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HELP please... silly translation problem

Okay, so, for Thanksgiving, we're supposed to write a list of things we're grateful for. The form which my teacher (through a substitute teacher) gave us was,

"Gratis ago" + dative

But she wants us to use a participle in each sentence. (?!) The example she gave us was,

"I am grateful for having friends."

I am confused about multiple things.

A, I don't understand why this is a participle and not a gerund, as ...
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A Greek Boy at Home

The deadline job completed, I can spend a bit more time reading Greek.
I ran across a few problems that require some help.
The story I'm reading is called: a Greek Boy at Home.
1. In my first difficulty the Greek boy gives a description of some of the wildlife in the forest.
a)/gria ou)=n tau=ta ta\ de/ndra, a)/grioi de\ kai\ oi( drumoi/.
e)n de\ th=| u(/lh| kai\ dh\ kai\ e)n toi=j drumoi=j ma/lista oi)kei= ...
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and yet WE move

Hi
I'm a philosophy student currently writing an essay on Zeno's paradoxes, and thought it would be nice to bring in a disquotation by galileo...

Instead of "and yet it moves" I would like to write "and yet we move" ... I originally thought I should put in in latin, but wouldnt it be cooler to have it in greek since Zeno was greek?

I'd apreciate some help... thanks.
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hmmm... this is frustrating me...

how would u translate

eo ipso tempore alter sentatorum eum pugione ferit

??

the eo ipso tempore bit is the (to me) screwed up bit...

I thank anyone that helps me in advance!
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Why am I all alone?

Think back to when you first learned to do geometric proofs and stuff. It was fun, right? Much funner than Algebra.

...Right?

Everyone says I'm insane.::pout::
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tractaris Egnatium and other things

I have a sentence from Cicero that goes, "...gratissimum fuerit, si ita tractaris Egnatium ut sentiat..."
I don't really see how the accusative Egnatium fits. Actually, I think the sentence would make more sense if it read, "si ita tractas Egnatium," if you treat Egnatius so that he feels...etc, etc. As it is, I've translated it as "if you are treated Egnatius so that he thinks..." but that doesn't make sense because I thought that ...
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Need some help - et pur si mouve

Hi
I'm a philosophy student currently writing an essay on Zeno's paradoxes, and thought it would be nice to bring in a disquotation by galileo...

Instead of "and yet it moves" I would like to write "and yet we move" ...if only I knew latin...

I'd apreciate some help... thanks.
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Feeling Low

I've lately been really depressed and sad. I hope it's just a teenage phase, even though its lasting a long time. It's a long personal story as to why I'm feeling low, but the bottom line is that I almost feel that my sheer existance is interferring with other peoples' lives in a bad way. I usually cry myself to sleep and most of my friends don't seem to care that I feel like crap. ...
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translation puzzle on Aristotle's De Coloribus

Hi all,

I've been working for two years on Aristotle's Peri\ Xrwma/twn and i still have one huge translation problem (at least it's huge for me for it has been puzzling me so far :? ).
Before all just a bit of introduction to this treatise. No-one knows who actually "wrote" it, we just know it's been composed by one of Aristotle's followers probably under Theophrastus or ...
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Picture Thread

Ok....at the request of 1% Homeless I'll take a at starting a picture thread....all who can and are willing to contribute, please do....

Here is a picture of my wife and I when we were visiting our family in San Diego last summer...

Image

FWIW....I have quite a bit more hair now (it's about 1 1/2 inches and kinda spikey) AND, my wife is even more lovely now (I keep telling her she gets more ...
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