Verbix

For those who might be occasionally stumped with a Latin verb form, you may find this site useful: Verbix’s quick Latin verb search tool. If you know the simple first person singular, present active/deponent indicative form (e.g., facio, audio, orno, arbitror, et cetera) then you are well on your way to resolve your stumped-ness.

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Useful tools

For Mac enthusiasts in the throes of (ancient) language study (or any study in general), you may find these links of freeware to be a great help. The first is Genius (compare Ebbinghaus; Chris Heard gives a thumbs up).  This has now replaced my old study habit of using physical flash-cards.  These days I can’t study without it.  Click the link to read more.  The second one is a Latin dictionary, Latin WORDS (also for Windows users) that I use for quick searches (not to replace the Perseus project). Both are recommended (or all three, counting Ebbinghaus, if you’d like)!

Printable Latin pronouns and such

I’ve uploaded a comprehensive printable chart of Latin pronouns and such. If there are any errors, please leave a comment for correction.Lat pronouns.pdfI’ll soon upload, and notify readers in a new post, the chart at Google Docs to be available in that format as well.

  • Update: for the latest click on the Latin Page in the side menu.

Settling in

I’m starting to settle in at my new living quarters in Tallahassee.  I just started the Classics program (Greek & Latin) at FSU.  Courses I’m taking are: Ancient Epic, a Prose course focusing on Cicero and Pliny the Younger, a survey of Greek and Roman civilization, and a course on the art and archaeology of the early Roman Empire.  Lots of reading, studying, and translating!  A particular interest I have, which I hope to incorporate into some of my research for the courses, is Graeco-Roman influence and culture assimilation in the area of Judea during the early Empire.  I hope to add some summary information on research efforts in the months to come.