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salvetes omnes!

Hello, my name is Paul. I'm 18 (soon 19) and from Indiana.

I've had no formal education trying to learn Latin, but I have been interested in it for a while and only recently trying to learn it, and I just found this forum today!

After reading Julius Caesar in High School for an English class, I was interested in Ancient Rome, and then by extent, Latin. I also have a hobby of ...
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No subject? Koine

I just saw this phrase in one of my textbooks. Is it correct? It is one of the only times I have seen a construction without a subject expressed or implied within a noun, participle, adjective or verb. I suppose God here is implied, but the case doesn't match.

θεὸν τὸν γενν́ησαντά σε.
God, the one who bore you.

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Strabo 17.1.27 genetive

νυνὶ μὲν οὖν ἐστι πανέρημος ἡ πόλις, τὸ ἱερὸν ἔχουσα τῷ Αἰγυπτίῳ τρόπῳ κατεσκευασμένον ἀρχαῖον, ἔχον πολλὰ τεκμήρια τῆς Καμβύσου μανίας καὶ ἱεροσυλίας, ὃς τὰ μὲν πυρὶ τὰ δὲ σιδήρῳ διελωβᾶτο τῶν ἱερῶν, ἀκρωτηριάζων καὶ περικαίων, καθάπερ καὶ τοὺς ὀβελίσκους, ὧν δύο καὶ εἰς Ῥώμην ἐκομίσθησαν οἱ μὴ κεκακωμένοι τελέως, ἄλλοι δ᾽ εἰσὶ κἀκεῖ καὶ ἐν Θήβαις, τῇ νῦν Διοσπόλει, οἱ μὲν ἑστῶτες ἀκμὴν πυρίβρωτοι οἱ δὲ καὶ κείμενοι.

The bit that is giving me ...
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why genitive?

1) In Orberg's LLPSI Cap XLIV (simplified Livy) Orberg is describing the division of Roman men into Centurias.

Having described the prima classis he goes on to describe the secunda as follows:

Additae huic classi duae fabrum centuriae, quae sine armis stipendia facerent.

He's saying that added to this first class was this second class but why is it all in genitive case? Aren't they the object of the sentence?

--- unless duae is fem ...
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Favorite Greek Textbooks?

What are your guys favorite Ancient Greek textbooks?
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Graded readers in Ancient Greek -poll

The need for comprehensible input is something that has often debated yet I am still unclear as to why people disagree or even if they disagree. If you have time please post your reasons along with your vote.
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Competition to Promote Ancient Greek

Agon Armonias 2017

Call for an international competition to promote ancient Greek language!

This year, your task is to produce a short movie clip (max. 10 min) showing a short drama scene to promote the Ancient Greek language.
Your clip should be able to enthuse young and old people to learn Ancient Greek and show us, why you like to learn the Ancient Greek language. If you wish, you can include music. You can produce ...
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aetātem eōs - Roma Aeterna XLVII Lines 17–20

Incipiēmus igitur ā Solōne clārō — quoniam dē Homērō et Hēsiodō inter omnēs ferē scrīptōrēs cōnstitit aetātem eōs ēgisse vel iīsdem ferē temporibus vel Homērum aliquantō antīquiōrem;

I shall begin, then, with the illustrious Solon; for, as regards Homer and Hesiod, it is agreed by almost all writers, either that they lived at approximately the same period, or that Homer was somewhat the earlier;

This is John Rolfe's translation. Unless I'm missing something, he doesn't ...
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Anth. Pal. 5.189

A friend and I are a bit puzzled by the first line of this short epigram (in the paraclausithyron genre) from the Anthologia Palatina, attributed to Asclepiades of Samos:

Νὺξ μακρὴ καὶ χεῖμα, μέσην δ᾽ ἐπὶ Πλειάδα δύνει·
κἀγὼ πὰρ προθύροις νίσσομαι ὑόμενος,
τρωθεὶς τῆς δολίης κείνης πόθῳ: οὐ γὰρ ἔρωτα
Κύπρις, ἀνιηρὸν δ᾽ ἐκ πυρὸς ἧκε βέλος.
(Anth. Pal. 5.189)

Specifically, the second half of the first verse. I take it that the poet ...
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Is μαχομαι second aorist?

I'm a little confused at the moment because some verbs like μαχομαι have aorist stems (different to the present stem) in brackets next to them when I look them up in my textbook (Reading Greek), but they follow 1st aorist endings...so for example, the aorist stem of μαχομαι is μαχεσα- and I thought if the stem is different in the aorist then it's second aorist? But it actually follows first aorist endings (so ἐμαχεσαμην etc). ...
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