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JWW exercises, para 519, 520, 521, 528, 529, 530

Thank you++ Skylax for your last comments and corrections.
Herewith some further answer suggestions..

1 ask (the) guide, who will lead you back
2 he was marching on through Phrygia one day?s journey to an inhabited, pleasant and large city
3 they had cattle which they sacrificed to Zeus the preserver
4 if I shall accomplish (the objects) for which I am taking the field, I will lead you back home
5 after this, ...
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2 Timothy 3:15

"and because from a babe the Holy Writings thou hast known, which are able to make thee wise -- to salvation, through faith that in Christ Jesus"

My question is:

In Greek we have: ta dunamena se sophisai

Could ta dunamena be interpreted in a restrictive sense: "those able to make you wise" meaning: not all scripture makes wise, the precepts of the Torah are outdated, just keep the parts that are able to ...
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Who is easiest, Cattulus, Horace, Ovid or Virgil?


I've had some delays, but now I'm getting back to my Latin. Soon I will be ready to tackle my first classical author.

These are my choices:

Cattulus: Love Poems
Horace: Odes
Ovid: The Art of Love
Virgil: Aeneid

Which do you think would be the easiest to start with? Thanks!

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Aren't definite and indefinite articles just "the, a, etc."? That's what I got from what I'm studying. I guess I didn't know what they were because they're implied in Latin, not a separate word. :oops: :oops: :oops: right?
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I simply cannot read any lengthy PDF document, so I'm trying to find a good Greek grammar at the local bookstores, but am curious, what are the different dialects and what are their major differences?

I've heard of homeric, attic, and new testament Greek. Would one, for example, be able to understand the New Testament (with access to a dictionary) after learning Attic grammar?

Also, I've heard lots of good things about Mastronarde's Introduction ...
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Propertius - Elegies

The poet talks about the misfortune of having been ensnared by his mistress Cynthia. Much of the poem is quite easy. However, there is a line at the end, with which I have some trouble. It runs thus -

cum tamen adversos cogor habere deos

I translate this as "While I am forced to consider the Gods to be hostile" (there is I think an elision of esse). My translation sees it differently, saying it ...
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Hello - just joined Textkit and thought I'd introduce myself. My interests lie mainly within the Greek domain, and I would be particularly interested in talking to others who are studying classical Greek. I am studying Lation as well, though, so Latinists are welcome too! Basically, I'd just like to meet up with people who share these interests as, on the net at least, we seem to be few and far between.

Specs: I'm a ...
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Back to school bloopers

Back To School Bloopers

One of the fringe benefits of being an English or History teacher is receiving the occasional jewel of a student blooper in an essay. I have pasted together the following "history" of the world from certifiably genuine student bloopers collected by teachers throughout the United States, from eight grade through college level. Read carefully, and you will learn a lot.

The inhabitants of Egypt were called mummies. They lived in the ...
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Ablative of cause

Wheelock doesn't really cover this, except as an after thought, so I don't really understand it, but the sentence to translate is: Relying on the courage of his soldiers, he led them against the enemy. Fortitudine militum, contra hostes eos duxit.
Licet tibi ridere.
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Io mei nigri

With all these insults being hurled at one another particularly in Canada I have an idea wherewith textkit might be spiced up a little. Or a lot depending on the fighters.

Have any of you ever been on a rap forum? (Asking Greek and Latin students here...) Perhaps not, well, there they have 'freestyle battles' wherein they pretty much insult eachother and are judged by certain supremes. The winner fights the next challenger etc. Or ...
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