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Latin or Greek?

I suppose it's a stupid question, but is Latin easier to learn for an anglophone, with some Irish and French, than Greek?
And to be a success in the classics world does one need both languages, or is one better to have than the other? i mean to become an academic.
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Introducing Marcus Regulus


I discovered this forum while trying to find ways to learn Latin and Greek.

I am a pastor of a small church with an interest in Greek and Roman History. I am hoping to turn it into a ph.D., but I have a lot of prep work to do including learning Latin and getting my Greek back up to speed.

My question at this point is what to do first? Any suggestions?
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Similis really?

Isn't there any shorter way of saying for example "I'll give you a paper like this" than "Paginam huic similem te donabo"? "Huic similem" sounds so long and clumsy.
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Post Roman proper nouns

Is there a system for translating (or perhaps transliterating would be a better term) names into Latin? Such as, for example Ohio or Geoff? If I wanted to say I was from Arkansas, how would I decline this noun?
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Atalanta help

Hiya y'all.

Can anyone disentangle this sentence for me?

"Nec dicere posses, laude pedum, formaene bono praestantior esset."

What is "bono" doing in this sentence? If I stare at it for long enough will it begin to make sense?
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Demosthenes, first Phillipic

Hi, i'm new at the forum and i have a question about the first phillipic of demosthenes, in par 38 there is on the second line: "hoos ouk edei". Does anyone know what that means, what the function is of "hoos"? I've checked a few translations, but they nicely jumped over
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Violating your conscience

Hello All,

Here is an initial attempt at posting in the Academy. What I was wondering is this. What do you do when you violate your conscience. The reason why I am wondering this is because, as a Christian, I know what I do.....i.e. confess, repent, and renew my efforts. What do other people do? Is it that big of a deal? For me, it is a big deal because when I violate my conscience ...
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Question: Chapter 6, P&R #11

I have a question regarding Practice & Review #11.

Therefore, we cannot always see the real vices of a tyrant.

My translation of this is:
Non semper videre possumus, igitur, vera vitia tyranni.

I found this translation online at ancienthistory.about.com:
Non possumus igitur vitia vera tyranni semper videre.

Assuming the online answer is correct, why wouldn't semper videre come before the postpositive conjuntion with possumus as a complimentary infinitive?

Rob Carignan
Portland, Maine
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Sometimes a nu appears in the end of the third person singular imperfect which I cant see in the paradigms. Other words also have a nu sometimes in the end, like some forms of to be or some prepositions; why?
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eu and eu

lesson 95

This might be too obvious for a question. But just to make it sure, in lesson 95 of Pharr e)u/ is breathed at e, while accented at u. And this Homeric form of eu] means it is pronounced like eh-ü(u with Umlaut) rather than eh-oo?
And e)uknh/midej like eh-ü-kneh-mi-des?
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