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Das Inverse Theory in education

Since this is a forum focused on learning I thought I might share with you another manifestation des Inversen Theorys. Yes that is the german genitive which I 1/knew last year so I (1/know it)^-1 1/then! Anyhow listen to this:

I was eager for a lesson on Friday even in the anarchic afterMATH of a crazy pure test involving multitudinous constants k although the word constant begins with a c I suppose it's german think ...
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Beginner question: use of article

Getting back into Greek, I forgot how uncertain of myself I get in translations...
Following sentence from Peckett and Munday's Thrasymachus:

dhlw~ ga\r tw|~ paidi\ ta\ e0n tai=j tw~n o0lbi/wn nh/soij.

I got stuck on that ta\ in there, but if it makes the following clause substantive, I translate mechanically as:

So I am showing to the boy the things in the island of the blessed.

...and a bit more idiomatically as...

So I'm showing ...
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Esca dinosauris

A cuius generis dinosauro te maxime iuvaret devorari?
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Elision and Prot' elision

Does Greek have Protelision similar to Latin?

Would diatribh\ e)/stiv go to diatrib\ 'stin or stay un protelided?
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Lesson XLIII, paragraph 283

Lesson XLIII, paragraph 283

a)faireo/meqa basilh=a Xrushi/da to\ ge/raj kalo/n.

I believe this is saying something like "We are robbing the king of Chryses' daughter, the beautiful prize." What's confusing me is that both basilh=a and Xrushi/da blah blah are in accusative. Is this how it's supposed to be, or is there some meaning (i.e. that Chryses' daughter is a king, which makes little sense in context) that I'm missing. I have a ...
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Half remembered Greek epigram

Some time ago I was reading a book about the poetry of AE Housman and it included an epigram from the Greek Anthology by -I think-Leonidas of Tarentum, with the thought of there being thousands of years before you're born and thousands after you die-the vita brevis idea.
Can anyone pinpoint the epigram please and if possible give a link to the original greek?
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The highlight of my day

In Myth class today the teacher passed out a poem, with the original Greek version on one side of the page, and I could actually understand some parts! I was ecstatic.
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This has to be pretty cool. The ESA (the European Space Agency, for the uninitiated) is launching into space a satellite which will return to Earth 50006 years hence. Encoded on 100 DVDs, together of course with instructions on how to construct a DVD player, will be messages from members of the public who have e-mailed the organizers. No censorship will be exercised, and anyone can submit up to four type-written pages. Assuming that ...
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Assatura ?

Does anyone know what the above word means ? I am guessing it is something to do with food from the context :-

femina assaturam radicula ornat.

Thanks in advance.
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Mi verbs


I am trying to really learn the -mi verbs once and for all. It seems to me that the best way to do this is learn them all at once, noticing the patterns and delving a little into the philology. What I've written here is what I currently know about the verbs in general (what I call 'the three classes') and then my version of the present indicative active of class I (as far ...
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