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Vocative case

Beginning in chapter 4, the noun paradigms don't include the vocative case. I assume this means that it is identical to the nominative, but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks.
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i have a quick question

i do not have a background in greek or latin and i am about to begin college.

how much more difficult is greek then latin?

i know this question is hard to answer. as a freshman i don't want to spend all of my time studying and i heard that greek is extremely difficult. so i wonder which language i should take.

any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
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Iliad 2:207

(\Ws o(/ge koirane/wn di/epe strato/n;

The translations I used to check my word have something like; 'Thus he masterfully went through the host.'
I took the participle to go with o(/ge to mean something like; 'the ruling one.'
How does this participle get to act as an adverb?
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Iliad 2:205-206

ei(=j basileu/j, w(=| e)/dwke Kro/nou pai=j a)gkulomh/tew skh=ptro/n t' h)de\ qe/mistaj, i(/na/ sfisi basileu/h|
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w(\j o(/ ge koirane/wn di/epe* strato/n: oi(\ d' a)gorh\n de\

Line 205 ends with a full stop, and there is some question about the validity of line 206.
Without line 206 the thought of line 205 seems to be incomplete.
One king to whom the son of sheming Cronus gave. Gave what? Does the reader have to supply the rest? ...
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Iliad 2:200-201

a)/llwn mu=qon a)/koue*,
oi(\ se/o* fe/rteroi*/ ei)si,


I don't understand how the translations (on Perseus) I checked come up with; 'listen to the word of others who are better than you.'
I came up with; 'listen to the word of others, they are better than you.'
In order for it to mean listen to those who are better than you oi(\ fe/rteroi would have to be in the dative. (or accusative -> obey ...
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Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?

Question: Can God hear colors?
Answer: Invalid question, colors are not meant to be heard.

Similarly: Impossibilities are not meant to be achieved.

Question: Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?
Answer: Invalid question, because it is impossible for there to exist a rock which God cannot lift, God's ability is limitless.
Impossibilities are not meant to be achieved ... just like colors are not meant to be heard.
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Was there a point in time in which there was no creation?

Creation is one of God's attributes.
God attains His perfectness through His attributes.
God's perfectnedss in ultimate and is always present.

For God to always be ultimately perfect His attributes of perfectness have to always be in effect.

Therefore, God has always been creating and there was no point in time when there was no creation.

What do you think?
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De puero male morato

Here's another one... :)

de puero male morato

Quondam poeta senex erat, talis poeta antiqua et bona uirtute ut oportet. uespere aliquo, cum domo sedebat, tempestas foeda orsa est; imbro ruente poeta senex ad caminum, in quo ignis ardebat et mala torrebant, bona delectatione sedebat.

"miseris, qui fores in hac tempestate sunt, non uestes sicci futuri sunt", dixit, nam uere poeta bonus erat.

"o aperi! frigeo et ...
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eorgas / eeipen

e)orgaj

According to Munro, e)orgaj < "weworgas". Presumably this (like leloipa is a perfect formation? In the context (Iliad III.57) it would work fairly well as a stative.

e)eipen

Though I see it all the time, I'm still not sure what's going on here. I thought the stem was "wep", so an aorist formation would be ewep- > eip (as in Attic?). Whence then has come the extra epsilon?

thanks as ever
thucy
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thunderstrom :(

:cry:
my Greek reference grammar, the small, concise one which i love so much - is just a pile of dirty soaked paper now, after a horrible thunderstorm! :evil: I've stopped the drip now, but the new table now no longer looks new and some other books are also ruined - the router ...
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