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The server went down and because I was moving I had no way of knowing it was down and getting it restarted - my bad :oops:

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Theos hn o logos: God, godly or divine?

Can I translate

Theos hn o logos: the Word was divine ?

Instead of The Word was God?

False friends

Latin is a deceptive beast.There it is, written in words we can so easily recognise-even having the decency to be written in our own alphabet.But set about translating and you soon find you are not dealing with any pushover. There are so many words that have a similar look to English words which you think you can skim over -"guess it,it can't be far wrong"-then you just lose the whole flow of the sentence.Later you ...
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So...anyone going to see Troy?

I'm going to view this with an open mind. I have no objections so far, because I haven't seen it. I also know that Hollywood isn't going to make a movie about the Trojan War without a Trojan Horse; I can live with that, even if it didn't happen at the same point of the war as the Iliad does.

So, pre-release thoughts, anyone? Comments? Questions? Horror stories?
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Songs to help learn Latin

When my mom took Latin (way, way back in the 1930's ! ! !), she learned cute little songs that helped her remember some of the rules for conjugation and declension endings. But now she can't remember any of them. Anybody out there learn this kind of stuff? Mom says they were songs that were popular at the time, they just altered the words.
Thanks for any help you can offer!
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Hello everyone

Hello everyone, I am a newcomer, just registered a few days ago.

This is a great board you folks have here. The participants seem to be a mix of very experienced people and new learners too. I think this kind of mixing is good for everyone.

I also like the fact that board hosts philosophical and mathematical discussions, along with the posts on grammatical and textual topics.

I studied Latin and Greek in high school ...
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"Zorba the Greek" in Greek

Last week I have read Zorba the Greek(in Korean) and suddenly a wish to have a copy of it in original language(Modern Greek). But I've spent too much money to have an Icelandic-English Dictionary copied and bound, and have no courage to say to my wife that I'm going to spend another fortune to buy a book that won't help our welfare. So I would love to have a free e-text of it. Does anybody ...
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about 'tibi'


Recently I received helpful assistance to a particular sentence. I think a re-analysis is at hand.

Sentence in the English and in the Latin:

What is your name, little girl?
--Quid est nomen tibi, puella parva?

Proposed alternative from a fellow Latinist:
--Quid est nomen tuum, puella parva? (makes sense)

Question: Would not the neuter noun 'nomen' be an object (accus.), and it being referred to by the dative 'tibi' which means 'to you' ...
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Articular Demonstratives

I can't find any articular Demonstratives in the NT and so far none of the grammars I've looked at discuss that use. Are there any such uses in other koine, attic, et al writings and if so what would be their signifigance?

I'm comparing the uses of autos and the demonstratives
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Old and New in the teaching of Latin

This is a follow up to something episcopius said:

Actually, though not shy of grammar myself, I approve of the cambridge Latin Course. This is why:

When translating, there are two clues to the meaning. The first is grammar traditionally this is stressed. The mantra of the grammar approach is find the verb, find the subject, find the object.

The other clue is sense. What is the context of the piece? What have you just ...
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