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Aoidoi.org, new text: Sappho 96

A mere five and half strophes, this is a somewhat difficult text, made more difficult by the gaps - we know it from a single parchment. Most of the fairly certain text is devoted to an extended simile which is quite a)/bron.

"As when the moon outshines the stars," Sappho 96. I comment on all the difficult Aeolic forms, but you might want to briefly review the Aeolic dialect for the superficial changes.
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How to say

ONE: how am I supposed to find how to pronounce these words, like what do the vowels sound like?
TWO: how do I say the word and, or is?
THREE: I'm working with this site to get words, but how or when do I learn how to set up the sentences? I'm nowhere near ready for that, but is there a program to learn that?

THANK YOU!
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John 1:4 - Articles and Subject

John 1:4 - e)n au)tw|= zwh\ h}n, kai\ h( zwh\ h}n to\ fw=j tw=n a)nqrw/pwn.
In the second clause, it seems obvious that "life" is the subject, but grammatically, how is this known since the predicate nominative has the article aswell?

also, in the first clause, is the article missing to show that "life" here is qualitative?
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Alexander the Great?

Hi, I'm a beginner at this stuff and I have some questions abot Alexander the Great, can anyone help me?
Are there any records of Alexander's voyage to India?
What dialect is Plato's dialogues in?
Are there any texts regarding the Olympic religion?
Where are Heracles, Jason and the Argonauts etc etc, those well-known Greek legends from?
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Taxonomical Latin

Scientists use Latin labels to classify animals, plants, and fungi into families, orders, classes, phyla, kingdoms etc.

Families of animals end in –idae, for example:

Felidae: the cat family
Equidae: horse, zebras asses
Hominidae: the family to which humans belong.

The classes of plants have the same ending, e.g. the class Asteridae.

I’ve always wondered where they got this –idae suffix from and what it means. Is it Greek or something, cos I know Latin ...
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alphabet development and classical latin

Salvete,

I'm new to Latin and I'm trying to (re-)start it right, and maybe even write some software on Latin (I'm a C/C++ programmer).

I did some research to find out about the development of the latin alphabet, but have found inconsistencies and contradictions between the results. Here is what I have:

http://www.pamellaneely.com/alpha/
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/latin.htm
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/latin2.htm

( ...
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Unit #1 Ex 19

I am working through Unit 1 exercises and drills. I got stuck at #19:
Feminae est forma, fama nautae; feminis est forma, fama nautis.
The link to the the PDF answer key seems to be down, any help would be appreciated. If I ignore the comma I can come up with:
The woman's beauty is the talk of the sailor for the first part but otherwise, the only way I could make sense of it ...
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Das Inverse Theory in education

Since this is a forum focused on learning I thought I might share with you another manifestation des Inversen Theorys. Yes that is the german genitive which I 1/knew last year so I (1/know it)^-1 1/then! Anyhow listen to this:

I was eager for a lesson on Friday even in the anarchic afterMATH of a crazy pure test involving multitudinous constants k although the word constant begins with a c I suppose it's german think ...
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Beginner question: use of article

Getting back into Greek, I forgot how uncertain of myself I get in translations...
Following sentence from Peckett and Munday's Thrasymachus:

dhlw~ ga\r tw|~ paidi\ ta\ e0n tai=j tw~n o0lbi/wn nh/soij.

I got stuck on that ta\ in there, but if it makes the following clause substantive, I translate mechanically as:

So I am showing to the boy the things in the island of the blessed.

...and a bit more idiomatically as...

So I'm showing ...
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Esca dinosauris

A cuius generis dinosauro te maxime iuvaret devorari?
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