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Supplements to Rouse's Instrumental Dative Drills

W.H.D. Rouse, First Greek Course, p. 8 wrote:Image

John 17:5: καὶ νῦν δόξασόν με σύ, πάτερ, παρὰ σεαυτῷ τῇ δόξῃ ἧ εἶχον πρὸ τοῦ τὸν κόσμον εἶναι παρὰ σοί.

τί ἔχει ὁ πατήρ?
τὴν δόξαν ἔχει ὁ πατήρ.
τί ποιήσει ὁ πατὴρ τῇ δόξῃ?
τῇ δόξῃ τὸν Ἰησοῦν δοξάσει ὁ πατήρ.

Xenophon, Anabasis 1,2,13: ἐνταῦθα ἦν παρὰ τὴν ὁδὸν κρήνη ἡ Μίδου καλουμένη τοῦ Φρυγῶν βασιλέως, ἐφ᾽ ᾗ λέγεται Μίδας τὸν Σάτυρον θηρεῦσαι οἴνῳ ...
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Exceptionally short stories.

Hello,

I've been working through North+Hillard and last night decided to extend past the guided sentences in their book and maybe essay an original composition. I have only gotten up to exercise 113 in their book and during my last years of Greek we were, more or less, taught to read rather than write. Most classes included about 5 English-Greek translations which never exceeded a single sentence. Thus, I apologise in advance for any mistakes ...
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De Imitatione Christi - Περὶ τῆς τοῦ Χριστοῦ μιμήσεως

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Θωμᾶς ὁ Κεμπήσιος


De imitatione Christi libri quattuor a Thoma a Kempis scripti sunt anno MXDXVIII. Thomas autem canonicus Germanicus natus est anno MCCCLXXX atque obiit MXDLXXI. Sicut nomen ipsum patefacit, opus de imitatione Christi introductio est ad vitam spiritalem. Cum multi Christiani volumine hoc usi sint, multae ipsius versiones hodie exstant. Haec vero editio habet scriptum Latinum et versiones in sex linguis, nempe Italice et Francogallice et Hispanice et Germanice et Anglice et ...


Περὶ τῆς Σπίνης

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Μέρος τῆς Ἰταλίας ἐν τῷ τῶν παλαιῶν Ῥωμαίων χρόνῳ

Τίς ἐστιν Σπῖνα; Σπῖνα ἦν Ἰταλικὴ πόλις ἐγγὺς τῆς Φερραρίας. Ἐγεννήθην μὲν ἐγὼ ἐν Φερραρίᾳ, οὐ δ' ἔστιν ἡ Φερραρίᾳ ἐν τῷ πίνακι, ὡς παλαιτέρῳ ὄντι. Πολλοὶ δὲ συγγραφεῖς ἔγραψαν περὶ αὐτῆς. Ὁ δὲ Διονύσιος Ἀλεξάνδρου Ἁλικαρνᾱσσεὺς ἔγραψεν ὅτι τινὲς τῶν παλαιῶν Πελασγῶν εἰς ἐκείνην τὴχ χώραν ὑπὸ τοῦ ἀνέμου πεμφθέντες, ἔκτισαν τὴν πόλιν·
ὑπὸ δὲ νοτίου πνεύματος καὶ ἀγνοίας τῶν τόπων μετεωρότεροι ἐνεχθέντες καὶ ...
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Καταστερισμοὶ ἢ Ἀστροθεσίαι

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Οἱ Καταστερισμοὶ ἢ αἱ Ἀστροθεσίαι ἐπιγραφή ἐστι βίβλῳ ἐχούσῃ τοὺς περὶ τῶν τε ἀστέρων καὶ τῶν ἀστερισμῶν μύθους, τοὺς τῶν παλαιῶν Ἑλλήνων. Αὕτη δὲ ἡ βίβλος λέγεται εἶναι ἐπιτομὴ ἐν τῷ πρώτῳ μετὰ Χριστὸν ἀιῶνι συλλεγμένη μείζους τεύχους τινὸς ὃ Ἐρατοσθένης ὁ ἔνδοξος ἀστρονόμος ἔγραψεν. Ἐν δὲ τοῖς μέλλουσιν μησὶν ἐπιθυμῶ φωνῇ μεγάλῃ ἀναγιγνώσκειν πᾶσαν τὴν βίβλον ἠχωγραφὰς ποιῶν. Καὶ δὴ καὶ εὑρήσομαι πίνακας ἵνα δεικνύω τοὺς περὶ τῶν ἀστέρων μύθους, γράφων ὑπομνήματά τινα.
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A syntactic skeleton from Herodotos

