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Hello all, just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm very happy to have stumbled across this site, as I was trying to learn Latin on my own with only moderate success. Besides, these forums save me from a potential paradox: Why learn a language if you have no one to converse with? Anyway, I wish I had had the opportunity to learn Latin in school, but better late than never, I suppose...
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Strengthening our Verbs

I bring before you today a matter of great concern to us all. I could of course have aired my warnings first before a larger institution, but this studious and illustrious body, being dedicated to the close study of language, is most fit for the contemplation of our dire situation, to a degree few other organizations, wrapt as they are in coarser modes of thought, are capable of managing. Further in these very halls we ...
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Comparative Adjectives

Hi.

Today in my Latin 2 class we were talking about the different comparitive the degrees of adjectives and we recieved an assignment to do at home.

I was confused on what case to put these different adjectives in. He mentioned said that the noun which follows is in the same case as the one to which it is compared. I dunno why, this just seems to be the first concept I'm not really grasping ...
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Wheelock's Latin Reader??

Hi, I came across this site looking for help with Wheelock's Latin Reader. I was wondering if anyone has found a key online that I can check my translations to. Any Help is greatly appreciated.
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Pentathlon

Here are two hexameter lines prefaced to the Pindaric scholia (ed. Drachmann, p. 10). It seems like a neat way to remember the five events that the pentathlon consisted of -- which might be reason enough to post it -- but I also have a simple interpretative question about the last line.


(/Alma podo\j di/skou te bolh\ kai\ a(/kontoj e)rwh/
kai\ dro/moj h)de\ pa/lh: mi/a d’ e)/pleto pa=si teleuth/.

A leap of the foot, ...
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imperfect and aorist?

hello everyone

I am a little confused over the imperfect and the first aorist tense. The example in the white book for imperfect is 'I loosed' (I can see how 'I was loosing' suggests continuance) ,this is the same as the example for aorist 'I loosed'. How would you distinguish between the two, i can see the greek spelling is different but how would you distinguish it within an english sentance? just for reference! I ...
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missing pages in Pharr?

Are pages 134-135 and 182-183 in the paper-saving version of Pharr missing, or did my printer do something weird?
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Homer-L?

Recently, browsing the internet for things Homeric, I discovered a mailing list called Homer-L, which sounded interesting. I tried twice to subscribe, following the advice of two different websites (to the same email address, but with a slightly different body text), but I received notification that my mail was undeliverable to that address.

Does anybody know if this list still exists? And, if so, how you subscribe?

I'd also love to hear of any other ...
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futurum

1. I don't understand 'futurum'. 'To be' can work actively but passively it doesn't make sense. What of the future active participle? is futururum correct?

2. How does the comparative for more, many, most work? Always use the Genitive in these instances? Thanks.
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Quiz

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4232665.stm

I got 10/10 and hope that most Latinists can do so as well. I shall not hold out my hopes too much for the others. :wink:
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