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JWW exercises, paragraphs 574, 575, 576

my suggestions for the exercises from Lesson LXI - with thanks

1. he ordered the generals to draw up the Greeks
2. those who were pursuing quickly stopped
3. for Cyrus thought that the King would come to fight with his army
4. send villagers to spy out (lit: spying out) how the rear guard are (lit: have it)
5. indeed then/there Cyrus feared lest the King might cut down the Greek army
6. ...
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General Question. How much time?

I completed a correspondence Latin course a couple of years back, using Paterson and Macnaughton's 2 volume "The Approach to Latin" and am keen to return to study.

How much time do people devote to M&F's course - an hour a day everyday? half a day? a full day once a week?

What have others found successful?

Thanks for any input.
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BLD Ex. 90 Page 38

frūmentum bonae terrae, gladī malī, bellī longī

- oh bad swords
- of the bad sword

both are correct ?

the bad swords = gladiī maliī ?
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Greek accent

I have a question about greek accent :

The accent of any word: Is it natural (being on a certain syllable like in Russian) or is it on a certain part of the word (like in a stem like in German) or is there any special rule (like in Latin or Spanish) ?

I understood the rules of accent putting and changes by declincion etc., but asked myself how to determine the accent finally in ...
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ego cramans

Er I'm kind of "self-cramming" for my Latin final Friday so yeah I've got a few more questions...

What is up with this sentence?
Me rus cum amicis ambulaturum pollicitus, non arbitrarus sum me domi debere morari.
Is that a perfect passive participle?? How do you translate that if it it's deponent! (this is just what episcopus said would happen, "i am fished"...)
I am thinking Having promised to walk to my country house with ...
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Anyone here reading the Septuagint?

I started learning Greek in May, and since I enjoy reading the Bible, particularly in Hebrew, I thought trying to read it in Greek while I'm learning would be a lot of fun, and it is!

Problems with the future

I was wondering if someone out there can help me with the future tense. I understand the basic premise and theory behind how words change from the present to future, but I'm still struggling with a number of aspects. Take the following examples. These are from an exercise I attempted where present verbs had to be changed into the future:

akouomen ------ akousomeqa
filei -------- filh
bow -------- bohsomai
nika? --------- nikhsei

My ...
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hi, i'm new

hi, i'm a classical language fan. i found this site while looking for greek texts online, and i'm glad i did. i was a little tired of pasting from perseus! studied latin in college, am studying greek now in my never-ending education. i hope i'll actually be good at it someday, i'm still very rusty, but slogging through!

anyway, just wanted to introduce myself.

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Difficile Est Saturam Non Scribere?

Hello, I'm currently though with any and all basic Latin, as well as mediocre Latin texts (Eutropius etc...) Now, I thought that I might be able to translate some real texts, but I seem to be having problems! The text in question is Juvenal's Satura. The third line just eludes me. Any ideas?
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Pharr: Lesson 16, E-G, #6


Lesson 16, E-G, #6:

The two sons of Atreus, marshallers of the people(s), are entreating Priam, but he will slight them.

)Atrei/+da kosmh/tore law=n li/ssesqon Pri/amon, tou\j d' a)tima/sei.

I am not sure about the second clause.

Thank you (William :) ),



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