This is about Alyattes the Lydian King who made a large dedication to Delphi. I've made use of the first half but not the second half.
Hdt. 1.25.2 ἀνέθηκε δὲ ἐκφυγὼν τὴν νοῦσον δεύτερος οὗτος τῆς οἰκίης ταύτης ἐς Δελφοὺς κρητῆρά τε ἀργύρεον μέγαν καὶ ὑποκρητηρίδιον σιδήρεον κολλητόν, θέης ἄξιον διὰ πάντων τῶν ἐν Δελφοῖσι ἀναθημάτων, Γλαύκου τοῦ Χίου ποίημα, ὃς μοῦνος δὴ πάντων ἀνθρώπων σιδήρου κόλλησιν ἐξεῦρε.

This is about Henrique of Malacca who ...
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Translations (Please correct!)

I would like to do some translation to give the chance for others to correct me where I misunderstand anything. Here is Ο ΜΩΡΟΣ.

ἴσθι σοφὸν δὴ ὄντα τὸν μῶρον τὸν παρ’ ἡμῖν· ἄκουε γάρ. ἐπύρεττε μὲν ὁ μῶρος· καὶ κατακλιθεὶς ἐπὶ κλίνης μεγάλῃ τῇ φωνῇ ἐβόα. μετεπέμψατο δ’ ἰατρόν, ἵνα σωθείη· ὁ δ’ ἰατρὸς ἐλθών, καὶ ψαυσάμενος αὐτοῦ, "οἴμοι, ἔφη, κακῶς πυρέττεις." ὁ δὲ μῶρος τοῦτ’ ἀκούσας ὠργίσθη, καὶ εἶπεν· "εὐφήμει, ὦ ἄνθρωπε· οὐ ...
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APOD

Salvete,

this thread will collect my translations of Astronomy Picture of the Days explanatory texts. Corrections are welcome.

So, here's the first in this thread:

NGC 7331 ET ULTERIUS (18 DECEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141218.html

NGC 7331, galaxia spiralis magna et pulchra, saepe Viae Lacteae nostrae persimilis esse dicitur. NGC 7331, quae circiter quinquaginta milliones (50,000,000) annorum luce mensorum in constellatione Pegasi abest, maturê quidem nebula spiralis esse cognita est. ...
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(Hopefully) a daily journal. Please correct!

http://attic-diary.blogspot.com/

Ἰωήλ ὀνομάζουσι με καὶ ἐν πόλει οἰκῶ σὺν τῇ γυναικί Ἅννᾳ. οὐκ ολίγον χρώνον πρὶν ἐγημάμεν. οἶκος ἡμῶν οὐκ ἐχόντων ἀλλὰ μισθοῦμεθα. μανθάνω τὴν γλῶτταν ἑλληνικήν. ὁ ἀνὴρ σήμεραν ἦν "πῶς ἔμαθες γλῶτταν τις;" ἦν δ’ ἐγὼ "πολλὰ βίβλια ἀναγιγνώσκω καὶ μανθάνων."
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APOD: 2014 December 3

Salvete,

today's APOD-translation offers supernova remnants and an emission nebula:

SHARPLESS 249 ET NEBULA MEDUSAE (3 DECEMBRIS 2014)

Nebula Medusae, quae luce debilis et difficilis visu est, in hâc imagine telescopicâ amoenâ, ex nonnullis picturîs compositâ, capta est. Duae stellae clarae, Mu et Eta Geminorum, in pede Geminorum caelestium sitae, locum huius conspectûs designant. Nebula Medusae est dorsum emissionis lucis clarum et arcui simile cum flagellîs dependentibus, quod ad dextram centri et inferius videtur. ...
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