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How to write/draw greek characters.

Hi everyone, this is my first post as I've only just discovered this excellent site after deciding I would like to learn ancient greek and latin. So far I've only been reading about the different styles and transitions the languages have taken through time and just trying to learn a little each day. My question involves the writing of the greek characters. Is there a proper way to do this and does it make a ...
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Beginning Attic Texts

In 1988 I took an incredibly intense Attic Greek class; by the end we had read Plato's *Ion* and Euripedes *Medea*. I thought I was going to write a philosophy thesis with my new-found Greek, but my life went otherwise.

I'm trying to get my skills back, and I want them to stick this time. I'm working from the Mastronarde "Introduction to Attic Greek" text, which doesn't seem much mentioned here, but which is working ...
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"New" Latin Words

I read somewhere that the Vatican, in modern times, created new words in an effort to update the Latin language.

I was wondering what this dictionary is called and whether or not it has met with widespread acceptance or not?

(I apologise in advance if this topic has been covered, but my search for it didn't turn up anything.)
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Rude word

I've just noticed something. If a post contains a Latin word that contains the letters c-u-n-t, as many Latin words do, the word gets omitted from the post altogether. Major problem in the Agora I think.
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Cur?

Cur "Latine" in loco verbae "Latina" scribitis? Hoc in fora multa vidi.
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Pronouncing sigma before a voiced consonant in the next word

For example (in the Iliad line 5):

Dio\j d' e0telei/eto boulh&

Should the sigma be voiced or unvoiced? Is it the same for singing as for speaking?
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De hominis natura

Quot hora, pueri puellaeque? Hora philosophiae!

Agite amici, de natura hominis dicamus. Atque prima quaestio est:
“Utrum natura hominis est mala an bona? Cur :?: ”

(Obsecro autem vos responsum facilum et brevum scribere, quod potestas latinae scribendae mea parvula est) :oops:
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In need of some latin dynamos

I have been attempting latin for quite awhile now, and I'm just starting to get the hang of it. I have my foot in the door, but I need help with a translation.

The fast horse enveloped shadow over man.

My attempt was:

ille equo firmo homo umbro super involvat.


Any help is GREATLY appreciated. As you can tell, I'm no professional.

~Dan
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Help me with the translation of the exercises

1) Your hopes are vain
suae spes vanae sunt
2) The death is certain uncertain is the day of the death
Mors certa est,mortis dies incertus est
3) The forhead and the eyes are parts of the human face
Frons et ocula facer humana partes sunt
4) Great was the number of the houses of the town
Domuum numerus urbis magnus erat
5) Jesus is the salvation of the human gender
Jesu,salus humanus generis es ...
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info about the scholia d

hi, i was wondering if someone could explain to me a bit about the history of the scholia d... do the comments come from alexandrian scholars or later commentators? is it reliable? stuff like that, thanks :) :)

(btw it's linked here on Will's page:)

http://www.aoidoi.org/links.php
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