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Καὶ ὅτε ἐπλήσθησαν αἱ ἡμέραι τοῦ καθαρισμοῦ αὐτῶν κατὰ τὸν νόμον Μωϋσέως, ἀνήγαγον αὐτὸν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα παραστῆσαι τῷ κυρίῳ, καθὼς γέγραπται ἐν νόμῳ κρίου ὅτι Πᾶν ἄρσεν διανοῖγον μήτραν ἅγιον τῷ κυρίῳ κληθήσεται, καὶ τοῦ δοῦναι θυσίαν κατὰ τὸ εἰρημένον ἐν τῷ νόμῳ κυρίου, ζεῦγος τρυγόνων ἢ δύο νοσσοὺς περιστερῶν.

(Luke 2:22-24 UBS Greek NT, Reader's Edition 2010) (italics theirs)


This is big! A previously undiscovered source text for the Gospels. I'm going to write ...
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Rule of St. Benedict

Reading through the Rule of St. Benedict, I came across a construction that seems to pair ut with the infinitive to express purpose, which I hadn't seen before. The passage reads:

Ergo, cum aliquis suscipit nomen abbatis, duplici debet doctrina suis præesse discipulis, id est omnia bona et sancta factis amplius quam verbis ostendat, ut capacibus discipulis mandata Domini verbis proponere, duris corde vero et simplicioribus factis suis divina præcepta monstrare.

The English translation reads, ...
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The Latin appeal (it's addictive)

Hi everyone,

I am a Latin teacher who fell down a rabbit hole into the world of the Romans. I took Latin in junior high and Italian in college. When I became a teacher and my school needed a Magistra, I was called on to fill the position. (My administrator said, "Latin, Italian... they're basically the same thing. You'll be fine!") I have survived, but have always wanted more training. I was never able to ...
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Hello everyone, this is my first post

Hello everyone,
i've been learning myself latin for quite some time now and i was very happy to find this forum because i have many unanswered questions about the latin language.

another thing that made me happy was to see that there is also an ancient greek forum here. i do not know ancient greek but i am from greece so i believe that i could probably be of some help there.
i already spotted ...
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Pauses in Greek speech

There is a 1991 paper by Stephen Daitz that makes the case that one should not pause in reading Homer (except for line breaks): http://www.jstor.org/stable/294714

I've had a lot of problems figuring out where the pauses go with words like δε or οτι or γε, etc. I have tried to emphasize them all with appropriate pauses, like I do in English, and I've run into many difficulties. A solution ...
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Perfect Subjunctive

Salvete,

I previously thought that when the tence is perfect the subjunctive used after the ut would be imperfect.

Therefore, I am a bit puzzled with this sentence:

Tertio itaque regni sui anno evenit, ut Sidone, oppido piscatorum, capiteque Phœnicum, ad se in regiam, colloquendi causa, me evocaverit.

I think I understand the meaning of the sentece. However, the usage of the perfect subjunctive (evocaverit) I cannot understand. Why is the subjunctive perfect instead of ...
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Eius et Suum (Lingue Latina, Capitulum Quartum)

Salvete!

I'm working my way through Lingua Latina and mostly think I'm doing okay on the exercises. However, in the following exercises, I'm not sure of myself at all. The best I can tell, "eius" is never declined, but "suum" is.

The following is the transcription of my answers to the exercises (chapter four, exercise five). Could someone let me know if I'm doing this right before I get the wrong habits?

Ube est pecunia ...
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New and in need of help with translation

Hello everyone,

I am looking for someone who can help me with translating words into Ancient Greek. Can anyone help or direct me to where I might get help with this? I will pay.

Thank you,

Richie
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Poll: renaming the forum "First Greek Book - White"

What should we do with the forum "First Greek Book - White"?

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Poll: renaming the Biblical Greek forum

How should we rename the forum "Koine Greek And Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek"?

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