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by paulusnb
Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: canis et ovis
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

Re: canis et ovis

The third declension is the most irregular of declensions. Sometimes the genitive form is the same as the nominative. The way to keep all nouns straight is this: memorize the genitive. Once you know the genitive (and assuming you know the endings), you can decline any noun. So, if the book says that...
by paulusnb
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin book recommendations sought
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Latin book recommendations sought

I used to use the Scottish Classics Group publications in Grad school. HEre is one http://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Cicero-Latin-Reader-Texts/dp/1853996378/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235016272&sr=1-1. I cannot seem to find the others. I do not do as much History as poetry, but Ecce ROmani III ...
by paulusnb
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poems anyone?
Replies: 53
Views: 23353

Re: Poems anyone?

I will offer an easy and famous Horace poem. Ode 1.23 XXIII Vitas inuleo me similis, Chloe, quaerenti pauidam montibus auiis matrem non sine uano aurarum et silua metu. Nam seu mobilibus ueris inhorruit 5 aduentus folliis, seu uirides rubum dimouere lacertae, et corde et genibus tremit. Atqui non eg...
by paulusnb
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poems anyone?
Replies: 53
Views: 23353

Re: Poems anyone?

I have had time to look at the poem a little more. It kind of speaks for itself. The one grammar point that kind of tripped me up was the case of "cuius" in line 4, but then I looked up paeniteo and I found it takes accusative with persons and genitive with things. My dictionary also noted that paen...
by paulusnb
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poems anyone?
Replies: 53
Views: 23353

Re: Poems anyone?

That was fast. I do not have time to comment right now. I will later on tonight. As far as the emotional vs. sexual, I have always thought many many poems work on both levels. I have seen people go red in the face trying to argue either for or against the sparrow=penis in Catullus' poem. To me, it i...
by paulusnb
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Poems anyone?
Replies: 53
Views: 23353

Poems anyone?

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in taking a break from providing translations for tattoos :D and doing some poetry or other selections. I think it might be fun to have users occasionally post lessons/translations/comments on Horace, Catullus, etc and then hear everyone chime in. Part o...
by paulusnb
Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kalos software bug
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Kalos software bug

I am not sure what you mean, so I guess my answer is no.
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings
Replies: 12
Views: 2773

Re: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings

This is a sign that you are not internalizing the language. First off, I was speaking from the point of view of someone new to language for someone new to Latin. Ten years ago, when I was new to Latin and working on practice sentences for the Oxford Latin Course, I might not have been what you call...
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Painting Classical Sculpture
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Painting Classical Sculpture

I'm guessing any painting of marble would look guady to our modern eyes. Actually, I have seen some Renaissance sculptures that were painted rather tastefully. I think that most polychrome restorations are gaudy on purpose to spit in the eye of the prejudiced viewer. I mean, the guy who painted the...
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings
Replies: 12
Views: 2773

Re: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings

PS Rather than 'knowing' a sentence when translating it, one should feel as if they 'know' a sentence in a foreign language when they read it and its meaning is immediately clear... not the meaning in English, but the meaning itself. yes Yes But......translation is a way to show mastery. Sure, thin...
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings
Replies: 12
Views: 2773

Re: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings

Writing out translations can become an unnecessary crutch. I have to think much more by coming up with a translation on the fly each time I read a passage than simply writing it down and being able to refer back. The key is to be able to have your mind really think in Latin and that will only happe...
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Greek equivalent of Orberg's Lingua Latina?
Replies: 20
Views: 17538

Re: A Greek equivalent of Orberg's Lingua Latina?

