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by paulusnb
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman Hand movements
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Roman Hand movements

Scribo. Thanks. Do you know the sources for this?
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Suggestions for reading the Vulgate
Replies: 14
Views: 7721

Re: Suggestions for reading the Vulgate

"is it possible to download PHI texts somewhere online?"

No. You have to contact the Packard Humanities Institute. Specifically, contact Brigitte R. Comparini. phi@packhum.org
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vulgate Latin syntax
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Re: Vulgate Latin syntax

Interaxus. It might also help to know that Church Latin uses more prepositions. Inflection was replaced, to a degree, by the prepositions.
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Suggestions for reading the Vulgate
Replies: 14
Views: 7721

Re: Suggestions for reading the Vulgate

Interaxus. You had to pay for Diogenes? Is this something new? My version was free and I downloaded it two months ago.
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: flash card program?
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: flash card program?

Just buy one of the Latin flashcard sets. They are 14 bucks. You will spend that much in ink and paper. Vis-Ed is what I used. Personally, I find writing the flashcards half the battle. If you just want to use them on the computer, the Mnemosyne flashcard system has Wheelock, I believe. You cannot p...
by paulusnb
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman Hand movements
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Roman Hand movements

Interesting. I have never heard this. I had heard of using the thumb between the middle finger and the ring finger. Anyone know anything about salutes? Would it be Hitler-like or Patton-like?
by paulusnb
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Roman Hand movements
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Roman Hand movements

I was wondering, besides the thumbs thing for gladiatorial combat, do we know anything about Roman body language? I remember right hands being shaken in Lingua Latina II, but I cannot think of anything else. Someone asked me the other day and I am stumped. Did the Romans raise the fig like the Itali...
by paulusnb
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Suggestions for reading the Vulgate
Replies: 14
Views: 7721

Re: Suggestions for reading the Vulgate

If you download Diogenes and get the PHI texts, you will have access to a Vulgate and a dictionary at the push of a button. Getting the PHI Texts will take a few weeks but they are worth it. And they are free.
by paulusnb
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3717

Re: Lingua Latina Problem

I do not know enough about late-latin vs early latin to comment on this aspect, but the double ii in the genitive is common in textbooks. In fact, I studied Latin for years before I came across a book that made the distinction between gen sg and nom pl in -ius nouns. It freaked me out at first. In 4...
by paulusnb
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Diogenes software!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 28473

Re: Diogenes software!!!

For PHI Texts, E-mail Bridget Comparini at Packard Humanities Institute phi@packhum.org. You will have to fax a release to her. I will try to upload the attachment. Dang. Will not let me. Well, try Bridget.
by paulusnb
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Koine and Classical Greek.
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: Koine and Classical Greek.

Way back when I studied Classical Greek, I took a New Testament Greek class and found it very easy. It was like learning English with Shakespeare and then reading Hemingway (no knock on Hemingway). :D
by paulusnb
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Latin dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 6908

Cassells offers a variety of definitions, principal parts, and examples from authors. I have not had it fail me.

Nathan
by paulusnb
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Textbook Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Thank you Thesaurus. I guess my question need not be answered. I assumed the Lingua Latina my school had was the one everyone was talking about. :)
by paulusnb
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Textbook Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Clarification

The book I was talking about above is by Traupman. Is there a different Lingua Latina?

Nathan
by paulusnb
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina Textbook Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Lingua Latina Textbook Questions

Salvete. I teach Latin in a High School in New Orleans. I stumbled across this Forum last week and have noticed that many of you are fans of Lingua Latina. I use Ecce Romani in my classes. I have also used Our Latin Heritage. I myself was taught out of Oxford. I have a copy of Lingua Latina and have...
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Good Latin dictionary
Replies: 18
Views: 6908

I like WORDS. It is on my flashdrive. I think this is the link. http://users.erols.com/whitaker/words.htm It has more entries than my book dictionaries. As far as something you can hold in your hands, New College is cheap (5.99). My hardback is Cassell. Like most dictionaries, it works. OF course, O...
by paulusnb
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question for Experienced Latinists
Replies: 12
Views: 4514

I think I understand your question. Shifting in traffic refers to the manual changing of gears an owner of a manual transmission car must do. As far as why it is fun to read about this in Harry Potter, I do not often see Latin used to describe the things we do on a daily basis. I have never really e...
by paulusnb
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Harrii Potteri matris sorore
Replies: 13
Views: 4772

Someone suggested Loeb to you because you requested a reader that would be easy to follow (or something to that effect). Generally, I find that the Loebs do not give literal translations. Because of this, I find it more difficult to follow a Loeb and its translation than a Latin edition with generou...
by paulusnb
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: De Harrii Potteri matris sorore
Replies: 13
Views: 4772

Harry Potter

I really like the Harry Potter Latin books, and I use them in my classes. I find that the amount of Harry Potter my students can get through in a day compared to a Cicero text is astounding. Of course, I still use Cicero, but as a transition text, and as a vocab builder, Harry Potter is great. Also,...
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Problems with Textkit quizzes
Replies: 0
Views: 1238

Problems with Textkit quizzes

I have been playing with the latin vocabulary class offered under the vocabulary tab. I get the e-mail but the quizzes never show up. I have fooled with my settings and the quiz mode is checked. I have signed up again. Still, no quiz. Anyone know what is up?
by paulusnb
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Question for Experienced Latinists
Replies: 12
Views: 4514

I think that a lot of people find themselves in your shoes. I do not consider myself the most skilled latinist on the planet, but what skill I have in Latin comes from teaching it. However, this is does not help you, so let me try...... As far as vocab goes, read stuff that is at your level. Try the...
by paulusnb
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Primer with Vergil
Replies: 7
Views: 2865

Latin Via Vergil

How fast are you all trying to get these kids reading Vergil? From my experience, adapted stories make students less interested in the original. My students have read adapted Ovid in various textbooks for the past two years. By the time they get to Latin III, they are not interested in Ovid. There i...
by paulusnb
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Primer of Medieval Latin (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Latin Primer

You can buy Beeson's Primer from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. I just bought it a few months ago. It is around 15 dollars. The selection of stories is great. I use it for tests in my class. The notes and dictionary, however, are useless.