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by paulusnb
Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin Movies
Replies: 0
Views: 1506

Latin Movies

Here are some short Latin Films.

http://www.lingua.co.uk/latin/
by paulusnb
Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Received my Italian Athenaze
Replies: 8
Views: 3397

Re: Received my Italian Athenaze

Thanks. I have read the page and given it some thought. The pictures are damn good.
by paulusnb
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Received my Italian Athenaze
Replies: 8
Views: 3397

Re: Received my Italian Athenaze

Hmmmm........I was just checking out the English Athenaze on Amazon and it looks as if the core story is the same. The Italian is similar to the Lingua Latina, and thus different than the English Athenaze, in its presentation of vocab and the pictures. Not sure it was worth paying 60 dollars for pic...
by paulusnb
Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which Method is better?
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

Re: Which Method is better?

Get all three and see which one works.
by paulusnb
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: An introduction

I am late on this, and the board has been quiet lately. End of the term for a few perhaps? I am so glad I give tests for a living instead of taking them. A teacher once told me it was better on his end. He was right.

Welcome to the group.
by paulusnb
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please excuse this really simple grammer quest.
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Please excuse this really simple grammer quest.

Mr. Biggus Dickus, use cum ...............................plus the ablative. :D Also the city is not the indirect object but motion toward. Us ad or in. If you were speaking to or giving something to Incontinentia Buttocks, you would need the indirect object. If something were moving in the directio...
by paulusnb
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roma Aeterna Cap. 39
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Roma Aeterna Cap. 39

Certe.
by paulusnb
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roma Aeterna Cap. 39
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Roma Aeterna Cap. 39

se is reflexive so secum means "with herself." Here, "to herself" might be better. Kingdom of the clouds is good because it is a place, not a description. For example, the kingdom of the sea.
by paulusnb
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Received my Italian Athenaze
Replies: 8
Views: 3397

Received my Italian Athenaze

It took 3 months, but I received my Italian Athenaze on Thursday. I was at first disappointed at all the Italian in the book. I wish there were an English version of this because all of the Civilta (Civilization/culture??) sections look pretty interesting. (Oh wait. There is, and it does not cost 60...
by paulusnb
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: study a NT book
Replies: 251
Views: 86538

Re: study a NT book

For now, I would like to participate from afar. When summer kicks in I can be more involved.
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: How far will D'Ooge take me ?
Replies: 5
Views: 7058

Re: How far will D'Ooge take me ?

It's been kind of quiet around here lately, so maybe more people will reply, because I'm also wondering what authors are considered the best to start off with, besides Caesar. With historians, I've read some Nepos and he's also very straightforward, but allegedly he's very loose with the facts. Sal...
by paulusnb
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Has anyone had this trouble connecting to the site?
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: Has anyone had this trouble connecting to the site?

I have had this problem. It usually goes away after a few hours.
by paulusnb
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

Is the List working yet? I have applied but have had trouble posting. Annis said in the other Study Group Forum that the lists are not working yet. Soooo, I guess we will have to push the start date back?
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Some really simple vocabulary questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

Re: Some really simple vocabulary questions

In the vulgate, I believe that they both came to take on the role of introducing indirect speech, in addition to their classical uses. Noticed this the other day: John 16:20 Tunc praecepit discipulis ut nemini dicerent quia ipse esset Christus. And quia plus subjunctive in Medieval Latin equals cum...
by paulusnb
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Wheelock under criticism ???!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2845

Re: Wheelock under criticism ???!!!

Let me start off my saying that I love ALL Latin textbooks. I love buying old Latin Textbooks at Book fairs. If I could find a school that would let me, I would love to spend the rest of my life teaching out of a new Latin book every year. Good, bad, boring, big....Latin textbooks are like women and...
by paulusnb
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

Sooooo, are we still on for the Saturday after next? I have signed up for the list.
by paulusnb
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

Received this e-mail from Annis.

"Ok, the mailing list exists now.

Visit this site to sign up: http://textkit.com/mailman/listinfo/ovid-a_textkit.com

To prevent spam problems, subscriptions need to be approved, but that shouldn't ever take more than a few hours (longer when I'm asleep)."
by paulusnb
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Re: hello!

Salve. I too used the Oxford Latin Book. Ahh... Quintus and Orbilius. Those were the days.
by paulusnb
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Salvete

Salve Matt.
by paulusnb
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

I am not sure what you refer to when you say that the questions and demands of the Athenians were very good ones. How about these questions? What does philosophy have to offer the state? What good comes of asking these questions about the gods? Why should youth be exposed to philosophy? Rather than...
by paulusnb
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

E-mailed Annis. Basically, they have not done a group in a while. Annis will e-mail Jeff, the founder of textkit, to start a mailing list. With this route, the group will only be open to people signed up. Annis said it will take a few days.
by paulusnb
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

I feel the whole piety thing and Socrates' and Plato's piety or lack thereof is another matter altogether but I just have to mention that the accusations against both Socrates and Alkibiades just used religion as a pretext). But I think that Plato takes the impious charge very seriously. I think th...
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

