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Homer & cinema

I've just read the finale of book 12: Hector takes up a huge boulder, smashes the gates of the Greek wall and the Trojans rush into the breach. Strong stuff with a high cinematic quality to it. In fact it's all too easy to imagine how this would translate into a movie scene. Which made me wonder why oh why no decent movie exists with the Iliad as its subject. Or none that I'm aware ...
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At long last . . .

. . . a new Loeb Theocritus, Bion and Moschus, to replace the old Greek Bucolic Poets, one of the worst of the older volumes.

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674996441
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In Catilinam, second oration

1-2 were kind of tough but I think I've got it for the most part (at least I mostly get the sense); nevertheless I have a few problems:

Catiline has left town:

Nulla iam pernicies a monstro illo atque prodigio moenibus ipsis intra moenia comparabitur.

("Now no destruction from that monster, that prodigal one, will be set against the walls themselves (from) within them.")

Non enim iam inter latera nostra sica illa versabitur, non in ...
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Jokes in Greek

This deserves another thread. Markos' pun with his own audio!

μωρὸς, μόνος μολὼν μόλις ἐς μῶλον, μόρον ἐκ μορῶν ἔμμορεν.

(An idiot, coming alone and with difficulty to the battle, received as his lot death from the (Spartan) divisions.)

https://archive.org/details/AJokeInAncientGreek


Some Googling for "ancient Greek jokes" just now led me to discover the Φιλογέλως, which I had never heard of:

https://archive.org/stream/gpachymerisdecl00hiergoog#page/n288

A lot of it seems to be really easy Koine Greek -- ...
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Iliad 12, 343-344

Menestheus speaking:

‘ἔρχεο δῖε Θοῶτα, θέων Αἴαντα κάλεσσον,
ἀμφοτέρω μὲν μᾶλλον:

Question about aspect: why is the first imperative present and the second an aorist? Is there a real distinction (that escapes me), or are the two often interchangable and chosen for for instance metric reasons?
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genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris

In LLPSI Cap XLII Orberg Scribit:

Cum iam viribus suis satis confideret, Tullus Sabinis bellum indixit, genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris armisque.

...genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris armisque = Sabini genti opulentissimae in viris armisque (ablativi) ?
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Starting Greek to GCSE

If anyone's interested in starting Attic anew, we're starting a study of Greek to GCSE on http://greek.thehebrewcafe.com.

You're welcome to join us. :)
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ea sancta

In LLPSI Tullus Mettium puniturus est ei loquit: 'Nunc, quoniam tuum insanabile ingenium est, at tu tuo supplicio doce humanum genus ea sancta credere quae a te violata sunt!

ea sancta = ea (res) sancta? ea sancta acc. neut pl?
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 11

Do 11α-11γ on your own.

Exercise 11δ
1. πίπτω
2. βάλλω
3. λείπω
4. ἀφικνέομαι
5. λαμβάνω
6. μανθάνω
7. ἄγω
8. εὐρίσκω
9. ἔχω
10. γίγνομαι
11. πάσχω
12. φεύγω
13. ἀποθνῄσκω
14. παρέχω

Exercise 11ε
1. ἀποθνῄσκων
2. εὑρίσκομεν
3. πίπτειν
4. μανθάνουσι(ν) (2 ways)
5. βάλλειν
6. φεύγει
7. ἀφικνούμενος
8. ἄγειν
9. γίγνομαι
10. ἔχομεν
11. πάσχων
12. λαμβάνω
13. παρέχουσι(ν) (2 ways)
14. λείπειν

Exercise 11ζ
1. ἡ γυνή, μαθοῦσα ...
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