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The syntax of a love-crazed boar

I recently ran across a poem which used to be attributed to Theocritus (Kiessling makes it number 30), but which Gow (O.C.T. editor of Bucolici Graeci) puts after Bion in the anonymous section.

It's a very curious thing, about the boar who castrated and killed Adonis getting interrogated by Adonis' girlfriend, Aphrodite. The boar claims he didn't want to kill the boy:

ou)k h)/qelon pata/cai:
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a)ll' w(j a)/galm' e)sei=don,
kai\ mh\ fe/rwn to\ ...
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another quote

A few years ago I played "dequoter 1.0", a computer game where you have to decrypt a code. crypted phrases are famous quotes and I wrote them because I like quotes very much. This afternoon I found the sheet where I wrote that quotes and I would like to ask if you know the original greek version of:

I have hardly ever known a matematician who was capable of reasoning
- Plato

I like him ...
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Paragraphs 73, 79, 84, 95, 103, 117 and 119

Hi, Everybody,

I have translated some paragraphs from JWW and I'd love if you could check it for me,ok. It might have a lot of mistake... Tanslating from ancient greek into new English, poor me! Here it goes:

Please, any suggestion, correction etc is welcome! Thanks!

73.
(1) The house had beautiful doors. (2) He was sending the garrison to the village. (3) He had beautiful houses in the village. (4) Were you (sing.) plunder ...
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§. 341, Exercises, II. Page 147.

1. Contrary to our opinion, the enemy fled and the cavalry followed close after them.
Contrá opiniónem nostram, hostés fugérunt et equitátus eós subsecútus est. (Can that be "subsequébantur" because the cavalry was following..?)

2. From all parts of the multitude the shouts arose of those who were being wounded.
Ex omnibus multitúdinis partibus illórum clamórés quí vulnerábantur ortí sunt.

3. Caesar did not allow the cavalry to pursue too far.
Caesar nón passus equitátum ...
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New member

Greetings to all!

I just stumbled across this site a week or two ago, and have really enjoyed going through the old posts as well as availing myself of some of the grammars in the download areas. I'm not currently enrolled in a formal Latin or Greek course at university, but rather am studying these two languages out of a longstanding interest in the classics, and a desire to read them in the original Latin ...
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pages missing?

Hi all,
I downloaded JWW's First Greek book on 13th June 2003. I was looking for a word in the greek-english dictionary (page 304) and I discovered that the dictionary starts from page 4. Then I checked the dictionary and I found other 3 pages missing (pages 15-16-17 of the dictionary). Why? Is there a new, complete, version? Have I to download the whole file again? I have a 56 K connection and downloading that ...
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Pharr section 209 line 4

)Axaioi\ d' o)/ssontai ma/ntin kaka/. kaka/ is neuter pl. Ma/ntin is msculine sg. Does that mean that kaka/ functions as an adverb so that it means something like - but the Achaeans evilly glared at the seer-?


Participles & Latin Prose Comp in general

I'm now two months into my second year of Latin through a private adult learner school. I completed Wheelock's and felt pretty solid. Now, however, we're doing Latin Prose Composition using North & Hilliard and participles are wiping the floor with me.

How does everyone deal with participles, particulary going from English into Latin? Are there best practice strategies for handling that translation process?
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Uh...yeah...word order

Word order is a strange thing. I was talking to some one last night who recommended that I randomly mix around the words in a latin sentence. But I feel, I have neither the right nor the knowledge to do so at the moment. There should be a whole book dedicated to this, is there one?

For there are many occasions on which I don't know whether a word because it for example is first ...
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§. 337. Exercises, II.

I feel not fair with these answers so I am just checking.

1. Caesar pitched camp two miles from the river.
Caesar castra dua milia passuum a flumine posuit.

2. He fortified the camp with a ditch fifteen feet wide and nine feet high.
(Is) castra fossá quindecim latós pedés atque válló novem altós (pedés).

I'm not sure, whether latus, altus should be accusative. Can some one explain as I am doubtful!

3. The camp ...
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