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alphabet development and classical latin

Salvete,

I'm new to Latin and I'm trying to (re-)start it right, and maybe even write some software on Latin (I'm a C/C++ programmer).

I did some research to find out about the development of the latin alphabet, but have found inconsistencies and contradictions between the results. Here is what I have:

http://www.pamellaneely.com/alpha/
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/latin.htm
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/latin2.htm

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Unit #1 Ex 19

I am working through Unit 1 exercises and drills. I got stuck at #19:
Feminae est forma, fama nautae; feminis est forma, fama nautis.
The link to the the PDF answer key seems to be down, any help would be appreciated. If I ignore the comma I can come up with:
The woman's beauty is the talk of the sailor for the first part but otherwise, the only way I could make sense of it ...
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Das Inverse Theory in education

Since this is a forum focused on learning I thought I might share with you another manifestation des Inversen Theorys. Yes that is the german genitive which I 1/knew last year so I (1/know it)^-1 1/then! Anyhow listen to this:

I was eager for a lesson on Friday even in the anarchic afterMATH of a crazy pure test involving multitudinous constants k although the word constant begins with a c I suppose it's german think ...
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Beginner question: use of article

Getting back into Greek, I forgot how uncertain of myself I get in translations...
Following sentence from Peckett and Munday's Thrasymachus:

dhlw~ ga\r tw|~ paidi\ ta\ e0n tai=j tw~n o0lbi/wn nh/soij.

I got stuck on that ta\ in there, but if it makes the following clause substantive, I translate mechanically as:

So I am showing to the boy the things in the island of the blessed.

...and a bit more idiomatically as...

So I'm showing ...
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Esca dinosauris

A cuius generis dinosauro te maxime iuvaret devorari?
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Elision and Prot' elision

Does Greek have Protelision similar to Latin?

Would diatribh\ e)/stiv go to diatrib\ 'stin or stay un protelided?
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Lesson XLIII, paragraph 283

Lesson XLIII, paragraph 283

a)faireo/meqa basilh=a Xrushi/da to\ ge/raj kalo/n.

I believe this is saying something like "We are robbing the king of Chryses' daughter, the beautiful prize." What's confusing me is that both basilh=a and Xrushi/da blah blah are in accusative. Is this how it's supposed to be, or is there some meaning (i.e. that Chryses' daughter is a king, which makes little sense in context) that I'm missing. I have a ...
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Half remembered Greek epigram

Some time ago I was reading a book about the poetry of AE Housman and it included an epigram from the Greek Anthology by -I think-Leonidas of Tarentum, with the thought of there being thousands of years before you're born and thousands after you die-the vita brevis idea.
Can anyone pinpoint the epigram please and if possible give a link to the original greek?
Thanks
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The highlight of my day

In Myth class today the teacher passed out a poem, with the original Greek version on one side of the page, and I could actually understand some parts! I was ecstatic.
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KEO

KEO

This has to be pretty cool. The ESA (the European Space Agency, for the uninitiated) is launching into space a satellite which will return to Earth 50006 years hence. Encoded on 100 DVDs, together of course with instructions on how to construct a DVD player, will be messages from members of the public who have e-mailed the organizers. No censorship will be exercised, and anyone can submit up to four type-written pages. Assuming that ...
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