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Help, please!

My friend mod already made a post for me the other day related to this, but I am here now to lay out my problem for you. ;)<br /><br />I am the marketing director for a major nonprofit organization in my community, United Way. We are working on a plan to attract donations from local attorneys. My boss has asked me to help her come up with ...
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According to Freud (and others) we are driven by the pleasure principle: we behave in order to maximise pleasure minimise pain. <br />This implies that everything we do is in our own interests, so that even if we do something for others, this is inherently selfish; we do it because it makes us feel good.<br /><br />Then again - even if we ARE driven by the pleasure principle - do we not still choose how ...
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Are undergrads supposed to memorise vowel length and accents

I'm currently studying Greek and Latin at the university level and hope to<br />major in them. Right now I attend a Jesuit university that teaches Greek<br />and Latin only because of their importance in Christian history and not<br />out of a desire to offer a rigorous education in the classics. I hope to<br />transfer after the next school year to a university with a solid classics<br />program to complete my degree.<br /><br />However, I'm somewhat ...
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studying greek

I am contemplating studying ancient greek at university level next year.I have never studyied greek previously nor do i have much language experience. I do however have an interest in greek civilisation and culture.I was wondering exactly how hard is greek ?
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test case

I would like to see if I am close to being right with my English to Greek translation:" The god does not destroy the host of the Achaeans, for they do not dishonor the gods of (their) fatherland". qeoj ou) luei straton )Axaiwn, ou) gar a)timazei qeouj patrhj<br />I did not include any accents because I did not spend a lot of time on accents yet, thinking that they are of secondary importance. <br ...
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JWW exercises para 42, 47, 58, 60, 65, 72

Below are my attempts to the English to Greek exercises out of JJW - they may be of use to other starters like me. All corrections welcome of course? once the errors have been ironed out, we could perhaps put together a collective Key to the volume, such has been already started for the Greek to English sections.<br /><br />Paragraph 42<br /> <br />makra\j h(me/raj.<br />mikrai~j stratiai~j.<br />e)n th|~ a)gora|~.<br />h( xw/ra mikra\ h]n.<br />mikra\n ...
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Lingua Latina by Hans Orberg

Is anyone experienced with this textbook series? It is a graded latin reader which uses the "direct method". It is written entirely in Latin--there are no notes or translations in English. All vocabulary is supposed to be fully comprehensible from context along with the diagrams and pictures. The Lingua Latina website has some sample pages.<br /><br />This site highly recommends it: Latin by the Dowling Method Basically his method is to first memorize all the ...
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2 trans. difficulties

I am having trouble finding words to translate two sentences. All help would be appreciated. Thanks.<br /><br />kai\ proselqw\n h)rw/thse pou= a)\n i)/doi tou\j strathgou/j <br />what does the "proselthwn" mean, how does it fit?<br />My guess is nom.,sing.,masc. participle. (luwn)<br /><br />h)\n ga\r a(/pac du/o h)\ triw=n h(merw=n o(do\n a)po/sxwmen... <br />what does the "aposxwmen" mean, how does it fit?<br />My guess is Pl., 1st.p, Act. Subj., Pres. (luwmen)<br /><br />Thanks so much ...
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kai between adjectives

I translated e)/xomen polla\j kai\ kala\j boula/j as "we have many and good plans". kai\ seems not necessary so it could be "we have many good plans". Or does kai/ make this mean something like;" we have many plans, and good ones at that".<br />Thank you.
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the Article

Pharr paragraph 660 reads;"Observe that there are no words used regularly in Homeric Greek with the meaning of the English article,...."<br />Is this because Homer writes poetry or is this the case also in prose of that time?<br />Thanks.
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