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Here are two hexameter lines prefaced to the Pindaric scholia (ed. Drachmann, p. 10). It seems like a neat way to remember the five events that the pentathlon consisted of -- which might be reason enough to post it -- but I also have a simple interpretative question about the last line.

(/Alma podo\j di/skou te bolh\ kai\ a(/kontoj e)rwh/
kai\ dro/moj h)de\ pa/lh: mi/a d’ e)/pleto pa=si teleuth/.

A leap of the foot, ...
Read more : Pentathlon | Views : 1088 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Learning Greek

imperfect and aorist?

hello everyone

I am a little confused over the imperfect and the first aorist tense. The example in the white book for imperfect is 'I loosed' (I can see how 'I was loosing' suggests continuance) ,this is the same as the example for aorist 'I loosed'. How would you distinguish between the two, i can see the greek spelling is different but how would you distinguish it within an english sentance? just for reference! I ...
Read more : imperfect and aorist? | Views : 9009 | Replies : 8 | Forum : Greek Textbooks and Study Groups

missing pages in Pharr?

Are pages 134-135 and 182-183 in the paper-saving version of Pharr missing, or did my printer do something weird?
Read more : missing pages in Pharr? | Views : 2890 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry


Recently, browsing the internet for things Homeric, I discovered a mailing list called Homer-L, which sounded interesting. I tried twice to subscribe, following the advice of two different websites (to the same email address, but with a slightly different body text), but I received notification that my mail was undeliverable to that address.

Does anybody know if this list still exists? And, if so, how you subscribe?

I'd also love to hear of any other ...
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1. I don't understand 'futurum'. 'To be' can work actively but passively it doesn't make sense. What of the future active participle? is futururum correct?

2. How does the comparative for more, many, most work? Always use the Genitive in these instances? Thanks.
Read more : futurum | Views : 2037 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Wheelock's Latin



I got 10/10 and hope that most Latinists can do so as well. I shall not hold out my hopes too much for the others. :wink:
Read more : Quiz | Views : 7158 | Replies : 40 | Forum : Open Board

Latin audio

If you know of any websites that host spoken Latin audio clips, other than those I have listed, please include them so I can try to compile a complete list. I used to know several more but many of the sites have shut down. I do not claim that they are all great :] I am also not restricting this to Classical reconstructed pronunciation.

Read more : Latin audio | Views : 11221 | Replies : 14 | Forum : Learning Latin

New to the board

I am just starting to learn and there are many things that are new to me. I have had some learning from a freind and we used John Grescham Macheans(spelling?) Greek for new testament begginers. after that I had some help from one of the proffesors at PLU (Pacific Lutheran University) and we read half way through 'ATHENAZE I'. That was several years ago. and much of what I learned then has been forgotten.

So ...
Read more : New to the board | Views : 1705 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry

Determining II and III conjugation

How am I supposed to able to tell that:

Monere contains a long e

Regere contains a short e ?
Read more : Determining II and III conjugation | Views : 2520 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge

clauses of comparison

hello chaps, i don't think i've done this lot very well. I've been on drugs (legal) over the weekend cos one of the glands under my ears has swollen hugely. I've got a big uneven face at the moment. I havent been able to concentrate much. Anyway, enough excuses:

1. Although the Gauls were exhausted, they fought until the chief was captured.
quamquam Galli confecti erant, tamen pugnaverunt donec principem captum est.

must be something ...
Read more : clauses of comparison | Views : 810 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Latin


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