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Question from LLPSI Cap XLII

The Romans are dealing with Mettius

In eum haec gloriantem cum globo ferocissimorum iuvenum Romulus impetum facit. Ex equo tum Mettius pugnabat, eo facilius fuit eum pellere. Pulsum Romani persequuntur.

From the horse Mettius was fighting by which (means) it was easier to strike him...

I don't know whether 'eum' here means Mettius himself or Romulus. That is, whether fighting on his horse made it easier for Mettius to strike Romulus or easier ...
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hey all, I noticed that Jeff needed some help moderating new users/posts so he has reinstated my mod abilities from long ago (!) and I've just spent some time going through *hundreds* of first/second posts from new users, all of which have to be approved manually because we're trying to screen out spammers!

Some of these posts have been waiting for moderation since January.

I did my best to weed out the spam and keep ...
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I thought I made an introductory post but I guess not. I've been here before but can't remember anything about my account info to get back on.

I am studying Greek and Latin with an emphasis on Common Greek, and I am learning Latin using D'Ooge. I'm finding reading as much as I can even before I have learned every single grammar rule is pushing me along faster than anything else I've done previously.

I ...
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dumb question re: representing greek

It's been so long since I've been active here--last time we were still using spionic.

I checked the sticky threads about this but they don't seem up-to-date (and the windows one has an empty post...).

Can someone recap how to write greek letters in the forum? Then I can update the instruction threads. :)
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Dominus Faba hic est

Dominus Faba optimis amicis novis S.P.D.

As per the requirements of the sign-up procedure, I am making my first post and intro here.

I am a Latin beginner using LLPSI. I also use Desessard and hope to get onto the Schola Latina course in September as I have an interest in spoken Latin as a means to improve reading ability.

Having browsed the archives, I see there are lots of brains worth picking here. I ...
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comprehension check with 2 Cor 4:5

Example from Croy. Only ἑαυτοὺς is glossed as "ourselves", all other vocab and forms are known.

οὐ γὰρ ἑαυτοὺς κηρύσσομεν ἀλλὰ Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν κύριον, ἑαυτοὺς δὲ δούλους ὑμῶν διὰ Ἰησοῦν. (2 Cor 4:5)

KJV: "For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake."

I understood the Greek as:
"Not ourselves are we preaching, but Jesus Christ the Lord; and ourselves your servants for the ...

Operation Crusader in Ancient Greek μι verb practice -part 1

πρό μαχῆς:
Κυνιγγ-ἁμος ἔφη Νορῃ
«κατατεθείκαμεν τὰ ἐπιτήδεια. προτίθημι προσιέναι Γαβρασαλᾳ»
Νορης ἔφη Κυνιγγ-ἁμῳ
«προτίθημι προσιέναι τὸ πετομένων ἀρμάτων λιμένα»
Κυνιγγ-ἁμος ἔφη Νορῃ
«προσμείξεις τοις Ρομελου ἅρμασιν ἐν Γαβρασαλᾳ. ἐὰν ἀπολλύῃς τὰ τῶν πολεμίων ἄρματα, ἀφήσω σε προτίθημι προσιέναι τὸ πετομένων ἀρμάτων λιμένα .»

Ρομελος ἔφη Βαστικῳ
δι' ὀλίγου εἴσειμι εἴς Αντιπυργον. δώσω σοι Αντιπυργον.

ὀγδόης καὶ δεκάτης ἡμέρης, ἑνδεκάτου μηνὸς 1941:

σκοπός τις ἔφη Ρομελῳ
ἐπίασιν τὰ ἄρματα τῆς Βρεττανίας
Ρομελος ἔφη τῷ σκοπῷ. ...

Stopping Point for 1st Year Latin


Hey Y'all,

I'm a homeschooled student working through my first years of formal Latin (although I should have started MUCH earlier...). I am using Linney's Latin Class for my curriculum (here's a link to Mr. Linney's site: http://www.linneyslatinclass.com/index.php). My question concerns whether I'm on par with other first-year Latin students. Since the course uses Gunnison's text (link: http://books.google.com/books/reader?id ... pg=GBS.PR4), which was ...
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Lignum vitae in Greek

Translating into Greek is always a good exercise and this little book by saint Bonaventure consisting of fourty-nine short meditations contains no modern realities which could present a special difficulty in translation. Since I don't know Latin well, its french translation will be helpful to me, this is why it might be rather a translation from French. So,

Τὸ ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς

Περὶ τοῦ μυστηρίου τῆς ἀρχῆς

Καρπός α'. Ἡ λαμπρότης τῆς ἀρχῆς

Ὁ ...
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First Post

I am beginning a PhD program in ancient history at UCLA this Fall and am required to take diagnostic exams in Greek and Latin before my first quarter starts. Thus far, I have been immersed in both grammar and reading all summer . I hope to participate in many constructive dialogues about grammar and texts, and hope to get constructive help on many translation issues. My initial question is, how are people posting Greek font ...
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