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"Breakthrough" in decoding the Oxyrhynchus Papyri

This was posted on Slashdot today:


Now, in a breakthrough described as the classical equivalent of finding the holy grail, Oxford University scientists have employed infra-red technology to open up the hoard, known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, and with it the prospect that hundreds of lost Greek comedies, tragedies and epic poems will soon be revealed.

In the past four days alone, Oxford's classicists have used it to make a series of astonishing discoveries, ...
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Personal Pronouns

Just out of curiosity, why does it take so bloody long to introduce you to simple conjugations like "I love" or "You eat". For the first 50 pages of the book, you can only say things like involving 3rd person. Grr. I just know that in other language books i've looked at, not for Latin, pronouns and verb conjugation are introduced in the first or second chapter. Is there a reason? Is verb conjugation hard ...
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Hello! Neophytus sum...

xai/rete, w)= maqhta/j tai=j tw=n E(llh/naj glw=ssaj! Salvate! Another new face on Textkit. But why, and for what?

I was going to write this in Latin or Greek, but I'll break it with English as both languages are rather weak! Nauta sum/nau=th ei)mi, or at least I work at sea. Having lots of leisure time, I thought I'd do some study, and am doing a post-grad degree in Classics, one of those that don't need ...
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Latin monolingual dictionary

Hi, does anyone know where one can get hold of a Latin monolingual dictionary? OK, not Thesaurus Linguae Latinae or Du Cange's Glossarium mediae et infimae latinitatis - I've not money or shelf-space enough! But I've always found mono-lingual dictionaries invaluable learning modern languages, and it seems odd I can't find a Latin one. Just a single-volume one would be perfect.
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Printing this PDF

I have seen a post somewhere where someone took this file to Kinkos and had it printed out.

I tried the same but, an error kept resulting. It says in the security settings that the file allows printing.

Any one else try and print this?
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the form "bebo^san"

Hi, everybody:
Perseus says "bebo^san" is the "perf. part. act. fem. acc. sing" of "baino^", and this fits the context (Plotinus well.
But I still cannot understand how exactly it is formed, given the LSJ entry and the rules.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Short and Long O

This has probably been asked many times, but I'm going to ask it again. Whats the difference between the short and long o? Long as in holy and short as in wholly. Last time I checked those sounded the exact same. Thanks

EDIT: Another question. Are the ae and oe ligatures commonly accepted as correct, or would it be better just to use ae, or does it really not matter?
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"idemque" in Cicero

Salvete omnes.

Please consider the following sentence form Cicero: Pro M. Caelio, 35:

Accusatores quidem libidines, amores, adulteria, Baias, actas, convivia, comissationes, cantus, symphonias, navigia iactant, idemque significant nihil se te invita dicere.

Here's the translation from Yonge:

The accusers talk to us about lusts, and loves, and adulteries, and Baiae, and doings on the sea-shore, and banquets, and revels, and songs, and music parties, and water parties; and intimate also that they do not ...
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Looking for a phrase

What sorts of words or phrases might a Roman utter in surprise or fear? I'm making answering machine messages for a project. :D Thanks for your help!
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Caesars famous words

"Jacta alea est" is this latin phrase the ture phrase? Does it have a historical text that it was taken from? Aug33
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