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question on quam

According to A&G, 'When quam is used, the two things compared are put into the same case':

matre quam patre dignior: more worthy of the mother than of the father.

But here's a case I came across in Wheelock:

fuit quondam in hac re publica tanta vitrus ut viri fortes civem perniciosum acrioribus poenis quam acerbissimum hostem reprimerent: There was formerly such virtue in this republic that brave men repressed a pernicious ...
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On Tolerance

Hi,

I thought it might make sense to spin off from "can god create a rock..." a new thread devoted to "tolerance".

In the original thread I several times asked Democritus to provide some examples of what he described as "... all this talk we are hearing from the right, about 'tolerance' being a bad thing, is misguided and unwise". He very kindly answered me at http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... 4&start=46 ...
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Introduction (of me)

salvete omnes! :D

I guess I'll introduce myself because that's supposed to be one of the functions of this board. Sorry if I get wordy and I don't normally talk so much (not about myself and hopefully not in general), but it is extremely refreshing to find a niche on the net with like-minded individuals, at least in this one aspect, in a world that increasingly ...
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Has Jonah been swallowed by the whale again?

:?: :?: :?:

Some time ago I posted a question on the Septuagint version of the book of Jonah. On the 16 August 2005 I received a notification that somebody had posted a reply, but I can't find the reply anywhere. I tried clicking on the link in the notification but ...
Read more : Has Jonah been swallowed by the whale again? | Views : 6218 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek


Legions & Cohorts

I am reading De Bello Civili at the moment and naturally it is full of both legions and cohorts, etc. The thing is, I don't really know what makes up a legion and what a cohort. How many men are in each? How many equites, peditus or sagitarii? And how many cohorts form a legion?
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Here's some help with the ablative of manner/means

If anyone else had any trouble seeing the difference between the two, this might help. Plus it took me a long time to come up with this difference and I wanna share with people who care about this!:

Means (noun): This ablative noun retains its nounship. This ablative is used as a tangible instrument, in which case the ablative becomes the ‘subject’ of the verb, and the actual subject is secondary:

manu sua id scripsit: ...
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Church ruins

I want to say:

The boy was sleeping in the church ruins.

I came up with:

Puer in ruina ecclesiae dormiebat.

'ruina' is in the ablative, because of in (in + abl.)
'ecclesiae' is genitive, because it is the ruins of the church

I think that is it, but I'm not sure.
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Additional exercises for Wheelock

I read Dowling's Method the other day, and while I do agree with what is said about using Wheelock alone to learn Latin (the exercises are too few to ever learn it well), I disagree with the utter abandonment of Wheelock so dismissively given in that article. If you want to learn, really learn, Latin, go here. This site has exhaustive drills based on Wheelock's Latin. The book is in my opinion one of the ...
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ablative of time

I am still having a very hard time translating english to latin. I seems to take forever just to do one senence. Anyways here is my current exercise:

In the first hour of the night the ship was overcome by the billows.



I haven't checked the key yet (I am studying on my own and its getting to be a bad habit) So I'd like to run through what I've come up with so ...
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September Machen group??

Is anyone interested in joining or running a September Machen group. Myself and 2 other people from the Greekstudy list http://nxport.com/mailman/listinfo/greekstudy would like to do so. I don't care where we host it, here or there or even at yahoo.

Is anyone interested?
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