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Poetry Composition
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Hello! For the past few months, I have tried my hand every day or so to compose short poetry in Latin. I have found it helps me exponentially in translating Catullus (which we're studying now in…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Walker Dec 5, 2010.

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Jun 2, 2015
Mark Walker replied to Divya M. Persaud's discussion Poetry Composition
"Hi Divya, You might like to have a look at VATES: THE JOURNAL OF NEW LATIN POETRY. This is available for free download (in pdf format) from my website, www.pineapplepubs.co.uk. And if you enjoy reading it you might consider contributing to a…"
Dec 5, 2010
Laura Gibbs replied to Divya M. Persaud's discussion Poetry Composition
"Definitely spread the word! I love the way that this book, totally obscure and rare, is now something EVERYBODY can have their own copy of, thanks to GoogleBooks!"
Nov 4, 2010
Divya M. Persaud replied to Divya M. Persaud's discussion Poetry Composition
"Wow, thank you! I'll definitely show this to my Latin teachers (after generating several poems, of course)! Truly incredible."
Nov 4, 2010
Laura Gibbs replied to Divya M. Persaud's discussion Poetry Composition
"Hi Divya, they go in order - so you start with Chart 1, and you get your first letter of the secret message, then go to Chart 2, and find the second letter, then Chart 3 and so on. Or, if you are using it just to generate poetry without encoding a…"
Nov 4, 2010
Divya M. Persaud replied to Divya M. Persaud's discussion Poetry Composition
"I'm was having a bit of trouble reading it because it's written in Latin, but I found the tabellae pages. Does one choose any chart to use? It seems like great fun! And that's a wonderful idea! Very sweet, too :)"
Nov 4, 2010
Laura Gibbs replied to Divya M. Persaud's discussion Poetry Composition
"I had so much fun when I discovered that book and read how it worked. This summer I am going to try to make a love-elegy-generating machine like Uken's so that people could encode their lover's name in the poem! :-)"
Nov 4, 2010
Divya M. Persaud replied to Divya M. Persaud's discussion Poetry Composition
"Thank you! Wow, that's fascinating! I'm going to try it out!"
Nov 4, 2010
Laura Gibbs replied to Divya M. Persaud's discussion Poetry Composition
"What a wonderful use of Tumblr, Divya! Very nice! I have a little article here about an interesting and weird "poetry generating machine" of sorts in Latin from a book called Steganometrographia published in 1751 - you might get a kick…"
Nov 4, 2010
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Poetry Composition

Hello! For the past few months, I have tried my hand every day or so to compose short poetry in Latin. I have found it helps me exponentially in translating Catullus (which we're studying now in Latin IV H) as well as becoming adept at deciphering and appreciating the nuances (and difficulties!) in writing Latin poetry. I have also taken to translating into Latin works in English or those that have been translated into English. Does anyone have recommendations for composition? I.e., helpful…See More
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