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H & Q Chapter 3

Just want to make sure I understand what's going on:


8. tou\j me\n o)fqalou\j (Omh/rou ou)k e)fu/lacan oi( qeoi/: ta\ de\ bibli/a ta\ peri\ th=j tw=n a)nqrw/pwn a)reth=j eu)= pefula/casin

I got: The gods did not guard Homer's eyes: they have guarded well books about the excellence of men.

(I left out the 'on the one hand...on the other hand'. Is this acceptable?)

12. e)peidh\ tou\j para\ tw=n ce/nwn a)gge/lous e)fula/camen, th\n dhmokrati/an ou)k ...
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Wheelock Chap 21 to 30 Key comments

After a long summer break during which time I looked (in vain) for Elvis in Tennessee I have got back down to Wheelock chaps 21 to 30 and have the following comments on the key for review please.

Chap 25
1 Add "always" before thinks?

3 Typo: replace "fir's" by "fire's"?

Death of Laocoon

"Neither can he defend himself from his wounds nor flee,..."
can "his" be deleted?

Chap 26
1 Add "rather" ...
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Quick Translation

Hey guys, just wanted to know a quick translation for something.

"Raise Up My Brother"

i think it is something along the lines of:

"suscipio meus frater "

?? Can anybody help me with the exact grammar?
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anyone out there have interests outside the world of academics and ancient languages.
reading (other than academic)

i am on a sabbatical from school, and i thought learning latin would be a great way to keep the mind from getting stale. but i tend to get distracted rather easily. so i though i would distract everyone else!
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Libri Latini

Per biennium discipulus Latinae eram. Ubi libri ob Gallos a Caesare in Latina obtineo?

(Me paenitet grammaticae. :( Corrige mendum meum.)
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A friend came to me inquiring about this verse -
73 Ab occidente litora Esseni fugiunt usque qua nocent, gens sola et in toto orbe praeter ceteras mira, sine ulla femina, omni venere abdicata, sine pecunia, socia palmarum. in diem ex aequo convenarum turba renascitur, large frequentantibus quos vita fessos ad mores eorum fortuna fluctibus agit. ita per saeculorum milia -- incredibile dictu -- gens aeterna est, in qua nemo nascitur. tam fecunda illis aliorum ...
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Hallo, Everyone!

I stumbled upon this marvelous website and these forums yesterday and can't tell you how pleased I am to have found y'all!

I have just commenced reading Homer's Odyssey, arguably for the second time since I did take Homer in college :D , and am wrestling with the production of a really thorough metrical analysis of, like, the whole poem, for no particularly good reason.

I'm ...
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Its a girl!


This seems to be a custom here, so...

Its a girl - Makaria Grace - Born Yesterday.

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