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Dan Conway @MagisterConway State College, PA, USA

Latin teacher, French teacher, #IB teacher. I've got a database of @LatinNovellas. Vergil fanboy. he/him/his

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@FunkyDung On another French website I found two other sketchy etymologies: that it comes from retailers’ accounts… https://t.co/JvSPJ3bgCJ“On a, notamment, nommé Jeudi noir le krach boursier du 24 octobre 1929 ... l'adjectif noir peut également faire ré… https://t.co/WqjLcsca8hThis is sort of silly... the authority on the French language in Québec insists that Black Friday should be “Vendre… https://t.co/xhwwA7Y2js
11/27
2020
@mercury_witch I won’t tell you my mandoline story, but suffice it to say that I do not use it much anymore @mercury_witch I'm always here for cooking threads! @riththewarluid @yourewrongabout I've just sort of discovered it, what other episodes/series are good? @riththewarluid @Remember_Sarah Not gonna lie, I got a little teary-eyed there as well
11/26
2020
@calpunzel Sallust Bellum Catilinae 1–2, 5–9 Livy 3.44–48 The IB HL villains syllabus. I like Sallust, but that Livy has me scared... @piniferalittera Of the five IB themes, three are poetry only, one is prose only, and one is mixed. I see this as p… https://t.co/RbYQveomJJ @MrClassics3 If you want to see what the revised Loeb translations looked like pre-revisions, a lot of the public d… https://t.co/dfFQowipNt @MrClassics3 Here you go! https://t.co/MlnIcuT8lu @MrClassics3 I have access to the online Loebs, so I can snag those translations for you if you don't have them alr… https://t.co/0TqlUzykfA @SKEEerra My Irish-American grandma would have said exactly the same thing, just with a very strong Pittsburgh accentMe, having sent my Catullus packet for next semester off to be copied, realizing that now I'm going to have to prep… https://t.co/IcEMziSKma
11/25
2020
@ArmandDAngour I also spotted one where they printed "quae" as "quac," but that one was easier. I await your duck puns, good sir @ArmandDAngour Well I've just found an error on Perseus, so that's at least worth it. Now to have it corrected befo… https://t.co/4nHoGwfRBcGoing back into school at SIX O’CLOCK so I can put the finishing touches on my Catullus 62/67 packet and move on wi… https://t.co/5rClqzIccZIt's amazing to think that such a widely-read poet as Catullus was *this close* to having his work lost forever to posterity...All the other Catullus poems stem from a single MS, rediscovered around 1290–1310 in Verona. It was lost, but a cop… https://t.co/zLXJ6mfsg2For the Catullus fans out there: the earliest surviving copy of any Catullus poem! This MS of Catullus 62 was foun… https://t.co/cp2AL6Ps7BThey're actually past participles, from the Middle English "ybiden," "yblinken"; the perfective prefix was retained… https://t.co/DPNzMG3t15 @fmbernstein Hmm. Maybe just have them type ---uu-u-u-x ? Again it's not great... @fmbernstein D's and S's. I hate it but it's the easiest solution.
11/24
2020
I used to mess with my students by telling them that TJ Maxx was named for Titus Julius Maximus, a Roman who sold d… https://t.co/v7z8VOcAip @eduardo_garcmol I personally am a fan of his Horatius Cocles: https://t.co/rLMQ0Af4Ug @natadel76 @madamednmichael @TeacherLingua We teach IPA in level 4!Saturnalia 2020 🌰🥬🥯🐗🍾 May your upcoming celebrations this year be safe and full of delicious food✨ https://t.co/GvkgLnpshZ
Retweeted by Dan Conway @katcoursu The WHOLE WEEK? Jealous... @melanie_ashton I’d love to see them!
11/23
2020
@GregoryStringer Yes, unironically yes @MagistraManning In addition to what you said, I'd go a step further and have them say "Bodies of man with crushed… https://t.co/onwKFBqQwF
11/22
2020
@eduardo_garcmol @drcorabeth @FlavianSophist I was confused about what Falinks had to do with Martial, then I reali… https://t.co/vNKNz4jSblFrench cuisine PSA: If you choose not to eat foie gras for ethical reasons, you should not be eating magret de cana… https://t.co/jPW4uTlMjN @equiprimordial Also the equally remarkable personification of Rumor in Ovid Met. 12.39–63 @jeltzz Thanks for writing this. I was surprised that that tweet took off and attracted so many... contrasting opinions...
