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can i get this a please?

I'm interested in the translation of "A secret can only be told once".

I orginally planned to translate it myself but i just don't have the time required to learn latin (No, i wasn't planning to learning it just to translate one phrase :P )
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Greeting?

Ok I've been very mad about this but...I want to know the correct word for a greeting of saying hello. I pretty sure its ave, the latin word for hail but I've also been hearing that it could be saluto. I need to please know the right answer.

Also...I need translations of the following words:

Good Bye-Vale I pretty sure
Thank You-???
How are you?
I'm good
I'm feeling bad



Any help would be greatly ...
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o(ra/w or ei)/dw

The aorist active for o(ra/w and for ei)/dw is listed as ei)=don.
Looking at the stems I would think that ei)=don belongs to ei)/dw.

I don't think ei)/dw occurs in NT Greek so it makes sence that the Koine grammars list this form under o(ra/w but why is it listed for o(ra/w in Classical Greek also, instead of just leaving a blank?
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Used Book Lover's Guides

http://bookhunterpress.com/

Anybody used one of their books to find ancient Language materials?
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Public Query

Every year my school performs a large musical like My Fair Lady. Every year five or six students work on the technical theater part of the performance. They run lights, spotlights, sound, and stagecrew with no monatary compensation. In previous years, the students have been awarded community service hours, a requirement for graduation with rewards for excess hours, because the students recieved no public recognition. This year parents, who were univolved in the musical, raised ...
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Reading Caesar's De bello Gallico

It is amazing! I mean, I have learnt Latin without continuity for a time and the other day I found an old edition (very cheap) of Caesar's De bello Gallico in Latin with some help in footnotes. I am trying a go at it... and it works! I mean, some constructions still puzzle me, but I am reading Latin. :o :lol: ...
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Some rambling thoughts on learning Latin

As I read the posts from other Textkit newbies I've been thinking about how I learned Latin and what suggestions I could make for a beginner in the language. Here are a few thoughts on the matter, in no particular order :

1. Festina lente! My t'ai chi teachers used to tell me that "Ten years is a good beginning", so take your time, savor the language even at its simplest. Start with brief passages, ...
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"Infinite Secrets" on Nova


Not language related, but I thought someone here might be interested. Tivo informed me of an upcoming episode of Nova, "Infinite Secrets". It will air in my area 9PM Sun 3/28 & 2AM Tues 3/30 (17 KCSM); check local listings for your area. The program description:

Scientists use imaging techniques to unlock the secrets of a long-lost compendium of works by the ancient Greek scholar Archimedes.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archimedes/

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§ 155. Exercise 6. Special Intransitive Verbs

I was wondering how properly to translate the following:
Nuper ea resistebat et nunc resistit potentiae Latonae.

I original thought to translate it as:
Recently she was resisting and now she resists the power of Latona.

The key translates it as:
Recently she resisted them and now she resists the power of Latona.

I thought the intransitive verb took a dative (them being 'iis', or 'eis' I suppose) and took 'ea' as the singular feminine ...
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ius

In this story I'm reading, there are these two blokes 'aving a bit of a barney:
"Atque ea rixa adeo inter eos exarsit, ut etiam pugnis certarent. Tandem in ius ambulant."
And now a quarrel erupted between them, and they even fought with their fists. Finally they walked in ius.
I'm assuming it means something like went to court (over the matter), but I can't find that meaning of ius anywhere. Advice would be appreciated.
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