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agios pneuma

"Pneuma" is neuter but modified by a masculine adjective. Was this a deliberate choice of the NT writers? Could they have gone with "agion" or "agie" just as well?
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quick translation of phrase -please :o)

could someone help translate this to latin or perhaps even point me to the original latin version from which this is extracted:

In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.

thats from the original version of the hippocratic oath or hippocratis etc..

thanks in advance ;) :D
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Latin DVDs?

Has anyone ever dubbed over a movie in Latin?
Have any movies ever been filmed in Latin?
I have books and audio clips, so I can read and listen. But I think watching people do things in Latin could really help.
Anyone know? Thanks.
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Need to know

First I`d like to congratulate all of you, it`s really nice seeing so many of you into Ancient Greek. I downloaded the: A First Greek Course, Sir William Smith, the First Greek Book, John Williams White and the Introduction to the Language and Verse of Homer, Thomas D. Seymour. Personally thought it will be really hard for you,trying to learn a new language.
After going through them I found alot of bad translations, untill I ...
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Introducing myself

Having been lurking for a while, I have finally registered myself, and I should do the decent thing and say hello.

I am a lawyer in London. I learned Latin properly at high school (decades ago now), and retain an amateur interest in it, and in Roman law. I love Latin literature, and I go through periodic waves of deciding that I should read some some and mostly it comes back fairly well to me ...
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News article (perhaps not "news" exactly) on Latin

At the Economist

It has the usual nonsense about the clarity and purity of Latin (whatever that might mean in a language), but is an interesting light diversion.
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greek verse composition

hi all, i thought i'd post a different type of composition exercise while we wait for some more questions in the Greek Prose Composition forum.

The sentence is Catullus 1.1

To whom do I give (this) charming new booklet?

In latin:

cui dono lepidum novum libellum


The trick is to try to do it in Catullus' metre: the hendecasyllable. This means that the line has to have 11 syllables, in this pattern:

long-long-long-short-short-long-short-long-short-long-short

the first ...
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Oblique madness

I have a question about the oratio obliqua: In a long indirect discourse, when I have a verb in the third person singular, the pronoun "se" is in the singular and the person which he talks with is in the third person singular as well(scilicet "eum"). How do I know who is performing the action showed by the verb?
Is the "se" guy, or the "eum" guy? Do I infer this only by the context? ...
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Pharr Reading Group - open to join

To join the Pharr reading group, visit Pharr-a.

The first official lesson day is Monday, February 9th, though that's just for introductory stuff. Lesson three will be due Thursday, February 12.

The list will be closed to new members once we get started on the lessons, but to minimize spamming the mailing list software requires a confirmation from you as well as moderator (me) permission to join. This is a little irritating, but I'm afraid ...


Minckwitz Reading Group - open to join

To join the Minckwitz reading group, visit Minckwitz-a.

As I said in the poll thread, the first lesson, lines 1-15, will be on Wednesday, February 11th.

We'll close the list to new subscriptions once we start the readings, but for now the mailing list software requires a confirmation email back from you, and moderator permission to join. This is a little obnoxious, but it'll stop most spammers.


 

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