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Using Latin Series

Using Latin is a series of three books which takes the student from basic grammar(not just Latin but English as well) to longer and more difficult stories plus there is a plethora of illustrations. I used the first book myself back in the 60s when I was a freshman in high school. I always thought these books gave a good balance between the grammar and real reading experience as opposed to many books today which ...
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Editions of the Odyssey

Which editions of the Odyssey would you recommend? What do you think about this one of Oxford (that is free)? https://archive.org/stream/homersodysseyed00homegoog

frequency of perfect participles

Without (yet) having the benefit of getting this information through reading (to be done), I would like to ask:

In the sentences of this kind: "Having come to the city, I entered a shop." or "Having knocked, the door opened." would you expect frequently the participle of perfect in the Attic Greek? I know that logically it should be here (because this is exactly how would one describe the perfect: it fits the definition), but ...
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Matt 5:38-48

Eugene DeVries has a great reading of Matthew 5:38-48 in a recovered Koine pronunciation:


I've posted a video response:


Post some comments to his video! I think that either encouragement in Greek or English would be worthwhile. It's really good, and he should be making more videos.
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Deni simul quinos - Roma Aeterna XLII Line 263

Deni simul quinos dies imperitabant... - Ten were ruling at the same time for periods of five days. Am I translating this correctly?
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a motto/ warning

Y'all, I'm trying to translate the ff. statement:

"If you speak ill of another person, I will tell him all about it. The truth will set us free."

Here's my try:

"Sic diceris vituperatione ad hominen, dicero ad eum. Veritas nos liberavit."

Good enough? Pls advise. Gratia vobis.
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really everything clean ?

Nestle Greek New Testament 1904
πάντα καθαρὰ τοῖς καθαροῖς· τοῖς δὲ μεμιαμμένοις καὶ ἀπίστοις οὐδὲν καθαρόν, ἀλλὰ μεμίανται αὐτῶν καὶ ὁ νοῦς καὶ ἡ συνείδησις.

why translation has been done this way

New International Version
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.

should be like that -

what is pure to pure ...
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Mark: "Fishers of Men"


I received "Biblia Graeca" in the mail yesterday, and thought that I would read something from it. I might read part of Ruth, or a Psalm later. Let me know if there are any requests.
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adjectives and nouns

What is the general rule regarding adjective/noun agreement when an adjective modifies more than one noun and the nouns are of different genders? Thanks, Paul
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Odyssey 12, 73-172

Hey! :D I have moved on with Book 12, here are some doubts that I have been accumulating (sorry for the chunk, I will group them where possible).


Many times I see that the direct object of a transitive verb is someway understood. In English this would be ungrammatical. Is Greek more lax in this sense?

τῆς ἦ τοι φωνὴ μὲν ὅση σκύλακος νεογιλῆς
γίγνεται, ...


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