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by Cathexis
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 3950

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Hey guy,

I could suggest a solution drawn from Antiquity:
Convince Bill Gates he has been invited to the House of Asterion. After he enters, proceed deep, deep into
its very center. There he will meet someone who will grant him just what he deserves.

FWIW,
Andrew
by Cathexis
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 3950

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

Hey guy, As in my original reply, I'm using Windows 10 and MS Edge. Let me try to replicate the problem, There! Did it again. After the comma above I hit enter to go to new line, it does. But once anything is entered it drops another line on it's own. Which it just did again. I can correct in Previe...
by Cathexis
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 3950

Re: Webpage Redesign and Login Problems

FWIW, New site page design looks good! (Of course, I'm already nostalgic for the old one :roll: ). Coming from Windows 10 & MS Edge; Login was recalled no issues, PMs ported over no probs. Site navigation is seemless but this line shows only minor issue I could find. After I put the period at "no pr...
by Cathexis
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: One Man Agamemnon Tour 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: One Man Agamemnon Tour 2018

What happens to your character? To Cassandra?
by Cathexis
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: One Man Agamemnon Tour 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: One Man Agamemnon Tour 2018

Please be nice to Cassandra. Also, you might want to re-think going home to your family.
Just sayin'.
by Cathexis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: "Star Wars" - on Greek Lyres!
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

"Star Wars" - on Greek Lyres!

And for sale too, if you've the coin.
Beautifully made.

http://en.luthieros.com/

Enjoy,

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Just curious to ask
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Just curious to ask

Do you think that lack of depth in the grammar of their own language is the main thing that can make Latin & Greek so difficult for some? I ask because I'm just wondering if another answer in the past might have been the **requirement** of courses like Latin and Greek in some schools. This meant stu...
by Cathexis
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: An ancient Greek,...
Replies: 0
Views: 953

An ancient Greek,...

An ancient Greek walks into his tailor's shop with a pair of torn pants.

"Euripides?" says the tailor.

"Yeah, Eumenides?" replies the man.

-Andrew
by Cathexis
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A Couple Dictionary Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: A Couple Dictionary Questions

Wow!

Barry was right about doing my homework and I guess I knew that but hoped for some work arounds.
You guys were very helpful with the suggestions you made. At least nobody flamed me for being lazy. :oops:
This forum is the best!

Thank you all so much,

Andrew
by Cathexis
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A Couple Dictionary Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: A Couple Dictionary Questions

Barry,

Thanks for your patient words!

Andrew
by Cathexis
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: A Couple Dictionary Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

A Couple Dictionary Questions

Salve, I am (still) very much a Newbie which will be obvious from my questions. :lol: When I retired I gave myself a well-earned treat and bought both the L&S and OUD dictionaries after going through the various threads about such choices that were here about a year ago or so. I figured that if I se...
by Cathexis
Mon May 21, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Origin of words like, "CTIMINE"
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: The Origin of words like, "CTIMINE"

..,thought to be something like -ng+n- I smiled when I read this. Why? Because I have more than a few Filipino-American friends and "ng" is a common sound with important grammatical uses in Tagalog. No, I don't think the Greeks made it all the way to the island of Luzon(haha). But since you're a lo...
by Cathexis
Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Origin of words like, "CTIMINE"
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: The Origin of words like, "CTIMINE"

Wow! Thanks to all very much for the replies & links. But,...How *do* you pronounce "CT"/"KT" or "GN" ? That is, assuming you're speaking Greek or Latin? As for Hylander's "gn-aye-us," I can only imagine that if it's "Nigh-us" in reduction than it would be, "Guh-nae-us" without? But that is a stab i...
by Cathexis
Sun May 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Origin of words like, "CTIMINE"
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

The Origin of words like, "CTIMINE"

Hello All! This is really a curiosity question for the group: Why do some Greek words begin with a, "CT" ? I get the C is silent, but was it always so? I'd welcome your opinion or any pointers to articles, etc. about this topic. I think, "Ctesiphon" is the more commonly cited example of this. If you...
by Cathexis
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin as the Romans Learned It
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Re: Latin as the Romans Learned It

Nice find!

