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Direct Method for non-Indo-European languages

Are there any books following Direct Method for teaching "non-Indo-European" languages (that are not classified as Indo-European)? Languages using a version of Latin alphabet are my priority, but I wonder about others too.
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Wheel Diameter in Vitruvius

In his De architectura (10.9.1-4), Vitruvius gives the diameter of a wheel. Extant manuscripts give this diameter as pedum quaternum et sextantes, pedum quaternum et sextantis, or pedum quaternum et sextante. Is this supposed to be "four feet and a sixth (of a foot)"? Why the variation in declension?
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ἐγγύα πάρα δ᾿ ἄτα

I came across this in Charmides, although it seems to be quoted many places. Apparently it was an inscription at Delphi. In Charmides it's quoted as ἐγγύη πάρα δ᾿ ἄτη.

I see it explained in the LSJ by a comma as "ἐγγύη, πάρα δ᾿ ἄτη", with πάρα for πάρεστι, I assume.

Is it meant to be taken as a warning against taking/giving pledges (similar to Matt 5:34, James 5:12), or is it saying that an ...
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Is this called reading Caesar?

After playing around with Latin for at least six years (playing because I only spend half an hour a day)
I have the satisfaction of reading Caesar's De Bello Gallico, an historical document rather than more contemporary stories. But is this called reading Caesar? I mean, is this typical of reading Caesar? I start off reading a section in Greenough's edition with his notes. For words, phrases, and idioms I didn't get, I move on ...
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Errors in Perseus digital version of LSJ

Is there a place where one can submit the errors one comes across in the digitization of the LSJ at Perseus? I was looking at the entry for παρίστημι and I found an error right in the first citation. The digital version says PTeb.5.196 but the print version says PTeb.3.196. I only noticed this because I realized there is no 5th volume of the Tebtunis Papyri!
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Plato, Apology 34 e3-4

οὔ μοι δοκεῖ καλὸν εἶναι ἐμὲ τούτων οὐδὲν ποιεῖν
(1) Do I understand it correctly that
(a) οὔ goes with καλὸν, not with δοκεῖ ,
(b) and to say "μοι δοκεῖ οὐ καλὸν εἶναι..." would be simply un-Greek ?
(2) It is clear from the context that οὐδὲν here amplifies οὔ in accordance with the rule for a simple negative followed by a compound negative; I am wondering, though, whether it is normal for this ...
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Charmides 163B ἐπ᾿ οἰκήματος καθημένῳ

Οὐ μέντοι, ἔφη· οὐδέ γε τὸ ἐργάζεσθαι καὶ τὸ ποιεῖν. ἔμαθον γὰρ παρ᾿ Ἡσιόδου, ὃς ἔφη, ἔργον δ᾿ οὐδὲν εἶναι ὄνειδος. οἴει οὖν αὐτόν, εἰ τὰ τοιαῦτα ἔργα ἐκάλει καὶ ἐργάζεσθαι καὶ πράττειν, οἷα νῦν δὴ σὺ ἔλεγες, οὐδενὶ ἂν ὄνειδος φάναι εἶναι σκυτοτομοῦντι ἢ ταριχοπωλοῦντι ἢ ἐπ᾿ οἰκήματος καθημένῳ;


ἐπ᾿ οἰκήματος καθημένῳ. The Loeb gives this as "serving the stews." I thought this was an example of bowdlerization until I looked up English "stews" ...
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Illustrated Dictionary to Xenophon's Anabasis

I've seen remarks on Textkit about the poor quality of reprints being sold by some original publishers and the recommendation to buy old editions on-line (which I have done quite a bit). I decided to buy a copy of An Illustrated Dictionary To Xenophon's Anabasis by White & Morgan from a reprint service in India (Gyan Books). The price, delivered to the US, was $19. It wasn't the cheapest option on abebooks, but I hoped ...
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Works of Δημήτριος Κυδώνης

Does anyone know if there are any scanned copies of Δημήτριος Κυδώνης translations of Thomas Aquinus available online? I heard he was active in the 1300s so his style is probably pretty medieval/Byzantine.

Just curious because I came across his Wikipedia article and was intrigued but couldn't find any of his works online.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demetrios_Kydones
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Longus 1.13.4 ὥσπερ limit an assertion or apolog. metaphor

Longus 1.13.4 wrote:τὰς αἶγας ἐπεσκόπει κατακειμένας καὶ ὥσπερ τῶν μελῶν ἀκροωμένας

The meaning of this seems quite clear as, " was watching over the goats that were lying on the ground and that had as it were became an audience (non-participatory listeners) to the songs (performance of the pan pipes)."

What does LSJ mean when it says,
LSJ, ὥσπερ wrote:II. to limit or modify an assertion or apologize for a metaphor, as it were, so to speak
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