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Iliad 2:35

I can't figure out what au)tou= means in to\n d' e)/lip' au)tou=
First I thought it was genitive because of the verb, took leave of him, but then to/n is left out so I decided against that.
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Old friend re-revisited

cum graviter noctu quatient in turribus aeres
tum misero prisco vir rubicundus ero


... which gets around the ~~e before prisco. But I wonder whether the plethora of o's makes it sound like a jingle for car insurance on independent telly.
Read more : Old friend re-revisited | Views : 2358 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Composition Board

How do we know?

Reading Catullus I've been wondering. He has various sexual swear words/insults, which seem to be quite specific. But how on earth do we know what word goes with what act? Has an ancient sex manual survived? Are there drawings with captions somewhere? Or has a scholiast provided a helpful gloss?
Read more : How do we know? | Views : 2495 | Replies : 14 | Forum : Learning Latin

Salvete, populi!

Salvete, populi!

Mihi Nomen Manave est. Latinum Discipulum sum

...And for all you english speaking people out there, greetings. I just recently discovered this place in my attempts to keep myself in practice for my Latin classes next year and beyond (At least, the would be my plan). I know nothing of Greek which I see is abound, but once I have more than Latin I and II under my belt I am considering going ...
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Has anybody had any luck in getting
http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?D ... NUMM-73779
link to work? All I manage is one page of a .pdf with a bit of scribble.

There is a very old one for sale on 'that' internet auction site somewhere, I noticed yesterday.

I'm convinced that with a clever bit of searching the Perseus 'search English defs in L&S, LSJ' should act as a GaP, but lack the ...
Read more : Gradus... | Views : 3577 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Composition Board

I know it's a lot to ask but.....

Salvete omnes,

Did I translate this correctly?

Ubi Hannibal puer novem annorum erat, pater eius, nomine Hamilcar, ad Hispaniam multis cum militibus navigare parabat. Multis ante annis Romani Hamilcarem in bello vicerant; ab Carthaginiensibus insulas Siciliam et Sardiniam ceperant. Nunc in animo habebat Hamilcar ad Hispaniam transire et ibi imperium novum condere. In Africa manere nolebat puer Hannibal, itaque patri appropinquavit.
"Pater, pater!" clamavit Hannibal. "Duc me tecum ad Hispaniam! Noli me in Africa cum ...
Read more : I know it's a lot to ask but..... | Views : 1943 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Learning Latin


I'm looking for references in either Latin or Greek literature to Zagreus. I know the myth & all that stuff, so I'm not looking for any information or stories about him/Dionysus. Rather what I need is any Greek or Latin texts that actually use the word "Zagreus" in them, not Dionysos, Bakkhos, Iakkhos, &c, just that specific name "Zagreus".
Any ideas? Much appreciated.

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WOW.....it's been a while

Hello All,

I've been offline for about 2 weeks now. Marj (my wife) and I have been moving into our new house, and I finally got my internet up today (after I sorted my way back to the computer and set up the computer desk etc, etc, etc). I've missed you all, hope I haven't missed anything too earthshaking (although I see that Mingshey has the cutest new avatar) I am very excited about our ...
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Can anyone recommend a good write up on what exactly participles are (in all forms) in both English and Greek. I find that my knowledge of English grammar is terrible, and that the Greek textbook I'm using (Athenaze, and White's First Greek Book), don't offer completely satisfactory definitions or examples. Any advice? Thanks!
Read more : Participles | Views : 1004 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Learning Greek

NeoLatin Dictionary

Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever published a neoLatin dictionary? I can't imagine many people would buy it, but it'd be an interesting curiosity. The Vatican maybe?
Read more : NeoLatin Dictionary | Views : 2008 | Replies : 10 | Forum : Learning Latin


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