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by Erica
Wed Jul 09, 2003 1:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit Link Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 5334

Re:Textkit Link Drive

Hi Jeff<br />You know I am doing post-bac. work in Classics at the University of Oregon whilst I work here full time -- I would love to print out some kind of flier or perhaps even the textkit home page and post it on the bulletin board here...also I believe there is a newsletter here which will com...
by Erica
Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Caesar's Civil War
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re:Caesar's Civil War

Yes Long Live Textkit!<br />I am another Text-Kitty VERY thankful for the Caesar download...:)<br />Erica
by Erica
Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hello
Replies: 1
Views: 2422

Re:hello

Salve Alundis<br />I am studying Latin & Greek after several years of other studies and find this site helpful and fun. It is great, because there are so many diverse people on this site learning Classics for different reasons....My University degrees are in Philosophy & Music, and I wandered back t...
by Erica
Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello, everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 5321

Re:Hello, everyone

HI Bingley<br />I am in the same boat! I studied Latin in Jr./Sr. Highschool in the USA and forgot most of it in college as I studied other things...now I'm getting back in to classics and find this site a great help, as well as fun. <br />Erica
by Erica
Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 2492

Re:Hi

Salve Jill<br />I'm glad you found this site! There are many good Latin texts/works here, and the members are also very helpful if you have questions or just want to check out some of the cool/chatty posts. <br />Erica
by Erica
Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 2622

Re:New member

Greetings! <br /><br />Well, congratulations on starting Greek on your own! I think it is essential that initially you learn the pronunciation of the Greek, and focus on speaking everything aloud as you study -- without a teacher you will need to really listen to yourself initially, maybe even recor...
by Erica
Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Gratias ago, Erica!
Replies: 7
Views: 6410

Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Allen & Greenough is also an excellent text, and as I believe it is on this site you can't go wrong with it. M & F is excellent as well, but not available yet here (copyright date, etc.) so take advantage of A & G and also the Bennett (Latin Prose Composition)....
by Erica
Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's the protocol?
Replies: 4
Views: 4593

Re:What's the protocol?

HI Bert<br />You can delete your own posts, as well as modify them, which is nice cause I usually have a few typos as well in mine and notice and change them!<br />E
by Erica
Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Gratias ago, Erica!
Replies: 7
Views: 6410

Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

Odysseus I'm glad you are checking this book out as well! <br /><br />I noticed you are in New Zealand -- wow, I hope to visit there one day, it is such an amazing place...<br /><br />RE: next purchase -- have you read the thread "rant against wheelock..."? I highly suggest Moreland and Fleischer wh...
by Erica
Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: For new members
Replies: 19
Views: 17805

Re:For new members

Welcom Vadilius and Lex!<br />This site is a great resource for the books, but the strings and messages are also great so you don't feel "alone" studying -- members have a great sense of humor and are very helpful with queries, as well as cool people to chat with. I hope you enjoy the site.
by Erica
Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Gratias ago, Erica!
Replies: 7
Views: 6410

Re:Gratias ago, Erica!

I am so happy you like it! Congratulations -- I'm thrilled you bought it and hope it is a good resource for you!<br /><br />I HIGHLY recommend the book for many reasons, but what I love about it is the comparative approach, which helps in those sticky situations where you just can't decide what is a...
by Erica
Sun Jun 01, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ablative absolutes
Replies: 10
Views: 10437

Re:ablative absolutes

Sebastian you crack me up!<br /> ;D
by Erica
Sun Jun 01, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: For new members
Replies: 19
Views: 17805

Re:For new members

Good luck with Homer! <br />Also, at one point I was a llama as well, but in the personal information page you can delete it and put your own little message if you wish.<br />E :D
by Erica
Thu May 29, 2003 6:53 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Rant against Wheelock's Latin
Replies: 68
Views: 77091

Re:Rant against Wheelock's Latin

I also just obtained a copy of M & F over the past week-end, and am VERY motivated to get through it...THANK YOU for the suggestion. I also agree with Vincent re: Wheelock's Reader.<br />Erica<br /> :D
by Erica
Fri May 16, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Relative Prounouns are Out to Get Me...
Replies: 6
Views: 6648

Re:Relative Prounouns are Out to Get Me...

Cool! <br />Yes, I really think you will like this book (English Grammar for Students of Latin)...I am a grammar junkie as well, and totally understand your frustration re: usage -- you just never know what will throw you off track once and again....<br />This book is really good in that it takes a ...
by Erica
Fri May 16, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Relative Prounouns are Out to Get Me...
Replies: 6
Views: 6648

Re:Relative Prounouns are Out to Get Me...

