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The daughter || of the farmer || a ship .......|| to the lady || from the sailors || gives.
Nominative ...|| Gentive ........|| Accusative || Dative ......|| Ablative ...........|| verb

Would those above cases be right, and could someone complete the following, I dont understand Latin for Beginners description.

Nominative, the doer, subject;
Gentive, posessive;
Accusative, that to which it is done, direct object;
Dative, to from towards without action, indirect object;
Ablative, ??? & ...
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Ancient Greek last names

Well, was there such a thing? I'm trying to find a list of the earliest Greek last names. It's hard to find a list of these, let alone info on this topic. (Please tell me it's at least pre-byzantine! :o )
Read more : Ancient Greek last names | Views : 5380 | Replies : 15 | Forum : Learning Greek


In cunlliffe's lexicon, in the entry u(pe/r it says [in form comp. fr. u(po/]
Does this really mean that the one is (or was) a comparative form of the other?
Read more : U)PE/R | Views : 7988 | Replies : 14 | Forum : Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry

Learning Accents

Are learning where the accents fall, and where they go in declining important in the beginning? Or should it be gradually learned?
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question about ambiguous phrase


<i>novi oppidi incolae</i>

This can be translated in two different ways, can't it?

<i>the new inhabitants of the city</i>, where novi is nom. pl., or
<i>the inhabitants of the new city</i>, where novi is gen. sg.

But how do you know which one is correct? From the context, both meanings are possible.
It isn't really too important, I guess, as the difference in meaning is slight, yet it's still bothering me.
Read more : question about ambiguous phrase | Views : 723 | Replies : 5 | Forum : Learning Latin

Sorry to ask

I am sorry if this is not were i should be posting.

I am trying to translate a phrase form english to latin. I am sure many of you laugh at the simplicity of this but i am new and learning still.
Please excuse my ignorance.

Life and Death = Vita et Mortis

Is this correct, i have a few more i am curious about but not sure if i should put them here or ...
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Difference between Ancient and Modern Greek alphabets?

What are the differences between the Ancient and Modern Greek alphabets? Why are separate fonts required for Ancient and Modern Greek? Are Ancient Greek texts only printed using capital letters? Is only Ancient Greek considered polytonic? What exactly does polytonic mean?

Sorry for all the questions,
Thanks in advance for your answer,
Read more : Difference between Ancient and Modern Greek alphabets? | Views : 9040 | Replies : 18 | Forum : Open Board

Greek dictionary online

I have tried searching the forum to see if anyone knows of a good on-line Greek dictionary - like Whittaker's "Words" program for Latin. However, it is hard to search for something so specific with 2 words used so much on this forum! So forgive me if there have already been 25 posts about this subject!
I have tried using the Perseus site but it is rather frustrating and I'd rather be able to use ...
Read more : Greek dictionary online | Views : 853 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Learning Greek

Stings in the Tail


I am currently studying the works of Martial and I find his order of words rather confusing. I am wondering whether someone can re-order the following epigrams...:

funera post septem nupsit tibi Galla virorum,
Picentine: sequi vult, puto, Galla viros.

Pierios vatis Theodori flamma penates
abstulit. hoc Musis et tibi, Phoebe, placet?
o scelus, o magnum facinus crimenque deorum,
non arsit pariter quod domus et dominus!

Thank you in advance.
Read more : Stings in the Tail | Views : 567 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Learning Latin

Greetings and Salutations

Righto. I'm Max, and I'm introducing myself.


I'm a Latin dork trying to build a relationship with Greek. It's rocky, but I think we'll make it. I'm going to be a senior at Oberlin College this coming year, and in a few weeks I'll be a TA for the Latin course at CTY - Los Angeles.

...It probably would have helped to have read some other introductions before I launched into mine. Ah, well. ...
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