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Clyde Pharr - Who was he?

In a burst of curiousity, I punched "Clyde Pharr" into Google. Most of the links, of course, were for books which he had written, but I found two sites which touched on biography-

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/alumni/public ... #professor (see his photo)

http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/p ... _arts.html (you have to go to the Classics section, and download a PDF)

These sites satisfied most of my curiousity, but any ...
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Friends from around the Indian Ocean, are you and your family all okay?
The tsunami made its way and struck Indian coasts, too. And Raya is from Mauritius.

The shaker of the earth surely hates Christmas. :evil:
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Learning the 'best' pronunciation without a human teacher.

Inputs? Suggestions? Links? How did you learn your pronunciation?

Help. :(
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Pronounciation difficulties


In Pharr's book, there is a koppa, a kappa, and a chi. I think the koppa is an aspirated 'k' sound while the kappa is an unaspirated 'k' sound. But what is the chi? Aspirated 'k' sound? Or is it more like the ch in 'chance'?
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Small problems with De Bello Gallico

I've just started reading De Bello Gallico and I find it to be of intermediate difficulty. One sentence confuses me though:

Qua de causa Helvetii quoque reliquos Gallos virtute praecedunt, quod fere cotidianis proeliis cum Germanis contendunt, cum aut suis finibus eos prohibent aut ipsi in eorum finibus bellum gerunt.

What confuses me the most is the middle part. I've translated the first part to something like "Where the Helvetians also are better than the ...
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Ancient Music

Often, when seeing documentaries, movies, etc. about Rome you hear the brass-and-drums military music. While I quite like it, I wonder if the music is historically accurate; we might know how these instruments looked, but do we know also how they were played?

There is also Greek music. I've heard about the different modes (Phrigian, Doric, etc) ; can anyone point to a Greek source where these modes are explained as related to ancient Greek ...
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Questions regarding plan of study, time-frame, standards.

Maybe I'm in the wrong place, or haven't looked hard enough, but I can't seem to find many posts on some of the broader questions of learning Greek. So I'll ask some basic questions.

Assuming I:
1. know no Latin and am just starting Greek;
2. am neither a genius nor dim-witted;
3. am learning on my own;
4. have 1-2 hours/day to study, sometimes more;
5. and I'm motivated,

in how many years can ...
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Hello/How long should it take

Hello all,

I just discovered this site, and I wish I had found it earlier. What a great site! For a long time, I thought I was the only one in the universe teaching himself Greek. B'bye, vacuum.

I am presently on Lesson 27, and this represents about a year of on-and-off study. Now, this "on-and-off" business has really got to go, because I waste so much time relearning.

So I've taken to making small ...
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The Episcopal Christmas Message

Since the Pope himself gives a christmas message it is only apt that I your resident bishop say a few simple yet serious things about the coming year. May it bring to all less of harsh times and much enjoyment seek it before you perish. It is snowing here and I can feel all the little girls jumping with joy. Which annoys me, so without further a-do, this is in Latin of course.

a. Papae ...
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translation help

Pax vobis,

As an exercise, I translate my relatives' postcards into Latin. How did I do on this one from my grand son?

Ad mare in Cameronem oppidibusque Holly Littorem itineret. Multas palus erit, ex quos populos pisces comportet. Uxor meam adductis student piscatoribus non possent.Ad civitate Lafayettem profiscitur. Visitet oppido Cajunes superioribus,Vermillionville, videt domus et naves et machines agricolibus suos. Pisces fritusque frumentari cibus nostris facent. Post media die, ex tempesta, visitet domus Moutonem,agricola ...
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