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by Kasper
Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Virgil's Eclogues
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Just my inexperience.
by Kasper
Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Virgil's Eclogues
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Virgil's Eclogues

Does any one know what metre Virgil used for his eclogues? Or where I can find out about it?

Thanks!
by Kasper
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Sappho poem
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Sappho poem

This line is from Sappho and I do not understand it:

"ti/na dhu~te pei/qw mai~s s) a/ghn es san filo/para;"

my attempted translation is:

"whom now again I believe ('mai~s' I don't have a translation for) to you should bring it, beloved?"

Any help please? I'm really clueless on this one....
by Kasper
Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Death of Grammar
Replies: 26
Views: 5398

Geoff - your comparison of languages and chemistry could not be more wrong. A language is not, that is NOT, an exact science. If you mix one chemical substance with another you will always get the same result, whether you live in 2005BC or 2005AD. Languages however change all the time. The purpose l...
by Kasper
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Death of Grammar
Replies: 26
Views: 5398

Uhm.... I disagree. *runs like hell* In high school I was taught nothing nothing but grammar in Dutch class (note I am originally from The Netherlands). Dutch classes were the most boring thing in the world. It taught me nothing about he beauty of poetry or the brilliance of good literature. There w...
by Kasper
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vulgate Usage Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3919

quotquot autem receperunt eum dedit eis potestatem filios Dei fieri his qui credunt in nomine eius however/on the other hand/but (take your pick), however many received him he gave to them the ability to become the sons of God, to these who believe in his name. St Jerome had a thorough dislike of p...
by Kasper
Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De hominis natura
Replies: 6
Views: 5898

Es recta, Amy! Prima quaestio esse oportet “Quid est bonum? Quid malum?”

Ego dico id quod nos feliciores facit esse bonum.

(Vere, et nova quaestio esse oportet quid nos feliciores facit?)
by Kasper
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De hominis natura
Replies: 6
Views: 5898

Nihilominus, Mulciber, homo non sit malus, ergo est bonus? Quamquam non saepe mala faceat, facitne saepe bona? Et num mala non facit quod poenam dabit? Absens (magni) rei mali est bona res? Fortasse homo non est uter... (b.t.w., quota hora est=what time is it. Lit. how-manieth is the hour.) Gratias ...
by Kasper
Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De hominis natura
Replies: 6
Views: 5898

De hominis natura

Quot hora, pueri puellaeque? Hora philosophiae!

Agite amici, de natura hominis dicamus. Atque prima quaestio est:
“Utrum natura hominis est mala an bona? Cur :?:

(Obsecro autem vos responsum facilum et brevum scribere, quod potestas latinae scribendae mea parvula est) :oops:
by Kasper
Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: When frustration is about to stop you
Replies: 22
Views: 13955

chad wrote:it must have taken people weeks in old Dublin to prepare linguistically to go down to the market and buy a sack of potatoes, given that :)
no wonder they starved.
by Kasper
Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Its been a while...request another translation
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

"tuis in labellis propositum meae causae sedet" "meaning" is difficult to translate, latin doesn't seem to have a word for it as such. I've use propositum, which kind of indicates purpose/plan or something like that. Anyway, don't go and give this to your girlfriend yet, wait for Benissimus to corre...
by Kasper
Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Word Order
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

(PS: "discendentem me" should be dative - not accusative)
by Kasper
Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Word Order
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

I stand corrected (as usual). :cry:
by Kasper
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Word Order
Replies: 6
Views: 1720

Because latin is an inflected language word order can be arranged quite loosely, although general rules, as you have stated, apply. Afterall latin is but a language, not an exact science, and everyone will have their own style of talking/writing. As for your sentence, personally I would say: e foro ...
by Kasper
Wed Jan 05, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Law or Classics PhD?
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

not many lawyers actually present cases in court - barristers do I'm not aware of a difference in Canada or the US - we just have lawyers. Of course, I don't really know much about the legal system. :) really my fault, Klewlis - 'lawyer' covers both solicitors and barristers. solicitors (the larges...
by Kasper
Wed Jan 05, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Law or Classics PhD?
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

[quote="klewlis"][quote="Kasper"]not many lawyers actually present cases in court - barristers do[/quote] I'm not aware of a difference in Canada or the US - we just have lawyers. Of course, I don't really know much about the legal system. :)[/quote] really my fault, Klewlis - 'lawyer' covers both s...
by Kasper
Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Law or Classics PhD?
Replies: 10
Views: 2111

Hi Alon, I fit into your second category of currenlty studying law - although I'm doing it off campus. For a few years now I've been working as a paralegal in both commercial and litigation. I much agree with Chad that it does become just another job. When you talk about oratorical skills etc., not ...
by Kasper
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Sancta Sanctorum
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Sancta Sanctorum

I was reading this book about Italy and it talked about a church called “Sancta Sanctorum”, I am wondering why it is called this. I don’t mean the religious reason for it, but why SanctA? Either this is female singular or neuter plural. Since it is only one church, I don’t see why it would be plural...
by Kasper
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Accents
Replies: 3
Views: 3903

Gaude! Latin doesn't have any accents - they are just there to assist a beginning learner with pronunciation.

