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Favorite Greek or Latin moment in the movies

Just thought I'd throw out a fun question for Friday. :D I can't think of too many, the Latin moment that comes to mind is in the beginning of "Dead Poets Society" where some instructor is going through the declensions of agricola. Not exactly a favorite moment, just the one that comes to mind. :?

Do you have ...
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Accusativus Graecus

Xai=re :)
Can anyone explain what is Accusativus Graecuss and when it is used?
Xa/rin e)/xw
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Do I have this right?

Sorry to bother you people with pronoun questions again, but... I just want to make sure I have this correct. What is weird are the plural possesives/reflexive posessives. Here is the list for meus and noster:

N. meus
G. mei
D. meo
A. meum
Ab. meo


N. noster
G. nostri
D. nostro
A. nostrum
Ab. nostro


Nostrorum looks very odd. Is that right?? How do ...
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Pharr section 150 line 7

I don't understand the form h)ge/ronto. I am quite certain it is from a)gei/rw and that it is 3rd person plural middle or passive but I don't know if it is aorist or imperfect. The aorist form is given as having and Epsilon and an Iota, and the imperfect is (usually ?) build on the present tense stem, so that means again with an Epsilon and a Iota. Is this a unusual form or am ...


Ok, don't know if this should be in the Latin forum, but...

I made it! I didn't fail the first Latin test with this zombie Latin teacher!
7 MSS points (that's uh... well, 15 is best and anything below 4 is a fail)!!!!
Never had a mark as good as that in Latin translation (in my last translation I had 2 points (yes, a fail :cry: ...
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Aorist X Perfect

Hi, Guys,

I have a serous question and I'm counting on you to help me.

The Greek grammars in my mother language (Portuguese) translate both aorist and perfect the same way - something like the English simple past - and don't make any difference between them.

JWW translates the aorist as simple past and the perfect as present perfect, as far as I know, there's a litte "aspectual" difference between these two.
This difference occurs ...
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the way to learn

Reading through the old posts on this site I see that you all seem to really analyse every word you read. I've only been studying latin since august this year, but I'm trying just to read the language, be it with a dictionary in my lap. Would you recommend this way of learning latin, or is it indeed better to really analyse every word?
The thing is I learned english and german in holland without ...
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a loca plana

Just wondering, being Dutch as I am, how would I say I'm from holland?

sum a loca plana?

I can't help but feel my vocabulaire is seriously lacking here.
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An uncertain quote

Anybody heard of " Kyrie eleison" as a cry for the general marching in triumph? I don't know the exact spelling and followingly, the morphology and meaning.
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The syntax of a love-crazed boar

I recently ran across a poem which used to be attributed to Theocritus (Kiessling makes it number 30), but which Gow (O.C.T. editor of Bucolici Graeci) puts after Bion in the anonymous section.

It's a very curious thing, about the boar who castrated and killed Adonis getting interrogated by Adonis' girlfriend, Aphrodite. The boar claims he didn't want to kill the boy:

ou)k h)/qelon pata/cai:
a)ll' w(j a)/galm' e)sei=don,
kai\ mh\ fe/rwn to\ ...
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