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emendation in Crito 43 d2

Virtually all mss. have δοκεῖ μέν μοι ἥξειν (which makes perfect sense to me); but modern editions follow Buttmann in correction it to δοκεῖν μέν μοι ἥξει. Why is this emendation needed? And what is exactly the grammatical function of the infinitive (δοκεῖν) in the corrected version? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Tantum ergo

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πας + substantival participle, which is the substantive?

A passage containing the construction in question is 1 John 5:1--πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστιν ὁ Χριστὸς...

What is the subject of the above clause? Is it πᾶς, with ὁ πιστεύων acting as a modifying adjective? Or is the subject ὁ πιστεύων, with πᾶς acting as a modifying adjective? Or is the whole phrase to be considered the subject?

I know that πᾶς can act as a pronominal adjective, and hence as a substantive. ...


Hi

I've taken Latin since I was little, but I graduated from New Saint Andrew's College. The Latin professor, Tim Griffith, does Latin as immersion. I live in Seattle now and was hoping to sharpen my Latin conversation skills, with the hope that I can read old texts fluently.

Anyone in the Seattle area want to meet up? =p
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Potiphar, ἀρχιμάγειρος

οἱ δὲ Μαδιηναῖοι ἀπέδοντο τὸν Ιωσηφ εἰς Αἴγυπτον τῷ Πετεφρη τῷ σπάδοντι Φαραω, ἀρχιμαγείρῳ.


My wife and I have been reading Genesis together. I translate the Greek, and she corrects me from the NIV.

In the above sentence, I wasn't sure what "σπάδοντι" was just by looking at it. Perhaps I could have guessed if I had noticed that derives from σπάω (II. "pluck off"), and it means "eunuch." The Hebrew means the same thing. ...
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Frontinus, Stragegemata, short hard sentence

Context: Frontinus explains that he hopes, by assembling many instances of clever tricks of commanders, to save persons in need of military advice the trouble of sifting many books. He seems aware of a possible accusation that his book is too derivative to enjoy high standing.
Sed, ut opinor, occupatis velocitate consuli debet.

Free Translation: But, it is my view that busy men are entitled to swift advice.

My calls:
debet: impersonal use ...
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English without Latin?

This is only peripherally about Latin.
What would English look like with no Latin roots? The sf writer L. Sprague de Camp wrote a story called "The Wheels of If" which is probably the most carefully worked out alternative-history story I have ever read. In his story, Columbus never made his voyage, and instead of the United States in the 20th century, we have the "Bretwaldate of Vinland" because the settlements of Leif Ericson just ...
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the real Homer

I'm sure you've heard this one:
There was a scholar who spent his whole life trying to prove that the Iliad was not composed by Homer, but by another Greek with the same name.
My main reason for believing that Iliad has a single principle author is literary: it has a great structure, and you don't get that from a committee, at one time or spread over time.
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email address?

Are we allowed to reveal here our actual email addresses?
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does πασχω have an imperfect form?

For example, how would you translate 'I was suffering' into Greek?
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