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You shall not pass?

I was just reminded of Gandalf's line in The Lord of the Rings, which I saw before learning Latin, the language that fixed me grammatically...
...i've read that "shall" is only used with "I" and "we"...
...is this line grammatically incorrect!? *gasp*
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Some perseus help please?

I am a little overwelmed by the size of the perseus web site.
I use one part of quite regularly but outside of that I am lost.
How do I find out the meaning of a Greek inflected form. I entered my word in a search field but I did not get results.
Thanks in advance.
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Food for thought


If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? :?

You thought Greek was tough, eh? :)


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Episcopus, shall I buy a pet elephant?

And Klewlis, where do you get used classics books in Ontario? Currently I am looking around for an Oxford Latin Dictionary, and obviously, the new price (~$460 CAN) is discouraging. Therefore tell me of your secret haunts.
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I studied "Classical Societies" for a semester in high school. From what I remember*, the textbook divided Ancient Greece between Dorians and Ionians. It wasn't until I started looking at the language that I learnt there was a third race.

My question is, can anyone direct me to website that has a map showing the three races? Or, could anyone give me a basic rundown of whereabouts the Aeolians lived?

*My memory might be fuzzy. ...
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Lingweenie links

What is the language of the Troubadors?

What are constructed languages?

If you're mad-crazy about languages, visit the very cool 8) site below created by William Annis.

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Troy - The movie

You all know there's a new movie about Troy. They found a very original title: the movie is entitled Troy!
A fabulous cast, good publicity, ... what do you want more?
Maybe a good movie?

I went to see this movie. And I know there are aways little historic mistakes in this kind of movies. But mostly it does not disturb the performance. Nevertheless, after this movie I was very disapointed! And I was not ...
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Musical Stress

Does anyone here know the pitch of the Classical Latin and Greek pitch intonation, in terms of musical intervals id est perfect fifth, minor third et cetera?

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Library of Alexandria discovered?

I don't see any pics, but only a reconstruction...

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Graecorum librorum inopia

Today I finally received "Greek For Beginners" by L.A. Wilding.

I must say that I am disappointed. The accents are ignored and there are not even any long alpha iota upsilion markings nor are there convenient word lists before exercises. Then Wilding basically tells me to truck off and read the A&M Primer, with scarce explanations in the book itself. There is also an overload of exercises. The dual is also ignored. I am impartial ...
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