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Today I had a chat with some friends about cloning. "Should we create human clones?" and, "Should we make human enhancements or human therapy." It was quite a broad range of topic, but we took it one step at a time.

I disagreed wih the the production of human clones. One reason was that I could not think of a practical reason to make more people. Don't we have enough already? One might say that ...
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Aoidoi.org: The Shield of Achilles

Hi Everyone,

With some very expert help from two Textkit members, William Annis and Chad Bochan, I've created a document (available here) with notes for Iliad 18.478-608, the construction of Achilles' shield by Hephaestus. It offers grammatical details for nearly every word, as well as additional notes I've collected about the passage.

The Shield of Achilles is a fascinating section. It reads like a self-contained section, and, indeed, some scholars have suggested that it is ...
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How would one form in Latin the following type of construction:


Would it just be the nominative (Feles-Deus, Puer-Rex) or some other way?
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Huge Latin Language Resource on Net Temporarily; HELP

Hi all,

I've just received notice that a there is a pdf on the net of a document called something like "Phraeseologia Wagneri". This supposedly is a great resource for people wishing to write/speak latin. The problem is that this file is too big apparently for me to download and that it won't be available on the net for long. It's like a one time deal. Can someone try to snag it for US. We ...
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Translation to LATIN

I have translated next sentences to latin:

1) Roman people have many gods.

Populus Romanus numeros deos habet.

2) It is a great glory of greek poet Homer.

Graecie poetae Homeri gloria magna est.

Is my translation ok?
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Latin and Greek texts

I am curious if there are any good Latin versions of some of the Greek works, a Latin Illiad?, or the Homeric Hymns (my favorite) perhaps? The Roman writers seemed to be knowledgable with Greek, so did any translate these works, or was one simply expected to learn Greek back then?

Ok, maybe I should have went for Greek first, but I am enjoying Latin and thought it would be interesting if there were such ...
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Favorite Quote?

Hello All,

This is a spin on a thread from the academy....but I was wondering....what is your favorite quote or quotes? Say for instance your top 3 quotes?

Mine are....

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he can never loose."
--Jim Elliott

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
--CS ...
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vocabulary size of classical Latin and Attic Greek

Does anyone know the approximate number of words in classical Latin and Attic Greek?
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great lines in Iliad

here are some lines i gathered while reading the iliad. Some are of proverbial character while others express the anthropology in homer - the way the epics view men, their relations to gods etc. i find all of them to be beautiful poetry. Feel free to add more!

1.41-42 Chryses to Apollon

..... to de moi krêênon eeldôr:
tiseian Danaoi ema dakrua soisi belessin.

1.45 about Apollon's descent

...ho d' êïe nukti eoikôs.

the god ...
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Some Audio Resources already on the net.

Salvete Amici

I was originally intending to place this information in the "Kynetus Vasingtoniensis recipit.." thread. It seems to me, however, tha it is worthy of it's own topic since it's not primarily about my dream project but rather, once you get into the post, about some audio resources that are already out there. Enjoy!

Thanks for the feed back, guys, especially for the tip regarding cool edit. I'm going this afternoon to CompUSA to ...
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