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This board is a composition workshop, like a writers' workshop: post your work with questions about style or vocabulary, comment on other people's work, post composition challenges on some topic or form, or just dazzle us with your inventive use of galliambics.

Help with Love poem

A dear friend of mine wants me to give her some verse for a tattoo.

She loves it when I attempt to read latin, and we're both obsessed with the Rome series, so I wanted to write her something in latin.

So far what I have is this.

oculis gemmis,
Aspicit ad occidentem

Without going too far into our history, for many years she was in a very controlling relationship. A relationship with a very ...
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One fish...

εἱς ἰχθύς, δύο ἰχθῦς, ἰχθύς κόκκινος, ἰχθύς ὑακίνθινος

I'm trying to capture in Koine Greek the thought; One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

How well have I done?
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illustrating Xenophon, Anabasis 1:4,7 - a start

This arises out of this thread http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=60474.

The basic thinking behind these sentences is that the reason why Anabasis 1:4,7 is so hard is that it combines a lot of tricky things which treated individually would not be insurmountable but all together they overwhelm the learner. Hence separating some of the points of syntax grammar and using them in shorter more manageable sentences will allow the learner to then go on to process Xenophon's monster ...
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Greek Synaxarion

In this thread, I will attempt to post a year of daily reading from the Greek synaxarion with lexical glosses and occasional grammatical notes. The texts are taken from Synaxarium ecclesiae Constantinopolitanum e codice Sirmondiano nunc Berolinensi (ed. Delehaye, 1902); see link below. I will try to gloss any vocabulary that an experienced Greek reader may want to look up. The synaxarion is a great resource for students of hagiography or the Greek language, especially ...
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"Breaking Bad" in Ancient Greek


πονΗρὸς γινόμενΟς.

εἰσπίπτων ἐς κακίαν.

πρὸς ἀνομίαν τρεπόμενος.

τὸ ἀπ' ἀρετῆς μετατίθεσθαι.

ἡ τῆς τοῦ ἐσθλοῦ ἀδικίας ἐμφάνεια.

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Paraphrase of Athenaze (Italian)

Hello all,

I have decided to try summarizing the sections of the Italian Athenaze after reading in Greek, using the vocabulary and sentence structure of the text. Since the exercises and grammar are in Italian, I figure this will be my active exercise portion of reading through the text. If you are interested in comparing compositions or have any comments on my mistakes, please feel free to join in!


Ἠ Παράφρασις τοῦ "Ο ΔΙΚΑΙΟΠΟΛΙΣ ...
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τὰ γέλοια ἢ ἄτοπα ῥήματα

ἐξενέγκατε δὲ ἐνθάδε τὰ γέλοια ἢ ἄτοπα ῥήματα. αὐτίκα·

ἡ καμηλοπάρδαλις

ὁ δὲ Ἀγαθαρχίδης ἐν τῷ Περὶ τῆς Ἐρυθρᾶς Θαλάσσης τὴν καμηλοπάρδαλιν συγγράφει·

Ὅτι παρὰ τοῖς Τρωγλοδύταις ἐστὶν καὶ ἡ λεγομένη παρ’ Ἕλλησι καμηλοπάρδαλις, σύνθετον τρόπον τινὰ κατὰ τὴν κλῆσιν καὶ τὴν φύσιν λαχοῦσα. Τὴν μὲν γὰρ ποικιλίαν ἔχει παρδάλεως, τὸ μέγεθος δὲ καμήλου, τὸ πάχος δὲ ὑπερφυὲς, τὸν δὲ αὐχένα τοιοῦτον ὥστε ἀπ’ ἄκρων ἀμέλγεσθαι τῶν δένδρων τὴν τροφήν. (Agatharch. 72)

τὼ ...
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ἐπιδεικτικὸς λόγος

προσέχετε τὸν νοῦν, ὦ ἄνδρες Ἀθηναῖοι· λέγειν γὰρ μέλλω περὶ μεγάλων πραγμάτων, διαφόρων τε καὶ ἀναγκαίων πρὸς τὴν τῆς πόλεως δόξην. δεῖ οὖν νῦν ὑμᾶς, ἃ τῇ πόλει νομίζω συμφέρειν, ταῦτα συνιέναι, τῶν πράξεων τὰς ἀρχὰς καὶ τὰς ὑποθέσεις ὄντα. ὑπὲρ ὧν δέ μοι προσήκει λέγειν, ὡς ἂν οἷόν τε διὰ βραχυτάτων ἐρῶ. πρέπει μὲν πᾶσί ποθεν πανταχῶς καὶ τὴν ἰσονομίαν καὶ τὴν δικαιοσύνην ἔχειν, τῇ δὲ πόλει πρὸς πάντας τὴν εἰρήνην τε καὶ τὴν ...
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French rap song with latin

I did a translation from a french rap song to English/Latin
do you think it make sense ?
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Lost quote


I have studied Ancient Greek and Latin at school, aeons ago. I remember that once a sentence popped up in a translation, and it was something along the lines of TODAY'S YOUNG PEOPLE PREFER LISTENING TO A DISC RATHER THAN TO A PHILOSOPHER (a throwing disc was meant here).

Since then, this quote has been a favourite of mine and it keeps popping up in conversation whenever we get to talking about how the ...
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