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I know it's a lot to ask but.....

Salvete omnes,

Did I translate this correctly?

Ubi Hannibal puer novem annorum erat, pater eius, nomine Hamilcar, ad Hispaniam multis cum militibus navigare parabat. Multis ante annis Romani Hamilcarem in bello vicerant; ab Carthaginiensibus insulas Siciliam et Sardiniam ceperant. Nunc in animo habebat Hamilcar ad Hispaniam transire et ibi imperium novum condere. In Africa manere nolebat puer Hannibal, itaque patri appropinquavit.
"Pater, pater!" clamavit Hannibal. "Duc me tecum ad Hispaniam! Noli me in Africa cum ...
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I'm looking for references in either Latin or Greek literature to Zagreus. I know the myth & all that stuff, so I'm not looking for any information or stories about him/Dionysus. Rather what I need is any Greek or Latin texts that actually use the word "Zagreus" in them, not Dionysos, Bakkhos, Iakkhos, &c, just that specific name "Zagreus".
Any ideas? Much appreciated.

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WOW.....it's been a while

Hello All,

I've been offline for about 2 weeks now. Marj (my wife) and I have been moving into our new house, and I finally got my internet up today (after I sorted my way back to the computer and set up the computer desk etc, etc, etc). I've missed you all, hope I haven't missed anything too earthshaking (although I see that Mingshey has the cutest new avatar) I am very excited about our ...
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Can anyone recommend a good write up on what exactly participles are (in all forms) in both English and Greek. I find that my knowledge of English grammar is terrible, and that the Greek textbook I'm using (Athenaze, and White's First Greek Book), don't offer completely satisfactory definitions or examples. Any advice? Thanks!
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NeoLatin Dictionary

Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever published a neoLatin dictionary? I can't imagine many people would buy it, but it'd be an interesting curiosity. The Vatican maybe?
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Timeless Values

A letter appeared in The Times. London yesterday with this title. I wonder if it could have been written by Pericles, Kleon perhaps more likely...

parh|nei men o( e)moj pappoj w(j kallwj kai eu)tuxwj diacwn e)xrhn a)ei dexqai seauton w(j ton qeon se pepoihkenai, to genoj te kai touj gerontaj timan, kai swfrwj exein.
e)pi e)mou de memarturhka metaballomena tauta i)atrikh| peritth|, au)cw| teknwn a)patrwn, u(brismati oi)keiw|, daneizomania| kai u(po daneistwn.
ou)k exw noein ...
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Filius Lunae omnibus s.p.d.
Ut scitis, iam unum annum latinae studeo. Hanc linguam perfecte non dico, sed quare mihi placeat vobiscum loqui, quod credo meditando nos melius linguas discere.
Omnia intellego quae scribitis, et legere incepi aliquos auctores.
Nescio cur nemo hic quidquam scribat. Ubi estis vos qui latine loquimini?
Latine loquamur. De qua re scribere velitis? Fabulasne habetis?
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Slain by the Sword of Damocles

I have attempted to translate this and was looking for someone to bounce it off of. Please be as harsh as necessary.

This tyrant himself revealed that he was as fortunate as possible. For when a certain one of his flatterers, Damocles, was recalling his abundant rule of greatness, his abundant property, and was denying that anyone at anytime had ever been happier, Dionysius said, “You wish, therefore, O Damocles, for yourself to taste this ...
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Western European Literature

Contains many links to sites covering European Literature of many eras and genres. Some of the links others have given are on this site as well.

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Treasure find

I found Elements of Greek by Francis Kingsley Ball at a garage sale for 50 cents. :lol:

I've never heard of it. But that's a nifty thrifty deal if you collect grammars.

Its published by Macmillan. Anyone know of this one?
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