11/21
2020
@ArmandDAngour I'm glad you appreciated it! @antyllvs Is this allowed though? https://t.co/mPKCXnttMgIn conclusion, I got through an entire thread on Catullus 67 without once using the phrase "spill the tea," so I'll… https://t.co/ZhsogekGXJSo even though I outlined explanations for the no-previous-husband scenario above, I think they're not to be taken… https://t.co/gh4Ey0tiVzThe story's inconsistency is the point, Lewis argues: the poem is a comic portrayal of how rumors spread. The detai… https://t.co/sedUemVXGpLewis argues that the poem is not gossip to be taken at face value, but a commentary on the nature of rumor. The do… https://t.co/3aOuNbJQ5d“…then the reader’s confusion would be no more. As Catullus did none of these things, the theory that he intended t… https://t.co/7KFph7VGy7“The poem’s polysemous nature must be acknowledged as a fundamental aspect of the text that the poet engineered… If… https://t.co/eqOrw9UwT7All of this being said… I also think none of this matters all that much to the reading of the poem. Maxine Lewis’s… https://t.co/RGfzQgbkPBIn spite of the complications, for the reasons of "economy of satire," I think the best interpretation is that ther… https://t.co/8NbE9EpMBI(You might object that “gnati cubile” and “sui gnati in gremium” imply that they were already married at the time,… https://t.co/hhszlG8gZGAs for the Brixia question, I think the woman's from Brixia, and had affairs with Postumius and Cornelius there. Th… https://t.co/NKr8PDzEjkWe also know that Balbus senior died before the wedding (porrecto facta marita sene). Perhaps he knew that he would… https://t.co/J09x9Dc66XAnd there’s a preoccupation with inheritance too: they perhaps knew before the marriage that Balbus could not produ… https://t.co/cGtlJfabRGGranted, there are complications of the one-husband reading. For one, why did Balbus senior have sex with the woman… https://t.co/6WqFpiO8KoThis is a stretch, because the door was only *said* to have served him well (dicunt), so perhaps the door was less… https://t.co/xmzmLgk1kTThe supporters of the previous-husband reading also argue that the door would not badmouth its former owner, whom i… https://t.co/EmhvPz7IUPCould she be concealing this supposed previous marriage? Unlikely, considering that the whole town of Brixia is app… https://t.co/HTgv7nkfSAThe no-previous-husband reading clears up some points. For example, if she did have a previous husband, it would ha… https://t.co/om51odWsHgIn any event, Ovid has “Vir prior accedat” (“Let the man approach first,” A.A. 1.709), which I don’t see as all tha… https://t.co/FguwmPq4kpThe wording is “definitely ambiguous” (Forsyth). (Kraggerud tries to argue on a linguistic basis that it means “pre… https://t.co/lFmWkrCtB7For this reason, I'm of the opinion that Balbus senior and junior in 3–8 are the same as the father and son in line… https://t.co/fLWeeBSTkKThis is true whether you read it as a diffamatio of actual people (e.g. Copley), or a more abstract commentary on t… https://t.co/OplY1CwvVaOne thing I feel is important to keep in mind about this poem is what Skinner calls the “economy of satire”: a simp… https://t.co/wmklbBYgp6So, lots of folks have written about Catullus 67 over the centuries, and there's no consensus as to (for example) w… https://t.co/a2o5uwhEBpOK, so I’ve read up a LOT on Catullus 67 recently as I prep to teach it next semester, and so I’m going to write th… https://t.co/nXDZc2ysLp @ActualProfessor I am living proof of the contrary.Formative assessment isn't "What have students learned" it's "what do I need to teach better?"
