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Please confirm correctness of sentences.

1. The pictures about the goddess were beautiful.
--Picturae de dea pulchrae erant.

2. The girls love beautiful stories.
--Puellae fabulas pulchras amant.

3. The poet Ovid tells about the goddess and the maiden.
--Poeta Ovidius de dea puellaque narrat.

4. Arachne also tells stories about the goddess.
--Arachne quoque fabulas de dea narrat.

5. The rash girl was proud.
--Puella temeraria superba erat.

6. Minerva was angry because ...
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Any study groups for White's First Greek book starting?

Hi all,

I am new to this site and am interested in the idea of a study group. I am just now downloading White's First Greek book and am wondering if there may be any interest in a study group for Greek newbies like myself. I would love an opportunity to learn with others on the same level as myself to share support and insight. Also to vent when needed.



Stacking enclitics

This might be a silly question, but is it possible to stack enclitics, like: Tuquene me amas? ("You too love me?")? Not that you need to use it very often, but if you can do like that, it's cool.
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In the pasture of this world...


In the pasture of this world, I endlessly push aside the tall grasses in search of the bull.
Following unnamed rivers, lost upon the interpenetrating paths of distant mountains,
My strength failing and my vitality exhausted, I cannot find the bull.
I only hear the locusts chirring through the forest at night.

Comment: The bull never has been lost. What need is there to search? Only because of separation from my true nature, I ...
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Reverse synergy?

Any ideas on how the word subiata works in the following quote?

subiata quicunque parte integrante tollitur totum

I think the translation is roughly: if you take away an essential part you take away the whole but how the first word operates is not clear.

Semper fidelis,
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Verse composition

OK. Regarding WhiteO's six month old challenge to produce an elegiac couplet, I think I have produced 3/4 of something with which I am not totally disgusted. However, I have the half of the pentameter after the diaeresis to go, and I am crying out for dactyls (those of you who have tried to compose Latin verse will know my pain).

My questions are -
(a) is anyone aware of some nice Latin idioms relating ...
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Ex vs Ab

In the exercises a sentence read that "We seek advice from the leader" (paraphrased).
I wrote:

Consilium ex duce quaesimus.

The answer was:

Consilium ab duce quaesimus.

I understand 'ab' to mean 'away from', as moving away from.
Advice should come 'out of' the leader, 'from within'. Right?


PS Wheelock's answer key should be revised.
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me, my

In the sentence

Hominem ad me agebant (long e on the me)

What is "me" in this sentence? I think that hominem is accusative as it is the direct object of agebant, and ad takes the accusative so would that mean "me" is accusative of "me" (in the English sense)?

Possible translation:

They were leading the man to me?
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On account of

I see that one possible translation of "on account of" is propter, and another translation is ex.

The thing is, propter takes the accusative whereas ex takes the ablative.

What is the difference in how they are used? Up to this point I have been using ex as in "out of " and propter as "on account of" or "because of".
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First post by evodius

Greetings everyone!

I am also new to textkit; I'm a software developer in Southern California, and I have been studying Latin in my spare time for about two years now. My initial interest was Ecclesiastical Latin, the language of the Roman Catholic Church, to aide in my study of the Vulgate and other ecclesiastical texts. However, my interest in Latin has broadened, and so I have been seeking out more Latin resources, devouring as much ...
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