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Comparisons of Greek and Latin

I am studying both Greek and Latin using textbooks from the 1890's and 1940's, respectively. They take the attitude that Latin should be learned before Greek, and that gave me the vague notion that Latin was somehow "easier," the stepping-stone to the harder language. I no longer think that it is true. Latin is as intricate, but the Greek books suppose knowledge of this to make comparisons and relate to Greek. It seems to be ...
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``Pick up your future''

In the first birthday party, we often arrange a couple of items in front of the baby and let him/her select one to foretell his/her future.

The traditional items are a skein of thread, a pencil(or a writing brush), and a bank note. The skein of thread sybolizes a long life, pencil studiousness, and the bank note wealth. These days we add a computer mouse and a microphone, each represents IT expertise and entertainer's talent. ...
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Periodical sentences

Hello all! :wink:

I`m 14 and this is my second year of learning Latin,and I have a high interest in that language.
I`m posting here because I have a problem,when translating Tacitus or Cicero or similar authors I often find myself confused with all the mixed words that I get,I asked my teacher to tell me how to divide periodical sentences,he said that I should translate from ...
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latin opera?

salvete! ego novellus (enodate). sum e taedium afficio, autem hodie accipebamur in Classical League et honores accepi, igitur rem necesse est mihi dicere! it's cool and i feel like a big nerd so yeah

anyways, scis utrum est Opera in latine? I've seen operas done in many romance languages, as well as Russian and Hebrew....has anyone ever heard of music sung in Latin for purposes other than education? I'm interested in seeing how much of ...
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Causal clauses help.

Found these quite hard, too many combinations of different constructions and i'm not sure how to connect them all.

1. The brave shepherds were sent to help the young women, because the old poets were silent.
pastores audaces mittebantur qui mulieres parvas adiuvarent, quia poetae veteres taciti erant.

is parvas ok for young? I think the rest is ok.

2. The wise king is to be spared, since he did not harm the happy Romans. ...
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Res Publica Conquassata

Is anyone familiar with the Latin reader in the subject? I was hoping to post some grammar questions whenever my professor (who has never taught Latin before and is only familiar with French grammatical terminology :? ) is not clear enough. Thanks!
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which of the two nouns in the nominative is the subject

Hi, everybody:

I am wondering whether there are any *formal* criteria for answering the question stated for constructions like:
"Kai phrone^sis men estin, he^ schesis· ktl."?

Is my understanding correct that:

1. *if not for the comma*, the only possible subject here would be "schesis", since it is the only noun with the article;

2. as the phrase stands (i.e. with the comma), the only possible subject is "phrone^sis"?

3. If so, how does it ...
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page 9 and 99 of Thomas L. Seymour's Introduction... Homer

dear all,
Hi! My name is James from Jakarta, but you can call me Germanikos 8)
I have downloaded Thomas L. Seymour's Introduction to the Language and Verse of Homer, and I am very grateful for Textkit for providing this and other books online for free :D
But I have another request for you oh so kind people ...
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Request for a correction

w(j kakw=j e)/xei a(/paj i)atro/j, e)a\n kakw=j mhdei\j e)/xh|.
-> If no one holds badly, every physician (always) holds badly."

I don't think this makes sense. :?
And does w(j function as an conjunction here?
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Bug in log in procedure?


This is a bug(?) report about a feature of the forums on textkit.

When I log in, I'm presented with the information already in the boxes and I must merely click the "log in" button to log in. However, there is a little check box there that says to always log me in when I visit. This check box doesn't seem to have any effect whatsoever. Can it be fixed so I can be ...
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