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Bored housewife here.

Hello, I am a former student of Latin, attempting to regain my glorious youth by systematically attacking Wheelock, chapter by chapter. I have 3 children who invariably are the enemy of learning, wresting my attention away from said book as often as possible. Little do they know that they too, will one day be plied with Catullus and Cicero. My revenge will be sweet.

When I am not a housewife and full-time mother, I am ...
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Declining words

I am sorry for all the questions, but I am in the process of learning on my own, so it seems everyone here is my only source for more information than books.

So the question is: Is there a way to view a word and see what declension it is, or must you look it up? If so an example would be great if only for one of the declensions, but the rule for all ...
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Distinguishing modern and ancient Greek

In my favorite second-hand bookstore here in Melbourne they have a small foreign language section. The owners of the store barely speak English let alone any other language. (oi Austrilioi kai oi barbaroi)

In this section today I discovered an old book which is undoubtedly Greek, I think it is an abstract of the new testament. I'm rather keen on buying ancient Greek books but I'm concerned it might be modern greek. Is there any ...
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Twisted Greek stories

Ok....I've been reading a lot of mythology lately and I must admit that some of the tales are rather, well, disturbing!

I was wondering if you guys had read and would like to share your personal favorite(s) twisted stories from mythology.

My current favorite story is abour the Birth of the minotaur. This is from Apollodorus' Library Book III, Chapt I Sections 3-4

Asterius dying childless, Minos wished to reign over Crete, but his claim ...
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Graeca aut Latina?

Quam linguam praefers, linguam Graecam aut Latinam? Ego Graecam nescio et mihi difficilis videtur. Censeo linguam latinam linguam festivam pulchramque esse.
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Satis

I know that satis takes the genitive case when it modifies nouns, so "I have enough money" would be translated as Habeo satis pecuniae. But when it's modifying adjectives, do you still use the genitive? Would "You are big enough" be translated as Es satis magni? Or do you just not use satis together with adjectives?
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UMEIN

I have run upon a reading in manuscript P in Galatians. A plural personal pronoun that is UMEIN is in that manscript. Is that even a Greek word? Or is that a mispelled word? Other variants are UMIN and UMAS.
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vocabulary listings

Not all verbs have all the principal parts listed.
Why are some missing principal parts indicated with a dash while others are just skipped over. See page 99 and compare e)pisseu/w and kote/w.
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Calling All Math Folk

I know there are some folks here who read math Theory (if not just for the Greek).

So help me out...

Why is X raised to the 0 power = 1 and not 0 ?
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Regarding gerundives.

Salvete particepes fori,
this is my first post on textkit so I will try to be brief. Recently I have had problems understanding the concept of gerundives, "passive verbal adjectives" as one textbook describes them. Some examples given are:

magister audiendus est - the master is to-be-listend to, or:

imperium regendum erat - The empire was to-be-ruled.

What I do not quite understand is how gerundives differ from say, passive participles? And, in what contexts ...
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