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Homeric Greek word order


I'm in between Lesson III and IV in Pharr's book and it suddenly dawned upon me that I have no idea how I'm actually performing the translations. :) What I mean to say exactly is that I can do a "best fit" word order translation from greek to english, but when going from english to greek, I have no idea about the word order in greek. Does the verb come first? Last? Anywhere? Adjective ...
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241? really?

I see that the most users ever online is listed at 241!
(It was at +/- 35.) Is this correct? Amazing that the site did not have a meltdown.
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A Homeric Moment.

"Thus on the other hand he at least naturally indeed spoke saying."
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Missing accusative?

In the sentence below:

Phoebus filium monet, sed puer magna pericula non videt.

I see why filius is in the accusative (it is the d.o. of monet) but in the second half of the sentence, puer and pericula are both nominative. Wouldn't pericula be accusative, as it is what I would think be the d.o. of videt?
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Mounce Tips?

Just curious,

For those who are using or have used Mounce's BBG,

1) What did you consider the faults of the book?

2) What was the most difficult Chapter?

3) What Kind of Pace did you keep (whether in a school or self study)?


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Very important!!!!!

The Rector of our university (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) decided to do away with Ancient Greek, Italian (our third national language!) and some other topics.
If you want to support the students and assistants of Ancient Greek trying to fight against that decision, please sign the PETITION online http://www.duplain.ch
Thank you in advance.
Kind regards

I just got this message of a professor at that university, I think we should all sign this petition and also pass ...
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Pandora's Box

In the Pandora's Box story of 38 Latin Stories, the last sentence ends:

Etiam si vita plena malorum est, spem semper habemus.

The vita here appears to be in the ablative. I don't understand quite why, other than running through all the other cases and determining that none of the other ones seem to apply.

I'm only on Ch.5 of Wheelock's and I know the ablative is covered in later chapters but I was just ...
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Latin Word Order

The following are the few points of prosaic Latin word order which I can recall:

1. Main verb always at end.
2. Adjectives directly behind modified nouns.
3. Indirect objects precede direct objects.
4. Objects of prepositions follow the preposition (unless anastrophe is employed).

This leaves many questions. I'd like to know where subjects, direct and indirect objects, prepositional phrases, subordinate clauses, indirect statements, et cetera fit in.

If someone could translate the following example, ...
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Latin Prose Composition - North/Hillard

Is there any particular reason why this is for Acrobat Reader only? Other PDF's can be opened by Preview on my Mac, but the ones with AR5 in the title cannot. Ofcourse AR5 refers to Acrobat Reader 5, but why is this?
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