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the way to learn

Reading through the old posts on this site I see that you all seem to really analyse every word you read. I've only been studying latin since august this year, but I'm trying just to read the language, be it with a dictionary in my lap. Would you recommend this way of learning latin, or is it indeed better to really analyse every word?
The thing is I learned english and german in holland without ...
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a loca plana

Just wondering, being Dutch as I am, how would I say I'm from holland?

sum a loca plana?

I can't help but feel my vocabulaire is seriously lacking here.
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An uncertain quote

Anybody heard of " Kyrie eleison" as a cry for the general marching in triumph? I don't know the exact spelling and followingly, the morphology and meaning.
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The syntax of a love-crazed boar

I recently ran across a poem which used to be attributed to Theocritus (Kiessling makes it number 30), but which Gow (O.C.T. editor of Bucolici Graeci) puts after Bion in the anonymous section.

It's a very curious thing, about the boar who castrated and killed Adonis getting interrogated by Adonis' girlfriend, Aphrodite. The boar claims he didn't want to kill the boy:

ou)k h)/qelon pata/cai:
27
a)ll' w(j a)/galm' e)sei=don,
kai\ mh\ fe/rwn to\ ...
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another quote

A few years ago I played "dequoter 1.0", a computer game where you have to decrypt a code. crypted phrases are famous quotes and I wrote them because I like quotes very much. This afternoon I found the sheet where I wrote that quotes and I would like to ask if you know the original greek version of:

I have hardly ever known a matematician who was capable of reasoning
- Plato

I like him ...
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Paragraphs 73, 79, 84, 95, 103, 117 and 119

Hi, Everybody,

I have translated some paragraphs from JWW and I'd love if you could check it for me,ok. It might have a lot of mistake... Tanslating from ancient greek into new English, poor me! Here it goes:

Please, any suggestion, correction etc is welcome! Thanks!

73.
(1) The house had beautiful doors. (2) He was sending the garrison to the village. (3) He had beautiful houses in the village. (4) Were you (sing.) plunder ...
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§. 341, Exercises, II. Page 147.

1. Contrary to our opinion, the enemy fled and the cavalry followed close after them.
Contrá opiniónem nostram, hostés fugérunt et equitátus eós subsecútus est. (Can that be "subsequébantur" because the cavalry was following..?)

2. From all parts of the multitude the shouts arose of those who were being wounded.
Ex omnibus multitúdinis partibus illórum clamórés quí vulnerábantur ortí sunt.

3. Caesar did not allow the cavalry to pursue too far.
Caesar nón passus equitátum ...
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New member

Greetings to all!

I just stumbled across this site a week or two ago, and have really enjoyed going through the old posts as well as availing myself of some of the grammars in the download areas. I'm not currently enrolled in a formal Latin or Greek course at university, but rather am studying these two languages out of a longstanding interest in the classics, and a desire to read them in the original Latin ...
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pages missing?

Hi all,
I downloaded JWW's First Greek book on 13th June 2003. I was looking for a word in the greek-english dictionary (page 304) and I discovered that the dictionary starts from page 4. Then I checked the dictionary and I found other 3 pages missing (pages 15-16-17 of the dictionary). Why? Is there a new, complete, version? Have I to download the whole file again? I have a 56 K connection and downloading that ...
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Pharr section 209 line 4

)Axaioi\ d' o)/ssontai ma/ntin kaka/. kaka/ is neuter pl. Ma/ntin is msculine sg. Does that mean that kaka/ functions as an adverb so that it means something like - but the Achaeans evilly glared at the seer-?


 

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