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"The looser went out to loose." a Greek story

“The looser went out to loose.”
A Story to help internalize Greek verb forms
By Mark Lightman

Τὴν δ’ ἐγὼ οὐ λύσω
“I’m not gonna loose her.” Iliad 1:29

Cast of Characters:

ὁ λύων a warrior who sacked a city and took a woman prisoner.

ὁ λυόμενος the woman’s father, who went out to ransom his daughter back.

ἡ λυομένη the woman herself, who is getting set free.

ὁ λύων ἐξῆλθε λῦσαι γυναῖκα. ἐν τῷ ...
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Know Thyself

Does anyone here know Greek but also ancient Greek??
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Someone HELP!!!

Ok. I want to get a tattoo of the ancient greek proverb "KNOW THYSELF" BUT- I cannot figure out a few things. Such as. Do I get it in modern Greek? or Ancient Greek? Or whatever Greek?

Also, here is a link for your ...thinking of this topic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_thyself
Question: See the picture of the window on the right. See the inscription in Greek KNOW THYSELF. then see how ...
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Amateur poetry

I have written 3 Latin haiku, and I would greatly appreciate if someone could check the spelling and grammar for me.

The first one is meant to read

I hear a game,
Tiny feet, sounds
Of playful laughter

Which I have written as

audio ludus ,
pediculi, sonitus
risus ludicri


And the second one is supposed to be

Birds in the heights
Wind stirs the leaves
Sunlight shines

Which I have written as

aves in ...
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Taylor Swift's "Love Story" in Latin

It's been ages, but I'm back with another song adaptation. This time, it's Taylor Swift's "Love Story" in Latin (I've already adapted it into Spanish, French, and Italian). As always, great care was taken to maintain as much meaning as possible while also preserving rhyme, beat, and melody. Obviously, I had to take a few liberties, but I did my best to minimize them.

Anyway, I've just polished off the first draft for peer review, ...
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HELP - is this Latin setence correct?

I'm in this forum because I'm learning Ancient Greek so I really don't speak Latin. I've found the setence below scribled in an old book of my family. The person who wrote it had no formal knowledge of Latin, so I kindly ask if someone could tell if it is correct.

Ars mens mentis potestas est.

Thank you
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Translation needed-!

Sorry to bother, but a family friend asked me to find the translation for a phrase... Something for his job. I don't have much of an idea as to what it's for, but I need to find the translation until to tomorrow for him. I would very much appreciate any help you could give me.
I tried the translators on the internet. There were a ridiculous amount of them, but not one of them are ...
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Translation needed-!

Sorry to bother, but a family friend asked me to find the translation for a phrase... Something for his job. I don't have much of an idea as to what it's for, but I need to find the translation until to tomorrow for him. I would very much appreciate any help you could give me.
I tried the translators on the internet. There were a ridiculous amount of them, but not one of them are ...
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Help with Introducing Myself in Attic Greek

Χαιρετε, πασιν! (Salvete, omnes!)

Some of you have been kind enough to help me with Latin, and now I could use some help with Attic Greek. I read the Greek New Testament well, and the Septuagint fairly well, but only know a little Attic. To help me learn better, I recently joined the new ΔIAΛOΓOI ATTIKOI forum to practice writing in Greek. I took a Latin introduction of myself I wrote earlier for Schola and ...
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Rate my elegiac couplet!

Hello,

I've been attempting to write an elegiac couplet, and I'd really like to get some constructive feedback on what I've come up with. The sentiment in this epigram was inspired by Morrissey's hilariously malicious song "We Hate It when Our Friends Become Successful":

Dē invidiā

Nullum mī peius est quam fortūnātus amīcus:
Tollitur in caelum, dum miser hīc maneō.


Thanks in advance, and if anyone else has attempted to use this verse form, please ...
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