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Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by Jeff Tirey » Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:46 am

I just to know which book to do next, all have advantages and disadvantages. So what do you want?<br /><br />Be sure to VOTE - not just reply to this thread.
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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by benissimus » Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:49 am

Tough choice... I was torn between Greenough's and Vergil.
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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by phil » Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:31 am

Assuming that it follows on from Wheelock, this sounds just the ticket:<br /><br />Second Year Latin - Greenough - Beginner to Intermediate Latin Reader (thick)<br /><br />Do you have to be thick though?<br />
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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by MDS » Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:31 am

Yes a tough choice, I own Gildersleeve ;D and I'm no where close to reading Vergil or Terence. So Second Year Latin-Greenough-Beginner to Intermediate Reader<br /><br />And just how thick is thick?

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Post by mariek » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:11 am

[quote author=MDS link=board=3;threadid=694;start=0#6674 date=1064374286]<br />And just how thick is thick?<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Hmm... my guess is that it's more than 400 pages. ;D<br /><br />

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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by Jeff Tirey » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:31 am

yes, it's more like 600 meaning that it would be a massive download of around 30 MB.
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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by MDS » Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:21 pm

You post it and I shall download it! :)

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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by Keesa » Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:36 pm

I picked Vergil, even though I'm not up to that level yet...I'm longing to read him in Latin! :)
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Post by mariek » Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:39 pm

[quote author=jeff link=board=3;threadid=694;start=0#6713 date=1064403096]<br />yes, it's more like 600 meaning that it would be a massive download of around 30 MB. <br />[/quote]<br /><br /><br />I have no problems with downloading a 30MB document (gotta love high speed connections!), but I'm sure there are people who are using dial-up and such a d/l would take an excruciatingly long time. I would prefer working with one PDF, however, it might be a good idea to offer this one in 3 or 4 smaller parts for those who can't feasibly d/l it in one fell swoop. Although hd space is cheap, there may also be people using much older pcs with smaller hds and it's possible they might not have enough space for 30MB at once. I think offering multiple discrete PDFs would make this book available to more people in this situation. They can d/l and work through one small part at a time (or archive it to make space for the next section).<br /><br /><br />(I realize that it's possible to divide up a file into multiple smaller downloads, and then have people piece it all together afterwards (for example, using WinRAR), but I think that can cause its own difficulties with requiring people to have some util to do that, nevermind learning how to do it.)<br /><br />

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Post by Jeff Tirey » Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:14 pm

I think I'll try it with this one.<br /><br />The book has a natural division between Part 1 - Easy Selections and Part 2 - Gallic War. (not to mention Textkit already has Gallic War)<br /><br />I can just do each part, along with the notes in the appendix and vocabulary. It would reduce the file size by about 40% I think.
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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by whiteoctave » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:39 pm

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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by mariek » Fri Sep 26, 2003 2:06 am

<br />Looks like Greenough and Virgil are neck and neck. What happens if we have a tie?<br /><br />

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Post by Keesa » Fri Sep 26, 2003 2:15 am

Flip a Roman coin, of course. ;D
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Capita aut caudae?
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Post by Keesa » Fri Sep 26, 2003 2:28 am

Hey-I understood that!!! :o I must be making progress! ;D
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Post by Alundis » Fri Sep 26, 2003 2:39 am

Who voted for Terence besides me?
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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by mariek » Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:47 am

[quote author=Keesa link=board=3;threadid=694;start=0#6906 date=1064543284]<br />Hey-I understood that!!! :o I must be making progress! ;D<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Me too! Me too! I love it when I can understand Latin. :) I'm looking forward to the day when I can actually hold a conversation in the Agora.<br /><br />

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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by mariek » Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:49 am

[quote author=Alundis link=board=3;threadid=694;start=15#6907 date=1064543956]<br />Who voted for Terence besides me?<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Not me. I don't even know what Terrence's Phormio is. :(<br /><br />

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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by bingley » Fri Sep 26, 2003 5:14 am

Me. I have vague memories of having had to read it in translation as an undergraduate for a course on Ancient Drama, and enjoying it.

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Post by Jeff Tirey » Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:00 pm

If anyone hasn't yet explored Terence - I think you should. His comedies are sprinkled with little lessons about life that are still very true today. Penguin Classics has a nice Terence edition.
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Re:Vote for the next Latin book to be posted!

