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by paulusnb
Mon May 18, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?
Replies: 30
Views: 16826

Re: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?

But I guess my question to you is, if these kids have trouble with reading at their grade level, why in the world are you teaching them something as advanced as MacBeth? Reading at Grade Level is not the problem. On average, my students read 1 to 2 grades ahead of level. My real problem is the disp...
by paulusnb
Mon May 18, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)
Replies: 16
Views: 14875

Re: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)

So should I feel bad that I have a CLassics Awards hanging in my office that has Greek on it? I am quite proud of my plaque and the prestige it gives me by proclaiming to all that I had the highest GPA in Greek in my graduating class. But perhaps I should take it down because my Greek has gotten pre...
by paulusnb
Mon May 18, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Unit 6 Exercises I
Replies: 4
Views: 7774

Re: Unit 6 Exercises I

M&F say that pūgnāre cum means to fight against; does pūgnāre with a simple ablative mean fighting on the same side? Yes. I think so. I'm unsure about "validīs hominibus". My thinking has been: * it's not "ab hominibus", so it's not "had been shown by the men of the town" * perhaps dative plural, s...
by paulusnb
Mon May 18, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: new Tar Heel reader website
Replies: 14
Views: 7155

Re: new Tar Heel reader website

Cool resource. If I could get my classroom wired up, I would use this. I currently use Taurus Rex and Octavus Octupus in class and I like them. They have quizzes at the end (the only way to get a student's attention). I wish the Tar Heel books did the same. I guess I could create quizzes separately.
by paulusnb
Sun May 17, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?
Replies: 30
Views: 16826

Re: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?

I'm just saying, they're not necessarily mentally defective. No one likes to hear teachers complain about kids, but let me vent and amuse for awhile. It is the end of the year after all. Parent of child calls to complain that the literature we are reading is too sexual. The offensive piece? Macbeth...
by paulusnb
Sun May 17, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)
Replies: 16
Views: 14875

Re: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)

paulusnb wrote: I actually also completely disagree with the author's opinion about education not transmitting prestige. Sure it does........IT IS ABOUT PRESTIGE. IT IS A DIPLOMA. He didn't say that education doesn't transmit prestige but that it is not the goal of education. OK Bert. I should have...
by paulusnb
Sun May 17, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?
Replies: 30
Views: 16826

Re: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?

Lex wrote:That's certainly possible, but if the students are taking Latin because they have to, not because they want to, another possibility is that they just plain don't give a ****.

Sure. I just assumed that they did not want to be in any class. What makes Latin any different?
by paulusnb
Sat May 16, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: a silly question
Replies: 3
Views: 1785

Re: a silly question

If you are wondering why particeps is not accusative after fio, than yes, it acts like esse. It can take a predicate nominative.
by paulusnb
Sat May 16, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)
Replies: 16
Views: 14875

Re: "the Latin diploma needs to go" (NYT Opinion Piece)

[ The guy is a classics teacher. However, I do not agree with his reasons. They sound a little pedestrian to me. Sounds like someone is regretting taking Latin in High School instead of Shop. Diplomas are supposed to be about grandiosity rather than communication. By Magister Francese's logic, we sh...
by paulusnb
Sat May 16, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?
Replies: 30
Views: 16826

Re: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?

while the other half do not respond to any Latin teaching method, much less LLPSI. Something is with this age. I have been banging my head into a wall all year. I can tell a group of students about a vocab quiz three days down the road and 10 out of 20 will fail miserably. If half of your class is ...
by paulusnb
Fri May 15, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?
Replies: 30
Views: 16826

Re: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?

I have been done a great wrong, for I have a Greek exam next Wednesday and am struggling incessantly in order to memorise and be able to utilise the grammar in time despite a years of instruction, whereas I do learn rather quickly from the LL method. I have never learned a language using only the O...
by paulusnb
Fri May 15, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lost
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Re: Lost

Not to start a Lost thread, but that is an interesting quote. I like the show, but if they mess with John Locke, so help me.
by paulusnb
Fri May 15, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?
Replies: 30
Views: 16826

Re: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?

Lucus Eques wrote:Heh, "the Horse" ?
I know that eques, unlike equus, means calvaryman/knight/equestrian, but Luke the Calvaryman just does not have the ring that Luke the Horse has. :D In my defense, WORDS does mention horse as the last of ten options.
by paulusnb
Thu May 14, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?
Replies: 30
Views: 16826

Re: Why the ITALIAN Athenaze?

For me, the Italian Athenaze works because I do not need the grammar lessons. I studied Greek years ago and I teach Latin now, so the difficulties of an inflected system are not that difficult to me. Except for the vocab, the Italian in the book is not necessary, and the vocab is usually pretty simp...
by paulusnb
Thu May 14, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lost
Replies: 6
Views: 2353

Re: Lost

I did not notice the Latin? When did he say it and what did he say?
by paulusnb
Thu May 14, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Unit 6 Drill IV 5
Replies: 1
Views: 5386

Re: Unit 6 Drill IV 5

I like liberi as the nom. pl. I like "We lead our lives free from envy."
by paulusnb
Tue May 12, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Augustine
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Re: Augustine

Funny you should mention this. My Augustine class, which I took many moons ago, lingered on this very topic, though it was mostly a translation class. The guy I assisted convincingly argued that the structure of the Confessions follows the structure of the Aeneid . I do not remember the arguments, b...
by paulusnb
Thu May 07, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33745

Re: Study Group

Well, I am out of town until Sat. I will start posting musings next week sometime.
by paulusnb
Tue May 05, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 33745

Re: Study Group

Hey all! What if we just use our e-mail or this forum for the Ovid group until the tech issues are squared away?
by paulusnb
Tue May 05, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 48696

Re: Study Group

Lucus Eques wrote:I'd love to start an Athenaze group. Also a Latin one.

