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H & Q - Unit 2 - Page 60

Hi,

I'm not sure about the following:

ta\ bibli/a ta\ para\ tw=n ce/nwn e)pai/deue tou\s e)n th=| a)gora=| a)nqrw/pouj, tou\s (Omh/rou fi/louj.


Is it "The books, the ones from the strangers, educated the men in the marketplace, the friends of Homer."


Thanks
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Krasis, elisis and hiati

I wonder, is there a rule that tells when to use krasis, when to elide the final vowel, and when to leave hiatus? (I mean in prose, in verse it is dictated by the metrum)
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Certain Latin Sounds

Avete, omnes!

I have a theory about a certain linguistic construction in Latin. I'm not convinced that gn is pronounced as two different sounds. For instance, how does one pronounce "Gnaeus"? Certainly not an ungainly sounding "g-nai" sound; I feel certain the Romans were above that. In modern English, we pronounced the word "gnome" as if the 'g' were silent. In fact, when pronounced correctly, it is not an 'n' sound but a velar nasal, ...
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Aoidoi.org: two Greeks overcome, Ibycus and Sappho

For a contrast to the political and missionary zeal on the open board, I offer two poems about being overcome by passion of a different sort.

Ibycus 287, the one where he says, and I tremble at his approach // like a yoke-worn, prize-winning horse nearing old age // unwillingly goes to contest with swift chariot. This might even be a complete poem.

Sappho 31, he seems to me, that man, as lucky as the ...
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B-b-books!

Hi All,

I did some shopping today and came up with 6/7ths of the Jebb Sophocles (I already owned the 7th) along with all 3 volumes of Eduard Fraenkel's Agamemnon.

Happily,

Paul
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...biting the hand that feeds you?

Hi, it's I, PeterD.

You would think that the Israeli government, which receives Billions of $$$$ in aid each and every freakin' year with no questions asked, would show a smidgen of respect to their benefactor -- the American government, i.e., the American taxpayer. Think again. The recipients of all this aid have been caught once again -- remember the Pollard scandal? -- spying on the good ol' USA.

What Chutzpah!

According to a Salon.com ...
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H & Q Unit 9 English to Greek

Could someone check these English to Greek sentences, please.
The topics for this unit are:
a. alpha and epsilon contracted verbs
b. demonstratives
c. subjective and objective genitive
d. dative of manner and respect

1. Friend, may you not, honoured by those unjust young men, do bad things to these short old men.

ei) ga/r, w)= fi/le, u(po\ e)kei/nwn tw=n neaniw=n tw=n a)di/kwn timw/menoj kaka\ tou/sde tou\j mikrou\j ge/rontaj mh\ poih/saij.

2. It ...
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salvete omnes

salvete omnes!

male latinam dico ("latinam dicere", "latine dicere", aut "in latine dicere"?), sed amo. emendate me si errabo.

valete,
Titus Marius Crispus
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Genesis 1:4

Salvete!

A few months ago I had begun a translation of the first chapter of Genesis from the Vulgate. I saw something strange and never really understood why it was the way it was. Chapter 1, verse 4:

4. Viditque Deus lucem quod bona esset, et divisit Deus lucem a tenebris.


The part I'm interested is in bold. It is, I believe, a relative clause of characteristic. "And God saw the light which was good..." ...
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Accents - necessary to learn in order to read?

I hope this is not too barbaric a question, but -- Mr. Pharr says that the different kinds of accents probably indicated changes in pitch but just how is not known. There then follows rule after rule for transformation of accents from one kind to the next.

I am inclined to ignore these and just worry about which syllables get stresses. This may be wrong from a philosophical standpoint, but as my goal is to ...


 

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