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>τὸ πρότερον νῆμα·

>Μέγα τὸ Ἑλληνιστί/Ῥωμαϊστί·
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>Mέγα τὸ ANE
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Feel free to write your thoughts/stories/etc... in your target language.

>Work in progress FAQ
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Can someone please suggest a book to learn Ancient Greek? I want something in print and cheap (less than $10 on eBay).
Υεια σου φίλε μου
what are the benefits of learning greek as oppposed to latin solely for the mind?
Any, just get a cheap textbook. It doesn't matter, jsut get one and work through it. I found the below with a 10 second search, you should be able to find more
From Alpha to Omega Beginning Course in Classical Greek by Groten Revised Ed
Don't ask any more questions, don't reply, don't waste time worrying about 'the best'. Get a textbook and read it. Do all the exercises, readings and translations. Which one you pick matters less than studying.
Again, do not reply
>for the mind
maybe I don't know exactly what you mean, but I would expect there to be no major differences if you're someone whose native language(s) are quite unlike Latin and Greek. even if you're a native French speaker, say, I don't think learning Greek would have a substantial difference in improving parts of your mental faculties that learning a language improves compared to Latin. of course for that French speaker a lot more of their own language would be elucidated, especially etymologically, but I don't imagine that's exactly what you mean when you reference the mind

Post the hardest to parse Mccarthy sentence you know.
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reads like someone describing their rectal hemorrhage suddenly started talking
Filtered pleb
>The horse raced past the barn fell.
the worst is the judge talking about judging people.
It's so bad it came out ambiguous. Whole thread on it a while ago.
Clarity is not the Judge's point. Or rather it's his point only ironically.

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What did Kim Stanley Robinson mean by this?
I read this book and subvocalized John's dialogue in JFK's voice and Frank's dialogue as a Fishburne/Wong style voice. I didn't finish Green Mars. I am planning to revisit the trilogy and read them all together.
They are fearful about the mayhem the life-extension treatment could cause and how the global elite will exploit it to create a brutal population control scheme and world regime. Robinson is an ancom iirc.
Benedict Wong from Prey 2017

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>read half a book this whole year

I was reading 70 books a year just 3 years ago, what the fuck happened.
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stop scrolling on your phone. stop making 4chan threads. just simply read book
I actively post in tv, v and lit every day despite not playing a single game, not watching a single movie and not reading a single book this year
I've had it in February and still can't concentrate like I could before. Does it ever stop?
That's the thing. We can't

>“Somebody must have slandered Joseph K., for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.”
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The actual joke is 'both dead'
You botched it.
the full extent of the humor is lost in translation though. the german "verleumdet" (translated as "slandered") literally means wrongly accusing someone of, specifically, a crime, whereas slander includes anything that might damage somebody's reputation, even if not illegal. so in the original german the first sentence is strictly tautological reasoning
cough qu'est-ce que
Fa-fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, better run, run, run, run, run, run, run away
The Castle is slightly more kafkaesque.

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I lied and faked being a literal retard to get on disability and get an extra of 300 eur more a month so i can buy more books
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first R ain't no neutral double down
I'm getting a fat paycheck and I'll be buying tons of books.
>not being Celine-pilled and literally becoming a doctor
based and bookmaxxingpilled
good on you, you have nothing to be ashamed of.

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every muslim guy i have met was a turbo autist and every muslim girl was a turbo slut
Whites are even worse. Every white woman is a purple hair feminist creature. All white men are depressed docile little cucks
Guenon reference

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Why does Muhammad seem so much more like a messenger of God than Jesus. Jesus come across a young man teaching his own interpretations whereas Muhammad has a divine intervention about his words and presence. Not Religious, but anyone else here read both of these?
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Muhammad was a pedophile warlord and his followers today are categorised as being backwards, blood thirsty, cousin fucking savages who justify any wrongdoing they do as the will of Muhammad.
Bible was written over the course of hundreds of years by anonymous writers on different continents and in different languages. It has no literary value
>Noo weed dindu nuffin it’s good for you
That picture fucking slaps.
Honestly? You’re probably just an idiot. I’m sorry to offend but that really is probably the case.

That said, Christianity tells us that we can be deluded and demonic possession would feel really good. I bet all those Pentecostals that talk in tongues and get caught up in rapturous sermons while preachers make a cripple walk with a slap on the head feel really good and spiritual in the moment. It doesn’t change the fact that what’s really happening is delusion.

So im reading madame Bovary. Only around 60 pages in and just finished part 1

Wtf? I think my brother married someone like this. This Emma person strikes me as someone who lives in some fantasy world and has delusions of what life is like. And even if she gets it, it's then onto the next thing or event.

My brother's wife is literally like this and now after getting everything she wanted over the years is now wanted a divorce lmao. What sort of mental illness is this?

