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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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Translation help for James 2:14

I have read that the last part of James 2:14 should read either "can faith save him" or "can the faith save him" as opposed to "can that faith save him" or "can such faith save him" etc.

What is the correct translation for this verse?
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Help with Translation

Hello People,

The journey had been long and difficult.

They stayed in Rome for seven years; then Flaccus decided to return home.

Flaccus returned to Venusia; Quintus left Italy and sailed to Athens.

Quintus stayed in Athens for a long time.
Could someone please help me translate these sentences as I can't really understand the cases etc in them and I have no other references.

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The Best Human Who Ever Lived

I read about a philosophy who tried figuring out who the best human being was. He went through Budha, Jeus Christ, and some more figures like that. But in the end, he came to the conclusion that Sir Isaac Newton was the best human who ever lived. Would you agree? If not, who would you say?
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When making a 1st/2nd decl. adjective ending in -ius into an adverb,
does the I stay?

ex: solitarius, -a, -um
Solitarie or solitare?
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I'm sure a moderator would be able to answer this easier. I'm just curious to what all the ranks are here. You can be a Neophyte, a Member, a Fan, and a bunch of other stuff that I forget at the moment. Just curious as to what they are. :)
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