Thanks,

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin as the Romans Learned It
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Re: Latin as the Romans Learned It

FWIW, The Universite Laval is Canadian and there is a noted computer A.I. expert of the same name also in Canada. You can easily google contact info on him. Long ago I worked in a print shop and we called that type of binding "GBC binding" and it is often a dead give away that something is privately...
by Cathexis
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Asking for some VERY basic help with "from"
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Asking for some VERY basic help with "from"

Okay, Sort of like a non-English speaker wondering why English speakers would say, "in the know" when it might sound like someone saying knowledge is a location you occupy rather than just an artifact of modern English whatever it's original etymology might have been. (My attempt at humor). Bottom l...
by Cathexis
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Asking for some VERY basic help with "from"
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Asking for some VERY basic help with "from"

Greetings All, What's confusing me is ab, de, and ex. My text tells me the following(sorry, no macrons): a, ab (prep. with abl.) from, away from de (prep. with abl) from, down from, about, concerning e, ex (prep. with abl.) from, out of What's confusing me is this: What if I just want to say "from" ...
by Cathexis
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do you like your commentaries?
Replies: 6
Views: 2366

Re: How do you like your commentaries?

Definitely facing page or bottom of the page. What I don't like about End-of-Book commentaries is you inevitably end up with long paragraphs of text that run over onto the next page. So now the question is: "Do I peck back and forth with each sentence being commented upon, or just try to remember it...
by Cathexis
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Online: Bradley's Key to Arnold's LPC
Replies: 9
Views: 5846

Re: Online: Bradley's Key to Arnold's LPC

Thanks for replying, If I understand you right, you basically begin with an already scanned text? If I misunderstood, mea culpa. I had asked because I was wondering how a 2-3 hundred page textbook ever makes into some digital format in the first place? Hence, my wondering if I'd have to literally di...
by Cathexis
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Squirrel Infestation Joke
Replies: 2
Views: 1788

Re: Squirrel Infestation Joke

This was so good I stole it immediately!

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocat in poeta(abl.)
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: Vocat in poeta(abl.)

BIG thanks to all who replied! Well, I feel better. It seems my spidey sense was telling the truth that something wasn't right. You have to expect that sort of thing once in a while when you're self-taught (or trying too). I hope the group here knows you are appreciated 'cause you are. My best, Cath...
by Cathexis
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocat in poeta(abl.)
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: Vocat in poeta(abl.)

Thanks for replying, It came from (what for me) was a dream find: An entire, untouched, intact copy of the 1987, 1984 edition of the "Jenney's 1st Year Latin Teacher's Resource Guide." If you like Jenney's as I do it is the Holy Grail of Jenney's. The example is in this part of some advise for teach...
by Cathexis
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Vocat in poeta(abl.)
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Vocat in poeta(abl.)

Sorry, not sure how to do type macrons but - I'm confused in trying to translate this simple sentence, "Vocat in poeta(abl.)." "He calls on the poet," seems a fail to me but I'm stumped on the correct translation. Can you help? Also, is there a decent on-line Latin-to-English translator that allows ...
by Cathexis
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Online: Bradley's Key to Arnold's LPC
Replies: 9
Views: 5846

Re: Online: Bradley's Key to Arnold's LPC

Carolus, Thanks for this. Do you use any particular software programs for scanning and/or converting old text books to .pdf? It seems a monumental task to be scanning hundreds of pages; I imagine having remove the binding, cut loose the text pages, arrange, flip, etc. It sounds like a Herculean task...
by Cathexis
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Eutropius' Breviarum as a single .pdf file?
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Re: Eutropius' Breviarum as a single .pdf file?

Thank you!

- Andrew
by Cathexis
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Eutropius' Breviarum as a single .pdf file?
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Eutropius' Breviarum as a single .pdf file?

