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new classical pronunciation of sophocles

i just found this new reconstructed pronunciation of sophocles, electra, 1126-1170, it's not in the main menu of the "rhapsodoi" site so i didn't know it existed until today...

if anyone hasn't listened to the rhythm of greek iambic trimeter before, this is definitely worth listening to. iambic tri's rhythm was considered "most similar to normal speaking" of all the poetry metres. the greek is really nice: a classic grieving scene from one of sophocles' ...
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Pindar Quote

Can someone help me translate this ? ?

Mh fila yuxa Biov aqanatov speude tan dempraxton autlei maxaman


I was guessing it was something like, "Not love soul life not death strives my firend ? to exaust the battle" ? ? ?
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Hi

Hi all,

I just got an interest in Latin and, well, I am just happy to have found this site.

I am fluent in English (US) and Spanish (Puerto Rico). Well... as close to fluent as I am going to get. I can still learn a lot from these two languages, but I decided to not let that stop me. :wink:

My interest in learning Latin came ...
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A rhyme which I heard from my Latin classmates

"Latin's a dead language, as dead as dead can be
It killed off all the Romans - and now it's killing me"


I don't know about you, but that offended me. I was transfixed speechless at that. Talk about contumelias conicere!!
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Young and hopeful from Poland

I`m a student from Cracow and I have Greek and Latin in my curriculum but I`m seeking for additional textbooks. My ambition is to become a translator. One of my favorite books is Anabasis, but I like also Thucydides (actually I`m writing a work about democratic citizen ideal in "Peloponesian War").

Valete!
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BLD: §135 Imperfect Active Inidcative

§135 I

3. Pugnant, laudabas, movebatis
K: they were fighting, you were praising, they were moving.

Should be:
They do fight, you were praising, You were moving.

6. Videbant, movebas, nuntiabamus
K: they were seeing, you were moving, they were announcing.

Should be:
they were seeing, you were moving, We were announcing.

7. Necabat, movebam, habebat, parabatis
K. they were killing, I was moving, he was having, they were preparing.

Should be:
He was killing, ...
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New to Latin

I'm very much want to learn latin thoroughly, but I'm even having trouble with the beginner books on this site. Besides the beginner books on this site, does anyone know of some free audio lessons available on the internet that would work well in concert with the beginner books provided on this site? I searched google, but didn't find anything useful.
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Reading after Wheelock

How well does Wheelock's Latin prepare one for reading Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War? In other words, what grammatical things do I need to learn after completing Wheelock in order to read that work correctly?
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ancient greek texts - DON´T MISS!!!!!

that´s so shameful...:oops: :oops: :oops:
jeff, please cut this thread out!
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BLD §§124-125 Conjugation fo SUM

§124

Nunc laetus es, sed nuper non laetus eras. Cur miser eras?
Key: Now you are happy, but recently you weren’t happy. Why were you sad?

I don't have "sad" as a meaning for misera; wretched, unfortunate. Is there another definition someplace that I missed?

Nunc sum apud socios meos.
Nunc laeti sumus et erimus.

Key:
Now I am with my companions. Should be among.
Now I am and will be happy. Should be plural, ...
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