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For whom the bell tolls mk II

cum sonat hoc crotalum per turres nocte solute
tum conturbabor rebus ineptis heri.

AEH 'Additional Poems' IX

... following whiteoctave's perceptive comments on the faulty mk I
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The girl in my avatar

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Catullus 4: 1-5

Phaselus ille, quem videtis, hospites,
ait fuisse navium celerrimus,
neque ullus natantis impetum trabis
nequisse praeterire, sive palmulis
opus foret volare sive linteo.

(from: http://rudy.negenborn.net/catullus/text2/l4.htm )

The general meaning seems clear enough.

This phaselus, which you see, guests, says it was the swiftest of ships, and was not unable to surpass the speed of a floating rafter whether it was necessary to fly with oarblades or sail.

What ...
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Absolutes: Warning star wars spoiler

Obi Wan "Only evil deals in absolutes"

- That's an absolute statement; Nonsense

All universal statements are negative

Anakin was quite the relativist throughout most of the movie.
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some time ago I read or heard somewhere that there are two Greek words to mean brother. Adelphòs should mean specifically brother of the same mother (from delphys), but I cannot recall the other word and I have only a monolingual dictionary Greek-Italian at the moment.
Can anyone help me?
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Pronunciation of Classical Hebrew

Hi, I know some of you know some Hebrew so I'll pose this question. What is the correct pronunciation of the gutturals? Specifically Chet, Ayin, and Alef. I'm learning on my own and my textbook says to leave Alef and Ayin silent and pronounce Chet like Kaf without the Daghesh Lene ( i.e. like Greek x). That was fine at first but now I want to use the correct pronunciation as I think it will ...
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Star Wars...

Am I the only one from textkit that watched it today? :hides:
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Help in Greek Morphology

Hi all,

I have a test coming up in my Greek class and part of that test concerns morphology.

I worry a bit about the verbs: I sometimes have a hard time identifying irregular verbs. It is not easy to know for example that ei)=pon is the aoristus of fhmi/ or that oi)/sw is the future indicative of fe/rw...

Now I have a list of some difficult stems but it doesn't cover many verbs.

Any ...
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I don't know what the words stand for, "Id", "Il", "Ib".
Please tell me what they mean.
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Cicero in Greek

Salvete omnes

I just discovered in my Greek studies that Cicero in Greek is Kike/rwn.

Now, I am having a friendly dispute with one of my Italian buddies who keeps challenging my pronunciation of the Latin C.

I think the Greek translitteration of the Latin Cicero is compelling evidence. The Greeks used a kappa not a sigma... So far I've had to go on authority - now I can "prove" my point.

Any other good ...
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