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Xairein

Hello All,

I am a new member here at Textkit. I was quite happy to find the site. I am a student of Koine Greek. I have 4 years of formal training in Koine...actually 3 1/2 with 1/2 a year devoted to Classical (which is not nearly enough IMHO). I am currently reading the Epistle of James and Apollodorus' Library (Book 121 LCL).

In my one semester of Classical I read selections from Homer, Sophocles, ...
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Being seated or sitting down

I'm sure the clever people here can help me...

The english verb sit apparently has two meanings. One is the terminal action of sitting down (usually indicated by "down"), the other is to be seated, i.e. the process.

I walked into the room and sat on the whoopey cushion = action, sit down
I sat on the grass all afternoon = action
We walked down the road and sat on the grass = ambigious! or ...
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David Sylvian

Every time I listen to some of his songs I come to the same conclusion: he is not an average musician, he is not an average poet - he is a living legend!
Because you are so greate, I like to share with you one of my favorite songs. Enjoy!

Orpheus

Standing firm on this stony ground
The wind blows hard
Pulls these clothes around
I harbour all the same worries as most
The temptations ...
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What's the most you've read in one day?

The most Latin I've read has been Genesis, chapter 24, which weighs in at 7552 characters, or two printed pages in my edition. The most classical Latin I've consumed in one day would be one of Pliny's letters to Trajan. It took me several hours, and I didn't understand all of it, even with the copious notes in Wheelock's reader, but I did find it fascinating commentary on early Christianity ;p

For comparison, in English, ...
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having trouble with this imperative

Hi guys, I am a third year latin student in virginia. We are translating hercules, and havn't been putting english into latin since latin II for grammar structure, so i'm a bit rusty on it.

I've been trying to make some sentances latley on my own, and i'm having some trouble with this one:

Remember the past.

Remember is "memini" (1st pp) and "meminisse" (2nd pp), and to make the imperative of remember, you usually ...
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Wonder Llamas

http://www.greenapple.com/~jorp/amzanim/cross12a.htm

I couldn't resist.

These really are wonder llamas
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Laocoontize

hoc vobis propono novum verbum. Laocoon ille, qui conatus est suam gentem ut insidias ante se monere caverent, qui ante monitum consilium suum strangulatus est ille et miseri fili a serpentibus terribilibus. sic est populus, amatus a illo sene sapiente, superatus... equo tam pulchro sed insidiae pleno. idem est mundo, qui silentium dicentibus, monentibus affert libenter. nominem hunc casum "Laocoontization" et hoc verbo utamur - Anglice vel in quaque. quam homines praesentuibus decipiuntur tam velociter ...
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perhaps im dense

i looked at the first chapter of this book and it all confused me because of the accents

wouldnt the accents be defined by the word? because sure as i am alive (questionable) they arent written all over this site and everything else
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Need help translating?

"Dum quietum silentium contineret omnia, et nox in suo cursu medium iter haberet, omnipotens sermo tuus Domine a regalibus sedibus."
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AVATAR

Dear all, once again I show my internet ingnorance:
Where can I get an avatar out side of this site? :oops:
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