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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 1:50 am 
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Rebilius Cruso: Robinson Crusoe, in Latin; a book to lighten tedium to a learner by Francis William Newman (1805 - 1897).

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"This book was composed when the writer was a Professor of Latin, as part of a larger scheme. He has long been convinced that the mode of teaching Latin has become less and less effective in proportion as it has been made more and more scientific. The effort has been general to confine the pupil to the most elaborate styles and the most approved classics, and the exercise of memory has been superseded by minute accuracy in the study of very limited pieces."

This is Newman's version of Daniel Defoe's story of Robinson Crusoe. As the sentences quoted from the introduction already make clear, Newman was no supporter of the way Latin is taught, and with this book made an effort to make the Latin language more accessible to learners. He was also no fan of Daniel Defoe's original tale, which is, to his mind, "far too diffuse, too full of moralizing and with too little variety", and he thus rewrote it rather radically. The result is a Latin book very different from the books which a scholar of Latin usually studies. ( Carolin)


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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 2:06 am 
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cicero's speeches against catilina are about to be published, so i am launching the next latin project for us. i chose something more accessible this time hopefully, more bite-sized chapters and very different from the classics.

all readers and a dpl are welcome :D

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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2016, 10:47 pm 
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moving out to readers wanted :)

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Post Posted:: September 9th, 2016, 8:51 pm 
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This book has been on my list for a while, so I might as well PL it! Pretty please?

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Post Posted:: September 9th, 2016, 10:04 pm 
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:thumbs: :thumbs:

Thank you ann!

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Post Posted:: November 11th, 2016, 2:11 pm 

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I'll take the preface (0), since my Latin is not all that perfect. :)


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Post Posted:: November 11th, 2016, 3:09 pm 
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Very good, thank you :)

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Post Posted:: March 1st, 2017, 10:57 pm 

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Hi
I would rather like to do some of this for you, but before I do - there are different schools of thought on Latin pronunciation. When I was learning Latin, for example, we pronounced 'v' as 'w' and 'c' as 'k'. I think now Latin is pronounced closer to modern day Italian (which I have also studied). For uniformity over the text, do you have a preference?
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Post Posted:: March 2nd, 2017, 12:27 am 
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Hi daphne, welcome to this project :thumbs:

I learned this distinction as classical vs ecclesiastical latin, the latter being closer to italian. Since we are so few readers and both are correct, id let you choose which you like :) we are going to get differences in pronunciation anyway, for example the r, which i hear the romans probably rolled.

The important thing is to get a nice recording together, and i think we should be able to manage that :D

Which section may i reserve for you?

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Post Posted:: March 2nd, 2017, 12:32 am 

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Thanks Carolin - sounds excellent.
Well, how about I start at the beginning and do numbers 1 & 2?
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Post Posted:: March 2nd, 2017, 12:44 am 
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Great, thank you very much!

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Post Posted:: March 2nd, 2017, 9:33 pm 

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Hi again
Before I start, do you want the numbers at the start of each paragraph to be read in English, or in Latin?

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Post Posted:: March 2nd, 2017, 11:59 pm 
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Ah, thank you for asking. I meant to write a note in the first post about those. Please just omit them altogether :) thank you!

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Post Posted:: June 25th, 2017, 9:36 pm 

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My apologies for not getting any further with this - a couple of very frantic months...
I see now that there have been no more chapter claims. Is this one likely to go ahead, since nobody seems to be wanting to record it?


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Post Posted:: June 26th, 2017, 10:19 am 
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i knew it would be difficult to complete this project, but all projects get completed eventually :) we are definitely going ahead with this project!

will you be able to complete your sections? thank you!

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