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BLD § 249 Latin-English EXERCISES

I The First Bridge over the Rhine

1 Salus sociorum erat semper cara Romanis. Olim Galli, amici Romanorum, multas inurias ab Germanis qui trans
2 flumen Rhenum vivebant acceperant. Ubi legati ab iis ad Caesarem imperatorem Romanorum venerunt et
3 auxilium postulaverunt, Romani magnas interibus ad hostium finis properaverunt. Mox ad ripas magni fluminis
4 venerunt. Imperator studebat copias suas trans fluvium ducere, sed nulla via poterat. Nullas navis habebat. Alta
5 erat aqua. Imperator ...
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YUCK this latin taste terrible

The first and third options were nice; the latter a serious option for my life. As long as Brandy does not sing her new music. Some nice Almost Doesn�t Count. Time travel happens only in dreams. Some Latin grammar is easy. Truckers are my friends, English ones anyway, one of the best days of my life involved many a trekker. There are no welsh truckers they drive but sheep.

I wish the past whatever it ...
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grammar qn: pindar, olympian 1

hi, i've just finished reading pindar olympian 1, and i've figured out the grammar for each word except i'm still confused about one word... i'm prob. being an idiot overlooking something but can someone please explain how fre/naj is being used here:

(1) as an object (although it'd be an "object" of a passive participle)?
(2) as accusative of respect? or
(3) something else?

fqe/gcomai ... to/t' )Aglaotri/ainan a(rpa/sai dame/nta fre/naj i(me/rw|

i (Pindar) declare...(blah ...
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Hey, Andrew! Teach me some Greek! for a homeschooled child

I am homeschooling my grandson this fall and will be using Hey, Andrew!
I know nothing about Greek so this is all new to me (us). He is 10 years old, 5th grade and an avg. student. Am trying to go slow so that he can absorb everything and not overload him with too many new things.

Any opinions about this beginners course for his age group? Any comments, suggestions will be greatly appreciated- positive, ...
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HELP!!! Stubborn and violent siblings...

I have been trying to teach my siblings Latin, but they feel it is boring. :shock:
They refuse to learn, and they have become violent and virtually aggressive with the mention of Latin. :(
I've tried to explain the benefits of Latin, but they give me insults and grief. :cry: ...
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Need help for a teen!

Thank you so much for all your help with my translation that you all helped with. We are having a coat of arms developed for the entire youth group and are going to be using "Bound by the blood of the cross" on it...thank you so much!

I had a teen that is drawing up the coat of arms for us to send to the actual developer and his grandmother showed him his family's coat ...
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greek font, the only one now

I wonder why the antiquated spionic greek posting method is used here? I can just press ctrl+shift+3 and type in the accented greek with "polytonic greek" standard Win2k input method .. I think it also should present in any other decent Windows. Any other modern OS also should have a way to create unicode texts.

I personally have two problems with spionic - 1. it must be installed. That's pretty minor, but the other one ...
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Romans 8:23

a)pekdexo/menoi th\n a)polu/trwsin tou= sw/matos h(mw=n

This verse is classically interpreted as 'redemption of our bodies'. However given the definition of a)polu/trwsin as 'Being set free,liberated by payment of a ransom' I'm confused.

It seems to me this clause could be interpreted in two ways with exact opposite meanings.

redemption of our bodies (ie a renewed and transformed version of this body)


liberation from our bodies (ie a complete freedom and release from this ...
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JWW exercises, para 497, 499, 503, 504, 505, 509, 510, 511

next set of answer suggestions from JWW..


1 I had fine omens, O men, when offering sacrifices
2 it is now possible, for those who have been saved to proceed
or (?) it is now possible, since they have been saved, for them to proceed
3 although they feared the way, they followed
4 let us send men who will capture the heights
5 although they alone had been left behind, they were ...

codes?!? in homer's and tragedians' intros

this sounds bizarre, and i don't find co-incidental patterns interesting, but i haven't heard about this before and i'm wondering if anyone here has heard about this and whether it's been generally approved/rejected:

i'm just reading The Homer of Aristotle by D Margoliuoth, Oxford 1923 who says that there was a practice of all Greek tragedians, mentioned in Diogenes Laertius, of inserting cryptic signatures in the tragedies to prove their authenticity. It then sets out ...
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