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More modern verse in Ancient Greek

In honor of the Athenian Olympics, Armand D'Angour (at Oxford), has written a Pindaric ode:


(Or see the Oxford press release.)
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Paired aspirated consonants

It’s my understanding that when an aspirateable consonant (i.e. p, t, or k) is placed before an aspirated consonant, both consonants must be aspirated. (Please correct me if I’m wrong.)
i.e. i)xqu&j

Pronouncing two aspirated consonants back-to-back sounds strange. Does anyone know how xq, fq, etc. are supposed to be pronounced?
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Google Latine

Aliquid fascinans invenit: Google Latine.
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Indirect questions

I understand these in principle, but...... :? are these correct...

Apud consules toti civitati diximus Lucium virum bonum esse; alterum illud malum fecisse.
Among the consuls all of the citizens said Lucius was a good man; but with the other we made him out to be bad (???)
I know what the last part SHOULD be...literal translation anyone?

Servos tuos in agros urbi proximos duci puto.
I ...
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Roma Resurgens

Don't just study the Romans.... become a Roman:

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JWW exercises, para 519, 520, 521, 528, 529, 530

Thank you++ Skylax for your last comments and corrections.
Herewith some further answer suggestions..

1 ask (the) guide, who will lead you back
2 he was marching on through Phrygia one day?s journey to an inhabited, pleasant and large city
3 they had cattle which they sacrificed to Zeus the preserver
4 if I shall accomplish (the objects) for which I am taking the field, I will lead you back home
5 after this, ...
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2 Timothy 3:15

"and because from a babe the Holy Writings thou hast known, which are able to make thee wise -- to salvation, through faith that in Christ Jesus"

My question is:

In Greek we have: ta dunamena se sophisai

Could ta dunamena be interpreted in a restrictive sense: "those able to make you wise" meaning: not all scripture makes wise, the precepts of the Torah are outdated, just keep the parts that are able to ...
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Who is easiest, Cattulus, Horace, Ovid or Virgil?


I've had some delays, but now I'm getting back to my Latin. Soon I will be ready to tackle my first classical author.

These are my choices:

Cattulus: Love Poems
Horace: Odes
Ovid: The Art of Love
Virgil: Aeneid

Which do you think would be the easiest to start with? Thanks!

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Aren't definite and indefinite articles just "the, a, etc."? That's what I got from what I'm studying. I guess I didn't know what they were because they're implied in Latin, not a separate word. :oops: :oops: :oops: right?
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