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Anticipating Greek boards: converting names

Anyone have any idea how in the world I'd convert "William" into sensible Greek, short of reintroducing digamma into the Attic script?<br /><br />The best thing I could come up with is start with the Latin (Gulielmus) and convert that, since we have plenty of examples of this in the Hellenistic period.<br /><br />Goulie/lmoj?<br /><br />eu)tu/xei,<br />wm
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Help with translation wanted!

Hello,<br /><br />I'm trying to translate two simple oneliners, sofar I have only this rough translations, can anyone help?<br /><br />"It's a good day to die"<br />"Bonum die mori est" <br /><br />"I know something you don't know"<br />"Scio ... tibi non sciet"<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />daonlyfreez
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Jokes Board anyone?

How about a jokes board - classic jokes twitching into posthumous life through classical languages?<br />Here's one I heard the other day...<br /><br />homo qui male tussit in tabernam medicamentariam ingreditur, accedit ad mensam, petitque pharmacopolam. cui venditor juvenis dicit pharmacopolam usui non esse. homo a venditore juveni quaerit num aliquid tussiculare commendare possit. venditor ei tradit ampullam medicamenti pro tusse. emptor<br />magnum haustum sibi sumit, tum post paucis minutis, nullo solatio senso, alterum sumit, ...
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Classical Beginnings

I think it would be great to hear stories from our members about how they came to the study of Greek and Latin, why they wanted to learn it, and whether they have any good stories for the rest of us???<br /><br /><br />Seba
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Who's stronger than whom.

Regarding a quote from Sebastian of a Japanese poem...<br /><br />That reminded me of this, from one of my Greek readers, "Stories and Legends, A First Greek Reader" by F.H. Colson, 1939.<br /><br />This is from the fables section. Not sure if it is Aesop.<br /><br /><br />poihth/j tij le/gei o(/ti oi( qeoi/, poih/santej ta\ zw=|a, ge/raj ti e(ka/stw| die/neiman. kai\ toi=j me\n tau/roij ke/ra e)/dosan, toi=j de\ i(/ppoij o(pla/j, toi=j de\ o)/rnisi pte/rugaj, kai\ ...
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Cast your Pebbles!

Come on everyone! We have a hundred and fourty members and only two or three people vote on any of the polls!!! (ok 5 in one of them) <br /><br />What's the problem? Are they that boring? I find it fun to cast a vote and then watch the changing results as more and more members chime in, it's like a game. <br /><br />But of course it's not exciting if nobody plays.<br /><br />Can ...
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I am starting to learn Greek

:)<br /><br />Hello<br /><br />Can anyone recommand L.A. Wilding: Greek for Beginners?<br /><br />Andrew
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Latin as she is spoke! :-X

(Seekin 4 frends in de net I bump into man who speek mai mater-tongue!)<br /><br />elucubrator: are you still there?<br />elucubrator: I'm looking for people who are interested in learning Greek and latin in a great new discussion group.<br />archais: quis es, et quamobrem me excitasti a somnio meo?<br />elucubrator: I signed up on it about a week ago and it's phenomenal<br />elucubrator: uuuuuufffff<br />elucubrator: mea culpa, non novi<br />elucubrator: amice<br />elucubrator: ...
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500 free pages of Greek commentary on Homer

Scholia D. This is tremendously neat, so I'll forgive the annoying lunate sigma. <br /><br />http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/ifa/vanthiel/scholiaD.pdf<br /><br />--<br />wm
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Spoken Latin

This poll taken just as I saw it from the "ctnlatin" discussion group on Yahoo. It's a Latin list for those interested in learning the language, with special emphasis on the language of the Catholic church.<br />
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