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It's such a great work of literature that we can't really speak of any one 'meaning' or 'message'. But I'd be interested to know what other people take from the Iliad.

Personally I think that the Iliad addresses the human condition - suffering - phmata, kedea, algea, etc. Though the poem is about war, it encompasses all sorts of suffering: death, old age, bereavment, orphans, widows... and the meaningless and futility of human life (as ...
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Remembering words

I don't think I've ever had to look up an English word twice. I don't have a photographic memory. The language section of the brain just must be very efficient.

However, this doesn't apply to any language I've tried to learn. Learning foreign words is, in general, as difficult as learning the names of chemical structures.

I think this is because the foreign words become symbols for English words, rather than words in their own ...
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BLD § 240 Terror Cimbrius

Becasue this is "new" material that isn't an edit change of the key, I've decided to make it a separate topic. I'm hesitating because it may bloat the forum topic list but my intention is to make it easier for people to locate sections of interest.

Other opinions welcomed.

§ 240 Terror Cimbrius

 1 Olim Cimbri et Teutones populi Germaniae, cum feminis liberisque
 2 Italiae adpropinqaverant et copias Romani maximo proelio vicerant.
 3 Ubi fuga ...
Read more : BLD § 240 Terror Cimbrius | Views : 2965 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge

Greek Student from Hong Kong

Here in Hong Kong, I have not yet found any one learning classical Greek (though there are some learning New Testament Greek)
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Free Flashcard Fun!

This site http://www.flashcardexchange.com has quite a few Latin flashcard sets available online for free, and a few Greek as well. You can also get a free account and make your own. I've found it useful for learning my declensions, as well as vocabulary.
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Psalm 23 for Programmers

I Ran across this today-With all the programmers around here I thought this would be Fun

The Lord is my programmer, I shall not crash.
He installed His software on the hard disk of my heart,
All of His commands are user friendly,
His directory moves me to the right choices for His name's sake.

Even though I scroll through the problems of file,
I will fear no bugs, for You are my backup;
Your ...
Read more : Psalm 23 for Programmers | Views : 444 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Open Board

real text, not pdf

I've been trying to find Latin grammars on the Internet, and I was very happy when I stumbled across TextKit. But I find those PDF books a bit hard to decypher sometimes. So I decided to begin transcribing one of the Latin grammar books on your site into HTML. I don't suppose there's anything illegal about that, but it may be a little tedious. Nevertheless, it will be a grat way to improve my poor ...
Read more : real text, not pdf | Views : 2791 | Replies : 8 | Forum : Learning Latin

Gildersleeve's Pindar on Perseus

This is new and includes both the Olympian and Pythian odes with introduction and bibliography.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/pt ... 99.04.0101
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uden allo... e

On pages 18 and 19 of Thrasymachus there are a couple of sentences with ou0de\n a1llo followed by h2 later in the sentence.

I think ou0de\n a1llo means "no-one else", but I can't see how h2 fits in. It seems to be a non-literal expression. :?

Here are the quotes: (Both from Aphrodite.)

a9marta&nete, w} fi/lai: ou0de\n ga_r a1llo h2 filei= ta_j gunai=kaj, w(&sper oi9 a1lloi ...
Read more : uden allo... e | Views : 2430 | Replies : 11 | Forum : Learning Greek


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