What are you reading?

By Dido, in 'Non-Latin Talk', Dec 16, 2012.

  1. The Kenosha Kid Active Member

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    Yessiree, Bob. From Greek εἶδος 'form', with such lovely cognates as the Latin visus, Lithuanian veidas, Russian вид, all meaning 'appearance' or the like.
  2. Araneus Umbraticus Lector

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    Taking a break from Latin (Seneca) now, to read Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater + some of his other essays. Not that it will be a full break as such, these texts are littered with nice Latin quotes and phrases.
  3. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    I'm just reading that at the moment. Is this a coincidence, or was it my posts on the every time thread that gave you the idea of reading it?
  4. Araneus Umbraticus Lector

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    Pure coincidence! I bought it just over a week ago.
  5. Abbatiſſæ Scriptor Senex

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    My ſon finally return'd my copy of Palmer.:)
  6. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Oh, FINALLY! How long did he keep it? It seems to me I remember you already complaining about it two years ago at least.
  7. Aurifex Aedilis

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    How long had this palmer been on pilgrimage?
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  8. Abbatiſſæ Scriptor Senex

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    Two years might be about right, but in truth I was quite delighted (though totally flummox'd:eek:) when this boy who had previously ſhewn no interest in anything but cartoons, came ſuddenly to ſhare my interest in linguiſtics, and in his mid twenties began ſtudying Latin -- off his own bat, as it were.:rolleyes: He tells me he has now acquired his own copy of Palmer.;)He rings me up with linguistic queſtions every week or ſo.;)
    Mirabile dictu. A decade ago I would never have imagined.o_O He is ſtudying Sanskrit and Hindi now, and is ſet to go to India next year.:eek:
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  9. Aurifex Aedilis

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    Glad to hear your offspring has moved on from juvenile pastimes to more challenging pursuits and acquired his own copy of Palmer. I'm a little concerned, though, for his father, whose life is clearly set upon a retrograde course since he picked up the bad dose of emoticonitis. I trust it's not incurable.
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  11. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    I started Ovid's Heroides today. They're letters written by mythological women to their lovers. There are 21 of them but each one is pretty short.
  12. Araneus Umbraticus Lector

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    So you finished the Metamorphoses? (I've been rather absent lately).
  13. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    I finished it last night.
  14. Araneus Umbraticus Lector

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    Nice! So what do you think, all in all?
  15. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    The Major Works
    including Biographia Literaria
  16. Aurifex Aedilis

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    That's brave reading. I read it many years ago. Once was enough.
  17. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Ah. I haven't gotten to it yet (I'm still in the poems), so I'll see.
  18. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    It was very fun. I like the way Ovid describes things, and he always uses an interesting choice of simile. The last book had a 404-line speech given by Pythagoras, which starts out talking about why you shouldn't eat meat, but near the end Ovid manages to sneak in some praise of Julius Caesar to his speech.
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  19. Araneus Umbraticus Lector

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    Finally got started on Seneca's Thyestes. Think I'm going to enjoy this.
  20. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    How much did you read of the Epistulae Morales?

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