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How to say:"at night"?

To say "when"( in the evening, at night, this year) in Latin is used Abl-nocte, anno, or Abl+in-in pace, or Locativus-interdiu, noctu (if i`m not mistaken) and what about Greak language?
Should I use Dat h(mera|\, nukti\ or it is better Dat+e)n - e)n h(mera|, e)n nukti\or Gen h(me/raj, nukto\j? or maybe it is Acc?
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amunw > ammunition?

Are a)mu/nw (to ward off, defend, protect, avert) and ammunition cognates?
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Translating de/

Hi everybory,

I'm a beginner in this stuff of studing Greek, so be patient with with me, ok?

It's very hard to me to translate de/ sometimes and sometimes I thought I was almost useless to translated ( I use to translate it as "But " and "and") untill I came to Jww's lesson XVIII, where, in his exemples he does not translate it!
So, Can someone tell me when should I translate de/ or ...
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Accusativus Graecus

Xai=re :)
Can anyone explain what is Accusativus Graecuss and when it is used?
Xa/rin e)/xw
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Aorist X Perfect

Hi, Guys,

I have a serous question and I'm counting on you to help me.

The Greek grammars in my mother language (Portuguese) translate both aorist and perfect the same way - something like the English simple past - and don't make any difference between them.

JWW translates the aorist as simple past and the perfect as present perfect, as far as I know, there's a litte "aspectual" difference between these two.
This difference occurs ...
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An uncertain quote

Anybody heard of " Kyrie eleison" as a cry for the general marching in triumph? I don't know the exact spelling and followingly, the morphology and meaning.
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The syntax of a love-crazed boar

I recently ran across a poem which used to be attributed to Theocritus (Kiessling makes it number 30), but which Gow (O.C.T. editor of Bucolici Graeci) puts after Bion in the anonymous section.

It's a very curious thing, about the boar who castrated and killed Adonis getting interrogated by Adonis' girlfriend, Aphrodite. The boar claims he didn't want to kill the boy:

ou)k h)/qelon pata/cai:
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a)ll' w(j a)/galm' e)sei=don,
kai\ mh\ fe/rwn to\ ...
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another quote

A few years ago I played "dequoter 1.0", a computer game where you have to decrypt a code. crypted phrases are famous quotes and I wrote them because I like quotes very much. This afternoon I found the sheet where I wrote that quotes and I would like to ask if you know the original greek version of:

I have hardly ever known a matematician who was capable of reasoning
- Plato

I like him ...
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Greek and Latin cognates --any good books?

I like memorizing words through etymology study. Is there a good book that deals with Latin and Greek cognate vocabulary?
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Readers?

I am enjoying going through Pharr's book but I am not all that satisfied with my progress. The amount of Greek material I read is limited to what is in the text book. Considering that I have to learn new grammar, paradigms and vocabulary before I can move on to a new chapter, the amount of Greek reading I am exposed to is small.
Is there such a thing as a reader that kind of ...
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