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About the acute accent

I'm learning the ancient accent and there is something confusing me a lot. I'm a beginner to ancient Greek and I'm reading the book "Greek, an intensive course". In that book, there are three pitches. But I listen an audio recorded by Stephen G. Daitz and it sounds like there are some conditions that a syllable is pronunced with a lowing pitch, like the word "λόγος"(and I find there's actually NO grave mark in Daitz's ...
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A country house inscription

Yesterday I visited Hammerwood Park near East Grinstead, an attractive country house designed in 1792 for John Sperling by the distinguished architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who subsequently moved to America and did much work on the US Capitol and White House, as well as other commissions.
My visit involved a guided tour, and I only acquired a guidebook at the end. Leafing through the latter last night, I belatedly discovered that the reverse of the ...
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The Archidamian War (practice with cases) - Ancient Greek

433 σῦν τῇ τῶν Ἀθηναίων ὠφελείᾳ, οἱ Κερκυραῖοι ἐνίκησαν τοὺς Κορινθίους.
Ἀθηναῖοι ἤρξατο πολιορκεῖν Ποτίδαιαν
432 τοῖς Σπαρτιάταις ἔδοξε πολεμεῖν τὰς Ἀθήναιας.
ὁ στόλος ὑπὸ τῶν Κορινθίων πεμφθέντες ὥς βοηθοῦντες Ποτιδαίᾳ ἐνικήθησαν.
431 οἱ Σπαρτιάται εἰσέβαλλον εἴς Ἀττικήν.
430 νόσος τις ἐν Ἀθηναὶς πολλούς διέφθειρα.
Ἀθῆναι ἐκράτησε Ποτιδαίᾳ.
429 Περικλῆς ὑπὸ τῆς νοσοῦ ἀπώλετο.
428 ἀπὸ τῶν Ἀθηναίων οἱ Μυτιλήνης ἄρχοντος ἀπέστησε.
427 ἔσωσε τὸν τῆς Μυτιλήνης λαὸν ναῦς ἐρέσασα ἐκ Ἀθηνῶν τῷ τοῦ ...
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New Facebook Group: Nerdy Classics Majors

Salvete omnes. It's high time to have a Facebook community for Classics. Thus I've created the new group Nerdy Classics Majors. Please check it out.

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2Cor 5:19 Exegetical Challange

2Cor 5:19 ὡς ὅτι θεὸς ἦν ἐν Χριστῷ κόσμον καταλλάσσων ἑαυτῷ, μὴ λογιζόμενος αὐτοῖς τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, καὶ θέμενος ἐν ἡμῖν τὸν λόγον τῆς καταλλαγῆς.

Late last night I was listening to Michael Bird talking about Christology in Mark's Gospel in dialogue with Bart Ehrman. This morning was back working on 2Cor looking at "θεὸς ἦν ἐν Χριστῷ κόσμον καταλλάσσων ἑαυτῷ" and wondering about how many ways this could be understood or misunderstood. For example, ...
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Translation Question Again

Hello! Me the beginner in Latin come again.

A friend of me gave me some examples to translate to English like:
There is no one beautiful under the sky.
His answer is:
Est nemo pulchro sub caelo.

I don't how to treat the adjective beautiful here. Why isn't it pulchrum? And the content after "there be" structure in Latin still confuses me, especially its cases. Thanks for your help!
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Lysis 219e and Hemlock

ἐννοήσωμεν γὰρ οὑτωσί· ὅταν τίς τι περὶ πολλοῦ ποιῆται, οἷόνπερ ἐνίοτε πατὴρ ὑὸν ἀντὶ πάντων τῶν ἄλλων χρημάτων προτιμᾷ, ὁ δὴ τοιοῦτος ἕνεκα τοῦ τὸν ὑὸν περὶ παντὸς ἡγεῖσθαι ἆρα καὶ ἄλλο τι ἂν περὶ πολλοῦ ποιοῖτο; οἷον εἰ αἰσθάνοιτο αὐτὸν κώνειον πεπωκότα, ἆρα περὶ πολλοῦ ποιοῖτ’ ἂν οἶνον, εἴπερ τοῦτο ἡγοῖτο τὸν ὑὸν σώσειν;

Do large quantities of wine help with Hemlock poisoning? (Ie., does this refer to saving the son by flushing the ...
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Ὁ Βρίαν μανθάνει τὴν ῥωμαϊκὴν γλώσσαν

Ἡ κινηματογραφή·

Τὶ θέλει εἶναι τοῦτο; "ROMANES EUNT DOMUS"? "Ἄνθρωποι ὀνόματι Ῥωμάνες, ἔρχονται, ἡ οἰκία;"
Λέγει, λέγει δὴ «Ῥωμαῖοι, ἔλθετε οἴκαδε!»

Τοῦτο οὐ λέγει. Πῶς ῥωμαϊστὶ καλοῦμεν τὸν Ῥωμαῖον;

Βρίαν ἑαυτὸν οὐκ οἶδε.

ἄγε, ἄγε δή!

(οὐ βεβαιῶς) "ROMANUS".

Κλίνεται ὡς..;


Τὸ πληθυνητικὸν κλητικὸν τοῦ "-ANUS" ἐστί;

(παραλαμβάνει τὸν σπόγγον παρὰ τοῦ Βρίανος) "RO-MA-NI". "EUNT"? Τὶ τό "EUNT"?


Κλίνε ...

Luciano Canepari on Latin pronunciation?

Has any of you Textkittens acquainted themselves with Luciano Canepari's take of Latin pronunciation? I can only guess that it isn't totally new nor hardly the length of Allen's Vox Latina, but there may still be a little something. I have very vaguely understood that he reconstructs sandhis etc. Apparently a chapter or so in his book Manuale di pronuncia italiana (2004). Canepari is a phonetician as was Allen.
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Syntax Challenge: Sophocles OT 1326-1327

Syntax Challenge:
Explain the syntax: οὐ γάρ με ... ὅμως.

Sophocles Oedipus tyrannus
Line 1326

Ἰὼ φίλος,
σὺ μὲν ἐμὸς ἐπίπολος ἔτι μόνιμος· ἔτι γὰρ
ὑπομένεις με τὸν τυφλὸν κηδεύων.
Φεῦ φεῦ,
οὐ γάρ με λήθεις, ἀλλὰ γιγνώσκω σαφῶς,
καίπερ σκοτεινός, τήν γε σὴν αὐδὴν ὅμως.

POSTED in Koine because Koine students also read Sophocles.
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