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beginner grammar question

xai/rete,

I'm having trouble translating this sentence:

o9/ te Dikaio/poliv kai_ o0 dou=lov prosxwpou=i kai_ ble/pousi pro_v to_ a0/rotron.

translation: Both Dicaeopolis and the slave approach (?) and they see to the plow(?).

I don't understand the verb prosxwpou=i. Is this verb the equivalent of the Latin appropinquare? I thought that it had to be followed by a dative. And in the second clause I don't understand the use of the preposition pro_v.

Thanks in ...
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Penelope and her loom

I am moving this to its own thread because it appears that someone besides me is actually interested. I was using it as the reason I seem to have decided to learn Greek on my own.

I posted in part:
"But I have to tell you about Greek looms.

"What got me into this is that I am a weaver and absolutely must be able to read the Penelope stuff in the original because translators ...
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Revenivit scriptor "ariae"

The bits of aria/recitative/sprechgesang:

Rape, rape, rape de solo farinam
Pulvem panis college, tum indolonem
Sanctum frica. Tantillum hordeum
Se colerit, coleretque cum perfluam
Ad maria aqua. In deorum incudem
Pompeii, Vulcano satis habente ut fama est pisc-- convenevit
Lucrum mei adficitur; ita farinareutimur
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Revenivi- post septem menses

I'm finally back on Textkit. If you're wondering about the cause of this absence, (or demanding one); problems with the internet. I've had to go on a public one. Because of this, I have no SPIonic.

For those of you who do not know me, I am not at all good at Latin, have no experience of Ancient Greek at all, and was trying to write a libretto for a Latin opera (and that I ...
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De regulo

(I feel some guilt when I post so many questions to these forums, since it seems that benissimus fields virtually all of them. I certainly don't object to benissimus' rapid and loyal assistance - in fact, I admire and appreciate it immensely - but I hope that he enjoys correcting and advising as much as I enjoy being corrected and advised.)

I am currently working through Regulus, the translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic work ...
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Quis est...

Hejsan mina goda v�nner!
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PM problem

I'm trying to send someone a private message, but the message is just sitting in my outbox. I first tried about 6 hours ago, and when I found it was still there, I edited it slightly and tried again, but it's still sitting there and not doing anything. What's wrong?
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I can't download the keys

I've suscribed to Textkit's mailing list, but still I can't download these files. It won't let me log in, the site bounces me to the login form.
Can any one mail me these files?
Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers, Benissimus
Latin for Beginner's Key, Benjamin L. D'Ooge
Latin Prose Composition Key, North and Hillard

My e-mail is cmax@fibertel.com.ar

Thanks a lot!

I have all the files for Ancient Greek. Anyone with the ...
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Query on XXXIII, §196, II, Q 10.

Salvete,

The question from the text is "Did Cepheus obey the oracle?".

i'm confused about the tense. Had the question been worded "Had Cepheus obeyed the oracle?" i would have had no doubt it was the pluperfect.

Had the question been "Has Cepheus obeyed the oracle?" i would have been certain it was the perfect.

(In either case, of course, i could have been wrong :lol: ) ...
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Strategies for the Autodidact

Last week chad posted on the Greek board asking how long people had been studying Greek. This quickly spawned a sub-discussion about how people who've been at it a while managed. The discussion seems interesting enough to be brought out of Hellas.

A quick summary of strategies I find important,

  • Don't stop.
  • Pick a textbook and finish with it (for those just starting).
  • Read difficult works.
  • Read at least a little ...
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