Post by Keesa » Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:39 pm

So, perhaps you should post it next...but I still vote for Vergil! :) <br /><br />I notice that no one has voted for Gildersleeve yet. Does everyone except myself own a hard copy? :(
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Post by mariek » Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:32 pm

<br />I didn't realize Terence was Roman drama. Is there a lot of drama available out there?<br /><br />

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Post by mariek » Fri Sep 26, 2003 3:36 pm

[quote author=Keesa link=board=3;threadid=694;start=15#6929 date=1064579944]<br />I notice that no one has voted for Gildersleeve yet. Does everyone except myself own a hard copy? :( [/quote]<br /><br />Yes, Gildersleeve is quite lonely there. I think it's due to the fact that it's "watered down". I didn't choose it because I would have wanted an unabridged version.<br /><br />Gildersleeve is one the book high up on my "to buy" list. I'm just waiting for the day when I'm advanced enough to appreciate it. It comes in both hard cover and paperback. I've already decided on the hard cover.<br /><br />

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Post by Keesa » Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:34 pm

Hmm...Greenough and Vergil are exactly tied.
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Post by mariek » Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:16 am

<br />Uh oh ... somebody better dig out a Latin coin ...<br /><br />Maybe Jeff will do two books if it's a tie?<br /><br />

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Post by bingley » Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:19 am

[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=694;start=15#6948 date=1064590356]<br /><br />I didn't realize Terence was Roman drama. Is there a lot of drama available out there?<br /><br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />For Roman drama on Perseus (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cache/pers ... Roman.html) look under Plautus (T. Maccius Plautus) or Terence (P. Terentius Afer) for comedies. Tragedies by Seneca also survive but are not on Perseus. Look in Forum Romanum (http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/ ... ngerx.html) under Tragoediae about 2/3 of the way down the page.

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Post by mariek » Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:29 am

<br />Bingley, it always amazes me how you're always able to come up with a link to everything. <br /><br />

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Post by bingley » Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:42 am

I have a butterfly mind, it never stays in one place for long. I have a huge list of favourite links. When I first got onto the internet I just went link-happy, always clicking on links and then saving them to look at 'later'. For many of them 'later' has never come, but I can find lots of things in my list. Looking for information is something I enjoy doing. The looking is half the fun. I just wish I could find someone to pay me to do it. ;D I would be in heaven.

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Post by Episcopus » Sun Sep 28, 2003 5:01 pm

What I really can not find is De Bello Gallico by D'Ooge.<br />After Latin For Beginners that would be ideal...<br /><br />Or am I totally confusing it and he did not write that?
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Post by Carola » Sun Sep 28, 2003 10:52 pm

Hmm, I voted for the Greenough but it was a very close choice - I'd be just as happy with the Aeneid. (Actually I'd like all of them but I do realise you are busy with other things Jeff!
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Post by mingshey » Mon Sep 29, 2003 2:48 am

I dunno much about which latin book willl help the most, but greenough sounded green enough for textkit's green color. 8)

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Post by benissimus » Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:46 am

I actually am wanting to change my vote now to Vergil. How many books does the Aenead have anyways?
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Post by whiteoctave » Mon Sep 29, 2003 11:27 am

Twelve wonderful books. Twelve more than Vergil wanted to exist.<br /><br />~dave
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[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=694;start=15#7150 date=1064768510]<br />What I really can not find is De Bello Gallico by D'Ooge.<br />After Latin For Beginners that would be ideal...<br /><br />Or am I totally confusing it and he did not write that?<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I thought Caeser wrote that?
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Post by mariek » Mon Sep 29, 2003 3:49 pm

<br />I believe he's referring to Caesar in Gaul by Benjamin L. D'Ooge and Frederick C. Eastman. It's probably hard to find due to being out of print.<br /><br />It's available on eBay! <br />http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3555187825&category=29719<br /><br />

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Post by Milito » Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:46 pm

It may be a lost cause, but I'm voting for Terence 'cause he's kinda hard to find elsewhere....<br /><br />Kilmeny (briefly popping up for air between Latin homework assignments......)
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Post by klewlis » Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:13 pm

[quote author=Milito link=board=3;threadid=694;start=30#7261 date=1064857568]<br />Kilmeny (briefly popping up for air between Latin homework assignments......)<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I was wondering where you've been lately!

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Post by mariek » Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:51 pm

<br />Kilmeny! It's so good to see you again! I've been wondering where you've been ... thought you might have gotten transferred to some remote place with no internet access.<br /><br />

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Only ship to united states :-\
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Post by mariek » Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:31 pm

<br />You might try emailing that person to see if he's willing to make an exception for you. I really don't think sending a book to the UK could be all that much more work.<br /><br />Have you searched eBay in the UK?<br /><br />

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