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subject in Iliad 1:127-128

...,au)tar )Axaioi\ triplh=| tetraplh=| t' a)poti/somen, ...What is the subject of a)poti/somen?
The form is 1st person pl. but )Axaioi\ is nominative.
Can this be combined to read - we Achaeans will repay you three or even four fold?


JWW Paragraphs 18-27

my questions are connected to accents:

1. are all diphthongs considered long?

2. ultimately, how could i know that a vowel is long or not? i know that Williams has the long mark over the letter to let us know they are long. but, aren't these long marks absent when you normally write the word?

for example, how do i know that the a in h(me/ra is ...
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Peach Pits and Greek humor :-D

I have a really old unanswered question and wondering if someone who is well read in Greek Plays or Comedies can answer this. I took a theatre class a few years ago and my teacher made a comment about greek humor. He gave this example where he was walking tip toed across the room and exclaiming, "Oh help, I have a pit stuck up my butt." And from then on I was fascinated with greek ...
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#1 Position of the article and articles w/ adjectives

1.1 The man is bad.
1.2 Beautiful things.
1.3 The beautiful.
1.4 The wise (men).
1.5 The good men.
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D'ooge EX. 39/40

Hello all,

I am new to Latin, new to D'ooge and new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone would be able to clarify something for me in Exercises 39 and 40.

In Exercise 39 Part I Number 1, it asks for the English translation of "Diana est dea", which I translate as "Diana is a goddess". In the Latin version, why is dea, which is the object of the sentence, in nominative singular ...
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Composition Books - thumbs up or thumbs down

I thought I would start off a new thread to hopefully get minds back onto more sutiable 'open board' discussions...

With the posting of North and Hillard's Latin Prose Composition my mind is once again on composition books and their current and historical use in Greek and Latin educations.

I would be curious to know more about how and where composition books are currently used in schools. I would think that from about 1885 to ...
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Mystery letter

I know some of the Medieval letters are a bit unusual, but does anybody know what the symbol that looks like a cursive, lower-case Z is? I see it every now and then in Medieval Latin and am trying to remember. It is the reason why "videlicet" was shortened to "viz"... that's all I can remember.
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Ch 31 1000 basiorum

The last three lines have got me baffleissimused.

11. conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus,
12. aut ne quis malus invidere possit
13. cum tantum sciat esse basiorum

11. We will jumble those things (what things?), so that we may not know,
12. nor so that someone may cast an evil eye,
13. when he may know so many kisses to be..

As you can see I haven't a clue what it means.

iuvate me!

Phil
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Ch 31 Ringo

The book asks 'What effect might the poet be hoping to achieve by so widely separating noun (anulos) and adjective (senos)? To which my only reply can be 'Dunno'. Maybe to make the reader wait to find out what it is that you can have six of on each finger and not put away at night. What can you have? The mind boggles.
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raw_preverb

I was on Perseus, checking out what form pro/es (Iliad 1:127) is and it said: "aor imperat act 2nd raw_preverb.
I don't have any idea what 'raw_preverb' means. Can someone tell me please?

Thank you.
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