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hic est ego.

Post by yadfothgildloc » Mon Oct 25, 2004 4:31 am

This is my intro thread.

My name is Michael, I'm a wise fool, double majoring in Classics and Philsophhy. I'm in my eigth year of Latin (started back in 7th grade) and my second year of Greek. I've done Vergil (twice) and some Cicero and Livy in Latin; we're doing The Apology of Socrates now in Greek. Next semester is Euripdes' Alkestis and Ovid.

I really like Catullus, and poetry in general.

That's about it.

Any questions?[/i]

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Post by klewlis » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:25 pm

Welcome here!

where do you go to school?

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Post by Pete » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:28 pm

I really like Catullus
Why you rake!

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Post by Pete » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:31 pm

Actually I do have a question: how much latin do you read in your classes now? i.e. how many lines of poety or prose per period, and how long is each period?

I want to know if after 8 years things pick up in speed....

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Post by Emma_85 » Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:01 am

welcome to the forum!
i have a question... can we call you by some name that is shorter than yadfothgildloc ?
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Post by Timothy » Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:33 pm

Welcome!

hmmm. cold light of day. There's a quote there someplace.
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Post by yadfothgildloc » Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:01 pm

klewis: Ohio Wesleyan University

Pete: The ladies just love me. And to your question, in P.G. Walsh's Livy Liber XXI, we do about a "chapter" a day. The assignment for tomorrow is 47 lines of Livy's (horrifically annoying) prose.

Emma_85: Other places, I'm called "yad" (which, funnily, is the "other Classical langauge's" word for "hand.")

Timothy: Good job. It takes most people alot more time than that.

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Post by Episcopus » Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:10 pm

Yad is hebrew for hand right. How do I know that harsh times harsh times dark days dark days. I also know feminine -ah -> -ot plurals and the Hechsheh food stamp. :cry: Why did they do that.
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Post by yadfothgildloc » Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:29 am

You are correct, Epi. (all /-ah/ words are feminine, with teh exception of a few names, but there are a few feminine words without the -ah. Not every word that has -ot is feminine though. "av" (father) is avot in the plural.

The hekesher is to denote kosher food.

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