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A Good De Senectute commentary?

Does anyone know where I can find a good commentary for Cato Maior De Senectute?
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Xen. Hell. 7.1.2 optative + subjunctiv conditional?

This is from Xenophon's Hellenica (7.1.2). Ambassadors from the Spartans are in Athens hoping to make a treaty:

ἐὰν οὖν ᾗ ἑκατέροις μάλιστα συνοίσει,
if therefore the means by which to each it will be especially advantageous
ταύτῃ καὶ τὰς συνθήκας ποιησώμεθα,
by means of those of the terms they should make
οὕτω κατά γε τὸ εἰκὸς μάλιστα συμμένοιμεν ἄν.
thus according to the most probable we would especially be able to keep (the agreement)
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Bookshelves of ancient Greeks and Romans

Would wealthy Greeks and Romans put up stacks of bookshelves at home? What would they read during leisure?


Did Romans read Livy or Tacitus cover to cover?

Likewise, would Romans finish Ovid's Metamorphoses or Vergil's Aeneid cover to cover? Seems that we modern students of Latin are too used to abridged texts, which might be due to the fact that Latin is not our mother tongue and it's pretty much unrealistic to be expected to achieve competence in the language as Romans did even after years of learning.
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Where to find editions with larger font sizes

In an earlier thread, anphph asked where to find 'critical' editions. http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=65232. I on the other hand am looking for editions with larger fonts. As an example, I cite the Pleiade edition of the 7 volumes of Proust's Recherche versus the Folio Editions of the same. The Pleiade edition makes my eyes very tired very quickly, but the Folio Edition works okay. (Did I mention that I am old?)
Some of the older editions from ...


INFINITIVE CLAUSE SYNTAX IN THE GOSPELS

Couple of days ago unearthed a 40 year old thesis which gives a snapshot of what was going on in NT linguistics from structuralism to generative grammar. It is written in style which is somewhat more accessible to students in that it was written by a student.

INFINITIVE CLAUSE SYNTAX IN THE GOSPELS Edgar J. Lovelady
http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hil ... intive.pdf
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Are these contract verbs?

Are all of these contract verbs?:
ἀπορεω
ἐλευθεροω
νικαω
πολμαω
Sorry if these seems like a simple question - I can't tell from greek dictionaries whether they are contract or not. I'm just assuming they are because their stems (of their uncontracted forms) end in α/ε/ο
(I've left out accents because I do not know how to use them yet)
Thank you!
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Where to start with Greek verbs?

Where do you begin to tackle the monster that is the Greek verb system? I would reckon the present tense, but I've heard it's the hardest tense to tackle. Should I start there anyways?
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Greek Mythology

I am fan of movies showcasing about greek myths like greek gods, may I know if the movies we've watched like Clash of the Titans were exactly the same written in books?
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ut after verb of fearing, and other difficulties

Horace, Satires, I, 4, lines 29 ff.

Context: because in satire the poet focuses attention of the failings of men, and because there are so many failings, there is much room for satire. The quotation is one example, the merchant.

hic mutat merces surgente a sole ad eum, quo
vespertina tepet regio, quin per mala praeceps
fertur uti pulvis collectus turbine, nequid
summa deperdat metuens aut ampliet ut rem.


Translation:

This man trades ...
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