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Embarrassing...

1. Num fugam temptaverunt? <br /><br />2. (Qui viri castra ponunt?) - Ii sunt viri quorum armis Germani victi sunt.<br /><br />I think I have some kind of block...nervousness before 3rd declension or something?<br /><br />And can interrogative pronouns be used in the plural to imply that the asker knows there to be more than one person doing whatever he asks about?<br /><br />Thanks.
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Pharr section 31 line 1

I am reviewing what I have learned so far and I got stuck at section 31 line 1 of Homeric Greek by Pharr.<br />a)ei/domen qea\n qala/sshj deinh=j klaggh=| pollh=| I am not sure about the correct translation of the dative of the last two words. Is it instrumental, as in - we sing with a great roar-? A roar does not seem a good discription for singing a song or chanting a chant. Is this ...


Trouble with pronouns

Hi everyone. I'm new to Greek and have been trying to work through White's First Greek Book. I'm having a little trouble with Lesson XVII, specifically Paragraph 162, question 10 where it says "oi( te au)tou= e)kei/nou" I assume it is refering back to "the soldiers" but I was wondering why it was in the genitive singular. Does it mean "of that same"? I'm probably just overlooking some obvious answer but it's been driving me ...
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POLL: THE CHARM OF GREEK

An extensive poll for TextKit LEARNERS OF GREEK.<br /><br /> What was that particular thing which brought you to start learning Greek?<br /> How did you first get curious about the language?<br /><br />Please VOTE by choosing one of the following NUMBERS (keeping in mind this is not about WHY you learn it, but about WHAT you found most attractive in Greek).<br /><br /> You can also defend your choice, the longer the better. I'm ...
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Some difficulty...

How would I use the verb postponere in a context, which suggests I esteem one thing to be of a greater value than another? Can the verb postponere even specify more than one object?<br /><br />If so, would the sentence be something like the following?<br /><br />Pecuniae hominem postpono<br />I put after money, the man.<br /><br /><br />The non-compound-verb form would be something like:<br /><br />Pono hominem post pecuniam. (This, however, may only be in ...
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so unfair

just a few minutes ago i was chatting with my friend mike, via instant messaging... he is on a two month tour of europe right now and is currently in rome... tomorrow he is going to see the sistine chapel.<br /><br />i am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous and want to go sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo badly but fear i will never have the money. <br /><br />hopefully he will send me postcards :P
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Best Beginner's Greek Grammar ?

Greetings Greek people!<br /><br />The only Greek word that I know is "episkopos" so naturally I would like to at least be able to decline him!<br /><br />I am a beginner. I have glanced at a few explanations regarding breathings, accents etc. and am astounded by its relative complexity. (latin has the letters with which I am familiar!) I don't really understand it; but then again I've only glanced at explanations. So even though I ...
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Terrebis, terrebam.

<br />Turbamne terrebis? Non terrebam.<br />Will you frighten the crowd? No, I did not frighten the crowd.<br /><br />terrebis is 2nd person singular in the future tense, right?<br />terrebam is 1st person singular in the imperfect tense, right?<br /><br />If that's the case, then why is the question set in future tense while the response is in imperfect tense? I would think that the response would also be in future tense. ???<br /><br />
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Greek Texts out of Copyright that, in a Decent, Civilized So

Hello,<br /><br />I'm not sure whether this is the right forum to post text suggestions in; but since I have a mental list, and am fairly confident that Jeff is reading this forum (hi Jeff!), I'll go ahead.<br /><br />The list is based on two factors: what is rare (and therefore hugely expensive, usually impossible for the average independent learner to have access to), and what is helpful if not indispensible while making one's through ...
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Love of Latin and Greek = Love of Roman and Greek History?

Just a thought, I know for myself the urge to be able to read Plutarch, Caesar, Pliny, Virgil and the other Latin greats in their native language is a big part of my desire to improve my Latin ASAP (preferably done through osmosis while sleeping but so far no luck). Do any of you feel the same? <br /><br />I am also a Roman and Greek history fanatic and can't get enough of it whether ...
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