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HELIODORUS Aethiopian story

Hi there.Sorry for bothering u,but I want to know if anybody here has a translation of first 14 capita,the best in english,HELIORORUS ETHIOPIAN STORY or knowes where i can find it on the inter net.Thanks.
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School Books (from least favorite books)

I'd be interested to hear what others have read in school and what they thought of the assigned books.


Well, my schooling is almost entirely reading. Science, history, biology-everything except math and writing are taught through reading. So everything I've read (and mentioned) is part of my schooling.
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Greek is Slavonic

Macedonian is really confusing. First I don’t even know what the heck this guy is talking about. http://www.maknews.com/html/articles/belchevsky1.html

Is just me or is he confusing ancient Macedonian with Modern Macedonian? From what I gather he is saying ancient Macedonian is a Slavonic language. Is (Alexandrian) Macedonian even an Indo-European language?

Then there is the Greek take on this. Macedonian is a Greek dialect ...? What kind of linguistics/philology are ...
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Memorizing conjugations and declensions--Help!

Hi,

I'm a college student with serious problems memorizing noun
declensions and verb conjugations-- :shock:

My brain keeps trying to cling to patterns that keep getting
altered with subsequent chapters. We're using Hansen
& Quinn's Greek Course.

Is there anything anyone can offer? What's best to do,
memorize each list of endings, knowing that contractions
and such will change all but a few instances later?

I'd love ...
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ek in Iliad 1:204

Can some one explain what e)/k means in a)ll' e)/k toi e)re/w, to\ de\ kai\ tele/esqai o)i/w
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Pharr section 297 line 4

)Axilleu\j e)re/ei )Aqh/nh|, to\ de\ tetelesme/non e)/stai. o)i/w tau=ta tele/esqai.
In stilted English I think this means;

"Achilles will say to Athena, but that what has been fulfilled will be. I think these things will be fulfilled."

Is this an idiomatic was of saying; "What ever will be will be, so let it be"?


Translate

I only know a little koine, been working mostly on Latin.
Could someone translate this for me ??


Ηλίθια κατσίκια αυτές τις μέρες. Δεν έχουν καμία ηθική εργασίας!
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"glubit" from Catullus

in Catullus 58, he says:
Catullus wrote:Caeli, Lesbia nostra, Lesbia illa,
illa Lesbia, quam Catullus unam
plus quam se atque suos amavit omnes,
nunc in quadriviis et angiportis
glubit magnanimi Remi nepotes.


1. Is quam in line 2 adverbial ("how Catullus loves...") or is it a relative adjective ("which one girl...")?

2. What is the intended meaning of glubit? It literally means "to strip the bark off/to peel", but also can mean "to rob". The first ...
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Funny question concerning Seneca...

This is sort of rude but the passage from the Apocolocyntosis that Wheelock added for some silly reason. It goes:
Ultima vox eius haec inter homines audita est, cum maiorem sonitum emisisset illa parte qua facilius loquebatur: "Vae me, puto, concacavi." Quod an fecerit, nescio - omnia certe concacavit!


I understand what it means but I am unsure about the qua. "He had sent out a sound from that part from which he easily spoke..."? ...
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Kaneh-bosem

A trivial question(actually, two questions) for who speaks or knows Hebrew quite much. I'm curious because modern Hebrew is said to be a rebuilt language.
Modern Hebrew-English dictionary has Kaneh-bos as hemp. And there's a web site that says the Kaneh-bosem in Ex. 30:22-33, an ingredient of the anointing oil, is hemp.(and that cannabis is derivative from kaneh-bos) Is it true that the occurrence of Kaneh-bosem in the OT is the hemp plant? Traditional translations ...
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