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Gentium – a free typeface

Hi folks,

I've got some information that might be of use to some of you who might need some specialized Latin characters or especially a Greek typeface to use on your computer. I do book design and typesetting so I keep my eyes out for this kind of thing. I haven't been part of Textkit very long so I don't know if this free font is widely known, but here is some information on it. ...
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Getting back up to speed

Hi everyone - some of you might have notice my lack of participation and activity on Textkit these past few weeks. I moved homes this month and with the move was a real backlog of work that I'm slowly getting on top of.

But I'm happy to say the scanner is buzzing away right now. Currently being scanned is the long overdue Ovid Reader, Sidgwick's Greek Prose Composition and also Sidgwick's Greek Verse Composition Key ...
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Hello

Hello Everyone!

Well, I'm a total beginner at Latin. I've now got my textbooks (which I ordered through the Textkit site from Amazon), but I haven't started in on them yet. I am planning to begin this evening. I am going to try to learn it by myself, without taking an actual course, though hopefully with some of your help when I need it! I'm sure glad this website is here. Anyway, I just thought ...
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Link to Lombardo reading Homer's Iliad, Book I in Greek

http://wiredforbooks.org/iliad/

You can follow along if you have D.B. Monro & T.W. Allen version of the Iliad (Oxford Univ. Press). You can either listen to the entire file at once (~ 60 minutes) or select shorter segments.

There is also a link of Wilfried Stroh reading Vergil's The Aeneid in Latin; however, I have not listened to this file yet.
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yet another free homer's iliad

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ENA TO XELIDONI (Greek song)

Hi,

One of my favourite Greek songs is Ena To Xelidoni (One The Sparrow). It represents to the Greeks struggle, hope and freedom. It is written by Odysseas Elytis, winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work Axion Esti (Worthy It Is).

Here are the lyrics (in Modern Greek) to the song:

Ena To Xelido/ni

Ena to xelido/ni kai h a/noich akribh/
gia na guri/sei o h/lioj qe/lei douleia/ pollh/.
Qe/lei ...
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You shall not pass?

I was just reminded of Gandalf's line in The Lord of the Rings, which I saw before learning Latin, the language that fixed me grammatically...
...i've read that "shall" is only used with "I" and "we"...
...is this line grammatically incorrect!? *gasp*
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Some perseus help please?

I am a little overwelmed by the size of the perseus web site.
I use one part of quite regularly but outside of that I am lost.
How do I find out the meaning of a Greek inflected form. I entered my word in a search field but I did not get results.
Thanks in advance.
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Food for thought

Hi,

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? :?

You thought Greek was tough, eh? :)

ei)rh/nh,

Peter
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Aeolians

I studied "Classical Societies" for a semester in high school. From what I remember*, the textbook divided Ancient Greece between Dorians and Ionians. It wasn't until I started looking at the language that I learnt there was a third race.

My question is, can anyone direct me to website that has a map showing the three races? Or, could anyone give me a basic rundown of whereabouts the Aeolians lived?





*My memory might be fuzzy. ...
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