Essorant wrote:So a beginner just opens these books and is magically able to read them without first using the "unnatural method"?
My experience is that it takes a little bit of both methods. As far as what is natural and not, it depends on how much you can stretch. :twisted:
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings
Replies: 12
Views: 2773

Re: Latina Lingua Techniques and Other Wonderings

I see nothing wrong with typing out your translations. I learn by writing. Things like Lingua Latina can help me to an extant, but I have to write my charts and my vocab over and over. As far as the right method....we should speak and listen to Latin from the time we were born. Every other method is...
by paulusnb
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Greek equivalent of Orberg's Lingua Latina?
Replies: 20
Views: 17538

Re: A Greek equivalent of Orberg's Lingua Latina?

Thank you both for the links. I like the Abebooks option better than the unolibro. I wish I had found them before. I ordered my book three weeks ago and still do not have it. KramerKram, those Greek exercises look helpful.
by paulusnb
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Painting Classical Sculpture
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Painting Classical Sculpture

I do not generally see much posted hear outside of language issues, but here goes... I have always wondered about painting on Greek/Roman sculpture. I know the marble was painted, and I have seen pictures of this. However, I also know that many of the marble statues we have "from Greece" are actuall...
by paulusnb
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Greek equivalent of Orberg's Lingua Latina?
Replies: 20
Views: 17538

Re: A Greek equivalent of Orberg's Lingua Latina?

Thesaurus, Is the Italian Second Volume different than the English one? I assumed they were the same. I thought, perhaps incorrectly, that the 2nd volume of Athenaze was simply real Greek, and therefore there was no difference betweent he US and Italian. If I remember, the second volume was listed w...
by paulusnb
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Greek equivalent of Orberg's Lingua Latina?
Replies: 20
Views: 17538

Re: A Greek equivalent of Orberg's Lingua Latina?

The only problem with doing a search on this topic is that the searches are useless. The searches do not go back before the hack. The Italian Athenaze cannot be purchased in the States. It is an Italian book. This is the only website I can find where internationals can purchase the book. So, in the ...
by paulusnb
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which curriculum?
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

Re: Which curriculum?

So, Cantator and Jeanne, can I assume that you all missed the revelation on Lost last week that Latin was the official language of "the others"? (an episode that is available online. Wait, then you do have a tv :D )
by paulusnb
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which curriculum?
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

Re: Which curriculum?

I looked at keystone. This might be a better option than a tutor. Does the student interact live with the teacher or is it a recording? And wait, you have high speed internet connections with microphones and speakers but no tv? I see. Virtue has its limits. :D JK, as the kids are saying these days. ...
by paulusnb
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which curriculum?
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

Re: Which curriculum?

Here is a link to a home school website that gives reviews of different curricula. http://www.homeschoolchristian.com/curricula/reviews/latincomparison.php First, you are setting her up for failure if you do a self-study Wheelock. This book was written for college students in the 50's. If you are ju...
by paulusnb
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Downloadable Greek Dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Downloadable Greek Dictionary

Thanks. Followed the directions. I have always used symbol in Word for Greek. I ignored the sticky because I did not think switching back and forth so seamlessly possible. I always wondered why there were so many posts about Greek fonts and Unicode. Now I know. :D
by paulusnb
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin sentence translation help?
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Re: Latin sentence translation help?

viso is from video and it is a participle(verbal adjective) modifying puero.
by paulusnb
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek Latin New Testament
Replies: 5
Views: 2004

Re: Greek Latin New Testament

Oh, to keep adding additions to my own posts.....

The Sword Project Download allows you to have three Biblical texts (Italian, Latin, and Greek for example) opened at the same time. http://www.crosswire.org/sword/software/index.jsp
by paulusnb
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Comics in Latin or Greek?
Replies: 8
Views: 10967

Re: Comics in Latin or Greek?

There are some Tin-Tin Comics online but they are in the "favorites" on my work computer. One of them is De Insula Nigra. I will link to them when I get a chance.