Retweeted by Dan Conway @agoranomos γάρ is one of the few Greek words I know. And I love it. I love enim and nam too, does that count? @eeprodi @solisnatus *Verschlimmbesserung @eeprodi @solisnatus He peppers in some German in there too. Right on the first page there's an "aus der Luft" (whi… https://t.co/mIO1MDyxVl
11/20
2020
@magistraJ It's FORTY-EIGHT PAGES of thisSeriously, this reads like that BMCR review everyone was on about a few weeks ago https://t.co/blJHmEAfu7 @AumaleLaurent Là-dessus, en effet, je suis d'accord avec l'auteur. Je suis en train de rédiger un thread où je par… https://t.co/vOCLMxlYMG @AumaleLaurent Bah, en tout cas ce n'est pas l'article le plus convaincant que j'aie lu à ce sujet @AumaleLaurent Voilà https://t.co/ZSUkJjUE5ZThis article from 1970 has untranslated Latin, Greek, German, Italian, and French in it. So you spend all this tim… https://t.co/SyvEbfAxt3 @SkyeAShirley @GregoryStringer Neque ego scio...I'm really pushing to have my materials on Catullus 67 finished by the end of the week, because I am sick and tired… https://t.co/p4KWBBTj7R
11/19
2020
@rmavirumquecano More Ke$ha content pleaseI accidentally marked all my students absent instead of all present, in case you're wondering how today's going @IodulaDicit @duxfeminafacti9 "Mandalorianus" fits perfectly into the end of a hendecasyllable... Just saying... @madamednmichael You certainly could, like any other literary language no longer spoken natively today! Which made… https://t.co/cmsvTHphosI appreciate the wide variety of language options available on Quizizz (linguistic inclusivity is important!), but… https://t.co/7fuzEqsd5Q @magistraJ @VeneficusIpse @SKEEerra Omg how'd I forget that! It totally is. @VeneficusIpse @SKEEerra Or Ovid Met. book 7... but it glosses over parts (presumably because his famously lost Med… https://t.co/KIy3HoyGpl @randysfields @piniferalittera Alternatively: At Venus Ascanio placidam per membra quietem inrigat, et fotum gremi… https://t.co/oryRkWp7aX @piniferalittera *sunt @piniferalittera Infantem quinque menses natum in domo habeo. Quid est somnia dulcissima?Tam defessus sum ut oculi doleant. @stickfiguregods @MagisterFoulk https://t.co/BvRsMJRD8Z
11/18
2020
My usual strategy of cobbling together what I need from Google Books and Amazon previews is coming up just short...… https://t.co/t2J3wNXC6W @SKEEerra This is a weird one to read right after teaching Ch. 2 of Cloelia @MagisterFoulk @stickfiguregods Totally agree on all points! @MagisterFoulk @stickfiguregods And there are tons of valid reasons for targeting a particular grammar point. Maybe… https://t.co/cWtSy7wqHD @MagisterFoulk @stickfiguregods Yeah, but I read those sorts of questions as "What activities can I do to give tons… https://t.co/ITQl2TKcT3 @MagisterFoulk @stickfiguregods It's like: "Can I get activity ideas to practice result clauses?" "Hmm, yes. Have… https://t.co/IHBPYx0Bif @SKEEerra @yourewrongabout And I'll be with The Crown soon! Still need to finish S3... @MagisterFoulk @stickfiguregods ...which are unhelpful because they're totally not what the person was after. You *… https://t.co/x0CL2ghv7k @MagisterFoulk @stickfiguregods LBP is more supportive of writing in Latin, certainly. But they, in fact, were the… https://t.co/Rm5zzbF3dn @SKEEerra I KNOW RIGHT??? Are you watching The Crown or listening to @yourewrongabout's episodes on Diana? Because… https://t.co/0uTBLAYi1gJoking aside, I would like to stress that for an elected official to claim victory in a race they did not win is so… https://t.co/WM4tYBSRODI couldn't resist... https://t.co/27UYOgDLoUBecause nothing says punk like writing 9,800 lines about how the establishment is great and Augustus is the heir of… https://t.co/TFziGc5iZx @MagisterFoulk Yeah, I agree. But now and then I see posts in a certain group on a certain other social medium, whe… https://t.co/6FY1xwdUii
11/17
2020

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