[Milton-L] Latin question...

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 19:43:50 EST 2014


I agree, Bob, about the need to study at least some Latin in order to
seriously study Milton. I also agree that everyone would benefit from the
study regardless of field.

Jim R


On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM, Bob Blair <bblair48 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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
> --------------------------------------------
> 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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>
>  > >> Text, Identity, Subjectivity
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Associate Professor of English
Tiffin University
http://www.jamesrovira.com
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Continuum 2010
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