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How old are you?

How old is everyone here? Just wondering...
I'm 17
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Notes on the Greek New Testament

I have just discovered this site, and it looks like a gold mine for anyone interested in NT Greek. Peter Misselbrook has written notes on every book, which include the text, notes on the text, and vocabulary of selected words.
http://www.btinternet.com/~MisPar/GNotes/

Downloads are not too bad ( 1.9mb bor St Luke), and all in pdf format. :D

chrisb
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Martial 1.13

I borrowed this from the Latin Library, it is also on page 281 of Wheelock's (6th Edition). I didn't use the Wheelock's edition because I wanted to see how I would do without any footnotes. I would like someone (or a few people) to look over my translation, please. It's a very nice poem, both in rhythm and in meaning.

Martial 1.13
Casta suo gladium cum traderet Arria Paeto,
quem de uisceribus strinxerat ipsa suis, ...
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Greek or Latin first?

I would like to learn the classics in chronological order. My reason is that I want to be able to trace the development of ideas in the order that they appear. To do do that, it seems to me I should learn ancient Greek first. However, I am under the impression that students in the trivium generally learn Latin first and then Greek. I would definitely like to learn both. What are the pros and ...
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Original Cases in Greek

1) In Homer several words end in "-then", refering to motion away from a place. Some genitives also end in "-then", such as "emethen". I know that the genitive in Attic Greek includes the ablative. So is the "-then" ending a "true" ablative?

2) What is the -de suffix on words (oikade, athenazde etc) , grammatically speaking? It indicates a kind of motion - motion towards. Is it a kind of case? Or is it ...
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Vulgar Greek?

Was there such a thing as vulgar greek? I mean I haven't seen much material about the language of common greek people in the pre-koine period.
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A child of Latin

Some of you might be interested to see what happened to Latin after it kicked about in southern France for a millennium: Old Occitan.
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hOI in Iliad 1:104

pi/mplant', o)/sse de/ oi( puri\ lampeto/wnti e)i/kthn. I am a little puzzled about oi(. I can't see it belonging to anything except o)/sse. However o)/sse is dual and oi( is plural.
Can someone help me out of my puzzlement?

Thank you.
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Translations

I am a fourth year Latin student.
I do not know where to find appropriate translations. I am eager to find literature that is challenging, but at the same time not frusterating.

My portfolio of famous pieces I have translated includes:
Bayeux Tapestry, Carmina Burana, a little bit of St. Jerome, The Rape of Lucretia

Am I ready for Virgil?
Please, who and what should I read?



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The noun "Zeus"

1) Zeus, Dia, Dios Dii - presumably this is linked to the adjective dios - "godlike"? Did Zeus originally mean God and then become applied to the king of the gods? Or the reverse?
Or was there a word Di (nominative) which had Zeus replace its nominative? This seems unlikely b/c z (sd) is phonetically similarish to d I think....

2) Zeus originally had a digamma - Zewus. Is the root of words like div(w)ine?
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