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Cattulus 2B

Can somebody please tell me my translation is wrong, because this is jibberish to me. First there are puellae as confirmed by ferunt but then there is only one, as shown by soluit !!
I am most confused... :(

Tam gratum est mihi quam ferunt puellae
pernici aureolum fuisse malum,
quod zonam soluit diu ligatam.

So pleasing it is to me
to have been the golden apple ...
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Shephard of Hermas 43:8

kai\ ou)deni\ ou)de\n a)pokri/netai

Could this be translated,

"and no one answered anything"

I've seen a)pokri/nomai take its object in the dative before
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roman and chinese empires: did they interact?

hi all, just a quick qn, does anyone know whether the roman empire knew about the chinese empire and vice versa, and if so, whether they traded, and when, and how they communicated, and stuff like that.

just curiosity... the closing ceremony got me thinking about the chinese empire, and how it's been described elsewhere as the last surviving empire from the ancient world. thanks :)
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online advanced Greek courses?

I have used some free online beginner courses for Biblical Greek in the past, and they were good for getting me ready to take courses such as Mounce's. Is there any free online advanced courses that serve that same purpose, something that gets you prepared and lets you know what you are gettng into?
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Naming the Flat

Salvete, Chaireteke!

I and my roommates recently moved into our new flat on campus, and we've been trying to come up with a catchy name for it -- it's already a popular hangout for others, so giving it a neat, memorable appellation would let it have a very singular identity.

It's rather unique an appartment. We're on the very top floor of our upperclassman residence hall, the sixth, and have perhaps the best view of ...
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Seeking Hercules Translation

I am seeking the translation of the Hercules story, which can be found here:
http://www.languages.uncc.edu/classics/ ... _texts.htm

I already translated the stories 1-5, but did a poor job on them, please I only need those to check my translations, i havea quiz on them tomorrow, please I need help (fast), I beg you people out there, please... :(

thanks alot ...
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Amusing language learning errors


slightly more embarrassing

I thought that since so many of you here enjoy other (non-classical) languages, you might like to hear the cringeworthy efforts of those trying to get by in foreign countries.

I do feel sorry for that man....Ich bin heiss......hilarious.
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What is a better translation in Koine, and what are the strengths and weaknesses of each-

e)gw\ de\ ptwxo\j kai\ pe/nhj

I've seen some grammars explain this construction should be "both"

I am both poor and needy

while some translations use the more literal say "but... and" - Such as in the
But I am poor and needy
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Totally off-topic but....

I've recently acquired a 'gmail' account. For those of you who don't know, gmail is the new email service provided by google. But at the moment it's invite-only. This is taken directly from the website:

A Google approach to email.
Gmail is an experiment in a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that you should never have to delete mail and you should always be able to find the message you want. ...
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Representing Greek: the sequel

Amazing! Fantastic! Fabulous!

I have just completed the setup of KeyMan with ClassicalGreek as described here.

I can now switch back and forth from the Roman alphabet to the Greek alphabet with a simple keyboard shortcut (ctrl+alt+z for me, but you can pick whatever you like!)

The characters are Unicode, of course, so they won't be visible to users without Unicode support.


Can you see those?
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