Bros, fr fr, he careful who you marry and especially have kids with (my brother has 3). This type of woman can and will destroy your life AND your kids. Nothing will ever be enough. Even kids to these sort of women is just a prop, once they get them, they will just be bored of them and want to have minimal to do with them besides having them around to keep getting child support
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>And they all turned out old virgins, so he must've done something right.
Bruh the ending of The Leopard was absolutely not a happy or desirable one.
>I think she just likes the idea or aesthetic of something than the actual thing
Yeah. That's how it is with almost everything, not only women suffer from this, as you (probably) fantasize having a girlfriend yet in that fantasy ignore the unpleasant parts of being in a relationship.
>inb4 But I don't fantasize about it because I know the realities of having a relationship
And this is exactly my next point: men acknowledge their fantasies are just that, fantasies, mostly embellished by the fact they've never experienced them. Women often lack this insight which is why they want to fulfill their fsntasies whenever and however possible
>decadent of vile species
>Anna Karenina
women don't like you because your reading comprehension skills are subpar
Yes it's bleak, but still the best case scenario once one has daughters
Anna decides to cheat because muh love and muh bored, even though she's an aristocrat and has a child already. Should have known better.

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Is there a memoir or fictional book, of man well into adulthood renouncing formulaic bourgeois life, going on trips to exotic places, exploring city and town, living bachelor's dream, learning local dialect and wandering under the city night sky then escaping to next destination before he becomes too settled down?
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>i-it's not laughable!!! They just don't geddit!!!
post body
For anyone interested, BAP's literal zionist grifter project has been exposed. BAM is a larp grift because whites are bred to be niggercattle and eat it up. His goal is to decrease antisemitism:
fuggin bazed
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Gravity's Rainbow

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The book tries to discredit traditional masculinity by beating down the husband who provides for his wife, while some trust fund kiddie alcoholic spends his father's fortune trying to bang this wife by hoping that someone will bring her to him on a silver platter. All of this is told through the lens of the most bland and uninteresting character ever written. The only good part was after they ran over that broad and that was the last few pages of the book.

I liked that Gatsby got clipped.
>ends up wanting to argue semantics like I predicted
>"you are dumb for calling me out though"
Fuck off midwit. You have nothing of value to add. You are as predictable as a house tour.
I'm not arguing semantics you imbecile. You are reading things into a post that are simply not there and acting like you think you are some idiot savant when you are not a savant of any kind. Go back to jacking off to pictures of your fat mother Jesus f Christ.
It just illustrates that there is a difference between the impression a person creates outside of themselves, and what's actually going on in their reality.

Some stories don't have meanings or morals as such, they just depict a thing.
Actually the autistic phenotype is probably the most suited to enjoying an author like Proust in the Current Year.

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Have (You) taken the /fitlit/ pill?
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>/fit/ trying to make their hobby out to be some intellectual pursuit to compensate for the lack of reading they did growing up because they viewed it as a gay feminine activity
>t. /litfit/
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I'm trying to swallow it.
I'm trying. I'm sitting at a 325lb Zercher squat but I'm struggling with Baumgarten's metaphysics and realizing just how far I have to go to understand Hegel. My bench is also stuck at 205lbs and I can't figure out why.
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Yeah I used to be. Now I am a collapsed mess after a back injury. I have lost all my will to read and crawl through books and am often in pain when exercising. Use to be a 3000IQ martial arts monster though.

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Is it possible to draw some connection between Kant as the driving force behind the birth of current analytic philosophy through the centuries as a mixture between historicism, neo-kantianism, 19th century's hermeneutics, logical positivism, reaching the philosophy of language of Wittgenstein as far as Quine?
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Frege completes nothing, prove me wrong. Nietzsche is a fucking repairman.
Are you saying that Nietzsche completes Kant?
Nietzsche as an anti-positivist neo-kantian?
I'm saying he completes the entire history of that World. By correcting your impression while you read. Frege is the initiator to Quine imo. They are called Historical Unities.
Thank you. So Nietzsche completes the german idealism refuting it? The entire thing is a circle?

On Frege to Quine. What is Historical Unities?
Augustine-Abelard (kind of a guess desu)
Bacon-Duns Scotus
Kant-Nietzsche (ultimate, concluding in Marx AND Schoppy was the failure)
~Husserl-Derrida (extended one, can probably be broken down or tied to other things)
~Frege-Rorty (same as above)
roughly, I'm not an expert.

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He was just trolling. He didn't mean it.
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>It was just a life affirming prank bro
Blegh :P
No his philosophy was relevant during his lifetime. Times were different back then.
Is it not relevant now?
If you want to study the historical ideas of the time.

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The Old and the New Testament for Aryan Mankind
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If you mean steppe MLBA, most of europe is of similar genetic distance to them
If you mean the people who migrated into India in the Late Bronze Age (or Iron Age) the closest to them are Afghans, Tajiks, North Indians, East Iranians
They were. In fact they were darker than neolithic european farmers
Whats interesting is that the descriptions of the greeks led us to believe that most of them were redheads, but in reality based on the DNA we have from them, about half of them had light hair, the rest dark, without many redheads
Is it possibly they died their hair?
Swedes don't descend from Sintashta (at most a few Russians do by way of Scythians), TKM IA Yaz is too late for MBA Persians, and ancient Persian samples don't have Sintashta ancestry. They have Yamnaya.
>They have Yamnaya.
Yeah, R1b and in qpadm Yamnaya works better over Sintashta
It doesnt matter anyway because the migration of steppe ancestry into India is far too late for them to be Indo-Iranian. A recent linguistics-genetics paper also rejected it.

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