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Something I was wondering about~Very Advanced Question

Hi Everyone,

I have one of those more advanced questions about Classical Greek. Has there been any kind of writing that has come to light from the time of Homer?
I know that papyrus scraps have been found in Egypt basically in what we would call trash piles today. Has anything been found there relating to this?
I have wondered about the early language and if there was ever anything else found written in the ...
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making questions

now i've been taking latin classes at my university (YAY !), it's really exciting

i work with D'Ooge book since august, and i can say it helps me out TOO MUCH, it's pretty easy to get into

well... every class my latin teacher gives us some exercises to do, homework, and i've been thinking if you can correct me (sometimes), not answer the questions but only see if i'm doing good

i don't wanna bother ...
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I thought we were safe.

Oh no! They've started spamming message boards now.

This is a most unwelcome development. Is it possible to delete entire threads?
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Wow this is....

...strange? miraculous? I don't know what to think:

*warning: this might gross you out and may give you insomnia :wink:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6998205/?GT1=6190
:o :shock:
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Grammars

I don't like searching throught PDF files, so I think I should buy a grammar.

Is Smyth still considered to be the best available?
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Greek/Latin ??

Hey everyone, I am learning Greek right now through the textbook Athenaze. However, I am very interested in learning Latin as well. What is everyone's experience for the crossover from Latin to Greek? As well, I was wondering how advanced everyone thinks one should be in Greek, before beginning Latin? Thanks for the advice!!

John
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Today's Composition Assignment: Blame

The theme: people who steal books from libraries.

Iambics are the customary meter for abuse, but this isn't required. I'll post mine in a few days.
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John 8:58

Does the Greek text of John 8:58 sound strange to those of you who are very familiar with classical Greek but who have not had a whole lot of exposure to Biblical Greek?

"ei=pen au)toi=j )Ihsou=j: a)mh\n a)mh\n le/gw u(mi=n, pri\n )Abraa\m gene/sqai e)gw\ ei)mi/.
I am talking about the tense of the ei)mi/. Does this tense only indicate aspect so that it could be replaced with an imperfect form, or is it written this ...
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Army motto - please help

What does this mean

Professionalis omnum anteires

and is it grammatically correct?

thnx
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English --> Latin experiment

We all, unlike most "qualified" english degree holders (I would wipe my bum with one to be honest), know very well that latin in particular will give the writer so many possibilites openings different ways of rendering one basic idea that it is indeed better to write whatever you wish to write in latin, unless of course you want people to read it :(

I should be ...
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