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Iliad, Book 1: Line 577,578 ?

577: mhtri d egw parafhmi, kai auth| per noeoush|,<br />578:patri filw| epi hra ferein Dii,..<br /><br />(Sorry about the accents, I could not get them to display correctly)<br /><br />Here's my translation but I'm sure it is wrong.<br /><br />577: mother I advise you, greatly considering understanding herself,<br />578: to bear the beloved father Zeus upon kindness...<br /><br />You can probably tell from my translation where I'm confused; heck I don't even know what my ...


Omicron Pronunciation

<br />One of our members attempted to use the "notify" button in a Sticky thread to post a new message, and as a result, it went into a Black Hole. When you want to start a new discussion, please remember to backup to the main page (the one enumerating all the discussion threads) and click on new topic.<br /><br />I'm just reposting the question asked so that s/he and other members can benefit from the ...
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Nominative Case

(and the barrage of questions begins...)<br /><br />Is a noun in the nominative case always the subject of the verb in any given sentence? Surely there must be exceptions....Wheelocks says: "The Romans used the nominative case most commonly to indicate the subject of a finite verb." <br /><br />So when were there exceptions and in those examples, which case was used as the subject?
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always online?

hello!<br /><br />There seems to be a problem with my user or profile. in the online list, it shows that i'm online even though i'm not. i probably opened a new internet explorer or something and logged in again and it got confused :(. can a moderator kick out "Ptahhotep", or will that kick me out forever? ??? I hope this doesnt cause too much hasle.<br />thanks
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salveo, salvere

In Wheelocks Ch. 1 (we move very slowly at school I know!) it lists:<br /><br />salveo, salvere: to be well, be in good health<br /><br />If this is a verb and since verbs have 4 principle parts (which was mentioned the page before the vocab) then why are the 3rd and 4th ones not mentioned? Is this one of those incomplete verbs mentioned in another thread where the 3rd and 4th principle parts mentioned have ...
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official moral

In the last few months I've noticed just how much people are influenced by our 'official' moral principals. The more if other people are around - the pressure grows. Politicians here are just incapable of some reforms, because of these principals, which are of course greatly influenced by Christianity (as it is the ancient Greeks (the Stoics) ‘invented’ most of these principals).<br />Even in smaller circles this happens. If they don’t believe the moral values ...
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greek numbers

check this article:<br />http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3109806.stm<br /><br />interesting... but in the illustration, what is the character used for 6??? i've never seen that before...
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Modern words in ancient grammar.

Looking from time to time at the agora board, I'm curious about what you people think about mixing modern words in the ancient greek construct.<br />To say, if you want to say "I like beer", there seems to be no dedicated word for 'beer' except the words set meaning "the (thing) out of barley" or just 'wine'. Since there's a modern word for it "beera(mpura)", it would be more natural to use it. but it ...
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To Mingshey

I've just seen the news about the typhoon in Korea. I hope you and yours are all safe and well.
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New book postings

Jeff, you used to have a page showing what books you were working on for future downloading - I know you put some information in a posting in the Open Board some time ago (but I can't find it), could you give us a link back to that posting or renew the information? I always liked to have something to look forward to!
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