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negated optative

If an optative could be translated by -You may take that-.
How would it be translated if the optative were negated.
-You may not take that- sounds a lot like it should be an imperative.
Can this be a correct translation?
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Free Vocab Program.

There is a cool vocab program available for Greek, Hebrew, and a few other languages. It includes modules for Mounce. You can also create new modules in almost any language. The website is: http://www.aireville.fsnet.co.uk/vocabworks/.
Also, I am currently working on a project to create Greek individual audio files, with one WAV file for each word. Anyone who is interested in helping should visit: http://www.dhq.nu/koinegreek/ ...
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Have a good Christmas everyone

kala\ xristou/genna pantoi=j
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Translation Q: Choice of Heracles

I need a bit of help getting the sense of the following: Here's a perseus link to the text if context is needed.
(Xen. Memorobilia. ) . It is 2.1.25 in Perseus.

A charming and rather beautiful mysterious woman had just promised Hercules a life of softness,ease and luxury if he befriends her.

Then comes this:
e)a\n de/ pote ge/nhtai/ tis u(poyi/a spa/news a)f' w(=n* e)/stai tau=ta,

followed by something like "do not be ...
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Introduction - David Mackey.

My name is David Mackey. I live in PA. My interests include religion, history, wargaming, and computers.
I am currently looking for individuals who are interested in helping me convert and chop up MP3 files to WAVs. The MP3's contain Koine Greek words. The idea is to create a somewhat open source project which will consist of a large WAV repository of Greek words which can be used in a large variety of projects on ...
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Two Questions about Wheelock's

Hello Everyone, This is my first time using this forum.

My first Question is from the Sententiae Antiquae from Chapter 38.
"Paravisse divitias fuit multis hominibus non finis sed mutatio malorum."
No matter how hard I try I can't make any sense of this.

Also, I was wondering about what to do after I finished Wheelock's Latin. I have taught myself for the most part. I feel pretty confident with the grammar I have learned ...
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"Protect me from what I want"

I feel like I should know the translation of this sentence, but I'm not sure. Which of these is it? (Ignore my possible word order errors and vocabulary.)

Protege me a quo volo.
Protege me a quo velim.

I'm not sure about what mood to use...
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Pharr Lesson XXV, Paragraph 150, sentence 6

(/Hrh e)kh/deto Danaw=n o(/ti tou\s qnh/skontas w)ra/eto.

What's confusing me is the second part of the sentence - o(ra/w does not seem like a deponent verb, yet if the w)ra/eto is in middle/passive, what is the relationship of tou\s qnh/skontas in the accusative case with the rest of the sentence?

And now that I look at this again, since the first verb there is also non-deponent and in mid/pass, how do the two nouns relate?
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Perfects in Rev. 3:8

My understanding of the perfect tense is that it describes a state rather than
an action.
I am curious how this affects the meaning of a phrase in Revelation 3:8.
i)dou\ de/dwka e)nw/pio/n sou qu/ran h)new|gme/nhn,
Concerning the first perfect, de/dwka , is it important that it has been given,
or just that it is available now?
Concerning the second perfect, h)new|gme/nhn, my question is; Does this
participle say anything about the fact that this ...
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His verbis feci ut Steven (benissimus) vomiret

Consuetum sermonem cum haberemus,

Is edidit e sanguine crucem

atque ego aegre ferens femellas respondi e vagina tenax album paulumve viride ius

Subito Steven ex sermone vomiens discessit! Quid mali?
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