions. One of the pleasures of the Peter Jay 1971 Oxford Selections was - no censorship! The Loeb site blurb for the re-done Vol. I gives no clue whether time and revision has erased the bowdlerization of the Payton text. But I'm glad to hear the Lo...
by Cathexis
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Questions on the "Greek Anthology"(espec. Loeb and "others?")
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Questions on the "Greek Anthology"(espec. Loeb and "others?")

Greetings, I want to ask about the most complete and/or scholarly version of the Greek Anthology with both Greek and English translation - and the more commentary, the better. Let me preface by saying that I understand that "complete" is an issue unto itself when it comes to the Greek Anthology - no...