Seminarium Atticum 2008 fieri potest.

Thanks to Brian Bishop for this:	

Seminarium Atticum 2008 fieri potest.

Fautores fautricesque linguae Atticae, salvete!

Neque iam ignoratis anno proximo in Idyllio conclavia nobis
necessaria defutura esse. Sed seminarium Atticum alio loco Graeciae
condicionibus mutatis fieri potest.

Ammoudiae (videte in interreti sub verbo “Ammoudia” Wikipedia)
Apostolos et Helena nos hospitaliter recipient. Dies adveniendi est 13.
Augusti, et dies abeundi est 27. Augusti, ambo dies Mercuriales. Impensae
seminarii solvendae non sunt. Unusquisque hospiti debita solvet. Pretia
conclavium una cum ientaculo: Triclina et quattuorclina – ca. 20 euronum una
pernoctatio, conclavia unius aut duorum lectorum maioris constant.

Sed iter ad Epirum minoris constare possit:

1. Iuniores ferrovia usi Brundisium vilissime petent. Inde
naves Igumenitzam proficiscuntur et currus communis iter pergit Ammudiam.
Sunt circa quadraginta qinque chilometra.
2. Qui brevi tempore nomen suum dat, minoris pretii aeroplano
Cercyram veniet. A portu Cercyrensi mare transgrediens velociter ad
Igumenitzam appellet.
3. Itinera alia explorate aut ex me quaerite!

Maxime a vobis peto: a) Qui seminario interesse vult, cito nomen
suum det! Si fieri potest, usque ad finem Februarii. Etiam hoc modo agere
opportunum est propter pretia vilia. Et serius conclavia forsitan ab aliis
perigrinatoribus occupata sunt. b) Appendicem in scholis aut academiis
publicate! Difficile enim est hunc nuntium longe lateque spargere, quia iam
sero est.

Valete, amici amicaeque! – Leucothymus

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"Latin a spoken language"

From Brian Bishop:

In an 'ex cathedra' article in 'ad familiares' vol. xxxii, 2007, Jeanne
Cohen and Peter Jones make a stong case for abolishing the distincion
between “ancient/classical” and “modern languages”, and point to the
manifold support the former gives to the latter and to the study of our
culture.

However, they contrast the Classical languages as “unspoken” with modern
“spoken” languages. Any language we do not speak every day can be called
“unspoken”. Latin teaching in the United States is moving towards
requiring a spoken ability in Latin. They recognise that every language
tuition gets benefits from aural/oral methods, such as the more practice per
minute, the employment of more senses, and the greater urgency in the
learning process.

The article refers to Latin only in terms of Ancient times, omitting
references to the quantity of good Latin literature composed since and up to
the present day that is larger than in Antiquity, and to the contribution of
Later Latin to our history.

Any Latin teacher wishing to brush up their language and bold enough to
speak it can attend one of the half-dozen or so week-long gatherings
throughout Europe next Summer; there are always participants new to
speaking. A list of those currently proposed can be found under 'Latin
speaking activities' on the blog for Tuesday, 11th December. Anyone
wishing to get in practice can subscribe to one or more of the several
inexpensive Latin-language journals or to lists and groups on the Web.

A lot of Latin was written after the Romans; a lot of Latin is still being
written — and spoken — today.

POST SCRIPTUM
A Greek-speaking seminar has just been arranged:
13-27.8.2008 Ammoudia
Graecia
GRAECE LOQUENTIBUS Dialogoi E(llhnikoi — Dialogoi Hellenikoi (Colloquia
attica in Patrai, Graecia): Hellenikon Idyllion, Helmut Quack, Eritstr.
23, D-25813, Husum, Germania tel:04841/5429 helquack@freenet.de Andreas
Drekis, GR-25100, Selianitika/Egion, Graecia; tel: 0030-26910/72488
Telecopium 0030-26910-72791 e-mail hellenikon@idyllion.gr;
http://www.idyllion.gr
commentarioli nova editio http://urlaubingriechenland.gmxhome.de
qui graece scribere volunt sequantur Iocratis scripta.
http://urlaubingriechenland.gmxhome.de/Isoc.html