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by mingshey
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Is there a complete audio of the Iliad available?
Replies: 5
Views: 9240

I wouldn't buy Stanley Lombardo's recital of Iliad. Let alone the aspirated pronunciation of smooth plosives, his "reading" is totally out of meters. I think the "Demodokos' song" sample here reproduces what's most close to what I learned from Pharr. I wonder if they had put all Iliad and Odyssey in...
by mingshey
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Liddell & Scott
Replies: 2
Views: 3234

Re: Liddell & Scott

KAvent wrote:I have just bought L&S Abridged G-E Lexicon.
Congrats!
And you can use Diogenes to access the full version of the lexicon, or just download the older, public domain edition, although I prefer the dead tree edition. :wink:
by mingshey
Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek or Latin
Replies: 20
Views: 7816

Mingshey, I'm no physicist but as a young man I fell under the spell of Arthur Koestler's 'The Sleepwalkers' whose main hero is Kepler but which also highlights the role of Aristarchus as daddy of the heliocentric system. I still think of Aristarchus when I look at the night sky. Is there a text re...
by mingshey
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: *Really* dead languages, anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 7852

euripides wrote:
Kasper wrote:that's what concerns about learning such languages, is there anything to read? and where would you get it?
There's TONS to read in the ancient Near Eastern languages;...
Tons measured for clay tablets, of course, right? :D
by mingshey
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A pink book, Classics related? I need one.
Replies: 10
Views: 3681

Why not get a nice pdf file of a classical work (I might suggest the most astoundingly-beautiful work done by textkit's own Mingshey: Euclid's Elements , which he graciously released into the public domain), and upload it to a self publishing place like Lulu , which will do single printings? You ca...
by mingshey
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Medieval Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 14425

I'm so very fortunate that I was able to acquire a copy. Ooh. I'm jealous. And guess what. I teach physics at a foreign language specialized high-school. That's how teaching Greek in the weekends is not so odd here. And this high-school is established by and placed beside a foreign language univers...
by mingshey
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Euclid's Elements 888AD manuscript
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Actually, I dream of reciting Iliad according to the meters and post it somewhere for review and corrections.
by mingshey
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 5845

Olympic anthem in Greek

I missed most of the opening to care for my little baby.
I saw the replay of the opening (striding from scene to scene) and found that the Olympic anthem was sung in modern Greek.
Though Olympic games are of Greek origin, I didn't expect to see Greek language play any role in the whole event. :)
by mingshey
Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin as the Official Language of the European Union
Replies: 14
Views: 8095

Any tongue's okay for any cosmopolitan community. But please leave Ancient Greek for geeks.
It has a bitter history of being spoiled while used as a lingua franca.
by mingshey
Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A new member from Greece - Modern Greek translator
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Γειά σας!
I'm mostly glad to have another person to consult to about modern Greek. :D
by mingshey
Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Stavropoulos, Greek-English Dictionary
Replies: 0
Views: 1325

Stavropoulos, Greek-English Dictionary

I've put Stavropoulos's Greek-English Dictionary and its English-Greek counterpart in my amazon.com shopping cart. The EGD is updated recently(Jan. 2008) but the GED is a used one last updated in 1989. Is the Stavropoulos Greek-English Dictionary quite up-to-date despite that it did not undergo a re...
by mingshey
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: -legnia
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Could "lagona(flask)" have something to do with that?
by mingshey
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: latin translation of homer?
Replies: 19
Views: 13909

Oh boy, what a great find, William!
by mingshey
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: trust sb as ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

Thank you all for your ideas. The participle would be a good alternative. But in the lesson 8 the students are not supposed to have learnt about participles yet, while ὡς has just introduced as an equivalent to English "as". And there was introduction to indirect sentence with infinitive back in the...
by mingshey
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek or Latin
Replies: 20
Views: 7816

...and Isaac Newton et al. lure me to learn Latin And physics also, I hope. Actually, Albert Einstein did the job and I'm a physics teacher at a high school. :wink: Einstein had reportedly hated his authoritarian classical education in Gymnasium. But I don't think he hated the classical language ed...
by mingshey
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Earthquake in Greece?
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Thanks for the info. I hope no more disaster in Greece. My condolence for the lost.
by mingshey
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Earthquake in Greece?
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Earthquake in Greece?

Yesterday, just before I go home I overheard someone reading off his PC screen about an earthquake in Greece. But I saw no news report about it. Was there one? How serious was it if ever?
by mingshey
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ο Μικ?ος Π?ιγκιπας
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

Ο Μικ?ος Π?ιγκιπας

Antoine de Saint-Exupery's "Le Petit Prince" in Modern Greek. http://www.phys.uoa.gr/~nektar/arts/tributes/antoine_de_saint-exupery_le_petit_prince/o_mikros_pringhpas.htm Is this work in any language in public domain? I printed this out with a color-laserjet printer of the school I work and staple-b...
by mingshey
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek or Latin
Replies: 20
Views: 7816

As William keeps saying, Euclid, Aristarchus, Aesop, Homer, Lucian, Apollonius, et al. led me to learning Greek, and Lucretius and Isaac Newton et al. lure me to learn Latin. :wink:
by mingshey
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: trust sb as ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

trust sb as ...

