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by Cathexis
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??
Replies: 20
Views: 5550

Re: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??

Thank you both! One question though,... On Amazon the HC version is listed at 576pgs. whereas the PB is 436pgs. A difference of 146(!) pages. The physical dimensions of both versions are identical though. I'm inclined to doubt Amazon but thought I'd ask if either of you could guess why the huge diff...
by Cathexis
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??
Replies: 20
Views: 5550

Homeri opera vs. Loeb vs. ??

Greetings, I'm looking for a version of the Illiad in the Greek with "easier-to-read" type. Some textbooks for learning in particular have the breathing marks so small I struggle to see which way that little mark is facing! A pain. The Loeb is about at my limits of comfort but is still pretty small....
by Cathexis
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Latin in the news(well, sort of)
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Latin in the news(well, sort of)

link here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/interpreting-the-bible-just-got-more-complicated Interesting read and a good repost to all those many fine people who think The King James version is the be-all and end-all for any "real" Christian. I can't tell you how many Baptists and other Protestants have...
by Cathexis
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Caius or Gaius?
Replies: 3
Views: 2259

Caius or Gaius?

Off to the beach tomorrow for a summer vacation & hope to catch the eclipse in Charleston, S.C. (Sadly, looks to be cloudy all up and down the Mid-Atlantic states, but The Fates will decide). Anyway, bringing my Loeb Caesar I, II, III to read. They are the perfect size for the beach and frankly I ne...
by Cathexis
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wow! Spoken Latin & a good documentary too!
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: Wow! Spoken Latin & a good documentary too!

I have edited my post with a link to the program.
by Cathexis
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wow! Spoken Latin & a good documentary too!
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Wow! Spoken Latin & a good documentary too!

The docu is, "Nat Geo's Battle of Phillipi". Copious spoken Latin throughout, especially by the Antony character. Now to be brutally frank, I probably would have trouble discerning Latin from Italian as I am a Newbie. But still I thought heard enough "est"s and Roma versus Romani to call it legit. M...
by Cathexis
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Historical Impact of Rome on War Gaming
Replies: 3
Views: 2555

Historical Impact of Rome on War Gaming

As if you needed more proof, it's here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC4b1DN7238

Fantastic find,

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: The Trilled "R"
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

The Trilled "R"

Greetings All, This is more of a curiosity question than anything else. Did the Ancient Romans trill their "R's" ? The reason I ask is that I was watching the "Latin Tutorial" on You-Tube the other day and his idea of, "Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris" had every R trilled especially, "...
by Cathexis
Fri May 01, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: lost texts
Replies: 15
Views: 5846

Re: lost texts

Ouch :!: :oops:

I didn't expect to be taken so literally for every one.
I'll go away quietly now.
by Cathexis
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: lost texts
Replies: 15
Views: 5846

Re: lost texts

I like all the ideas but I can't resist maybe bending the rules to include these "speculative" choices. If you would allow me to include those Lost Texts that "ought to have been" then,... 1. The Lost "History of the House of the Atrieds" written in Linear B. (What REALLY happened at the Trojan War)...
by Cathexis
Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rosetta Stone Latin
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Rosetta Stone Latin

Rosetta Stone offers about 30 or 40 languages in anywhere form Level I to Level III. (They may be coming out with level IV for Spanish Latin America at some point.) Not all offer even three levels and Latin is Level I only. In general, Rosetta Stone's program content will do a good job teaching but,...
by Cathexis
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Was this cribbed from History by the Bard?
Replies: 0
Views: 988

Was this cribbed from History by the Bard?

