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Oxford Grammars

I see that a new bookshop that's just opened hereabouts has the Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek and the Oxford Grammar of Latin. Does anyone have any comments on/experience with these works? Should I be fighting my way through a mob of frenzied classicists to make sure I get my copies?
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Classical, Eccle, or Neo-Latin?

If I wanted to start writing in Latin today, which Latin would be more appropriate? The Classical, Ecclesiastical, or the Neo-Latin?

For example, which Latin is used to write today's books--such as the Harry Potter books?

Neo-Latin seems to be adding scientific words, but I am not sure about Ecclesiastical Latin, are these two vocabularies growing separately today? I have tried searching for answers but I haven't found much.

Are these trully three separate standards? ...
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"... et ne nos inducas in temptationem..."

Salvete omnes!

Without trying in any way to start a theological debate, I have a question concerning the Lord's Prayer. It is said "... et ne nos inducas in temptationem sed libera nos a malo". What kind of imperative is that? Is it normal not to be "...et ne nos induxeris in temptationem..."? Well, I guess it is, since this is the common form of the prayer, but can anyone explain me how come?

Gratias, ...
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If you didn't like "Troy"...

...then don't click here.














P.S. :roll:
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Fictitious Epistulam

Hello there everyone, or should I say salvete? But I digress-

As you've probably figured out, I'm a newbie, despite having popped by this message board, or more specifically, the Agora, where I find myself almost totally lost. However, I was creating a somewhat fictitious epistulam this evening (which I originally attended to send to a friend, but got carried away), but I was wondering how many zillions of syntax and grammar rules I managed ...
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Filiam?

I just restarted learning latin out of the Oxford Latin Course book and i ran across a sentence that confuses me.

filiam laudat Scintilla

I'm not sure if it should be translated as:

Scintilla praises her daughter.

or

Scintilla praises a/the daughter.

in the context it seems like it would be her daughter but wouldn't that be differenet?

thanks for any help.
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JWW exercises, para 390, 392, 397, 399, 410, 412

some suggested translations

390
1 how should I make the battle/engagement?
2 if I should hear the name of this man, I should/would avenge myself (on him)
3 there was a danger that the satrap would/might molest/annoy the Greeks
4 if the Greeks should conquer the barbarians, it would be well
5 therefore I would not wonder if the enemy should try to follow them
6 they were all afraid that Clearchus might take vengeance-on/punish ...
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a ride?

Pheidippides is said to have run at about 23 rides and hour when he dashed through the Marathon plateau to get the news of Greek victory over Persians to Athens. A ride is said to be 4 stadia, which is in turn 6 plethra(if I remember it correctly). I read this from an college physics textbook(Halliday & Resnick) and tried to find out what a ride is in Greek, but I couldn't find one. A ...
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"hoc" in "in catilinam"

I'm having a little trouble with the word "hoc" in the following sentence:

verum ego hoc quod iam pridem factum esse oportuit certa de causa nondum adducor ut faciam.


Cicero is explaining why he can't kill Catiline just yet, and I think that "hoc" refers to the execution of Catiline.

My textbook (but this isn't for a course I am taking) tells me that

1. the main clause is: "verum ego hoc ... certa de ...
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A short sentence in READING GREEK~

o)/zousi xau(=tai presbe/wn ei)s ta/s po/leis o)zu/tata.

It is from a textbook READING GREEK.I can't understand it because of such word "xau(=tai" .I've no idea about it's accidence.

Can u help me to analyze it?

Thank u very much.
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