Chase & Phillips ch8. Review Exercise 2. They trust the king as fair and just. I could use an indirect sentence with infinitive: Πιστεύουσι τον βασιλέα καλὸν καὶ δίκαιον εἶναι. Here, can I put the king in accusative as the subject of the infinitive, where πιστεύω normally takes dative? Or I could us...
by mingshey
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Liddell-Scott latest edition?
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

It is what I am holding in my avatar. Ninth edition with supplements. It's what I got couple of years ago.
by mingshey
Mon May 26, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: A reading course in Homeric Greek book 1
Replies: 5
Views: 5822

Same thing happened to me couple of years ago. I had bought "The Stranger in a Strange Place" nearly a dozen years ago and had put it off during the whole ten years. When I finally grabbed and read it through I found that is had a few dozen pages missing and had duplicate pages in the place. It was ...
by mingshey
Mon May 26, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: a veritible cornucopia
Replies: 6
Views: 2632

I paused visiting the site only because I couldn't steal the time to read all the books there.
by mingshey
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Great thanks, IreneY! A brief browsing in amazon.com shows there are two books by the same authors. "A Comprehensive..." and "An Essential ..." Grammars. Many of the reviews seem to refer to the "Essential" one. If the Essential one is rated so good, I think the Comprehensive one by the same authors...
by mingshey
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language

The highschool I teach Physics at is attached to a University, which focuses on foreign language majors. (It is one of the reason I chose the school to work at. :)) Recently the univ gave teachers in the highschool the access to the library, and I visited the library last week. There I found a Moder...
by mingshey
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Latin dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 6895

They are taking "Pre-Publish" orders of OLD CD in half the price.(~$150)

http://www.logos.com/OLD
by mingshey
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Latin dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 6895

Re: Latin dictionary

Diogenes seems to contain the Oxford Latin Dictionary as well as Liddell & Scott. http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/Software/Diogenes/ The OLD is still under copyright, no? Sorry. My mistake. It's Lewis & Short, not OLD that's included in Diogenes. I have skipped the Latest News on Diogenes' main pag...
by mingshey
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17153

I've registered. I have little idea what you can do with Drupal, but I could just have some time to see what I can contribute.
by mingshey
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Latin dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 6895

Diogenes seems to contain the Oxford Latin Dictionary as well as Liddell & Scott.

http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/Software/Diogenes/
by mingshey
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Primer with Vergil
Replies: 7
Views: 2858

Latin Primer with Vergil

Is there a Latin equivalent to Clyde Pharr's Homeric Greek? In other words a Latin Primer that uses Vergil's Aeneid as the main text? My colleague Spanish teacher wants to start a Latin class that leads to AP Latin:Vergil. Most of the students here has no experience of learning Latin. So he wants to...
by mingshey
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἀφεταῖς
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Great thanks! :D
My source must have a typo there, then.
by mingshey
Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἀφεταῖς
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

ἀφεταῖς

Plutarch, Apophthegmata Laconica, King Leonidas' quotes Εἰπόντος δέ τινος ‘ὦ Λεωνίδα, π?ὸς πολλοὺς μετ' ὀλίγων διακινδυνε?σων οὕτως πά?ει;’ ‘εἰ μὲν οἴεσθέ με’ ἔφη ‘τῷ πλήθει <δεῖν πιστε?ειν>, ο?δ' ἡ πᾶσα Ἑλλὰς ἀ?κεῖ· β?αχεῖα γὰ? μοῖ?α τοῦ ?κείνων πλήθους ?στίν· εἰ δὲ ταῖς ἀφεταῖς, καὶ οὗτος ? ἀ?ιθμὸ...
by mingshey
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I got another baby girl!
Replies: 15
Views: 5487


by mingshey
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Hi, welcome!

I wonder if this would help:
http://faculty.virginia.edu/OldEnglish/ ... dings.html

and Amazon.com sells Beowulf in Anglo-Saxon CD:
http://www.amazon.com/Beowulf-Trevor-Ea ... 647&sr=8-2
by mingshey
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I got another baby girl!
Replies: 15
Views: 5487

I got another baby girl!

http://bp0.blogger.com/_1MuwxYK1mhc/R-7Un2u9-fI/AAAAAAAAABs/_fh9v0JlWX8/s1600-h/IMG_4318.JPG Nau is holding her new born sister. She's born at March 17. We have not decided on her name yet. While considering a name that would alliterate with Nau, her sister's, and would pass for a nice Korean name, ...
by mingshey
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Yo
Replies: 4
Views: 1942

Welcome, Godot!
by mingshey
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: By teaching (or preparing to teach), you learn more.
Replies: 8
Views: 3503

Started teaching Greek

I have started teaching Greek since a fortnight ago. I have three students. The class is held every first, third, and fifth(if ever) Saturday each month, as a Club Activity, two hours each time. Today I gave my second lesson and we have gone through the first three chapters. I had expected some 1st ...
by mingshey
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: To Jeff. D'Ooge pages in wrong order.
Replies: 0
Views: 3410

To Jeff. D'Ooge pages in wrong order.

Hello, Jeff.
D'Ooge PDF has pages 11 and 12(21 and 22 of the PDF file) in wrong order.
And it's been that way since the file was up there.
I wondered if it is fixed these days and checked it out, but it was still that way.
Can it be taken care of sooner or later, please?
by mingshey
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Byzantine Manuscripts of Homer @CHS
Replies: 6
Views: 2951

I tried and downloaded all the images and it did not take as much as I had feared. 8) The High resolution JPEG images took only 52.7 GB in all. They provided links to the images here , just the second line under the title "ACCESS TO THE IMAGES". The directory is http://chs75.harvard.edu/image_archiv...