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And also: Google Books followup

Post by annis » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:07 am

The number of Greek and Latin texts that appear in Google books grows, evidently daily. I found a great set of Scholia on Theocritus just last week.

Of most interest to textkittens, however, is probably the appearance of Monro's Grammar of the Homeric Dialect. The pagination mechanism is somewhat nicer than it was a few months ago, and when the table of contents is clear it may be clickable.
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Post by annis » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:55 pm

And now, the out-of-copyright books can be fully downloaded as monstrous PDFs.
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Post by edonnelly » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:08 pm

That is an excellent feature! There are a few I had been trying to download page-by-page.
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G'Oogle and the Internet Pharrchive - 1100 or so free Latin and Greek books.
DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library

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Post by Fabiola » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:23 am

That's great we can download now- makes google books a lot more usable.

Thanks for the update! :)
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Post by annis » Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:49 am

Oh.

Oh, oh, oh.

Now I know how I'm going to relearn Latin: The Latin Grammar of Pharmacy and Medicine, which has such practice sentences as "Ought he to mix the nitrates of potassium and mercury?" and "He labored with great diligence, and filled, in two hours, a hundred phials with chloroform." and "The medicated paper is red."
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Post by Hu » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:04 am

That's one of the strangest Latin books I've ever seen.

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Post by jjhayes84 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:54 pm

It almost seems like a joke, but it isn't. Still, there must have been a time when that book was useful: why else would someone write it?
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Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:24 pm

Doctors are encouraged to learn Latin, since so many medical terms have Latin origins. Perhaps this was a book specifically for these medical Latin classes.

For that matter, somewhere there is (or was) a website made by a Japanese doctor which teaches a little Ancient Greek so other Japanese doctors can master their greek-derived medical terms.

EDIT : Voila http://mrad.iwate-med.ac.jp/member/makoto/greek-m.htm

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Post by ingrid70 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:29 pm

annis wrote:Oh.

Oh, oh, oh.

Now I know how I'm going to relearn Latin: The Latin Grammar of Pharmacy and Medicine, which has such practice sentences as "Ought he to mix the nitrates of potassium and mercury?" and "He labored with great diligence, and filled, in two hours, a hundred phials with chloroform." and "The medicated paper is red."
Boohoo, I can't see it. No preview at all. It seems some books are visible from US computers only.

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Post by edonnelly » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:52 am

Is any one else having trouble getting the pdf's? I've tried on two different computers in two different places -- one with windows and the other linux. On the windows computer I repeatedly get errors about the documents being damaged. I can see many, but not all of the pages of each. On linux the pdf files cause evince, kghostviewer and kpdf all to crash.
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G'Oogle and the Internet Pharrchive - 1100 or so free Latin and Greek books.
DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library

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Post by William » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:24 pm

On an eMac, OS 10.3.9, with Firefox 1.5.0.6, I am getting the pdfs just fine.

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Post by perispomenon » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:02 pm

On my macbook pro (OSX 10.4.7) my preferred pdf viewer Preview crashes when I open the pdf I downloaded. Acrobat 7.0.8 works however.

It says on the google.book site that there are no known issues with Preview, but obviously there are.

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Post by William » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:59 pm

perispomenon wrote:On my macbook pro (OSX 10.4.7) my preferred pdf viewer Preview crashes when I open the pdf I downloaded. Acrobat 7.0.8 works however.
Adelheid, you remind me that I should have added I'm using Acrobat Reader 7.0.1. Interestingly, when I try to open a newly downoladed pdf in Acrobat 5.0, it won't open. I get only some pages - the rest are blank.

Perhaps those people opening the pdfs should try using Acrobat Reader 7 if they are not already. (I think it's available as a free download.)

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Post by perispomenon » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:07 pm

Yes, it is a free download. Google states that a high level of compression is used in the pdf's. I suppose only the latest versions of Acrobat Reader will be able to deal with that.
I remember that the pdf's on textkit were also compressed at a certain time: Preview couldn't handle those either, and only Acrobat Reader 5.0 could (if memory serves me well).

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Post by edonnelly » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:25 am

I've been using Acrobat 5 b/c I have the real program (not just the reader). I guess I'll try to run the 7 reader. I'm not happy that all of my linux programs are failing on them, though. I'll look and see if any of them have new updates.

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DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library

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Post by annis » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:47 pm

Most books download fine. But I have found a few that cause Preview to crash, in which case Acroread works fine.
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Post by Carola » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:10 am

Is it just me or do other Textkitters find the Google book search engine a bit, well....., clunky! Why not use the good old Dewey system for indexing all non fiction books? Anyone who uses a library regularly can handle this, especially as most libraries have an electronic catalog these days. I can find a book in Adelaide University's library (a huge collection spread over several levels) in about 20 seconds using their catalog. Somehow Google has turned a simple job into a mystery treasure hunt. It is very difficult to browse for a book, you have to know exactly what you want. And if you knew that then why bother using Google Book search?
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Post by klewlis » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:44 am

annis wrote:And now, the out-of-copyright books can be fully downloaded as monstrous PDFs.
how does this work? I don't see a download link on the book I want... but it's a "full view" one, so shouldn't it be downloadable?

edit: nevermind, I figured it out. :)

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Post by klewlis » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:07 am

hey William, here's one you'd like!
http://books.google.com/books?vid=03ubw ... n&as_brr=1

(this is fun... :)

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Post by annis » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:43 pm

klewlis wrote:(this is fun... :)
Indeed it is. Old cookbooks are often very interesting, such as this one: http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC2 ... y&as_brr=1

"Cookery" is the best search term for those.
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Post by Michaelyus » Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:57 pm

Now are we all clogging up our systems with this 27MB+ pdf?
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Post by TADW_Elessar » Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:35 pm

You can't miss this one. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Latin Sexual Vocabulary
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