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by rothbard
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: pulcher formosus venustus speciosus which is strongest
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: pulcher formosus venustus speciosus which is strongest

There are a lot of words for beautiful but how do they relate to each other in degree? bellus, pulcher, formosus, venustus, speciosus, which to strongest so you could say femina bella est, non speciosa est! Or whatever. Thank you Pulcher seems to be more often used of men than venustus (Suetonius a...
by rothbard
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Medieval and Neo-Latin
Topic: Fabulae Latine Versae
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Fabulae Latine Versae

In case someone is interested, this book of Latin short stories is now available on lulu.com. The author, Sarah Van der Pas, is a moderator and regular poster on another Latin forum. The book contains translations into Latin of three short stories by Edgar Allan Poe (The Masque of the Red Death, The...
by rothbard
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A Couple Dictionary Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: A Couple Dictionary Questions

A trick I have often used is to Google the word together with "Wiktionary". For example, if you do it with "evanuerit", you will immediately find this.
by rothbard
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this called reading Caesar?
Replies: 35
Views: 7041

Re: Is this called reading Caesar?

If learning a foreign language required reading several hours a day, very few people would master them. There is an initial stage where one goes through a book, following whichever approach one prefers (e.g. Wheelock or LLPSI) and does the exercises. When one is strong enough to start reading indepe...
by rothbard
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for: Print edition of Lewis & Short
Replies: 18
Views: 3393

Re: Looking for: Print edition of Lewis & Short

Thanks for mentioning this, Nesrad. This is also my preferred reading posture. I keep nearby an old smartphone with Whitaker's Words and a Lewis & Short app. I also have handy Traupman's paperback student dictionary. My Latin text, usually LCL lies on a clipboard, with a 4x6 unlined notecard, or a ...
by rothbard
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for: Print edition of Lewis & Short
Replies: 18
Views: 3393

Re: Looking for: Print edition of Lewis & Short

Why not buy the OLD ? About L&S, you may want to read this before buying it. Despite its flaws (including the minor ones listed in the "notes" you reference above), it covers a wider range antiquity than does the OLD. That makes it attractive for people reading Latin outside of the traditionally ma...
by rothbard
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Looking for: Print edition of Lewis & Short
Replies: 18
Views: 3393

Re: Looking for: Print edition of Lewis & Short

Why not buy the OLD? About L&S, you may want to read this before buying it.
by rothbard
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Three questions about LLPSI XLV
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Three questions about LLPSI XLV

What I wasn’t clear about was Orberg’s hint that it was an inn. Did Turnus own a pub?! The original text has deversorium , which has a similar meaning. I think this generally denotes a place where people stay when away from home. Turnus and others were attending a meeting of Latin leaders which had...
by rothbard
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Three questions about LLPSI XLV
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Three questions about LLPSI XLV

1) Yes, you can consider "Turno" a dative of reference. See also the entry in Lewis and Short.

2) It has to be Turnus' place, since "ejus" is used, and the slave will presumably have been staying with his master. As for the purpose of moving the weapons there, read on and you'll find out. :)
by rothbard
Tue May 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: More from LLPSI XLV
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: More from LLPSI XLV

pmda wrote:Is this infinitive with indirect speech? To whom is it not plain he seeks to rule over the Latini? (he says)
Yes, that's correct.
by rothbard
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Online: Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX
Replies: 5
Views: 2659

Re: Online: Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX

It would seem to be a translation by Lorenzo Valla (see here).
by rothbard
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Virgil, Georgics, IV, ll. 281 ff.
Replies: 3
Views: 1884

Re: Virgil, Georgics, IV, ll. 281 ff.

