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vowel quality

Hello! I'm new to this fabulous site and a relative beginner in the study of Ancient Greek. There is a matter for which I have yet to find a satisfactory answer. It may have already been addressed in these posts (though I haven't found it if it has). So, at the risk of being accused of beating an apsyxos hippos (if I could get the SPIonic font to kick in, I would), here is my ...
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Translation Help: Thucydides VII

Thucydides VII, 78.7:

oi(/ te a)/lloi* teuco/menoi w(=n e)piqumei=te/ pou e)idei=n kai\ oi( )Aqhnai=oi th\n mega/lhn du/namin th=j po/lewj kai/per peptwkui=an e)panorqw/sontej


Others will achieve that wish you desire... but what's the epidein doing?

Thucydides VII, 84.5:

kai\ to\ u(/dwr eu)qu\j die/fqarto*, a)ll' ou)de\n h(=sson e)pi/neto/ te o(mou= tw=| phlw=|* h(|matwme/non kai\ perima/xhton h)=n toi=j polloi=j.

I get the idea here: they drink muddy and bloody water, but I'm not sure how ...
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Translation Help Catullus I

quare habe tibi quidquid hoc libelli
qualecumque.

What exactly is going on here? I've heard "take whatever of this book, such as it is", but though libelli is genititve, hoc isn't.
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Common Latin Sayings

For anyone here who likes Latin Composition of everyday sayings, this is a nice page:

http://complex.gmu.edu/neural/personnel ... latin.html

Here's a challenge for the creative - how would you say in Latin:

"You're Fired" - from Donald Trump's The Apprentice

"Situational Awareness" - What any U.S. military officer says when describing a military procedure

"Weapons of Mass Destruction" - I think we all know where this one comes from.

"The ...
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Salve!

Hi, my name is Dustin and I am a 14 year old high schooler, in my second year Latin. I am still a novice stillseeking information and advice, and I hope you guys can help me :D

I am an active fish keeper and love to keep fish, hope to see you around!

Dustin
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Self-Learning Greek

Hi all --

I'm a full time college student majoring in classical languages. Due to a schedule conflict, I can't take first semester Greek in the fall and don't want to have to put it off a year. My professor doesn't think trying to learn a semester's worth of Greek on my own is do-able.

So... I'd like to see what you all think about it. I'd need to go from complete scratch to being ...
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declension case order...

I am learning latin and helping my 6 yo son with his latin too. Yeah, a bit young, but he chose it.

For me, I have Wheelock, and for my son we did Prima Latina. I have just bought a new book for him, that's in French, our mother tongue. Well, surprise... The declension cases are NOT listed in the same order!

As someone with experience (aka an older person), it doesn't bother me too ...
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Latin phonology and pronunciation

hi guys, i've noticed a few posts and discussions recently about latin phonology and pronunciation. i think a few people have said it's quite easy: i spent quite a while pulling together resources on this, just to get to a basic level, and i had to try to work out conventions for myself, e.g. the accentuation of monosyllables: i didn't find it easy.

i made a 1-page latin phonology cheat-sheet, which i've just pdf-ed and ...
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dactyllic hexametre

After finishing the Iliad, I had a sudden urge to render my signature in dactyllic hexametre. So here 'tis:

gnw/sij a1gei xarmonh\n kai\ r9w&mhn toi=j ti\s 9a0nqrw&poij.

While I realise one line of dactyllic hexametre, by itself, is probably pointless; I partially wanted to check that I understand the rules. :)


EDIT: Spelling of xarmonh/n.
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Translation from ancient Greek - A.S.A.P.

Χαίρετε,

I need a second opinion on something please.

προσθε δε ων εμοιγε δοκεει ουδε το Πελασγικον εθνος, εον βαρβαρον, ουδαμα μεγαλως αυξηθηναι


Please provide a free and a proper translation on this. I need YOUR translation, I need YOUR opinions. Thank you.
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