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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3690 on: January 12, 2014, 07:34:07 AM »
Some of the Odyssey in Greek.

That's tough to start with. After seven years of studying Greek Homer still scares me a bit. I suggest starting with Lysias and Xenophon instead.

It's a section in a course book with a lexicon. I'm not reading blind.  ::)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3691 on: January 12, 2014, 07:35:31 AM »
Some of the Odyssey in Greek.

That's tough to start with. After seven years of studying Greek Homer still scares me a bit. I suggest starting with Lysias and Xenophon instead.

It's a section in a course book with a lexicon. I'm not reading blind.  ::)

I see. I thought you obtained a text edition and just started translating.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3692 on: January 12, 2014, 02:14:15 PM »
Some of the Odyssey in Greek.

That's tough to start with. After seven years of studying Greek Homer still scares me a bit. I suggest starting with Lysias and Xenophon instead.

It's a section in a course book with a lexicon. I'm not reading blind.  ::)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3693 on: January 14, 2014, 02:23:38 PM »
If you will, you can become all flame.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3694 on: January 14, 2014, 03:09:50 PM »
Yesterday I started a Course on the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle.
"For, by its immensity, the divine substance surpasses every form that our intellect reaches. Thus we are unable to apprehend it by knowing what it is. Yet we are able to have some knowledge of it by knowing what it is not." - St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra gentiles, I, 14.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3695 on: January 14, 2014, 03:13:31 PM »
Tonight I will start reading "The Invention of Peter, Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity" by George E. Demacopoulos.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3696 on: January 15, 2014, 01:02:11 AM »
Yesterday I started a Course on the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle.

What's that? I know the Nicomachean Ethics, but what's the course. Actually have only read parts of Aristotle's "Ethics".

Right now other than the Apocalypse, I am starting on Ender's Game for pleasure. School start's next week so not sure if I will get as much done on Ender as I would like, but I did manage to read all seven books of the Harry Potter novels in a month so who knows.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3697 on: January 15, 2014, 01:05:17 AM »
Great Collection of the Lives of the Saints by St Dimitry of Rostov.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3698 on: January 15, 2014, 01:28:23 AM »
Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide for the Faithful and a Definitive Manual for the Scholar, by Fr. Dumitru Staniloae.

Love this guy's writing.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3699 on: January 15, 2014, 06:47:48 AM »
Oh, for something light. In my case, Conn Iggulden's, Emperor: The Gates of Rome.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3700 on: January 15, 2014, 07:03:46 AM »
Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3701 on: January 19, 2014, 10:02:14 PM »
Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3702 on: January 21, 2014, 07:30:13 PM »
Introduction To Metaphysics, by Martin Heidegger

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3703 on: January 21, 2014, 07:49:49 PM »
Introduction To Metaphysics, by Martin Heidegger

Sounds like a good time.  ;)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3704 on: January 21, 2014, 10:11:19 PM »
Most fun I've had since I had to rememorize the periodic table! His stuff is pure Au!  8)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3705 on: January 22, 2014, 02:24:38 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3706 on: January 23, 2014, 04:31:27 PM »
The Great Church in Captivity : a Study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the Eve of the Turkish Conquest to the Greek War of Independence / Steven Runciman.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3707 on: January 23, 2014, 05:36:51 PM »
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, & Kafka, by William Hubben

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3708 on: January 23, 2014, 05:46:40 PM »
The Languages of Native North America by Marianne Mithun. You need some basic knowledge of linguistics, but it's very readable and full of interesting facts.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3709 on: January 23, 2014, 06:03:13 PM »
'Starvation Lake,' by Bryan Gruley.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3710 on: January 24, 2014, 08:22:11 AM »
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

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« Reply #3711 on: January 24, 2014, 11:25:36 AM »
I just finished, "My Elder Joseph the Hesychast," by Elder Ephraim. It was one of the most inspiring books I've ever read. I didn't know there were so many miraculous and supernatural events in the life of Elder Joseph and the young Elder Ephraim. Read this book. It will change your life for the better.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3712 on: January 25, 2014, 04:24:15 PM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3713 on: January 25, 2014, 04:57:30 PM »
Still going with:
Silmarillion by Tolkien
Total Recall by Schwarzenegger