Greetings, I went on-line to look for a favorite quote I thought was Caesar's but came up with Shakespeare's play instead: Cas. For ever, and for ever, farewell, Brutus! If we do meet again, we'll smile indeed; If not, 'tis true this parting was well made. Bru. Why, then, lead on. O! that a man migh...
by Cathexis
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help Ordering Italian Athenaze
Replies: 6
Views: 3442

Re: Help Ordering Italian Athenaze

I know zip, nada, nothing of either Greek or Italian but,... A few minutes on-line brought me here: http://www.biblicalgreek.org/grammar/athenaze/materials.php Which says this: In addition to Oxford's Athenaze text, there are a number of other texts like the workbook for Athenaze and Luigi Miraglia'...
by Cathexis
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Another (very) simple question
Replies: 2
Views: 3803

Re: Another (very) simple question

Aargh! :oops: :oops:

Another Newbie error. My bad. How about:
"Nautae Galbae victoriam nuntiant."

(I'm starting to feel like Brian Cohen in "Life of Brian." :) )

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by Cathexis
Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Another (very) simple question
Replies: 2
Views: 3803

Another (very) simple question

Greetings, I had a little trouble with a simple exercise and have a question or two. From 47. Exercise 11, "Nautae victoriam Galba nuntiat" - Answer Key gives, "Galba is announcing the sailor's victory." I bumbled and gave this wrong answer, "The sailors announce/are announcing the victory to Galba....
by Cathexis
Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which Method is better?
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

Re: Which Method is better?

Bravo, Interaxus :!: WTG. :D I had read ("somewhere on-line" - so much for that provenance :wink: ) that both D'Ooge books never had Keys to begin with as it was the job of the Teacher to work out solutions to exercises with His/Her pupils in class. Yet your scan was obviously once a published produ...
by Cathexis
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Classical Pronunciation vs. Ecclesiastical
Replies: 3
Views: 2844

Re: Latin Classical Pronunciation vs. Ecclesiastical

Just thought I'd ask,

Does anyone know of on-line sources where the two styles are compared ?

TIA,

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Which Method is better?
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

Re: Which Method is better?

I am a total Newbie and cannot comment on any of these books in depth. That said, I just wanted to add that D'Ooge *is* in print and you can get a copy off Amazon. Just search for "D'Ooge" and it should come up. It is a reprint by Kessinger Books and is basically a scan of another, older copy (Havar...
by Cathexis
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please excuse this really simple grammer quest.
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: Please excuse this really simple grammer quest.

Ah-Ha ! Now that I look it up in my .pdf of BLD I clearly see I failed to understand what was being taught in Lesson V, part 43, pg. 20. My problem wasn't in "with catapults", but in "to the city", so to speak. At least I learned the lesson this time and won't forget it. :wink: Grateful thanks to yo...
by Cathexis
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Please excuse this really simple grammer quest.
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Please excuse this really simple grammer quest.

I'm almost embarrased to ask but somehow I got stuck on it whilst working through the first four lessons in "Latin for Beginners" - even though it's not an exercise. In the following sentence, "Caesar sent cavalry to the city with catapults." What is "with catapults" ? By which I mean if "Caesar" is...
by Cathexis
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: test
Replies: 6
Views: 2162

Re: test

It *is* stretched (from the original aspect).
I might play with it some more but I already wear glasses.
The fellow on the right has a wife, you know.
What's her name?


Cathexis
by Cathexis
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: test
Replies: 6
Views: 2162

Re: test

There, that's much better.
(Had to re-size the avatar image way smaller).

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: test
Replies: 6
Views: 2162

Re: test

No, that won't do at all.
by Cathexis
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: test
Replies: 6
Views: 2162

test

really, just testing.
by Cathexis
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Wheelock's Answers : Chap 32 as promised
Replies: 6
Views: 26636

Re: Wheelock's Answers : Chap 32 as promised

Thank Goodness!

One more bottle of Retsina and I'd bust. :wink:

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: How far will D'Ooge take me ?
Replies: 5
Views: 7110

Re: How far will D'Ooge take me ?

OK, That about answers my question, thank you very much. I am aware of that other title but I didn't know it was on the 'net gratis so thank you for that as well. But how can almost any help be considered "cheating" ? Most people only read the Ancients (if at all !) in translation. To be able to rea...
by Cathexis
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: How far will D'Ooge take me ?
Replies: 5
Views: 7110

How far will D'Ooge take me ?

