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Latin

A group for those interested in the history of the Latin language and those who see it's benefits in a modern world.

Location: Roma
Members: 64
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2014

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Favorite Author

Started by Vytautas. Last reply by Vytautas May 27, 2013. 10 Replies

Who is your favorite Latin author, and why?Bonus points for posting favorite passages!Continue

Abelard

Started by Penelope May 13, 2013. 0 Replies

Anyone studied him? My husband is reading his autobiography in English. A couple scenes turn on puns (of a kind) based on the Quincunque vult:…Continue

Teaching myself Latin, any advice?

Started by Jonathan F Smoyer. Last reply by Penelope Feb 12, 2013. 4 Replies

I have been trying to teach myself Latin for awhile now. I must admit I haven't been  faithful in studying daily but I would love to be able to at least read a passage without reaching for my…Continue

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Comment by Penelope on August 20, 2012 at 7:28pm

Had all my grammars out last week to write a note to my old teacher to include with a wedding invitation: "Latina est gaudium et utilis. Convenimus in via sub terram legentes Loebis. Legebam Caesari. Legebat Xenophoni." [and if there's mistakes there, please don't tell me]

Comment by Iosephus Lvcs Gonzalez on February 24, 2012 at 1:58pm

Moq, glad to hear you liked it. And yes, Joseph, good luck with your exam, and do share interesting stuff with us!

Comment by Joseph H. on February 23, 2012 at 11:23pm

Salve!

Taking AP Latin 4 in my highschool

Currently Translating the Aeneid for class, while on the side translating Cicero's orations. National Latin Exams are coming up soon.

Love it. 

Comment by Marc Yates on February 23, 2012 at 4:36pm

Thanks, I think I'd like a good mix of audio as well as textbook learning...my attention span for textbooks isn't what it used to be!

The Latinum podcasts (audio versions of the Adler textbook course) isn't so expensive, maybe I'll get the first one and see how I go...

Comment by Iosephus Lvcs Gonzalez on February 22, 2012 at 9:01pm

Marc: I don't know which is your preferred learning style, but if you like old, public domain text books, check out http://www.textkit.com/

Comment by Marc Yates on February 22, 2012 at 3:28pm

Does anyone know of any decent free courses available online? I'd love to learn Latin, but don't want to invest any money until I know I'm serious.

I'm looking at Latinum now, but looks like the lessons are only available on YouTube... for free anyway :/

Any suggestions?

Comment by Daniel Knox on May 5, 2011 at 12:08am
Hi, I'm a post-grad at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). I am in my second year of latin using the Oxford texts. We are on to the reader now and while I miss the adventures of Quintus it is good to be finaly sinking my teeth into the real thing.
Comment by Micah Murphy on December 4, 2010 at 8:04am
Four years of high school Latin (4 gold medals on the Nat. Latin Exams), 10 credits of college Greek (Koine), and a Latin minor, inluding Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, Catullus, Vergil, various epistles, medieval Latin including St. Augustine, St. Jerome, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Bonaventure, St. Francis of Assisi, and the Perugia manuscripts.
Comment by Robert Mulligan on December 4, 2010 at 2:06am
I just joined, I am in latin 3 and loving it.
Comment by Samuel Chapman on November 25, 2010 at 8:06am
My level isn't that high yet.
 

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