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Other classical dialects

It seems to me that Attic should be viewed as a dialect of Ionic with Dorian influences. Instead, textbooks seem to treat it like it's a language in it's own right. Does anyone here know of any textbooks that explain the Ionic and the Doric and, through them, the Attic?

Or, failing that, how can I find out more about these other dialects?
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New to Classics


You may call me Xon (pronounced Chon for those learning Greek, and Zon for those learning Latin).
I have downloaded a Latin book and a Greek book just to see what the languages are like, and have liked them. However, which is more fruitful to learn, Greek or Latin? Obviously, neither of these languages are spoken any longer. BUT, words from both of them have entered their degenerative forms (Spanish, Modern Greek, respectively). Perhaps ...
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Medieval stuff!

I have a little question for the ones who are fond of medieval Latin.

qui ac alicuius ecclesiae servitium se mancipavit

I don't see what this 'ac' means here and normally se mancipare takes a dative, why is there an accusative?

If someone knows, please let me know,
thank you,

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BLB, Collar & Daniell, § 35

From "The Beginner's Latin Book" by Collar and Daniell - can someone be so kind as to check my responses. (With exercise text so no one has to look them up).

Critics welcome. Suggestions taken. Thanks in advance.

Page 12, § 35.I (Genitive And Dative)
1. It is the first hour. Hora prima est.
2. There is a full moon. Est luna plena.
3. The moon is full. Luna est plena.
4. The dove ...
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somnus enim istos habet

38 Latin Stories, chapter 9.

Context: Euryalus and Nisus are planning to sneak into the Rutuli camp, kill many men, snatch loot and "somnus enim istos habet".

sleep truly those (men) you have?

Any ideas?
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qui est qui?

Is it necessary to memmorize what all of the interrogative pronouns and such are and what they mean?

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Participles: which case do I use?

I can't figure out when to make a participle agree with the sujbect, the object or when to make the whole thing an ablative absolute. I'm going through N&H's composition book, and the solutions seem random. For example, I know that when the participial phrase shares neither subject nor object with the main clause, then I use the ablative absolute, but N&H used it when the clauses do share a subject (D below).

A. (example ...
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I believe in an absolute right and wrong.

I don't believe that truth changes with people's perceptions of it.

I also believe that the majority of the civilized and educated world will disagree with me.

I won't be around to defend myself for the next few days (so do go easy on me! :P ) but take that and run with it, and I'll catch up when ...
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Just wondering what the historic meaning is of the Greek key.
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