Meaning, If I were to apply myself to "Latin for Beginners" (and finish it) and then sit down with say, my copy of D'Ooge (for grammer,etc.)and a decent Latin-English dictionary what Ancient Authors would I be reasonably prepared to tackle? My interests run more to history than literature so I'd be ...
by Cathexis
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Has anyone had this trouble connecting to the site?
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Has anyone had this trouble connecting to the site?

Greetings, I've had the devil of a time logging in or even getting basic textkit.com pages to load in my home PC. I would get an error of "too many connections" or a SQL error page saying the same basic thing. Yet at work no prob. :? Finally, today I tried this trick and it worked for me; I opened E...
by Cathexis
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: kore/kora
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: kore/kora

Ooops! I goofed again. I misread the date you joined
for the date of the post. Feeling sheepish now,....
:oops: :oops: :oops:

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by Cathexis
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: kore/kora
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: kore/kora

I hope you're not offended. :wink: I was just goofing around since the post is so old. If you're still interested in the topic maybe you'd even answer a question I had; Is the worship of Persephone in any way related to the statues of Kouroi, etc. ? This is just a random question because I saw a fin...
by Cathexis
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: kore/kora
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: kore/kora

Yes! Here's an example:

There once was a Kore of great bounty,
Who went prancing all 'round the county,
With an ear of corn in each hand,
She'd use them per her plan,
Whenever her Hades was dis-mounty.

Hope this helps,

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Wheelock's Answers : Chap 32 as promised
Replies: 6
Views: 26636

Re: Wheelock's Answers : Chap 32 as promised

To my uneducated eyes,

The differences only enrich the language not confuse it.
If however one version is very right and the other very possibly not-right
I can only hope that there are *not* enough bottles of good "oinos" in the
world to settle it. :wink:
by Cathexis
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Wheelock's Answers : Chap 32 as promised
Replies: 6
Views: 26636

Wheelock's Answers : Chap 32 as promised

Here you go: CHAPTER 32 Practice and Review (p. 220-21) At first those three laughable men were able to endure bravely not even moderate things. We especially asked how much help the seven women would bring and whether they would soon help us.. With the weapons finally having been gathered together,...
by Cathexis
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers - A Wheelock Answer Key
Replies: 18
Views: 138664

Re: Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers - A Wheelock Answer Key

I will do that tonite or tomorrow and let Benissimus & Spence do as they
think best with them.

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers - A Wheelock Answer Key
Replies: 18
Views: 138664

Re: Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers - A Wheelock Answer Key

BTW, I did notice after I posted my thanks to Spence two things: 1. Lex was right, Chap. 32 Answers are blank and Adobe gives an error message at that point. 2. That Spence has apparently not fixed or even responded in two months to Lex's reply AFAIK. I looked around my PC at some old files and I do...
by Cathexis
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Wheelock's Latin
Topic: Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers - A Wheelock Answer Key
Replies: 18
Views: 138664

Re: Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers - A Wheelock Answer Key

Spencer,

BIG Thx. for posting this link and for your site. Although I'm working through D'Ooge I do have a copy of Wheelock on the shelf too.
I appreciate your taking the time to put this together.

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Diana sagittas portat et feras necat
Replies: 2
Views: 4895

Re: Diana sagittas portat et feras necat

Thank You :!:

Cathexis
by Cathexis
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: Diana sagittas portat et feras necat
Replies: 2
Views: 4895

Diana sagittas portat et feras necat

If this question is REAL dumb please put it down to being a total Newbie but; If, "Diana sagittas portat et feras necat" means, "Diana carries arrows & kills wild beasts" then why is necat not necant ? The above example is from pg. 18, Lesson IV and is the caption to the page illustration. I am gues...
by Cathexis
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: First Greetings & a Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

Re: First Greetings & a Question

OK, Now I have what you're saying. :D

Cathexis