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It was good of you

How does latin express the ...of... in sentences like these? :

It was good of you to do this;

It wasn't very nice of him to do that.

Gratias ago
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Opera Latina Conversa Litterate in Britannicum

Primus doleo pro meis grammaticis malis meaque dictione invenusta. Corrigite meos errores usque. Secundum quaero opera latina conversa litterate in Brittanicum, atque Catulli Carmina (Googlus est inops).

Maximas Gratias,
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Its been a while...request another translation

English to Latin

"Upon your lips dwells the meaning of my cause"
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The Greek Dialects: Where to Start

Before you can answer the question "which Greek dialect should I study first" you need to know the answer to "what do I want to read in Greek." Unless you're studying at a school, where you're unlikely to have a choice in the matter, your intended reading matter determines the best plan of study.

If you're going to read only the NT and related Koine works, then you should probably study Koine.

If you plan ...
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Hello Everybody! I'm Nicholas Swift; I'm 25 years old; I live in the beautiful foothills of the Catskill Mountains in New York. I fell in love with Greek literature in highschool through English translation, and in college I toyed with the idea of learning Greek, but it seemed like a distant dream. After graduating, and travelling for a while, my girlfriend and I decided to build a cabin on family land in New York. We ...
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absolute beginner

I have recently decided that I wanted to learn Latin and would like to discuss ways and materials to help me learn more effectively, faster, and hopefully cheaper. I was hoping that somebody here could give me a few hints.
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My Septuagint just got in the mail today, so if I need any help, I'll be coming here. Expect some wild translations from yours truly. :)
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Commentary Question

Hello All,

I am getting a bit more serious about Homeric (even though I'm waaaay behind on turning in translations to the Odyssey Group) and I'm looking at procuring a commentary. These are the commentaries recommended by my Classical Greek prof....have any of you used them? WHat would you recommend??

Here's the list:

Bloom, Harold Homer's Odyssey
Heubeck, Alfred and Hoekstra, Arie A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey
Page, Denys The Homeric Odyssey
Powell, Barry B. ...
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two terms


I do not know greek language, but I have to determine the exact meaning of two terms. The terms are "dsa" and "dei". One could find them in the following (Aristotle, "Topica",VII):

(Sorry for writing without accents)
"... dsa gar qateron categoreitai, xai qateron categoreisqai dei".

The meaning is something like "for all that is predicated of the one should be also predicated of the other" (Aristotle is giving a definition for "sameness").
Thank ...
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I'm planning to learn Greek soon, but the many different dialects confuse me. I wonder two things.

a) How big are the differences? If I learn for example Attic, will I then be able to understand, say, Koine?
b) Which dialect is the most common? Which dialect is spoken here at Textkit, or are all of them used here?

I'd really appreciate some replies on this.

Also, which book available from Textkit should I use?
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