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The Umlaut?

I'm hoping someone can explain what this German symbol is doing on my Greek words. :P

What do these two dots mean: i5 ?

And what are they called?
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Map of Ancient Italy

I recently scanned in the image of ancient Italy referred to in the text (pg. 1, PDF pg 11). Unfortunately I won’t be able to leave it up indefinitely since the image is 2.62. Mb and I expect to need the space at some point in the future. But it’s available for now.

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- Tim

post scriptum: As mentioned, I now have need of the space and can no longer make ...
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Book Dedication

I just received my copy of the D'Ooge book and found the book dedication:

Filiolo meo
qui me non solum dicenda
sed etaim tacenda docuit
hoc opusculum est dedicatum

I think it is:

To my little son
who me not only by speech
but also without speaking teaches
this little work is dedicated

- Tim
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genocide, homicide etc derivation

Hi everyone

I have a quick query regarding some english words that are derived from latin, those that end in cide (homicide, pesticide etc). For example, I know that the stem of the word genocide is derived from genus, but is the cide part derived from a latin word? one meaning 'to kill' perhaps?

Thanks in advance for any help
Ironic Lettuce

PS what does QED stand for and mean?
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H & Q - Unit 2 - Page 60


I'm not sure about the following:

ta\ bibli/a ta\ para\ tw=n ce/nwn e)pai/deue tou\s e)n th=| a)gora=| a)nqrw/pouj, tou\s (Omh/rou fi/louj.

Is it "The books, the ones from the strangers, educated the men in the marketplace, the friends of Homer."

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Krasis, elisis and hiati

I wonder, is there a rule that tells when to use krasis, when to elide the final vowel, and when to leave hiatus? (I mean in prose, in verse it is dictated by the metrum)
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Certain Latin Sounds

Avete, omnes!

I have a theory about a certain linguistic construction in Latin. I'm not convinced that gn is pronounced as two different sounds. For instance, how does one pronounce "Gnaeus"? Certainly not an ungainly sounding "g-nai" sound; I feel certain the Romans were above that. In modern English, we pronounced the word "gnome" as if the 'g' were silent. In fact, when pronounced correctly, it is not an 'n' sound but a velar nasal, ...
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Aoidoi.org: two Greeks overcome, Ibycus and Sappho

For a contrast to the political and missionary zeal on the open board, I offer two poems about being overcome by passion of a different sort.

Ibycus 287, the one where he says, and I tremble at his approach // like a yoke-worn, prize-winning horse nearing old age // unwillingly goes to contest with swift chariot. This might even be a complete poem.

Sappho 31, he seems to me, that man, as lucky as the ...
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Hi All,

I did some shopping today and came up with 6/7ths of the Jebb Sophocles (I already owned the 7th) along with all 3 volumes of Eduard Fraenkel's Agamemnon.


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...biting the hand that feeds you?

Hi, it's I, PeterD.

You would think that the Israeli government, which receives Billions of $$$$ in aid each and every freakin' year with no questions asked, would show a smidgen of respect to their benefactor -- the American government, i.e., the American taxpayer. Think again. The recipients of all this aid have been caught once again -- remember the Pollard scandal? -- spying on the good ol' USA.

What Chutzpah!

According to a Salon.com ...
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