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Is this positive or negative

ou)k e)/xomen h(mei=j, w(/sper kai\ u(mei=j, oi)=kon me/giston
Does this sentence mean: We do not have the biggest house, like you do.
Or does it mean: We, just like you, do not have the biggest house.

Is it possible for a word like me/giston to be used to emphasise the size?
In other words, can it mean -very big- rather than -the biggest-?
In English this is quite common.
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Akropolis World News (in Attic Greek)

Annis mentioned this a few times before, but I'm reposting the URL because it's a nice little service.

Akropolis World News in Attic Greek. Updated every few days:

http://www.akwn.net/

There is a similar service available in Latin, courtesy Radio Finland:

http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/
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little thing

i need help.

how do you pronounce the following:

equus -i
nauta -ae
inimicus -i
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quick translation, context has been the problem

Looking for the translation of the prepositional phrase:

Above All Else

I've found several translations in the form of
Supremus Totus Alius, Super Omnia, Super Alia, etc

I would prefer a translation for all three words if possible as all the words carry a significance towards their purpose. I have found that else is probably the most problematic word, but feel free to prove me wrong.
Context: Refering to friends and family (without actually mentioning ...
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Proper Names

Hi all

I am a relative newbie to Greek and I am a bit confused about the use of the definite article in relation to proper names. I don't think I've seen the definite article used thus in any modern language: The Harry? Le Jacques? Well, actually the Germans do use it to some extent as in Die Asta, and the Italians do it, too, except it has a specific meaning, I think.

But back ...
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New edition of Schoder & Horrigan's READING COURSE

It appears that a new edition of Book I of A Reading Course in Homeric Greek is due to come out next month. The first 80 pages or so are available for download at the publisher's website (Focus Publishing):


www.pullins.com/Books/00978%20Reading%20Course%20in%20Homeric%20Greek.htm


The publisher also states that a new edition of Book II is due out next year.


I am better than CICERO

1/[That's right. You heard right. Now I don't claim to be more fluent in latin than he, certainly not nowadays, though there were one time I could pretty much speak.

I am sick of people saying ooh I can understand this ooh could you have spoken with the romans could you have assimilated yourself son. Well they is gone. Die sind schon ausgegangen. The deal is, how well can you write. Not how much can ...
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Ruling "from ... to ..."

Hi,

I would like to say

Croesus, ruling from 560 BC to 546 BC, was ...

in Latin.

How would you construct this phrase? It is especially the "from ... to" bit which I am not sure how to translate (I am not even sure my English is correct: would you say "from ... through" instead?).

Also, would you use "annus" in this case and how?

Thanks. :D ...
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starting again, learning accurately

hello

new here, but not entirely new to greek and latin.
i am a student of philosophy, currently working on my diploma thesis (on Plato and Aristotle), and therefore decided that it is about time to not only refresh my greek, but also to start anew in learning it accurately again. i took a one semester course (well, actually it was a two semester course, but i only did the first part...), learning basic greek ...
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Trouble with quinque...

I don't know what the word quinque means in this sentence:
"Quinque ex natis se ex aqua traxerunt seque Caesari potenti commiserunt."
I could use some help, it has had me baffled for a while now, help would be very appreciated.
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