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Postby Swatopluk » Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:06 am

I only know classical German translations and they would probably not of much use to you. You could check wikipedia for that.
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Postby Swatopluk » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:48 am

Has something to say about National Anthems and stuff too.
And I know people who would love that "Living Testament of Nuggan".
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Postby mepper » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:58 am

I only read the iliad in latin..and the odyssey was in greek..but i imagine its hard to find an english translation that could mess them up..they were both good stories

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Postby Swatopluk » Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:41 pm

Where did you get a Latin translation of the Iliad* or did you confuse it with the Aeneis** (Vergil)?

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**Arma virumque cano...
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:50 pm

just bought nice big editions of the illiad and the odyessy. translated by Robert Fagles. nice big font!
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Postby Swatopluk » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:29 am

They are indeed an abomination in the eyes of Auntie but not limited to her.
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Postby Grey » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:38 am

A Winter's Tale
The revolution has abandoned you. You're on your own now.

The Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not get caught.

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Postby Swatopluk » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:38 pm

A new book on the naval rivalry between Britain and Germany before WW1 that actually undermines parts of the "unanimous consent" on that topic.
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Postby Cricket » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:05 pm

The Haynes manual for a 1987 POS Dodge Dakota. Lucky me. :cry:
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Postby KingLackLuster » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:35 pm

Eye of the World.. I'm restarting the Wheel of Time series
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Postby St John the Blasphemist » Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:13 am

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa - Rashōmon and Other Stories

Some great tales about people with big noses among other things.

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Postby Swatopluk » Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:27 am

Have heard of that but only know the Kurosawa movie (that is not actually based on it)
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Postby Finrod » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:48 am

Rereading for perhaps the 100th time "Starship Troopers".

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Postby Swatopluk » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:19 am

Karl May, The Treasure in the Silver Lake
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Postby Swatopluk » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:39 am

Not a friend of the movies. I used to listen to audio productions (there were a lot of tapes/LPs produced, some quite good).
Was an avid reader of his in the past, today I am a bit too critically minded to enjoy it the same way as then.
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