On learning Greek and Latin...

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On learning Greek and Latin...

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:20 pm

From the Colloquia Monacensia-Einsidlensia, a teaching text dating from the early 3rd century CE (slightly edited):

Ἀγαθῇ τύχῃ, εὐτυχῶς. ὀρῶ πολλοὺς ἐπιθυμοῦντας Ῥωμαιστὶ διαλέγεσθαι καὶ Ἑλληνιστὶ μἠτε εὐχερῶς δύνασθαι διἀ τὴν δυσχέρειαν καὶ πολυπλήθειαν τῶν ῥημάτων...

And the Latin:

Bona fortuna, feliciter. Video multos cupientes Latine disputare et Graece, neque facile posse propter difficultatem et multitudinem verborum...

Nice to know that the sentiment extends all the way back to antiquity!
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
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Re: On learning Greek and Latin...

Post by Ursinus » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:17 pm

Interpretatum anglice: Good fortune, happily. I see many desiring to dispute in Latin and Greek, but cannot easily on account the difficulty and quantity of words.
In hoc enim fallimur, quod mortem prospicimus" -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Vestibulum: Revised and Expanded

Διορθοῦ με εἰ πλανῶμαι, παρακαλῶ.

Gratia et Pax,

Joannes Ursinus

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