A few more are waiting to be read on my table and bookshelf:
Why Nations Fail by two some random American professors or sonething
Länsimaiden tuho by Timo Vihavainen. A collection of essays on cultural pessimism.
Tosi rakkaus odottaa by Hanna Salomäki. A research on True Love Waits movement in  Finland.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3714 on: January 25, 2014, 04:59:15 PM »
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Do you like it? I havd a copy on my bookshelf but I've never read it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3715 on: January 25, 2014, 06:05:29 PM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3716 on: January 25, 2014, 06:13:27 PM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
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When the youth are troubled they flee toward irrational certainty.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foil_(literature)

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« Reply #3717 on: January 25, 2014, 06:16:16 PM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
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When the youth are troubled they flee toward irrational certainty.
Can't argue against that. And because Cyrillic is a very smart guy he'll see that as well one day. Was wondering what the "reactionary rebel" meant, now I know. 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3718 on: January 25, 2014, 06:26:52 PM »
Just rediscovered my copy of Wing Commander Roderic Hill's The Baghdad Air Mail (1929), which tells stories of his flights over the Cairo-Baghdad air mail route and elsewhere in Iraq. I think I'll start that today. It's interesting to see all the old photos and drawings of the various Arabic forts and police posts and whatnot, and it's got a big hand-drawn fold out map of the route attached at the end so you can locate all the places referred to in the text, which I think is pretty neat. I know how much OC.net loves maps...

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3719 on: January 25, 2014, 06:46:53 PM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
:-[

When the youth are troubled they flee toward irrational certainty.
Can't argue against that. And because Cyrillic is a very smart guy he'll see that as well one day. Was wondering what the "reactionary rebel" meant, now I know. 

He's been of that bent for a while. I corrected someone when they claimed he was a conservative for playing the reactionary as rebel card somewhere in the public forums. That is the problem identity and consumerist liberalism it creates a proper revulsion and those without proper guidance find the solution to that revulsion by regurgitating the follies of oppression's past. Thankfully, they remain as superficial as the liberalism they are attempting to flee so hope always remains.

In short, no suspenders Cyrillic. 
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foil_(literature)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3720 on: January 25, 2014, 07:06:49 PM »
I know how much OC.net loves maps...

We used to have a member map. Those were the days...
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« Reply #3721 on: January 25, 2014, 07:08:31 PM »
I know how much OC.net loves maps...

We used to have a member map. Those were the days...

Bring it back. Would it populate via IP?
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3722 on: January 25, 2014, 11:00:41 PM »
Still on the Book of Revelation. Understanding only the surface, if that. There's plenty of talk of end times and all that, but I am taking it more a lesson on how the wicked shall be cast into hell and the just shall be saved. Seems to me to unify all that has happened from the fall of a third of the angels until the Final Judgment and the New Jerusalem. I am reading it for school so cannot stop as much as I would like to but gee it reads so much differently now. How mysterious are the ways of God's creation. I have been thinking I will take St. John's name if I become Orthodox.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3723 on: January 26, 2014, 02:39:22 AM »
^^If I recall correctly you had to put a pin on it manually, so to speak. I tried to find a copy or whatever I could with the internet archive, using the exact url for it, but no dice.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3724 on: January 26, 2014, 08:35:01 AM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
:-[

When the youth are troubled they flee toward irrational certainty.
Can't argue against that. And because Cyrillic is a very smart guy he'll see that as well one day. Was wondering what the "reactionary rebel" meant, now I know. 

He's been of that bent for a while. I corrected someone when they claimed he was a conservative for playing the reactionary as rebel card somewhere in the public forums. That is the problem identity and consumerist liberalism it creates a proper revulsion and those without proper guidance find the solution to that revulsion by regurgitating the follies of oppression's past. Thankfully, they remain as superficial as the liberalism they are attempting to flee so hope always remains.

Any better suggestions?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3725 on: January 26, 2014, 05:10:48 PM »
Yesterday I started a Course on the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle.

