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Homeric Dictionary - is it worth it?

I'm reading the Iliad using the LSJ lexicon, however I read on Amazon about the homeric dictionary and some people reported you can read Homer about twice as fast compared to using a regular lexicon. Has anybody used it and can recommend it? Does it have help with odd,unusual forms?


ab ore

I'm not sure about this from Wheelock:
'Tantalus sitiens flumina ab ore fugientia tangere desiderabat.'

I'm assuming it means: 'Tantalus, being thirsty, desired to touch the rushing river by his mouth.' or Because Tantalus was thirsty, he wanted to drink from the rushing river. I'm not sure what the 'ab' of 'ab ore' is doing there. Wouldn't just 'ore' by itself be correct? Unless it's ablative of agent, in which case can a mouth be ...
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Annoying accusative with infinitive

While reading De sano homine by Celsus (in my Latin course) I stumbled on the following sentence:

Hunc oportet varium habere vitae genus

It's followed by a list of things that a healthy man should do, so out of context I can guess the meaning to be something like "one should have these different exercises in life".

I guess hunc in accusative refers to the things following the sentence, thus being the subject of the ...
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Greek encoding test.

Can you see the difference?

a1 a! ta/ ta& w] w} tw= tw~

to find out what makes the difference, see

http://www.ccel.org/help/fonts/windows/SPIonic.readme
Read more : Greek encoding test. | Views : 489 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Learning Greek


LatinStudy

In addition to your learning of Latin here, some of you might be interested in the LatinStudy list:

http://www.ravendays.org/latin/lists/listindex.html

I've never participated, but I've seen it. Looks interesting. I just read on another list that a new study group is starting to translate Aeneid VIII. I may join that. There's no cost to subscribe and you can come and go as you wish.

They seem to have groups working ...
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An Introduction

Hello. I've been lurking in the shadows for the past month. I'm very interested in learning Attic Greek, and eventually the Homeric dialect.
I have been studying White's First Greek Book, and have finally decided to join the community!

Well, talk to you later. :)
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Iliad 1:64-69

I am having considerable difficulty with lines 65 and 68.
I will write out line 64-69

o(/j k' e)/poi, o(/ti to/sson e)xw/sato Foi=boj )Apo/llwn,
ei)/ t' a)r' o(/ g' eu)xwlh=j e)pime/mfetai ei)/ q' e(kato/mbhj,
a)/ ke/n pwj a)rnw=n kni/shj ai)gwn te telei/wn
bou/letai a)ntia/saj h(mi=n a)po\ loigo\on a)mu=nai."
h)= toi o(/ g' w(=j eipw\n kat' a)/r' e(/zeto, toi=si d' a)ve/sth
Ka/lxaj Qestori/dhj, oi)wnopo/olwn o)/x' a)/ristoj,


who may tell why the glorious Apollo is angered ...
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Singular noun with plural pronoun

Hi all, this is from Matthew 1:21:
au)to/j ga\r sw=sei to\n lao\n au)tou~ a)po\ tw~n a(martiw~n au)tw~n
Well lao/n is singular but au)tw~n is plural. Why is that?
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Test yourself

http://www.aqa.org.uk/

This site is the qualifications and assessment site for England and Wales. Select the qualification you are interested in and the subject. GCSE (!6+ exams) has a syllabus page for Latin and Classical Greek with useful vocab lists. AS and A2 (18+) also have syllabuses. Both areas also have sample exam papers and mark schemes. I have found them quite useful to gauge progress.

chrisb
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Complete New Testament in MP3 Format

http://www.ccel.org/a/anonymous/gnt/mp3/index.html

Complete New Testament in MP3 Format
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