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Romans 6:2

oi(/tinej a)peqa/nomen th|= a(marti/a|, pw=j e)/ti zh/somen e)n au)th|=;

I translated this,

We who are dead to sin, how yet shall we live in it?

The pronoun threw me off. Any comments would be helpful.
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Greek Verb Principal Parts

Hello All

I am looking for a book dedicated to the listing of greek verbs and their principal parts. Is their such a creature?

thank you in advance for any assistance.

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Double-checking dative use


These are 3 senctences, in which I am checking for dative use. Hence, please confirm:

1. Quid est nomen filiae Latonae?
--Nomen filiae Latonae est Diana.

2. Quid est nomen filio Latonae?
--Nomen filio Latonae Phoebus est.

3. Dantne feminae dona Latonae?
--Ita, feminae dona Latonae dant.

Initially, my comments are these:

Interrogative sentence #1: "nomen" is the accusative singular, and "filiae" is the dative singular leading into the genitive singular "Latonae." Is analysis ...
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sentence confirmation


Please confirm correctness of sentences.

1. The pictures about the goddess were beautiful.
--Picturae de dea pulchrae erant.

2. The girls love beautiful stories.
--Puellae fabulas pulchras amant.

3. The poet Ovid tells about the goddess and the maiden.
--Poeta Ovidius de dea puellaque narrat.

4. Arachne also tells stories about the goddess.
--Arachne quoque fabulas de dea narrat.

5. The rash girl was proud.
--Puella temeraria superba erat.

6. Minerva was angry because ...
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Any study groups for White's First Greek book starting?

Hi all,

I am new to this site and am interested in the idea of a study group. I am just now downloading White's First Greek book and am wondering if there may be any interest in a study group for Greek newbies like myself. I would love an opportunity to learn with others on the same level as myself to share support and insight. Also to vent when needed.



Stacking enclitics

This might be a silly question, but is it possible to stack enclitics, like: Tuquene me amas? ("You too love me?")? Not that you need to use it very often, but if you can do like that, it's cool.
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In the pasture of this world...


In the pasture of this world, I endlessly push aside the tall grasses in search of the bull.
Following unnamed rivers, lost upon the interpenetrating paths of distant mountains,
My strength failing and my vitality exhausted, I cannot find the bull.
I only hear the locusts chirring through the forest at night.

Comment: The bull never has been lost. What need is there to search? Only because of separation from my true nature, I ...
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Reverse synergy?

Any ideas on how the word subiata works in the following quote?

subiata quicunque parte integrante tollitur totum

I think the translation is roughly: if you take away an essential part you take away the whole but how the first word operates is not clear.

Semper fidelis,
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Verse composition

OK. Regarding WhiteO's six month old challenge to produce an elegiac couplet, I think I have produced 3/4 of something with which I am not totally disgusted. However, I have the half of the pentameter after the diaeresis to go, and I am crying out for dactyls (those of you who have tried to compose Latin verse will know my pain).

My questions are -
(a) is anyone aware of some nice Latin idioms relating ...
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Ex vs Ab

In the exercises a sentence read that "We seek advice from the leader" (paraphrased).
I wrote:

Consilium ex duce quaesimus.

The answer was:

Consilium ab duce quaesimus.

I understand 'ab' to mean 'away from', as moving away from.
Advice should come 'out of' the leader, 'from within'. Right?


PS Wheelock's answer key should be revised.
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