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ἐπερίσσευσεν - Why is the augment before the preposition?

Why is the syllabic augment of ἐπερίσσευσεν the aorist indicative of περισσεύειν placed before the preposition?

Arising from reading:
Romans 3:7 wrote:Εἰ γὰρ ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν τῷ ἐμῷ ψεύσματι ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, τί ἔτι κἀγὼ ὡς ἁμαρτωλὸς κρίνομαι;

Hello from NC

My name is Cindi and I live in Elizabeth City, NC. I have always wanted to learn Latin but it wasn't offered in high school or college when I was attending (many, many moons ago). My mom and I also have various medical issues and want to be able to understand what the Dr's say when they slip into "medical talk". Hopefully this will help me, and keep me from getting so frustrated at times ...
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Why is ἄρκτος always feminine?

ἄρκτος , ἡ, A.bear, esp. Ursus arctos, brown bear, Od.11.611, h.Merc. 223, h.Ven.159, Hdt.4.191, etc.: the instances of the masc. are dub. (Arist.Col.798a26 is inconclusive), the fem. being used even when both sexes are included, Id.HA539b33.

What explains this curious fact that even male bears are always referred to in the feminine? Does it have something to do with Artemis? There is no other word that works quite like this in regards to gender, is ...
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Question re Numbers 6:24-26

εὐλογήσαι σε Κύριος καὶ φυλάξαι σε, is the beginning of the "Aaronic Blessing"(Num 6:24-26.) What are those --αι endings? The meaning is clear enough, but I am puzzled about the form of the endings. The text continues: ἐπιφάναι Κύριος τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ σὲ καὶ ἐλεήσαι σε· ἐπάραι Κύριος τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ σὲ καὶ δώῃ σοι εἰρήνην.
I must be missing the obvious. Can anyone help?
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Looking for: complete Livy in Latin (public domain)


I am looking for a public domain (original text published before 1923) of the complete Latin text of Livy's Ab urbe condita. There is the one at the Latin Library, but I am quite certain that there must be better versions of the text somewhere. There is also the one at Perseus (Müller/Weissenborn), but I am unsure whether one is allowed to download the entire text (let alone how that is to be done). ...
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Web: First One-Thousand Years of Greek Project


I am not learning Greek, but while surfing on the Internet I stumbled upon the First One-Thousand Years of Greek Project. According to its blurb its aim is "to collect at least one edition of every Greek work composed between Homer and 250CE with a focus on texts that do not already exist in the Perseus Digital Library." This project is connected with a larger project of the Open Greek and Latin Project.

Perhaps ...
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They claim either a new text of Galen or a commentary on one of his texts:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/07/ ... olved.html
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Sallust and Cicero

Sallust wrote:

Quae quousque tandem patiemini, o fortissumi viri? (Sall. Cat. 20)

This is Catiline's speech to his followers, encouraging them as he unfolds his nefarious plan.

Cicero's famous beginning from the First Catilinarian:

quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?

A deliberate echo on the part of Sallust referencing Cicero's oration?
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Oratorical gesture?

Acts 26:1, ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα...

Several commentaries mention that this is a gesture of respect performed for the audience and to indicate that the speaker is ready to begin. Does anyone know of any other ancient source where this is mentioned, or is it depicted in any ancient art?
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Stroke order for accented and iota subscript characters?

I am somebody, who still studies most of my Greek by hand.

Is there evidence - from unintentional ligatures parhaps - in the miniscule manuscripts of the stroke order for characters like ᾇ.

My basic stroke order is the letter without diacritics, then the iota subscript, then breathing, then accent in some inside to outside (essential to peripheral ) ranking of components. Challenging my theory of relative importance is the evolution of the script into ...
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