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What are you reading right now?

Post by woodwose » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Salvete,

I'm sure all of us Latin lovers are working away at reading some ancient texts for fun (or for school?). Well, what are you guys reading right now? Maybe this thread could serve as a discussion of authors/works, or maybe like a recommendation thread, giving people ideas for what to add to their "to read" pile.

*Aeneid 9 and 10
*Orberg's De bello gallico

Additionally, I am really intrigued by Sallust. I get the idea he is seldom read these days, but have any of you tried him out (either the Catilina or Iugurtha)? Any tips for me?

I know many of us here are just beginning to get their feet wet--that's cool too! What introductory books are you working with?

Let's hear it!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by lauragibbs » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:30 pm

After spending all last year reading pretty much nothing but Aesop's fables (the result: Mille Fabulae et Una: 1001 Aesop's Fables in Latin, free PDF for anyone interested at http://pdf.bestlatin.net), I am now taking a romp through the introductory Latin readers I found at GoogleBooks while on my question for Aesop's fables last year. I'm transcribing the stories, segmenting them for easy reading, etc.
Results are here:
http://anecdotalatina.blogspot.com/
More about the project:
http://anecdotalatina.blogspot.com/2011 ... oject.html
I am so impressed by the variety of materials in these old Latin readers at GoogleBooks. I think I am going to have a lot of fun this summer immersing myself in all this stuff. I am building a list of potential readers to harvest from here:
http://ilovegooglebooks.blogspot.com/se ... tinReaders
Any suggestions about types of stories and/or favorite Latin readers at GoogleBooks would be most welcome!

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by thesaurus » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:34 am

I recently finished Cicero's "De Senectute," and I'm not sure what I'm going to read next. I want to read some fresh prose--I'm tired of Cicero for the moment.

Any suggestions? Are there other Latin orators worth looking into? (For the record, I'm not a big fan of histories.)
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by Kynetus Valesius » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:15 pm

Late last year, before I got on my current Koine kick, I was reading Ovid's Metamorphoses and Tacitus' Annals. I would read the selections several times and then listen.

http://home.student.uu.se/jowi4905/latin/index.html

But now Lois has me inspired to start listening to the fables she has recorded. Ken
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by thesaurus » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:49 pm

Kynetus Valesius wrote:Late last year, before I got on my current Koine kick, I was reading Ovid's Metamorphoses and Tacitus' Annals. I would read the selections several times and then listen.

http://home.student.uu.se/jowi4905/latin/index.html

But now Lois has me inspired to start listening to the fables she has recorded. Ken
One of my goals has been to read Metamorphoses in its entirety, but I fear I got half way the other year and then haven't touched it since. Perhaps I shall take it up again.
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by cantator » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:56 pm

Nothing in Latin at the moment, but just completed Dante's Purgatorio in Italian. Some incidental Latin there, so not completely OT. :)

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Post by Scribo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:45 pm

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by edmondsr » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:15 am

I just received my copy of Pharr's Aeneid and plan to tuck into that right away. Until now I have been busy with Nepos' life of Alcibiades and finding it rather difficult, this despite other's claims that he is one of the easier authors! I have to say previous exposure to Vergil's Latin (I have Barbara Weiden Boyd's edition as well) has been fairly profitable and I have not found it excessively difficult. I find that my biggest obstacle is the acquisition and retention of the vocabulary, and this has been the biggest source of irritation with the Boyd edition. For some reason it does not contain every word in the readings in the glossary, which means that I need to read with a dictionary at my side. I am hoping that with the Pharr edition this will not be such a problem for me.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Post by hlawson38 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:32 pm

I'm reading Boethius, Consolation of Philosphy.

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