Your interpretation seems correct to me, although caesis iuvencis is plural.
by rothbard
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: After Wheelock
Replies: 10
Views: 5401

Re: After Wheelock

For me, the Vulgate was the best way to start. The Latin is simple, and I was already familiar with the texts. Later I switched to a fully macronised version of De Bello Gallico with lots of vocabulary and grammar notes, and an extensive grammar appendix. I read all of Book 1 and part of Book 2, the...
by rothbard
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Livy XXI, 11: ira in hostes stimulando
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Re: Livy XXI, 11: ira in hostes stimulando

Isn't that just a gerund instead of a gerundive?
by rothbard
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: orberg LLPSI capitulum XXIV line 105
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

Re: orberg LLPSI capitulum XXIV line 105

"Facile" is an adjective and "tibi" is a dative of reference. The meaning is "it's easy for you to criticise your brother".
by rothbard
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Medieval and Neo-Latin
Topic: Latin Podcasts
Replies: 7
Views: 4010

Re: Latin Podcasts

Apart from Latinitium , which has already been mentioned, I recommend checking Alessandro Conti's Sermones Raedarii and Quomodo Dicitur 's weekly podcast. There is also In Foro Romano , which has a similar format to Quomodo Dicitur, and a new podcast called Satura Lanx . You will probably have heard...
by rothbard
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Medieval and Neo-Latin
Topic: Colloquia Latine Recitata
Replies: 7
Views: 4436

Re: Colloquia Latine Recitata

I am looking forward to your next videos! I am new to the idea of actually speaking Latin and had been working my way through Traupman's book. Since it didn't come with its recordings, and the CD for sale on Amazon apparently is terrible, I had been making my own recordings just so I could listen to...
by rothbard
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Medieval and Neo-Latin
Topic: Colloquia Latine Recitata
Replies: 7
Views: 4436

Re: Colloquia Latine Recitata

Many thanks for taking the time to make these videos, and for sharing them!
by rothbard
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Audio of Classical Texts in Ecclesiastical Pronunciation
Replies: 2
Views: 1923

Re: Audio of Classical Texts in Ecclesiastical Pronunciation

You should try the recordings of Felix Sanchez Vallejo, which can be downloaded from the website of the Edizioni Accademia Vivarium Novum here.
by rothbard
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Eutropius
Replies: 9
Views: 4906

Re: Eutropius

The Historia Augusta is probably suitable as an introductory text as well.
by rothbard
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Accademia Vivarium Novum/accepting of female students
Replies: 5
Views: 3922

Re: Accademia Vivarium Novum/accepting of female students

mwh wrote:It should be illegal. And maybe it is. Here’s a forum in which it’s reported that they’re planning to open up admission to females this year, so as to be in compliance with EU law:
Which EU law?
by rothbard
Wed May 17, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with Roma Aeterna?
Replies: 5
Views: 4646

Re: Help with Roma Aeterna?

Is there anything out there (besides the companion book) to help with reading Lingua Latina Roma Aeterna? The grammar is of no concern to me, just the vocabulary, but google translate seems drunk when I try to put in Latin and it would take me forever to look up every new word in a dictionary. Hone...
by rothbard
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Horace, Epistles, 2,2, lines 126 ff.
Replies: 5
Views: 2592

Re: Horace, Epistles, 2,2, lines 126 ff.

By the way, M. Weishaupt comments as follows about the "crediderim" in the above passage by Tacitus: "Eleganter dictum pro indigenas credam."
by rothbard
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Horace, Epistles, 2,2, lines 126 ff.
Replies: 5
Views: 2592

Re: Horace, Epistles, 2,2, lines 126 ff.

I have also sometimes found the perfect subjunctive used in this sense. E.g. "Ipsos Germanos indigenas crediderim minimeque aliarum gentium adventibus et hospitiis mixtos" (Tacitus, De Germania, ch. 2). I remember reading somewhere that this usage is more common in post-Augustan literature
by rothbard
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Studying latin while in university doing other course?
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

Re: Studying latin while in university doing other course?

I study Latin on the side and have a full time job.
by rothbard
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What advanced Latin grammars or textbooks are available?
Replies: 4
Views: 2917

Re: What advanced Latin grammars or textbooks are available?

