Thursday Resource: Glossa


This week’s resource is Glossa, an online Latin dictionary. You can search Glossa from the website or by replacing PutWordHere in the address http://athirdway.com/glossa/?s=PutWordHere with the word of your choice. It’s nice for quickly looking up a word without needing to search through the interface.

Glossa also integrates with Alfred on the Mac, meaning that you can type a trigger word and then look up the word in Glossa from any program on your computer.

Thursday Resource: Lexicon Recentis Latinitatis

Do you need to know how to say “plaid” in Latin? “Taxi?” “Mountain bike?”

If so, look no farther than the Lexicon Recentis Latinitatis. It has an interesting mix of words translated into Latin. The non-Latin column is a mix of English and Italian, so you may have to use another dictionary to find your target words.

(Thanks to Emil Penarubia for the link.)

Links for the Week of 9 December

Information about the ancient world from grape seeds: http://phys.org/news/2012-12-classics-professor-unearths-archaeological-clues.html (via @DrKillgrove)

Rick Riordan has a teacher’s guide for the Camp Half Blood Books: http://rickriordan.com/my-books/percy-jackson/resources/teachers-guide.aspx (via @etclassics)

A summary of how the Oracle at Delphi worked: http://news.discovery.com/history/how-did-the-oracle-at-delphi-really-prophesize-121205.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1 (via @rogueclassicist)

A searchable resource on Latin poetry (including post-Classical): http://www.mqdq.it/mqdq/home.jsp?lingua=en (via @Horatiana)

The text of Asclepiodotus is now available on Lacus Curtius for all of you ancient military fans: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Asclepiodotus/home.html (via @LacusCurtius)

Onasander makes a Lacus Curtius appearance as well: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Onasander/home.html (via @LacusCurtius)

The NJCL creative writing contest, with entries due in February, has been announced: http://www.njcl.org/pages/njcl-creative-writing-contest (via @quinnkl)

The Cloaca Maxima may be in danger of collapsing: http://romanarcheo.blogspot.com/2012/11/ancient-rome-sewer-cloaca-maxima-in.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter (via @jntribolo)

A nice collection of Greek readers: http://iris.haverford.edu/homer13/2012/11/29/145/ (via @bretmulligan)

An online Greek-English dictionary: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/ (via @foundy17)

Pictures of Roman razors: http://calvusguy.blogspot.fr/2012/11/a-close-shave.html (via @jntribolo)

Perseus has a list of scholarly abbreviations: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/abbrevhelp (via @SarahEBond, who points out that this is helpful to give to students)