"Relative Pronouns are out to get me"...sounds like a bad pop song :)<br />I know it is a bit of a remedial text, but sometimes it is easy to figure things out if one just goes back to the basics, so I would like to suggest you check out the relative pronoun section of the book "English Grammar for ...
by Erica
Fri May 16, 2003 5:43 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Rant against Wheelock's Latin
Replies: 68
Views: 77091

Re:Rant against Wheelock's Latin

I have some familiarity with your question re: ability to successfully go through the supplemental text of "real" Latin -- it is my opinion that if you work through the Wheelock you will be able to get through the readings. However, you will need to read ACTIVELY, and bearing this in mind, one shoul...
by Erica
Thu May 15, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Conversation & Correspondence in Greek/Latin
Replies: 8
Views: 9432

Re:Conversation & Correspondence in Greek/Latin

OK at the risk of sounding like a total idiot, can someone recommend a tutorial or something online re: Latin accents, etc. via traditional keyboard use?<br />I use both Mac and PC operating systems (poorly) and have no idea how to type the Latin with proper accents, etc....forget about Greek, I'm t...
by Erica
Thu May 15, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Rant against Wheelock's Latin
Replies: 68
Views: 77091

Re:Rant against Wheelock's Latin

Wow. I need to go get the Moreland & Fleischer. <br /><br />This is difficult because I have studied Latin at different paces and at different ages; initially as a very young student doing the "good old" Jenney's First Year Latin, etc. through the series, later to other remnants and parts of other t...
by Erica
Thu May 15, 2003 4:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Litteras Ciceroni
Replies: 7
Views: 7739

Re:Litteras Ciceroni

This is hillarious for me because for some time I had the same frustrations re: line after line of the never-ending sentence. But, at some point, having read so much Cicero I actually started writing in English that way....until a professor commented on a paper that I obviously had studied Latin --b...
by Erica
Thu May 15, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Harry Potter in our favorite languages
Replies: 47
Views: 35054

Re:Harry Potter in our favorite languages

Gosh, I have to say I did not read the books in English, but my nephews literally cannot stop talking about them...the one nephew read the current volumes out over his Christmas break and my support is behind them at this point because large numbers of children are actually reading these books and c...
by Erica
Thu May 15, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: For new members
Replies: 19
Views: 17805

Re:For new members

Thanks! You folks are great for putting this forum together, and it really is amazing that people all over can take advantage of the resources. I'm appreciative! <br />Erica
by Erica
Fri May 09, 2003 11:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: For new members
Replies: 19
Views: 17805

Re:For new members

Hello <br />I am actually returning after a bit away from the site, and it is great to see all the "new" postings and members! javascript:cheesy()<br /><br />I studied Latin in junior and senior highschool, and went on to earn a B. Music (flute performance) and BA Philosophy degrees and took time of...
by Erica
Wed Mar 26, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 3677

Re:Greetings

Greetings, and good for you wanting to learn Latin...I think the books you are downloading are good resources. You may want to check out an easy beginning Latin reader such as 38 Latin Stories -- it is a companion book to Wheelock's Latin (which also has a workbook and answer key)...<br />In the beg...
by Erica
Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings From Jeff
Replies: 7
Views: 7639

Re:Greetings From Jeff

WOW! The site looks great! Love the new design. :D
by Erica
Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Enthusiasts
Replies: 22
Views: 14667

Re:Classical Enthusiasts

Thank you for the suggestions and encouragement! I will of course let the forum know how things progress, and undoubtedly ask questions.<br /> :D
by Erica
Mon Mar 17, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings From Jeff
Replies: 7
Views: 7639

Re:Greetings From Jeff

Congratulations Alex; both on your completion of the first level English degree and decision to study Latin. I also highly recommend Wheelock's Latin - there is also an excellent companion workbook with an answer key, as well as a collection of 38 Latin Stories for translation practice, divided by c...
by Erica
Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Enthusiasts
Replies: 22
Views: 14667

Re:Classical Enthusiasts

Great! Thanks for the suggestion re: Wheelock Reader; I didn't notice it in stock at the bookstore, but will order it.
by Erica
Wed Mar 12, 2003 4:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Enthusiasts
Replies: 22
Views: 14667

Re:Classical Enthusiasts

Thanks Jeff...I am glad you mentioned the right book to begin with, as there are so many out there and I want to avoid as much frustration as possible. A friend of mine here studied classics and is going to help me with pronunciation issues, but I was not sure where to begin. <br /><br />For Latin, ...
by Erica
Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Enthusiasts
Replies: 22
Views: 14667

Re:Classical Enthusiasts

Greetings! I am so happy I found this site! Years ago in school I studied Latin, but in college focused on modern languages...now I'm trying to refresh my memory and build proficiency in Latin, and try Greek from scratch. The materials and forum on this site are wonderful, and I'm thankful to have f...