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Substantive adjectives

Can a masculine (or feminine) adjective functioning substantivally be translated as a concept, or only a person? For instance, could agaqoj be translated as "good" or "goodness" if the context allows, or must it be rendered "a good man/one"?
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Glyconics

I am tempted to spread my pencil further afield from hexameter & iambics, have found a DH Lawrence WW1 poem that looks like it would work in Greek, mebbe even Latin too if I get on a roll. Can someone fill out some details on glyconics please... I only know what is in OCD and Goodwin's Greek Grammar.

Paul McK
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Goodwin's Syntax up for ebay auction

here is a great book up for auction. Goodwin's Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verbs.

Starting price 1 buck, no bids. Ends soon.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

I don't know who this seller is - so buyer beware. I would pay up to $35 for an ebay auction for this book.

Jeff
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Learning modern and ancient Greek at the same time: do-able?

Who has experience with studying modern and ancient Greek at the same time? Can that be done without mixing the two up too much?



Regards,
Adelheid
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Housman Epitaph Part 1


a)ll' e)dafoi g' e)fugon ghj, piptei d' ou)ranoj. h)dh
misqoforeit' ai)nwj. h)lqete kai qanete.

a variation on
Epitaph to an Army of Mercenaries
A E Housman

... not too sure about ending the pentameter with a short, but I think Zenodotos does in his 'A Statue of Love' (among others).

Paul McK
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Need a translation of a sentence from Pliny

It's the first sentence of "C. PLINII NATVRALIS HISTORIAE PRAEFATIO"

"Libros Naturalis Historiae, novicium Camenis Quiritium tuorum opus, natos apud me proxima fetura licentiore epistula narrare constitui tibi, iucundissime Imperator; sit enim haec tui praefatio, verissima, dum maximi consenescit in patre."

Thanks in advance,
-Jonathan.
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Click "here"

Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen !

Please, when posting to this forum, how can I get a proper hypertext link, I mean you just click here and you are brought to an URL. I think it would be useful if the url is long.

Regards and thanks,
Skylax
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Catulli carmen XIII


Fabulle, deipnhseij trapezh| 'mh| kallwj,
qewn ge xarisontwn, di' o)ligou, ea)n ferh|j
kallouj te kai pollouj sitouj seauton, ou)k
a)neu e(tairaj eu)prepouj tou, kai topou
te kai d' e)pisthmhj te kai pantwn gelwn
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How many languages is it practical to learn at once?

Lately, I have been finding there are more and more languages that I want to learn; definately more than it is practical to study at once. I am currently studying Japanese and Latin, and am a novice at both of them. I think I might be able to handle a third language, but I don't want to find myself confusing the rules of one language with the rules of another. The languages I wish to ...
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A Pygmalion-esque Elegy

This is my very first attempt at composing Latin poetry, which previously I'd thought too daring a task as I can't even compose prose properly. Anyway, I spent about an hour composing this elegy. I'm not very confident in the validity of the poem's grammar, diction, and meter: hence, I'm posting it for criticism.

Suffocatae herbosorum fumo puellae
oppidi expelluntque oraque tusses pudor;
tam cupidus sum ego ut oppidum relinquam
et quae faciant honore puellas ...
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