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Reading Sallust

On the difficulty scale, where would you place Sallust's Bellum Jugurthinum?

I am at an intermediate reading level, and thinking about taking a course on this work of Sallust's. But I don't want to be overwhelmed.

Thanks in advance!

-epiclesis
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oikos & oikia

Are there any other pairs of words like oikos and oikia - masculine and feminine variants with little or no significant semantic difference?

The more the better. Thanks.
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Translation- please help me

can some one tell me if this is the correct translation for this sentance

A prayer for a sound mind strong body and free soul

copos mens fortis corpus liber cor

I would actually like it to say "A Prayer for an indepedent mind, a strong body and a free soul"

If anyone could help me or point me in the right direction, I would be very appreciative.

A
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Ancient Greek summerschool

Hi everyone!

I am looking for an Ancient Greek summer-course.

It should preferably take place somewhere in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany or the Benelux and in any case in Europe.

The time-frame should be preferably August - September, though July might be possible as well.

I only have a very basic level of Greek, so I am looking for a beginner's course.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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What do you Guys think, like

This is the boring background story (you probably want to skip this, it's pathetic):

A few days ago I told my German teacher about how useless the 3 years of German had been. I hesitated on several occasions to word it in a less pungent manner and did it somewhat successfully, since she is a very nice person and I do doubt that she realise her class to be seriously poor at German. When I ...
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Translating "debere" as "should."

SALVETE OMNES!

Wheelock uses the verb debere quite a bit. However, Wheelock always translates this as "ought," and I don't think it appears that much in American English. I am certain I use "should" far more than "ought."
So what I'm asking is, would there be any harm in my translating "debere" as "should"?
For instance:
Debes monere me.
Could be translated as "You ought remind/warn/advise me," and "You should remind/warn/advise me" without any change in meaning. ...
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Latin Via Ovid and Henle Latin

Hi everyone,

I looked through an online sample of Latin Via Ovid.
I am currently going through D'ooge's text, but thought Latin
Via Ovid might make for good "reading practice." Does anyone
have any thoughts on this text? I would also like opinions of the
Henle Latin texts, if anyone here has used them.
thanks,
Lisa
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Translation Help: Thucydides VII, 81.5

Thucydides VII, 81.5:



to gar apokinduneuein pros anqrwpous apovevohmenous ou pros ekeinwn mallon hn eti h pros twn aqhnaiwn, kai (ama feidw te tis egigneto ep' eupragia hdh safei mh proanalwqhnai tw kai enomizon kai (ws tauth th idea katadamasamenoi lhyesqai autous


Cannot work this out. Something to do with not wantig to throw one's life away...

Thanks
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Introduction

I'd like to introduce myself to the textkit community. I have recently begun a self-study of attic greek (using L A Wilding's Greek for Beginners rev. by Shelmerdine). In grad school I studied NW Semitic and Koine for a bit. I tried to do Homeric first, but couldn't get into Pharr's book. So hopefully someday it will be Herodotus and Xenophon if I'm lucky. I'm also interested in Gk mythology. I'm glad to have found ...
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Wow, the net's back!

Some would say I'm workaholic. I'm at the job, though it's Saturday afternoon. (I had to push myself to solve a hard problem in my work.)
And voila! The connection to textkit's back!
Blessing of the workaholicity!???

Nice to see you all, again!
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