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Greetings from China

Hi, I'm chinese sophomore majoring in EE. And I've got a strong interest in language learning and linguistic studies.

Could anybody here be so kind as to introduce to me a brief history of Greek and tell which genre or time period does the tutorials on this website belong to?
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Use of Infinitive

Xai/rete,

In the following phrase,

Ou)x u(mw=n e)stin gnw=nai xro/nouj h(\ kairou/j "It is not for you to know times or seasons."

I am not sure how to treat the sentence role of the aorist infinitive: gnw=nai. My guess is that it is part of the direct object phrase gnw=nai xro/nouj h)\ kairou/j and xro/nouj h)\ kairou/j is the object of gnw=nai. Or I am I completely wrong, and the infinitive here has a ...
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Favorite author (spinoff from Current reads)

Just thought I'd see who you like. I'm a die hard sci-fi-er.

Roger Zelazny tops my list, his Amber series is my all time favorite series. On the whole I prefer his early work (This Immortal, Dilvish the Damned), rather than his late collaborations....when he paired with another author I think he put out some garabage (especially his posthumous work).

Roger is closely Followed by:

Isaac Aasimov
Robert Silverburg
Larry Niven
Orson Scott Card
and ...
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Advice Please

What is the best way to learn how to read latin without chopping each sentence up and then putting it back together?
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newbe

Just stumbled accross this website while looking for some greek conjugation tools, I didn't think there was anything like it around. I'm currently a student at SUNY Albany where I'm studying latin and Greek. Unfortunately greek is only offered at the 500 level as an independant study and only if you have prior experience. Needless to say I lied to get in, and the prof didn't check. Besides studying these two I have minors in ...
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HELP: power and pronouns

HELP! PLEASE!

I'm writing a paper on how power is displayed in relationships by the use of a plural form of the pronoun "you" in a number of european languages. i know that these languages get their "voi/Lei" or "vous" or "vos/usted" from the "vos" in latin that showed up during the 4th century. However, i need to know how the Romans demonstrated power relations when they spoke to each other before that. Did they ...
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Click here and win a great prize.

:)

Hello from a wet London.

I'm here to learn how to read old school. Well in this case very, very, very old
school, I think the people in these parts call it Latin. Where I live people would call it "What was that" :lol:

Anyway I'm interested in learning latin, for the same reason that we get up ...
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New Student

Hello,I am new in this site,I started to study Latin alone,I have got a good Latin Grammar book in portuguese (I am brazilian) I am very serious when I study alone,but the book doesnt give the answers to the translation exercise,can I put here the doubts I will have in order to get help?
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nekron Afrodith?

from the "Visual Cue Cards to Accompany THE ANCIENT GREEKS SPEAK TO US" :
nekro\n A)frodi/th Dionu/sou di/xa kai\ Dh/mhtroj.

nekro/n: adj. dead, neut. sg.
Afrodi/th: fem. sg.
Dionu/sou: Dio/nusoj, masc. sg. gen.
Dhmhtroj: Dhmh/thr, fem. sg. gen.
di/xa: in two ways
kai/: and

I can hardly find a match of grammatical construction in this proverb.

I think a possible interpretation is nekro/n is not an adjective. But an acc. of nekro/s. and Afrodi/th ...
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the aorist and the perfect tense?

What's the difference between these two tenses?


Also, is the Greek perfect tense conceptually different from the English equivalent in any way?




EDIT: Just to clarify; by 'differences between tenses' I meant in terms of what verbs of those tenses mean (not how they're conjugated :) ).
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