What's the most you've read in one day?

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What's the most you've read in one day?

Post by Alundis » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:02 am

The most Latin I've read has been Genesis, chapter 24, which weighs in at 7552 characters, or two printed pages in my edition. The most classical Latin I've consumed in one day would be one of Pliny's letters to Trajan. It took me several hours, and I didn't understand all of it, even with the copious notes in Wheelock's reader, but I did find it fascinating commentary on early Christianity ;p

For comparison, in English, I read all of Chuck Yeager's autobiography in one day. Actually, it took me a little longer than a day, 26 hours, to read all 446 pages of it. I've also read both Genesis and Exodus in one day using the translation at www.netbible.com

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Post by Evito » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:28 am

I don't know, about 125 lines maybe? Ovid, Tristia.

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Post by Moerus » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:08 pm

I guess it was for an exam about 800 verses Latin or Greek or two little prose works like the de senectute and the de amicitia of Cicero.

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Post by Carola » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:54 pm

Latin? I'd shudder to think, it's usually pretty slow. With English, however, I can mow through the average novel (about 250-300 pages) in a few hours. With temperatures hovering around 45C last Saturday, that's about all I did. Sat in front of the air con and alternated between translating Latin and reading books. I also have almost total concentration on what I am reading, thus blocking out very noisy car & motorbike races my dearly beloved was watching on cable TV! :D

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Post by N30F15H » Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:01 pm

Latin: less than a line

English: hmmm... 600 pages (two books)

I was bored

i couldnt see afterwards tho :P

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Post by rustymason » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:36 pm

"(about 250-300 pages) in a few hours. " Wow, that's really fast.

I can read that fast sometimes once I "get into a groove" reading a regular novel, but usually I read more slowly. Perhaps I'm thinking too much, or am not blocking out enough time for each reading, not allowing myself enough acceleration space.

I'm re-reading Lord of the Rings and am taking my time, savoring every passage. I've discovered many things that I missed the first time. I'm probably only reading 20-30 pages per the hour, at most, but it's very enjoyable!

The most I've ever read in one day is probably about 300 pages. One was the Amityville horror and the other was a Stephen King novel, IIRC. What a waste of time!

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Post by Thucydides » Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:09 pm

The highest I can actually remember doing is (for Greek) 1101 lines for a test on the following day.

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Post by William » Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:20 pm

In English, I read Moby D ick in seven hours straight for a class. It's about 700 pages. See what procrastination drives you to?

PS- I had to put a space between the "D" and "i" above because it was getting censored: Moby ****. Funny stuff.


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