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Classical vs Medieval Latin

I discovered just recently that my expected next-step-in-Classical-Latin course is going to be a Medieval Latin course instead. It starts next week - or, at least, the term does, 'cause the course is by correspondence, again, as usual....<br /><br />I'm wondering if anyone out there has done anything with Medieval Latin as well as Classical, and if there is any advice before I jump off the cliff into something at least slightly new.....<br /><br />Much ...
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Is the story-line of the Iliad historically acurate?

I am getting into the story of the Iliad.<br />This %@*&^* Agamemnon who supposedly is on an honourable mision but kidnaps the daughter of a priest doing it.<br />I wish I could read Greek a little faster in order to find out what happens next.<br />I am wondering if the Iliad is historically acurate or if there was a lot of "poetic license used.
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Latin Vocab List

Ah, Hello. Browsing the internet for help with learning latin vocabulary, I came across this list of 1000-odd words compiled by an English examining board - apparently it's supposed to help people prepare for AS-level exams (the kind English and Welsh 17 year olds take). Nevertheless, it's quite nice to see how many words you know:<br /><br />http://www.ocr.org.uk/OCR/WebSite/Data/Publication/Teacher%20Support%20%26%20Coursework%20Guidance/cquartetOCRTempFileD1aYC6kb96.pdf<br /><br />Apparently fluent non-native speakers of a modern language know 10000 words...<br /><br /> ...
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Book recommendation, please

Hello to everybody!<br />I did an intensive course in Ancient Greek two years ago and I would like to pick it up again. Could somebody recommend me what Greek author to read in order to review all what I studied? Homer? I would classify myself as an intermediate student. Thanks.
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M&F Unit 1 Pg35 #19

<br />I haven't made much progress with Latin these last two weeks so I only have one small question. I couldn't work out #19 on Pg35 of M&F. The second part of the sentence boggles me with it's use of the DAT or ABL. After much revision, this is what I've come up with:<br /><br />Feminae est forma, fama nautae; feminis est forma, fama nautis.<br /><br />Beauty is women, report/opinion of the sailors; beauty is ...
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Pharr section 128 line 4

This line reads as follows: ei)/ pote kraiai/nei a)/nac e)e/ldwr i(erh=i, Danaoi\ ti/sousi da/krua ge/rontoj be/lessin qeou=. I think I know what this means but I would like to make sure that I am on the right path. I'll give my translation with the words in bold print being the ones that I am unsure of. Any comment will be appreciated.<br /><br />If at any time the Protector performs his will for the priest, the ...




Q about Vitt's Latin Phrase list

<br />I have a question about the format of this Latin-Word-a-Day site.<br />http://mail.minnehahaacademy.net/Lists/latin-phrase/Message/43.html<br /><br />They have words listed like this:<br /><br />feles/felem<br />luna/lunam<br />nox/noctem<br />umbra/umbram<br />etc.<br /><br />I know the first word is the Nominative Singular.<br />The second word looks like the Accusative Singular.<br /><br />My question is... why did they do it that way? Why not do it like the dictionaries by giving the Genitive Singular for the second word?<br /><br />
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Going Down Under

I know there are Australians on this board...<br /><br />I'm heading to Sidney for a little R&R the middle of November. December was my first choice, but the tickets were outrageous!<br /><br />How warm (or cool) is the water around November 20th? I'll be in Sidney.<br /><br />Also, besides the Opera House, what are the must see attractions in Sidney? Any good classical bookstores? :)<br /><br />thanks,<br ...
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Motion

I found this article while looking for something else: http://archimedes.fas.harvard.edu/mdh/motion.pdf<br /><br />It's about how Latin and Greek distinguish between place to which, place in which, and place from which. There are examples from different languages (Greek, Latin, English and German), and passages from ancient authors discussing the differences. What the Greeks and Romans thought about Greek and Roman grammar in their own words ...
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