I can take care of scheduling and pariculars if there is interest.
What are you thinking for the Athenaze group? I have been making my way through the Italian version and I would be interested in something more structured.
by paulusnb
Sun May 03, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Comenius - Greek
Replies: 12
Views: 8078

Re: Comenius - Greek

It is not a beginner's text, but the Latin Vulgate and the Greek can be had side by side for 40 dollars. http://www.amazon.com/Novum-Testamentum ... 721&sr=8-1
by paulusnb
Sat May 02, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is it really useful to read grammar?
Replies: 25
Views: 8273

Re: Is it really useful to read grammar?

I do not see anything wrong with a grammar intense approach. I, like you, enjoy wandering through grammar books. One of my prized possessions is an Oxford English Grammar, and I will dive into every few months. However, I do not really do it with an end in mind, and I do not really do it as often or...
by paulusnb
Fri May 01, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: New Member

Salve! ( And with this greeting, I am at 200 posts!!!!!!!!!!) This is a pretty helpful site. Feel free to fire away with questions. This board has been so silent lately that you will be courted like a cheerleader for prom.
by paulusnb
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: non debeo
Replies: 3
Views: 6833

Re: non debeo

I think you might be reading too much into "ought" as a translation of debeo. How about "should"? I cannot think of any examples where debeo means what you say ought means. I do not think that non debeo discedere can be option B. But I am open to correction. Are you asking if this would be something...
by paulusnb
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: lost texts
Replies: 15
Views: 5764

Re: lost texts

Ennius' Annals would be nice. He started Latin poetry, so he is pretty important.
by paulusnb
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Unit 5 Exercise I, No. 11
Replies: 4
Views: 7970

Re: Unit 5 Exercise I, No. 11

It might be helpful to post the Latin problem. I, for one, do not have this book.
by paulusnb
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Hi!

Salve. Post your questions. Someone will answer.
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Phrase Translation Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1762

Re: Latin Phrase Translation Help

Are we talking assignment or tattoo, motto, graffiti tag ? I would drop the est if we are not talking about an assignment. I would suggest you put the tattoo on the sinistra bucula. On an unrelated note......................Come on newbies. I need 5 more responses to reach 200 posts. Does nobody hav...
by paulusnb
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rosetta Stone Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: Rosetta Stone Latin

I am aware of most of the textbooks out there. My daughter is four, so Lingua Latina is far away. I was curious if anyone had any firsthand experience with the Latin Rosetta program. I was thinking Rosetta Italian for me and pondering Rosetta Latin for my daughter in two years. I think that 200$ sou...
by paulusnb
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Italian Textbook
Replies: 7
Views: 4220

Re: Italian Textbook

by paulusnb
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: refresh Latin - which book?
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: refresh Latin - which book?

Lingua Latina Book I. Hands down. Will start easy and get harder.
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Italian Textbook
Replies: 7
Views: 4220

Italian Textbook

Anyone know of an Italian textbook like French for Graduate reading or Lingua Latina ? I like the inductive method, and I violently revile most modern language textbooks (I own Prego). I also don't want to sit around in my boxers practicing how to find directions to the airport or telling Lupita tha...
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rosetta Stone Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Rosetta Stone Latin

This has probably been posted before, but the forums are not searchable pre-hack................ Has anyone fooled with the rather expensive Rosetta Stone Latin software? It seems there is only a level 1? Is Rosetta any good? It is kind of pricey (over 200$ !!!!!!!!!!!). I ask for two reasons: 1) I ...
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Solus curiosus, mei amici!
Replies: 12
Views: 3645

Re: Solus curiosus, mei amici!

paulusnb wrote:You progressed from **** and Jane through Hardy Boys to Shakespeare. Do the same with Latin.

OK. The fact that the program censors out **** in **** and Jane is hilarious. See **** run. **** is fast.
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Solus curiosus, mei amici!
Replies: 12
Views: 3645

Re: Solus curiosus, mei amici!

I did not stop looking at my charts until I taught Latin. The dictionaries I still use. I started studying Latin 9 years ago. The first four of those, however, I did not take very seriously. As far as ease of reading goes, it varies with the author. I can go through a Catiline passage I prepped year...
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introducing new member
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: Introducing new member

Saints Football fan.
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Received my Italian Athenaze
Replies: 8
Views: 3397

Re: Received my Italian Athenaze

Depends on the Euro. When I was in Italy last, a dollar was worth 1.5 Euro. Those were the days....... I am not sure of the exact cost because a friend ordered it for me. He claims 40 $. I think he is wrong. Anyway, book is 22 Euro and fast shipping ( a must in Italy) is 18 Euro. At the time I looke...
by paulusnb
Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help Ordering Italian Athenaze
Replies: 6
Views: 3398

Re: Help Ordering Italian Athenaze

Took me three months.
by paulusnb
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introducing new member
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: Introducing new member

Welcome, George! Glad to see a fellow Who-Dat in the Forum.
by paulusnb
Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Received my Italian Athenaze
Replies: 8
Views: 3397

Re: Received my Italian Athenaze

Thanks much. The guy that ordered it for me told me the cost was not as much as I had thought. So, I feel better. I am also happy to hear that there is much more Greek in the Italian version. Gratias Ago Tibi.