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Imperative endings

i)/qi is the 2nd sg. imperative of ei)=mi<br />This is not a regular ending, but ei)=mi seems to be a bit of an odd kind of verb.<br />klu=qi is also an imerative and it has the same ending. Is this ending more regular than I am thinking or am I missing something obvious?<br />Thank you
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Pharr section 143 - 6

I'm having a bit of trouble with this line.<br />o( qeo\j e)fiei\j e)xepeuke/a be/lea au)toi=sin ( )Axaioi=sin) e)/ballen<br />Without e)fiei\j this sentence would mean; The god was shooting sharp arrows at them (the Achaeans).<br />I am not sure what to do with e)fiei\j. The vocabulary section of the book says that it is a participle. It would have to be an aorist passive ( what happened to the theta?) The glosses given for e)fi/hmi are ...


Ancient Greek Inscriptions

Imaging Inscriptions

tou\j no/mouj oi( 7)Aqhnai=oi ei)j li/qouj gra/fousin.

Want to see how Greeks wrote their language down in the manner that stands for millenia?

Here's the inscriptions from various districts of the ancient greek world. Photos and "squeezes". (What exatcly is a squeeze? papers pressed against the inscribed stone surface???)
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Medieval Women Writers in Latin

Texts and resources for Egeria, Constantia, and Hrotsvit
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The Labyrinth Latin Bookcase

Directory of links to mainly (but not exclusively) Medieval Latin texts.<br /><br />http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/library/latin/latin-lib.html
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Vergil's Dido

:)I will like to know what do you think of Dido, the widowed queen and of Eneas's conduct. Why did Vergil chose such a conduct for his hero?
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counting

Well Wheelock chapter 15 wants me to be able to count in Latin... kinda fun. But I have a question:<br /><br />In the appendix where it lists the numbers, it goes up to 20 and then starts jumping by tens. So I'm *assuming* that the rules up to 20 still apply further on, so for example, where I have:<br />septendecim<br />duodeviginti<br />undeviginti<br />viginti<br /><br />do i also have:<br />septenviginti<br />duodetriginta<br />undetriginta<br />triginta<br /><br />etc?<br /><br ...
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adjectives

Sometimes I don't know if an adjective belongs to one noun or to more of them. Here are some examples:<br />Section 143 line 4 of Pharr; e(khbo/loj e)poixetai prw=ton ou)rh=aj kai\ ku/naj a)rgouj <br /> Does a)rgou/j belong to both ou)rh=aj and ku/naj or only to ku/naj<br />Line 5 is similar; o)le/kontai ou)rh=ej kai ku/nej aryoi/<br />I assume it only belongs to dogs because swift is not generaly considered a apt description for mules.<br />But ...
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kalos

Is there no better word for handsome in Greek? All I can think of is kalos. It’s like they used kalos for almost everything or am I greatly mistaken? Everything is just good instead of pretty, handsome, nice and so on...<br />Do I just need to learn my vocabulary better or if not, then how did the Greeks express all the meanings of the word? Did it always have a slightly different meaning to them ...
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meaning of "utilitus"

I have no latin and less greek, and am trying to appreciate the grammatical nuances of the particular word "UTILITUS". The best clue I've come across on the Web is:<br /><br />utilitas : utility, usefulness.<br /><br />utilitus<br />itus SUFFIX <br />of _; from the _<br />utilitus ADV POS <br />utilis, utilis, utile ADJ <br />useful, profitable, practical, helpful, advantageous;<br /><br />I gather that "utilitus" is adverbial with a sense indicated by the terms listed in ...
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