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Introductory Post

Hi everyone,

I've just finished my BA (Hons.) in Classics with a focus on languages and despite working full time, I've found myself a little bored with my free time as well as missing my immersion in Ancient Greek and Latin. I'm hoping to do some Greek and Latin prose composition as it was lacking in my programme. While we were quick to read unadulterated texts, we did very little composition.

One of my professors ...
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Ask for Help! A Line from Isocrates

Ask for Help! A Line from Isocrates

Dear all, I recently came across this line in an English text of seventeenth century. And as a beginner of Attic Greek, I am unable to completely decode this sentence, especially its mysterious last part joined by a hypen. Could anyone offer me a literal translation of it? Thank you all in advance!
In the original text, there is a sign on the epsilon in this part “σιμβ&λευσαι”, ...
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Aloha all. My interest in learning Latin stems from my interest in British history from roughly the Norman conquest through roughly Elizabeth I. I find that authors will quote someone in Latin but not provide a translation and I can't help feeling that I'm missing interesting details. I did a lot of searching for Latin textbooks and finally ended up here at Textkit. I am impressed both at the resources offered as well as the ...
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Salvete omnes!
Nomen mihi est Michael, XXV annos sum natus, Hierosolymis habito. Enixe operam do litteris antiquis, Graecas dicam atque Hebraicas necnon Latinas. Hoc vero anno studeo litteris in instituto quodam Polis nomine, quod Hierosolimis nuper conditum est et quo vetere lingua Hebraica et Graeca ita erudior, ut magistri non nisi veteribus linguis usi doceant. Eo modo linguas ediscere non modo placet, sed multum prodest ad celeritatem legendi, facultatem intellegendi, denique ad veram linguae scientiam ...
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Oxford Classical Texts

My email to Oxford University Press customer service:

I recently purchased Opera Omnia (Tomus III: Expedito Cyri) from the Oxford Classical Texts series, and I write to report several major issues with the print quality.

The current text is unreadable. According to the publication page, the work was digitally transferred in the late 1980s. I have a 1920s edition and the new edition in front of me, and the new edition is best described as ...
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Hi, I'm new here.

Hello, Everyone. I am new here, so, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
First of all, I'm old. :lol: 45 to be exact. Second, I am deaf, on disability because of other health problems and live with my parents. I have 2 older brothers and 2 younger sisters. Of the three boys, I am the best looking one. ...
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My name is João Vicente Dias and I just registered in this forum. I am PhD candidate for Byzantine studies in the University of Mainz (Germany). My research theme is Byzantine political history of the 11th and 12th Centuries.

I ve been learning Greek for some years, but I still have a lot to learn (I posted a problem that I aways face in the Ancient Greek forum, hopefully someone can help me). In ...
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I'm a beginner at greek and I don't know much latin either. Its mostly the text of revelation that i am interested in and it centers around 'apviov' and the words surrounding it. The kai ligature is something else that I am interested in, I wonder if sometimes they have been added to manuscripts later than the original writings. Must be said, but if i am told to 'beware of the scribes' then thats exactly ...
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First Post - Need a suggestion for a beginner's textbook

Aloha All - This is my first post. I've been interested in learning Latin for some time now and was thrilled to find this website and the forums. I read a lot of medieval history and find many quotes in Latin that aren't translated so I'm always wondering what I'm missing. I noticed there are several textbooks for beginners from which to choose. Can some of you weigh in with some suggestions on what to ...
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Techer's handbook, workbooks for Athenaze:an introduction t

I am a beginner to learning ancient greek. I've started learning ancient greek from the book 'Athenaze:an introduction to ancient greek book 1' and want to know from what website I can get the pdf formats for "teacher's handbook" and "student workbooks" for the same book.
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