What's that? I know the Nicomachean Ethics, but what's the course. Actually have only read parts of Aristotle's "Ethics".

I'm taking a course through the college at which I just finished my M.A.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3726 on: January 26, 2014, 05:12:30 PM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
:-[

When the youth are troubled they flee toward irrational certainty.
Can't argue against that. And because Cyrillic is a very smart guy he'll see that as well one day. Was wondering what the "reactionary rebel" meant, now I know. 

He's been of that bent for a while. I corrected someone when they claimed he was a conservative for playing the reactionary as rebel card somewhere in the public forums. That is the problem identity and consumerist liberalism it creates a proper revulsion and those without proper guidance find the solution to that revulsion by regurgitating the follies of oppression's past. Thankfully, they remain as superficial as the liberalism they are attempting to flee so hope always remains.

Any better suggestions?


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3727 on: January 26, 2014, 05:27:31 PM »
I corrected someone when they claimed he was a conservative for playing the reactionary as rebel card somewhere in the public forums. That is the problem identity and consumerist liberalism it creates a proper revulsion and those without proper guidance find the solution to that revulsion by regurgitating the follies of oppression's past.

It can happen the other way around - I know at least one leftie who's a reactionary rebel at heart. 

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« Reply #3728 on: January 26, 2014, 05:30:07 PM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
:-[

When the youth are troubled they flee toward irrational certainty.
Can't argue against that. And because Cyrillic is a very smart guy he'll see that as well one day. Was wondering what the "reactionary rebel" meant, now I know. 

He's been of that bent for a while. I corrected someone when they claimed he was a conservative for playing the reactionary as rebel card somewhere in the public forums. That is the problem identity and consumerist liberalism it creates a proper revulsion and those without proper guidance find the solution to that revulsion by regurgitating the follies of oppression's past. Thankfully, they remain as superficial as the liberalism they are attempting to flee so hope always remains.

Any better suggestions?


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3729 on: January 26, 2014, 05:38:04 PM »
Friedrich Hayek - The Road to Serfdom.

Again.
:-[

When the youth are troubled they flee toward irrational certainty.
Can't argue against that. And because Cyrillic is a very smart guy he'll see that as well one day. Was wondering what the "reactionary rebel" meant, now I know. 

He's been of that bent for a while. I corrected someone when they claimed he was a conservative for playing the reactionary as rebel card somewhere in the public forums. That is the problem identity and consumerist liberalism it creates a proper revulsion and those without proper guidance find the solution to that revulsion by regurgitating the follies of oppression's past. Thankfully, they remain as superficial as the liberalism they are attempting to flee so hope always remains.

In short, no suspenders Cyrillic. 

I get it. Reading that book makes me confused, stupid, misguided and superficial. Thanks for your wonderful contribution to this thread.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3730 on: January 26, 2014, 05:45:55 PM »
How many coolness point I get if I agree with orthonorm? Without venturing too much into politics, reading too many books and theories tends to give people idea that the World and/or people work logically or according to some nice rational idea. The problem is that generally speaking they doesn't.
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« Reply #3731 on: January 26, 2014, 05:52:54 PM »
How many coolness point I get if I agree with orthonorm?

-1

You couldn't hold a candle to Shiny and JamesR, anyways.  :P

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3732 on: January 26, 2014, 08:48:39 PM »
How many coolness point I get if I agree with orthonorm? Without venturing too much into politics, reading too many books and theories tends to give people idea that the World and/or people work logically or according to some nice rational idea. The problem is that generally speaking they doesn't.
And so the moral of the story is "Don't read books."  ;)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3733 on: January 27, 2014, 12:11:37 AM »
Reading a selection of Greek speaking lyric poets from 8th-6th century including Archilochus, Mimnermus, Tyrtaeus, Sappho, Alcaeus and Alcman.  Good stuff.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3734 on: January 27, 2014, 04:57:23 AM »
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, & Kafka, by William Hubben

I read that one a long time ago. I think I still have it. I need to revisit it from an Orthodox perspective. Although I must say that even back then I had serious problems with Dostoevsky and Kierkegaard being lumped in with Nietzsche and Kafka.


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