I would recommend this 1907 edition of De Bello Gallico: fully macronised, with plenty of vocabulary, grammar and historical notes, and an extensive grammar appendix with references to the text.
by rothbard
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Affordable Greek and Latin Texts
Replies: 3
Views: 2289

Re: Affordable Greek and Latin Texts

There are plenty of (mostly out of print) bilingual and annotated editions available on Google Books, archive.org or, if you prefer physical books, abebooks.com
by rothbard
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: why the subjunctive in this sentence?
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: why the subjunctive in this sentence?

Hylander: you are right of course, it was indirect discourse and not attraction. My mistake.
by rothbard
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: why the subjunctive in this sentence?
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: why the subjunctive in this sentence?

Caesar eos in eo loco quo tum ESSENT suum adventum expectare jussit. Caesar ordered them to await his arrival in that place where they then were. Where did you get this from? The correct quote from De Bello Gallico seems to be: "Qui cum eum in itinere convenissent seque ad pedes proiecissent suppli...
by rothbard
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Member !
Replies: 4
Views: 2488

Re: New Member !

Welcome!
by rothbard
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Answer Key to New Latin Composition? Or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 6556

Re: Answer Key to New Latin Composition? Or Not?

bedwere wrote:It's in the library section of Textkit: http://www.textkit.com/learn/ID/98/author_id/12/
Thanks, however in the library section I could only find the key to North and Hillard's book. For Bennett's book, the link http://bit.ly/913ZPe is given, but it doesn't seem to work any more.
by rothbard
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Answer Key to New Latin Composition? Or Not?
Replies: 17
Views: 6556

Re: Answer Key to New Latin Composition? Or Not?

Aether wrote:
Patruus wrote:Indeed it does - http://bit.ly/913ZPe

Patruus
You've saved me a lot of labor. Maximas gratias tibi ago.
Does anyone still have a copy of this answer key? The original link no longer works.
by rothbard
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: why genitive?
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: why genitive?

The feminine genitive of duo, duae, duo is duārum. I would translate "Totidem factae" as "Just as many were formed".
by rothbard
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Welcome David. Ghent is a lovely city. Nice blog, by the way!
by rothbard
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: NH Latin Prose Composition
Replies: 37
Views: 24727

Re: NH Latin Prose Composition

Thank you. I have VulSerch4 with the Douay-Rheims. Also the Liber I have and practice from it frequently for the Ancient Rite. I'll just keep on keepn' on! The Collects of the Mass are even becoming more clear as a result of working in this forum. But I'm not a young man anymore. But I cannot not p...
by rothbard
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Pronunciation of Latin
Replies: 2
Views: 3484

Re: Pronunciation of Latin

Hello I am a first year Latin student and I have just finished chapter 8 in Wheelock's Latin textbook. The entire time I have been working on this I have been struggling with the pronunciation of the Latin. I was wondering if there was any website's that could help with that. Also what would be the...
by rothbard
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: NH Latin Prose Composition
Replies: 37
Views: 24727

Re: NH Latin Prose Composition

That may help. Also, try to read some easy Latin every day to get a deeper feeling of the language. The Gospels would be perfect. I find the Android app "Latin Bible Free" very useful for this. If one is stuck, the English translation can be displayed by tapping on each verse. For the English text,...
by rothbard
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Suetonius' Vitae: good annotated editions
Replies: 3
Views: 2382

Re: Suetonius' Vitae: good annotated editions

Thanks a lot!
by rothbard
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Unit 17, Exercise II (English to Latin)
Replies: 0
Views: 3030

Unit 17, Exercise II (English to Latin)

Hi: as last time, I would be very grateful for any corrections or improvements. 1. He was (a man) of such sanctity that he kept the leaders from committing crimes Tālis religiōnis erat ut ducēs dēterreret quōminus scelera facerent. 2. a) We fear that he will reveal the crimes of this house. Verēmur ...