Classics Logs 2018 Q2

It’s that time of the year again where I post about my classical learning plan. I don’t think I did as well as last quarter but I am still making progress.

2008 Q2 Log

Reading

With the exception of readings in Dionysius and Ps-Apollodorus above in English translation, almost nothing else. I am doing a terrible, horrible, no-good job here.

Latin

Continuing my reading-focused approach (mostly on the train) and my weekly meetings with my tutor. Those have been great and have kept me on a consistent schedule, at least with the Fabulae Faciles. I should get back to the Cambridge Latin Course. I feel like I am making progress here but I feel like I could be making more. My tutor seems pleased, so that is good news. And I don’t miss Wheelock yet.

Greek

A reasonable amount of reading this time around but nothing spectacular. No composition, which I think it pretty terrible. I will get back to that.

I did let my Greek distract me from Latin this time. One of the reasons why I spent time in both Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Ps-Apollodorus was to start collecting idioms to help me learn and (possibly) for composition projects. As I worked through I collected examples of time, examples of language about Greco-Roman religion, selections on speaking about geography, examples of counting things, animals, measuring distance, naming things, et al. When I have more gathered I will start posting some of the data. I think some will find it interesting. This is one of my two Python/Django projects that I am working on at the moment, and that has been fun too.

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