Augustine Confessions - Latin

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:06 PM

About the WORK:  One of the most influential spiritual classics ever written, this is in many ways an odd work.  It starts with the question of how we can praise God, goes through a retrospective on how God had been in his life, a philosophical discussion about how memory works, and then exegesis of Genesis - all in prayer to God.  If you have never experienced this work, you should...

About the TEXT:  I release this in the fear that this quick effort will delay a the edition that this text deserves.  The Latin is from http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/jod/latinconf/latinconf.html where Dr. O'Donnell describes it as "a freeware edition (I cannot yet confirm exactly which edition this represents; best indications suggest that it is Knöll's editio minor of 1898) which I found on another WWW site"  I did a quick cut and paste and then tagged it to be a target of the relevant datatypes.  Unfortunately it is NOT tagged with the many scriptural and classical quotations and allusions that Augustine makes, which would be in a proper edition.

It would be wonderful if the edition and Commentary that O'Donnell made, which is freely available on the web at http://www.stoa.org/hippo/ were made into a Logos resource, but while freely available, it is copyrighted.

SDG

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 26 2012 2:04 PM

Kenneth McGuire:

It would be wonderful if the edition and Commentary that O'Donnell made, which is freely available on the web at http://www.stoa.org/hippo/ were made into a Logos resource, but while freely available, it is copyrighted.

SDG

              Wow, Ken! Am so pleased with this "offering"! Thank you very much!  My Latin is coming back a wee bit lately; and I look forward to working my way through this document. I try to use Latin every day to see if there might be a resurrection of my ability with it ............ *smile*

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 27 2012 5:11 AM

Thank you Kenneth, much appreciated!

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 27 2012 8:42 AM

With an assist from Bradley, this attached document has been updated so that the text is reported within Word as Latin.  The language of text in the resource comes from the language applied to that text inside the Word document. (This lets you mix English, Latin, French, etc. in one resource.)

Now, with this copy of Confessions, if you right-click on a Latin word within the text and you have a Latin dictionary in your library (like Dictionary of Latin Forms currently FREE at logos.com), a right click on a word will show an option to go to the dictionary and look up the word.

If you want to make the change yourself to the original docx file uploaded by Kenneth, here is how: Select the Latin text in the Word document, on the Review tab choose Language > Set Proofing Language, then select Latin in the list. Do this for every block of Latin text.

2642.Augustine Confessions Latin.docx

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 27 2012 9:47 AM

I thank you for the added functionality.  In the past I had just set the language at the Personal Book compiler, and it does let me look up things in the Collins Latin Dictionary I had.  I should probably update the other Latin texts I have put out there.

That said, when I compiled your version, I got MANY warnings, saying that Unknown Language - 'la-Latn'.  But it works!

SDG

The Gospel is not ... a "new law," on the contrary, ... a "new life." - William Julius Mann

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 27 2012 9:54 AM

Milford Charles Murray:
   Wow, Ken! Am so pleased with this "offering"! Thank you very much!  My Latin is coming back a wee bit lately; and I look forward to working my way through this document. I try to use Latin every day to see if there might be a resurrection of my ability with it ............ *smile*

Have you noticed that selections of Augustine's epistles are in the Perseus collection?

george
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יְמֵי־שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ בָהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וְאִם בִּגְבוּרֹת שְׁמוֹנִים שָׁנָה וְרָהְבָּם עָמָל וָאָוֶן

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 27 2012 11:25 AM

Kenneth McGuire:
In the past I had just set the language at the Personal Book compiler

This is only used for filtering within the library, to create collections, etc.  It does not let Logos recognize the text as a different language.

Kenneth McGuire:
when I compiled your version, I got MANY warnings, saying that Unknown Language - 'la-Latn'.

I see that too! They are just warnings, I'll mention to Bradley. But it does work fine.

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Augustine divided his works into "Books", but those books are too long for anything like proper citations.  And so people ever since have added subdivisions to his works to show the logical structure, as well as for convenient citations.  The "standard" way of describing those subdivisions is "Chapters" and "Paragraphs".  Both Chapters and Paragraphs are numbered consecutively by book, and so the information is a bit redundant between the two, and so some authors give both Chapter and Paragraph and others give either the Chapter or Paragraph.  The original file designated the Chapters, and so I tagged it to that level.  But some Logos links to this work are to the Paragraph...

And so, by referencing the text at http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/august.html (which is O'Donnell's Copyrighted one) I have added tags for the paragraphs to this freeware edition.  The text itself remains unchanged from before.  How the text is displayed in still the same - I did not insert actual paragraphs.  But I did add tags to the text with the standard paragraph numbers.

SDG

Ken McGuire

The Gospel is not ... a "new law," on the contrary, ... a "new life." - William Julius Mann

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Andreshome | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 11 2013 8:23 AM

Thanks Ken.

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