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Styx introduces himself

Hi, I call myself Styx Boatman. I'm presently taking up Latin and hopefully I too shall take up Classical Greek. I'm an History major (as well as a Political Science major) and I do hope that I skhall eventually be proficient enough in both tongues in order for me to specialise in Byzantine history.

Ja ne!
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Supine

Can someone explain what the ablative supine means and give an example? Gratias.
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How to translate Latin

Does anyone know these two out-of-print books or anything similar?


1. How to translate Latin (Foreign language)
by M. W Seng
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Out of Print--Limited Availability


2. How to translate Latin,
by John C Green
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Other Editions: Unknown Binding - 1929
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units 5, 6, 7 - doubts

Ok, so I'm here at unit seven, almost finishing it, and I have collected some doubts since unit five, for which I really really hope you guys can help me, since i've been spending days with them without luck.
some of the problems i had were fixed after i continued forward to the next chapter and then came back, but some are harder to kill.
they seem to be too much but the doubts are ...
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New works

Hello,

I was perusing a copy of Harry Potter in Ancient Greek, lamenting the time it'll take for me to be fluent enough to read it when it dawned upon me. How much modern work is there for the Homeric and Attic dialects of greek? I'm talking stuff like horror, fiction, et al.

It might be very difficult to have modern time works due to vocabulary, but the person who translated Harry Potter invented a ...
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Translation question

I am working on chapter 7 and have a question about one of the english to latin translations....practice and review #13 page 46.

It says: After bad times true virtue and much labor will help the state.

My attempt: Post temporibus malis virtus vera et labor multus civitatem adiuvabunt.

My question is mainly with the phrase "After bad times". I chose to use the ablative case since it was a preposition but the answer key ...
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comparative between two members

Hi, I'm working through Chase and Phillips, Chapter 9.

Concerning the comparative adjective between two members: is this always with the neuter ending -ion? If not, when is the masculine and feminine -iwn used?

For example: demokratia kreitton turannidos. Democracy is stronger than tyranny.

Thanks.
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arrest and trial...conspirators

Salve:
I am having trouble translating this sentence in "The Arrest and Trial of the Conspirators."

Res praetoribus nota erat solis,...

I can't tell whether nota is imperative or perfect passive. If perfect passive, wouldn't it be notata erat?

The thing had been marked by the magistrates alone. (Why no 'ab' before praetoribus?)

Gratias et Vale
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The Rosetta Stone

Hi all,

Has anyone ever tried to read the Greek from the Rosetta Stone? If you have, what dialect of Greek is used?

Thanks,
Deccius
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A few questions

Hi all,

Are the accents on the following sentences correct? (these are from Athenaze)

o9 autourgo\v badi/ei pro\v to\n a0gron.

The farmer walks to the field.

mi8krov e0stin o9 oi]ko/v.

The house is small.

o9 Dikaio/poliv e0stin au0tourgo/v. (to represent the indefinite article do you just omit the definite article?)

Dicaeopolis is a farmer.

o9 a0/nqrwpov fe/rei o9 makro/n li/qo/n.

The man carries the big stone.

Also, do you use ou9/twv or ou9/tw before consonants? ...
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