They are called macrons and tell you whether a syllable is long or short. Very handy when you are writing poetry, but otherwise not all that important really.
by Kasper
Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: De orationibus Ciceronis
Replies: 2
Views: 3569

De orationibus Ciceronis

fortasse vir est magnus venustusque. estne quoque magnus patronus? cotidie orationem eius contra Verrem lego. nunc autem de iure Romanorum miror. semper multa verba, multas accusationes, multa fabula signaque habet ille. non tamen illi est clarum testimonium. :roll: cur iudices ei crederent? :shock:...
by Kasper
Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why bother with Latin?
Replies: 23
Views: 6776

Episcopus wrote:Yes I agree with Kasper an intelligent female is so rare. So is a male but yeah. Females tend to be more odd/shallow/strange in my experience.
Hey! I don't recall saying that!! :twisted:
by Kasper
Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why bother with Latin?
Replies: 23
Views: 6776

I have never seen a girl who digs a latin person. They just think ok...now can we talk about something to which I can relate, like your stomach! Or hair clips! yay! heyy! that's quite insulting! i'd love to meet a guy who was interested in, and wanted to discuss, latin and roman history- all the on...
by Kasper
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gay Alexander?
Replies: 34
Views: 7253

Since it's Greek lawyers indulging in this silliness, I'm now laying odds that in response to this post a few partisans of the Macedon vs. Greece debate will join up just to further that tedious argument. 6:5 in favor. Do we have any Macedonians here? How could we? There are none now. There's a few...
by Kasper
Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gay Alexander?
Replies: 34
Views: 7253

Evidently in his part of the Greek world shepherds had time for poetry contests. Erudite poetry contests, often about love.
They spend a worrying amount of time playing with each others' "flutes".
by Kasper
Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: quick translation, context has been the problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

Ps. I think there are some issues with the Roman interpretation of "familia", this would includes servants and slaves, pretty much all dependants within the household. Yeah, familia if you are in the habit of keeping slaves and servants. If you just want to refer to your relatives, the word is domu...
by Kasper
Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gay Alexander?
Replies: 34
Views: 7253

It's a bit late to join this discussion, but as I'm just reading Vergil's eclogues, I'd like to add that apparently at the very least half of all Roman shephards were clearly gay. And homosexuals.
by Kasper
Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: quick translation, context has been the problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

"Amici familiaque super omnia (cetera)" would do it.

I'd personally make it "amicitia" though, just sounds nicer to me.


Ps. I think there are some issues with the Roman interpretation of "familia", this would includes servants and slaves, pretty much all dependants within the household.
by Kasper
Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need some short phrases translated please
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Need some short phrases translated please

Destroyers of Light carnifex lucis vastator lucis carnifex is a pretty gruesome word, it means executioner, butcher, destroyer, etc., but is really a compound of the parts carni - "meat" and - fex "maker", "meat-maker". vastator is not a mild word, but in comparison to carnifex it is not quite as g...
by Kasper
Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: want to learn greek
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

Re: want to learn greek

ajanoult wrote:I talk a lot to a friend in cyprus. I would really enjoy learning greek so I can communicate in her native language.
How old is this friend :?: (only useless ancient languages are discussed here.)
by Kasper
Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Howdy! I just joined. Snorrithor
Replies: 23
Views: 5765

Re: Eureka!

Ironically extinction of one whole world ecology creates niches for new evolution. Mammals evolved way before dinos, but stayed tiny til those big boys got killed off. Then what's all the "save the whales" stuff about? We should finish them off and get much cooler and smarter fish!! 8) (instead of ...
by Kasper
Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Yet another translation request
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

John, unless i've been reading your posts wrong your fiancee is female, so first you need to make the words female: simply replace -us by -a. I'm no expert but I'd say: delicia mea, laetitia maxima, optima mea amica: tibi est meum cor I wouldn't repeat "mea" with every word, but that is up to you of...
by Kasper
Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Yet another translation request
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

they are all just vocatives, if you've got the words you should be fine! :D
by Kasper
Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why am I all alone?
Replies: 16
Views: 4826

Mermaids were meant to be topless.
by Kasper
Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need some help - et pur si mouve
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

moveo in that reflexive sense is very rare. Usually with this verb, you have to be moving something , it is mostly transitive unlike the English counterpart. It could easily be rectified by changing it to passive (e.g. etiam movemur). You really had no way of knowing that, I just had a suspicion so...
by Kasper
Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Need some help - et pur si mouve
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

"etiam movemus"
by Kasper
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Chana Masala Mix
Replies: 17
Views: 5510

Water is my specialty.


At home, I chop whatever the chef (that is the Mrs) demands. I have no further influence.
by Kasper
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help with english to latin translations
Replies: 47
Views: 13528

Hmm... I must admit you are right. I can't believe I still stuff this up! :oops:
by Kasper
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: help with english to latin translations
Replies: 47
Views: 13528

2. We think that the money will be found soon. Nos existimare pecuniam repperit mox - I wasn't really sure what to do with mox Will be found requires a future passive infinitive. Now, such a thing does not really exist in Latin. Instead the Romans used the fore ut construction, with either the impe...
by Kasper
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Pieces of me
Replies: 21
Views: 8295

Formosa ubera, benissime.
by Kasper
Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Scanning Homer
Replies: 10
Views: 4394

No no. The )/Aidi was clearly marked. Will is to blame. There is no question about it.