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HELP: Scanning Line 1:89


I'm having the dickens of a time trying to scan line 1:89 in the Iliad. Any help out there?

-- -- | -- u u | -- u u u | -- -- | -- u u | -- --

Obviously something is HORRIBLY wrong in my third foot. Can the "ba" in bareias be long? I'm I crazy? Which syllable I'm I mis-scanning?

Thanks for the help in advance!

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i and the world

hello,boys and girls,
i am a post-graduate students from zhejiang university--the third university of china. major in german philosophy and political philosophy.
my e-mail:bettermangaojing@yahoo.com.cn, maybe you will contact me and discuss about something. if you interest in china culture and will study in chinese university,i can help you and cost you nothing.i can also exchange our material.
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Ancient Currency

I've been reading a lot about sesterii and aurei and asses and the like, and I know how an as was a quarter of a sesterius, and a sestertius was a quarter of a denarius — but is it possible to equate these denominations with our modern currency? Naturally, in a world completely removed from our own, there are different things that are bought and sold, and it goes without saying that technology has completely ...
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Alcibiades latinus

I found a short Latin hypothesis to Plato's dialogue Alicibiades (I) in an old edition of the text by Philip Buttmann (19th c. German classicist) and thought that I'd post it for fun and to advertise the reading group that is just getting under way in the Greek forum:

The late antique grammarian Priscian also translates a number of sentences from the introduction of the dialogue into Latin in order to demonstrate how Latin ...
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Yesterday I moved to the new house.
It's an apartment house sitting just by a subway station
My wife and I did putting things in place and it's still a bit mess and we're quite beaten down by the labour.
I have to rearrange all my books that take one and a half wallful and my wife's doing most of the cleaning though I help her with some drillings and some heavy stuffs.
My books ...
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Colloquia per AIM

Saluēte, amīcī cēterīque omnēs!

Sermōnēs nostrī hīc in Agorā certē semper mē placent, sed multa sunt momenta cum cupidus sum plūris. Colloquī igitur nōs necesse est, ut inter nōs statim respōnsa accipāmus et reddāmus. Quamquam exemplar sit colloquia uōcibus habēre, hoc autem fierī nōn potest, et ergō aliīs modīs ūtī nōs opus est.

Fēlīciter Subitum Nūntium habēmus, id est "AOL Instant Messenger" uel "AIM," quī ualdē probus erit. Spērō multōs nostrum iam eum possidēre; sīn ...
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'Ab' before consonantal 'u' and 'i'

No, I just don't wanna give up this subject. :-P

What are the usual conventions for "ab" versus "a" before consonantal 'i' or 'u'? My observation has been that "ab" occurrs before words like "Iulio" whereas "a" is placed before "uento," unless I'm mistaken, which I hope I am. But if this was the classical convention, did the Romans pronounce their two semi-vowels differently with respect to ...
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Georgicon Liber 1, lines 77-78

urit enim lini campum seges, urit auenae,
urunt Lethaeo perfusa papauera somno;

I would like translate this as:

"the crop of flax dries out the plain, the oats are drying out,
the poppies, drenched in the slumber of Lethe, are drying out." (I love the poppies drenched in Lethe's sleep.)

I assume this 'drying out' means they are taking that yellowy/golden grain color and are about ready to be harvested, but I don't quite understand ...
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New guy!

Hi guys and gals I am new to this forum and site, i have just started studing Latin and Ancient Greek, I really like these languages.
I am really glad that I found this site, it is really awesome.
I am from Sweden so I am sorry for my poor English, oh and I am 14 years old.
That's It, I hope I will meet alot of new people here and learn alot too!
Thanks! ...
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how to delete a textkit account

dear all, esp. the moderators
is there any way to delete err (one of) my account?
I just realized that I had two textkit account :) really sorry about this. I just found out to my embarassment after using the memberlist feature and start scrolling and find out that out of 3 textkit user located in my city, 2 of them are me! Really sorry, silly me. ...
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