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index librorum de antiquis hactenus acquisitorum

Post by whiteoctave » Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:27 am

In order to view the classical library visit:

http://phileleutherus.fortunecity.co.uk/Booklist1.html

Kindest,

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Post by whiteoctave » Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:35 am

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Post by Eureka » Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:47 am

Where do you keep these books?
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Post by whiteoctave » Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:29 pm

Some are at university, some at home (see photos at foot of linked webpage).

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Post by Bardo de Saldo » Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:19 pm

You need some help with color coordination, dear whiteoctave.

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Post by ingrid70 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:20 pm

hmm, I love that bottle of wine in one of the shelves :).

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Post by annis » Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:17 pm

ingrid70 wrote:hmm, I love that bottle of wine in one of the shelves :).
It was the drum kit which I found most arresting.

whiteoctave, which books are most often off the shelves and in your hands?
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Post by Bert » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:19 pm

That looks like about the total number of books I own, never mind on 1 topic.
There are a few books on my wishlist but even after that my classics "department" would only be about 35 books rich.
hmm, I love that bottle of wine in one of the shelves.
I couldn't find a wine bottle. Maybe whiteoctave got to it before I seen the pictures. :) (Or maybe my eyes are not as good as I'd thought.)
I never did like those "Where is Waldo" games though.

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Post by whiteoctave » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:32 pm

Well, A., besides the usual dictionary consultation and OCT/Teubner app. crit. queries, I use almost every hour Postgate's (ed.) Corpus Poetarum Latinorum. In terms of books that I am very often using at the moment, they are very much focused on my current dissertation, so Lindsay's Early Latin Verse, Soubiran's L'elision..., Housman's and Haupt's Classical papers, Heyne's Virgil, Lachmann's and Munro's Lucretius and Housman's Manilius/Juvenal/Lucan are in constant use. In terms of more freer reading, Diggle's Euripidea, Elmsley's Heraclidae, Dawe's Odyssey, Sandys' HoCS and West's Greek Metre are having their pages turned rather fast. I would estimate that only around a tenth of books are not consulted in the average month.

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p.s. The bottle is not wine but Dow's '83. There are, alas, more similiar off camera.
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Post by Bert » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:51 pm

whiteoctave wrote: I would estimate that only around a tenth of books are not consulted in the average month.
Wow. That impresses me more than the number of books.
they are very much focused on my current dissertation
What is the topic of your dissertation Dave?

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Post by whiteoctave » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:03 pm

The dissertation concerns the curious law that generally forbade the use of unelided atque in the Roman poets. It is an attempt to bring a complete discussion, refinement and answer to the rather problematic issue. It is written wholly in Latin and is currently at rest around the 12,500wd mark (which is slightly too long for the University guidelines).

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Post by Episcopus » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:04 pm

librorum quidem excepisti nimium, mi egregie et fortunate Octave, at vero satisne cum salis temet haec inferiora traducere potesse?

Penes penes penes pepuli

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Post by chad » Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:48 pm

Dave you own more classics books than I can even access in a library :)

Did you start working on that new dictionary I remember you mentioned last year? Cheers, Chad.

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Post by annis » Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:31 am

Episcopus wrote:esthie me
Would not an aorist imperative be better here?
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Post by benissimus » Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:38 am

annis wrote:
Episcopus wrote:esthie me
Would not an aorist imperative be better here?
Perhaps he means for him to eat him over an extended period of time? I am frightened that I actually understood "Penes penes penes pepuli."

I too am impressed even more now that I have seen the actual space that this rather large personal library occupies, as well as the other contents of those shelves.
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Post by Yhevhe » Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:05 pm

Uncle whiteoctave! Don't you remember me?

Is that list, perhaps, your last will?

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Post by Episcopus » Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:26 pm

benissimus is correct; I was making reference to the extended period of time it would take to eat the books, compared to a whole human with large anterior deltoids.

I must say that I am rather disappointed by the pictures. Yes disappointed. There is no doubt but that he possess an insane amount of books. I personally think that the drums are there for show - to convince us that he is not a fully fledged geek. But then again, there is a thin line between nerdom and ingenuity. And I believe this line passes through the centre of the Pleiad. I am disappointed because I imagined his room to be a hollow box full of books, not on shelves but stacked on top of eachother like gold bullion blocks, with but a bed in the middle! whiteoctave's mother can't get in to give him supper because the door is blocked!

OGDOOS: MAMA, TU VAS MOURIR SI TU TOUCHERAS QUELCONQUE DIGGLIS LIBRE!
MOR: D'accord mon petit chou. Ne te fache pas! Alors je laisse bien du brocoli sur le plancher devant la porte.
OG.: non me placet!
MOR: MIHI! TU TUATICUS! Kennedy tibi rursum legendus!
OG.: flocci non facio cinaede Romule; tu enim Oxoniens es.
MOR: pourquoi tu m'as appellé ROMULUS?
OG.: Catulli liber in ora lapsus
MOR: fac pro catullo brocoli exhaurias! Je l'ai moulu pour toi!
OG.: mmm...brocoli moulu...

[Ogdoos mange le brocoli]


P.S. I possess a book which sat amongst that huge collection! Unlucky to all of you! I returned the favour with box full of bouncy balls!
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Post by whiteoctave » Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:40 pm

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Post by Yhevhe » Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:59 pm

whiteoctave wrote:as to Yhevhe it would surely be doom-mongering to have a will at the age of twenty.
Don't take it bad, I don't mean you any harm or ill fate :)

As I have stated before (I think), I'm amazed and envious in part at seeing how many useful books you have. Even more envious gets me to know you actualy read them, understand them, enjoy them, and find them at a good price. 8)

That's a good ideal to achieve.

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