Greetings, I want to have Eutropius' Breviarum as a single complete .pdf file on my PC. I'm aware that The Latin Library has it complete, but apparently as many individual pages - to facilitate reading I assume. Grabbing those would be a LOT of cut and paste and tedious - No 'dis to The Latin Librar...
by Cathexis
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nerdy Classics Majors
Replies: 4
Views: 2439

Re: Nerdy Classics Majors

Can you imagine how poorer our Ancient Heritage would be if Caesar could've tweeted his Gallico Bello pre-, intra-, and post- battles? He would've loved twitter! Instead of keeping 2 scribes going simultaneously, Great Caesar would've had multi- twitter feeds going all over the place. But what a los...
by Cathexis
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Archimedes said, "Eureka!" Latin Version?
Replies: 0
Views: 1422

Archimedes said, "Eureka!" Latin Version?

Greetings All,

I was gonna include in the title of this post - "But the Romans said,...?"
But I knew someone would quip, "You're a dead man, Archie!"
I am curious if the Romans had a similar phrase for such exclamations?

Hope you can help,

Andrew
by Cathexis
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hey! How come my name isn't a jolly candy color?
Replies: 1
Views: 1712

Hey! How come my name isn't a jolly candy color?

Really, I just want to ask a couple of trivia questions about the board and its displays: 1. How come my name isn't a bright, jolly, candy color? 2. How come those round texty things beside every header are black? - was it blue? Or even red? 3. How come some have the little snazzy red star? (I'm gue...
by Cathexis
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Jenny's First Year Latin Answer Key (pretty please?)
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

Re: Jenny's First Year Latin Answer Key (pretty please?)

Thank you, Barry. I did take your suggestion but what I found was more along the line of study cards rather than actual answer keys. Of course, I can always haunt the E-bay listings in the hope of stumbling across them. In fact, I have a list of various searches I will regulary research for this or ...
by Cathexis
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Jenny's First Year Latin Answer Key (pretty please?)
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

Jenny's First Year Latin Answer Key (pretty please?)

Salve! I recently stumbled across an old copy ('58 edition) of Jenny's "First Year Latin" in my local Goodwill store and nabbed it. It was the same book I remember using in 9th grade in 1968. Even more amazing it was an Ex-Libris from the same high school I had attended! Now I'd like to work through...
by Cathexis
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Epic Latin Quote by Tom Brady no less!
Replies: 2
Views: 3325

Epic Latin Quote by Tom Brady no less!

"Morituri te salutant."

-and he was right!

Andrew
by Cathexis
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Easiest Greek & Latin Authors/Texts
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Re: Easiest Greek & Latin Authors/Texts

Thanks to both you Barry & to Chad.

I'd always welcome anyone else's opinion but I'm good to go with these suggestions.

As Always - Thanks to Textkit & the Forum!

-Andrew
by Cathexis
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Easiest Greek & Latin Authors/Texts
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Re: Easiest Greek & Latin Authors/Texts

Thank you both!

Anyone have any ideas on easiest, first Greek authors & texts?

Andrew
by Cathexis
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Easiest Greek & Latin Authors/Texts
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Easiest Greek & Latin Authors/Texts

Greetings All, I put this post here in hopes both Latin & Greek Lovers would see it. A little clarification: 1. By "easiest" I mean just that. Needing the least handholding. I think traditionally Caesar was often the first Latin author students tackled. 2. By "authors/texts" I mean a complete text, ...
by Cathexis
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??
Replies: 20
Views: 5530

Re: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??

BIG thanks!
by Cathexis
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??
Replies: 20
Views: 5530

Re: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??

Thank you so much for chiming in! I looked at the two links as well as the preview of Benner's "Selections." The Benner and the Createspace(?) were both a very nice size and quite clear type. I liked them both. The 3rd choice was obviously more smudgey as you said. I think the first two you suggeste...
by Cathexis
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??
Replies: 20
Views: 5530

Re: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??

@ Hylander,

Thank you very much for the links! Very helpful.

@ Joel,

Although I like bolder print this reprint is "smudgey" compared to the older font. Meh!

@mwh,

I have typo-ed this three times in the last two days! Somewhere Thersites mocks me, bow-legged brute.