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Hello All

This is a terrific forum.

I've been reading the Pharr book "Homeric Greek A book for Beginners" and I want to register my advice to beginners: I don't believe this is truly a book for beginners.

Like all other Greek instruction books I've read (with the possible exception of the Paul Jones "Learn Greek" book), the Pharr book is written in the style of turn-of-the-century British schoolmaster-ese. Example: Lesson 1 (yes, the very ...
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Mortem Vitae Sequens?


I was told Mortem Vitae Sequens was Latin for "death follows life."

Can it be translated another way? Also, is it grammatically correct?

Thanks in advance!

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Longest word ever???

In The Ecclesiazusae, by Aristophanes, there is meant to be:


Is it really? Have I spelt it right?

What's the longest word in Latin?
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English Grammar Book

Has anyone heard of this book, or does anyone have it?

Understanding English Grammar
by Martha Kolln, Robert Funk

Prentice Hall; 5th Pkg edition (October 1, 1997)
ISBN: 0205284523

Is this the same Robert Funk of Blass Debrunner and Funk, and wrote the Grammar on Hellenistic Greek?

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Hi, everybody!

After about three months of seasonal work and one month of vacation, I'm finally home and settling back into my routines again. I did my first lesson of Latin today, and I'm really looking forward to setting up a regular schedule for studying it. Thank goodness, I can do that now. :)

It's good to be back!

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Centaur Systems Gramma

Has anyone used the Centaur System Gramma program to learn Greek?


My son and I are thinking of switching from Koine to the Athenaze book featured in this software, but will miss being able to access the phonetic pronunciation in Strong's Koine dictionary to supplement our current Koine text book.

Has anyone used this software to study Koine??

Do some of the verb and noun drills match up ...
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Greek fonts

For information on the Greek font which Textkit uses and how to use it, see this post in the Learning Greek forum.
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Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar

Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar(1909) being made online:


It seems to have just begun to be constructed, though. So it has only the first two, introducing sections, for now.
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'homework' help

as I've posted before I am learning from the Oxford Latin Course. I'm hoping that I can get some help with my 'homework'.

I'm given sentences to translate. I have only learned the present active case so all my answers reflect that.

any help is appreciated.

translating from latin to english.
1) amici ad ludum lente ambulant. sero adveniunt.
the friends walk slowly to school. they arrive late.

2) ubi ludum intrant, magister iratus est. ...
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e)legei=on o)li/gon

A Pome, on Current Events:

a)rxh=| maino/menoj boulh=j a)/rxwn keke/leuken:
   "bi/nei sauto\n" nu=n, mhke/ti "gnw=qi" le/gei.

e)nno/ei: boulh/: senate

h)lloi/wsa: to\ e)/fh nu=n e)sti to\ le/gei. whiteoctave eu)menw=j u(pe/qeto gnw=q' e)/legen, o(\ kai\ kalw=j e)/xei.
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