[Milton-L] Latin question...

Bob Blair bblair48 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 1 19:28:27 EST 2014


It's an interesting question whether one may consider oneself a "Milton scholar" without a rudimentary knowledge of Latin.  I don't pretend to the title, and I doubt three years of high school Latin would qualify as rudimentary knowledge.  Certainly Milton's vocabulary was well beyond mine, though I can parse many of his figures with the help of a dictionary.

Bob
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On Wed, 1/1/14, James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Latin question...
 To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
 Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 1:44 PM
 
 I wouldn't assume that
 all list members are familiar with Latin, not even all of
 the Milton scholars (which I'm not). I was aware of the
 V as U, which should be obvious enough from Methodvs either
 way. 
 
 This title wasn't too bad even to one
 unfamiliar with Latin, but I wanted to make sure I got it
 right.  
 Thanks again, 
 Jim R
 
 
 On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at
 4:36 PM,  <srevard at siue.edu>
 wrote:
 
 I expect all the List-folk know perfectly well:  it's
 just the Latin SEU, with
 
 the V as the usual medieval/Renaissance letter-form standing
 for what we now
 
 write as U.  Another reason why computers need human
 caretakers to obviate
 
 their stupidity. And a reason, perhaps, why paleography is
 not irrelevant for
 
 21st century scholars.
 
 
 
 
 
 Quoting James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>:
 
 
 
 > Thanks very much. The online translators don't seem
 to know what to do with
 
 > "sev."
 
 >
 
 > Jim
 
 >
 
 >
 
 > On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 3:22 PM, Harold Skulsky <hskulsky at smith.edu>
 wrote:
 
 >
 
 > > A Rationale, or System, of True Theology
 
 > >
 
 > > On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 2:56 PM, James Rovira
 <jamesrovira at gmail.com>wrote:
 
 > >
 
 > >> Dear Colleagues --
 
 > >>
 
 > >> I'm curious what might be a good English
 translation of Erasmus's
 
 > >> title, Ratio Sev Methodvs Verae Theologiae,
 often shortened to Ratio Verae
 
 > >> Theologiae?
 
 > >>
 
 > >> I am aware of D.M. Conroy's English
 edition from 1974, but don't have it
 
 > >> easily at hand.
 
 > >>
 
 > >> Thanks very much,
 
 > >>
 
 > >> Jim
 
 > >>
 
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