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Revenivi- post septem menses

I'm finally back on Textkit. If you're wondering about the cause of this absence, (or demanding one); problems with the internet. I've had to go on a public one. Because of this, I have no SPIonic.

For those of you who do not know me, I am not at all good at Latin, have no experience of Ancient Greek at all, and was trying to write a libretto for a Latin opera (and that I ...
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De regulo

(I feel some guilt when I post so many questions to these forums, since it seems that benissimus fields virtually all of them. I certainly don't object to benissimus' rapid and loyal assistance - in fact, I admire and appreciate it immensely - but I hope that he enjoys correcting and advising as much as I enjoy being corrected and advised.)

I am currently working through Regulus, the translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic work ...
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Quis est...

Hejsan mina goda v�nner!
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PM problem

I'm trying to send someone a private message, but the message is just sitting in my outbox. I first tried about 6 hours ago, and when I found it was still there, I edited it slightly and tried again, but it's still sitting there and not doing anything. What's wrong?
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I can't download the keys

I've suscribed to Textkit's mailing list, but still I can't download these files. It won't let me log in, the site bounces me to the login form.
Can any one mail me these files?
Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers, Benissimus
Latin for Beginner's Key, Benjamin L. D'Ooge
Latin Prose Composition Key, North and Hillard

My e-mail is cmax@fibertel.com.ar

Thanks a lot!

I have all the files for Ancient Greek. Anyone with the ...
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Query on XXXIII, §196, II, Q 10.


The question from the text is "Did Cepheus obey the oracle?".

i'm confused about the tense. Had the question been worded "Had Cepheus obeyed the oracle?" i would have had no doubt it was the pluperfect.

Had the question been "Has Cepheus obeyed the oracle?" i would have been certain it was the perfect.

(In either case, of course, i could have been wrong :lol: ) ...
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Strategies for the Autodidact

Last week chad posted on the Greek board asking how long people had been studying Greek. This quickly spawned a sub-discussion about how people who've been at it a while managed. The discussion seems interesting enough to be brought out of Hellas.

A quick summary of strategies I find important,

  • Don't stop.
  • Pick a textbook and finish with it (for those just starting).
  • Read difficult works.
  • Read at least a little ...
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letter to my Latin prof

Salvete omnes.

Below you will find a short note that I have included on the back of a postcard for my Latin prof. Though it is now to late to alter it - haec inscripta sunt - I would like to know how I can improve my knowledge of personal letter writing and the diction that usuall accompanies it. From this exercise, I have learned that I don't have a very good knowldge at all ...
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What Greek letter is j

In Cunliffe, under the entry pezo/j is a Greek letter that is just like our j.
What is this letter?
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Well then!

So ... well then ... all righty ... now, how do I say any of that in Latin? I still am now aware of a satisfactory Latin word or phrase for the English interjection well or well then.

Italian has allora and Spanish has ahora while French has alors. Obviously those are all vulgarisms and classical Latin must have had something very different — but what?

Gratias ago cuiquam ullam ideam habet.
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