Isn't this more about the way the Greeks and Romans perceived their gods - as fallible beings who were not all powerful, not all knowing, etc. This seems to have given the Greeks and Romans some leverage in their own conduct and perception of the gods, at least compared to judeo/christian/islamist ...
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

were Arabic authors free to contradict the content of the Qu'ran? Lest I be fallacious, I admit you have a point here. Christians, Jews, and Muslims are "people of the book" more than the Greeks were (or at least what we mean when we say "the Greeks"). Perhaps this is why they are still around. I a...
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

I have e-mailed Annis. I am waiting for a response.
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

But many people believe that either a myth must be either believed in whole-heartedly, or it ruins the myth. I think there is something to that, especially if the myth is used to reinforce moral values or civic virtues. Only a sophisticated mind can throw out the bath water, but leave the baby. Mos...
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

First, sorry, Lex, to have edited something you responded to. I changed my response because I misread your response. I thought you were saying it was written in Persian. My bad. I did not notice you responded until after I edited. paulusnb wrote: You do remember what happened to Socrates right? And ...
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

I think, learned man, that you are getting at this question: Why did philosophy emerge in Athens and almost nowhere else? Before someone freaks out and mentions some Asian text no one reads, by philosophy I do not mean hard thinking, but thinking based on the the understanding of the existence of ce...
by paulusnb
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

Even if one considers Homer religious, his version of Greek religion was not set in stone. Euripides often chooses alternate versions of the same myths, and Plato of course completely throws Homer out of the ideal civilization. What would happen if some early Arabic author had thrown the Qu'ran out...
by paulusnb
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

Lex wrote:Was originarlly Persian, if I'm not mistaken.

This does not really change anything. Yeah, it may have been translated or collated from the Persian way back when, but things were added, compiled, etc. The version we have is Arabic for Arabic audiences.
by paulusnb
Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Development of a Literary Tradition
Replies: 23
Views: 6211

Re: The Development of a Literary Tradition

Anyway, I was just wondering whether anyone had any ideas on why cultures such as these associated literature almost exclusively it seems with religion, I do not know much about Hebrew, Sanskrit, or Arabic, but education in a community, regardless of what the contemporary atheist movement says, is ...
by paulusnb
Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/Software/Diogenes/ Diogenes is a computer program loaded with Greek and Latin dictionaries from Perseus. One can load Latin texts from the PHI institute onto Diogenes ( Basically, anything written in Latin until 200AD). Diogenes can do word searches, phrase searches, ...
by paulusnb
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

Some issues with the schedules. * May 8: Lines 1-10. -Kasper * May 15: Lines 11-21.-Rhodopeius * May 22: Lines 22-34.-Paulusnb * May 29: Lines 35-48.-Ivansalgaldogarcia * June 5: Lines 49-65. -Kasper * June 12: Lines 66-83.- Rhodopeius * June 19: Lines 84-109. -Ivansalgaldogarcia Scott, This schedul...
by paulusnb
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin accents
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: Latin accents

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by paulusnb
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The stem of Latin nouns
Replies: 12
Views: 11218

Re: The stem of Latin nouns

Thank you for the additional explanation, but now I have another question. What is the significance of there being both a stem and a base? I don't know how to speak to its significance. It just is. These are patterns, and "stem" and "base" are the words we use to identify the patterns. but why are ...
by paulusnb
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The stem of Latin nouns
Replies: 12
Views: 11218

Re: The stem of Latin nouns

Looking at it, the nominative singular form is slightly different from the other forms, but other than that the spelling stays quite consistent. Does this basically mean learn the nominative singular and the "stem"? Does that then solve the question of why the stem is needed? Sorry to keep respondi...
by paulusnb
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The stem of Latin nouns
Replies: 12
Views: 11218

Re: The stem of Latin nouns

4th declension is -u stem and 5th is -e. 4th and 5th are fairly simple.

1) There are not that many 4th and fifth declension words.

2) the ones that exist are so common (senatus, dies) that they cause no trouble.
by paulusnb
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The stem of Latin nouns
Replies: 12
Views: 11218

Re: The stem of Latin nouns

my problem with Latin nouns, or one of them, is that I don't actually know why you need to know the stem at all. Of i-stems, Allen and GReenough say "The i-declension was confused even to the Romans themselves, nor was it stable at all periods of the language, early Latin having i-forms which after...
by paulusnb
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

April 1: Introduction to Ovid (textual tradition , etc.) April 8: 1-150 April 15: 151 313 April 22: 314-416 April 29: 417-568 May 6: 569-667 May 13: 668-775 I am good with this except for the April 1st Intro. I do not see the need (Unless one of you happens to be an undercover Ovidian scholar). Any...
by paulusnb
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33734

Re: Study Group

Rhodopeius wrote:Perhaps it's best to have the lines randomly assigned by someone delegated for the task? That way no one can "cheat" by sticking to passages they may be familiar with.
You just volunteered. I have used Deucalion and Pyrrha in my classes, so skip me for that assignment.