Got em http://www.latinitatis.com/latinitas/nu ... becula.htm
by paulusnb
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Saying the Latin year
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: Saying the Latin year

Adrianus,

So, you use the ordinals? In the two thousandth and ninth year of our Lord.
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Saying the Latin year
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: Saying the Latin year

Well, if you just want to say 2009, you say duo milia novem, but I do not know the particular formula for the year after the fall of the Roman Empire. One could just keep counting from 753 (AUC) and get 2763 AUC (if I am remembering correctly. I think you simply add 754 to the year).
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Saying the Latin year
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: Saying the Latin year

The Romans would indicate the year in two ways: By the consuls in power (in the consulship of ___________________) or from the founding of the city (ab urbe condita). I do not know how Medieval Latin did it. I imagine Anno Domini. Examples from Eutropius: "M. Tullio Cicerone oratore et C. Antonio co...
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Recommended Dictionary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Recommended Dictionary?

Is it good? It works. John Traupman edited this version. He has written a few textbooks, some on Latin conversation. Does it replace the Oxford Latin Dictionary (200 version). No. I have been studying Latin for 10 years and still have not purchased that jewel. I should have bought it ten years ago w...
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek Latin New Testament
Replies: 5
Views: 2004

Re: Greek Latin New Testament

Thesaurus, check this out http://unbound.biola.edu/. You can choose up to 3 parallel translations in many languages, including Latin and Greek.
by paulusnb
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Downloadable Greek Dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Downloadable Greek Dictionary

Annis,

With Diogenes, I have a "Morphological Search" tab but I cannot figure out how to input Greek letters. Do I need to change the font when I switch back and forth between Latin and GReek?

Ago Gratias Tibi.

Nathan
by paulusnb
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit Quizzes
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Textkit Quizzes

Ever since I have found Textkit, I have been trying to get the vocab quiz option to work. I get the vocabulary e-mails and I have signed up for the quizzes, but to no avail. I use Yahoo. Do I need to try another e-mail account? Has anybody had any luck with these things? I want to use them for my La...
by paulusnb
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19230

Re: What's everyone reading?

Unfortunately, most of my spare time is spent keeping my latin up. I am only teaching Latin 1 this year and reading about that Ecce Romani Family in a ditch will not keep my Latin up to snuff. So, I have been reading Lingua Latin II (very dull in parts) and any Latin text I can get my hands on where...
by paulusnb
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Recommended Dictionary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Recommended Dictionary?

I have Cassell's. It is good. 9 times out of 10, though, I find myself using the Words program or the Bantam New College Dictionary (light and paperback). Oxford has a large print dictionary that my eyes would love to own.
by paulusnb
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Duff's Elements of NT Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 13675

Re: Duff's Elements of NT Greek

I like Duff's Elements for what it is. Even if I hated it, I believe it would still have a place. Anyone using Duff's is usually at a point where complete mastery of Greek is not the purpose (20 somethings in a Seminary or possible Theology degree). The accents are a distraction from the purpose of ...
by paulusnb
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Downloadable Greek Dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Downloadable Greek Dictionary

Thanks. Since I have posted, I have found Kalos http://www.kalos-software.com/index.php and Wordbase http://greek.kihlman.eu/. I prefer Kalos. I will have to fiddle with Diogenes. I cannot get it to access the Greek Dictionary.
by paulusnb
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Pronouncing Caesar and Cicero
Replies: 6
Views: 21448

Re: Pronouncing Caesar and Cicero

The answer is that C's are always hard. :D
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Downloadable Greek Dictionary
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Downloadable Greek Dictionary

Are there any downloadable Greek dictionaries that are similar to Words? I am not having any luck searching the outside links of interest forum.
by paulusnb
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek Latin New Testament
Replies: 5
Views: 2004

Re: Greek Latin New Testament

Thanks Thesaurus. You are right about the quality. The Greek accents and the random dots on the page blend together, making the Greek text as hard to see as the images in those 3D posters from the nineties. I guess I will shell out the money.
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek Latin New Testament
Replies: 5
Views: 2004

Greek Latin New Testament

Does anyone know of an electronic copy of a Greek-Latin New Testament? Amazon sells it published for 40.

Thanks