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Real poetry

The other day I was so bored that I actually read something. Not in English of course but a poem in french. It was excellent about two lovers reunited in a mansion yard but one was declining it; this was sad and touched me for a reason. I can so much more easily feel the rhythm and beauty of french poetry than the strict latin ooh you can replace that with a spondee. I read ...
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Self-introduction: Phylax

Chairete eveyone!

Please may I introduce myself? I am Phylax (the closest I could get to a Greek word corresponding to my rather Anglo-Saxon actual name!!!).

I have been besotted by Classical Greek history and culture for as long as I can remember. I did Latin and Ancient History at school, and later learnt New Testament Greek at university, but always wished I had learnt Attic properly and thoroughly - I'm afraid I was never ...
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Help someone?

I'm new to this forum and honestly said, I'm terrible at latin. So I need some help in translating this sentence: "In Eternal Dying State"
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There is a pocket lexicon of new testament Greek. As far as I can tell, this is the only dictionary available at Textkit.

There are some really in-depth dictionaries that are out of copyright. I'd really like to see things like this.
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Hi there

Hello all, I've been poking around a bit and like what you've done to the place.

I'm a fairly advanced student of both Latin and Greek (8 years Greek, 6 years Latin) so I hope to be able to contribute as well as asking my own questions.
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sentance structure

i am finding it very difficult to get the hang of the sentance structure. i was wondering if anyone could give me a few guide lines or if anyone knows of a good website for this? :wink: the thing that is confusing me is, when does the verb go to the end of a sentance? for example in ex60 if 'fulaka\s pe/mpw' translates as 'i am sending ...
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The quick sly fox jumped over the lazy brown dog.

That sentence uses every letter in the Eng. alphabet. Does anyone know of a Bible verse in Greek which does the same? This would be helpful for teaching greek penmanship to children.
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Mounce New Testament

Hi all. Long time, no talk, but the new job gives me much less time to spend on the 'Net...

I recently found an interlinear copy of the New Testament at a discount book store (The NIV English-Greek New Testament, ed. William D. Mounce, by Zondervan). Only after I had already purchased it did I realize it was a reverse interlinear, with the English in order, and the Greek out of order. Since I am ...
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Short naps and short attention spans and other short things

I was just thinking about Timothy. He said "...short nap". Is every one else capable of taking random short naps? It takes so much effort from me even when so tired to go to sleep. I can not take short naps! I either sleep or I do not sleep. I can't stop thinking about some elements sometimes however.

I don't know exactly the point of this, but whiteoctave has disappeared so I am bored. We ...
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Humming hedges (or Virgil's Eclogues I)

I’m really stuck on this line, it’s from Virgil’s eclogues:

The text:
hinc tibi, quae semper, vicino ab limite saepes
Hyblaeis apibus florem depasta salicti
saepe levi somnum suadebit inire susurro;

My translation:
Here to you, as always, the hedges from your neighbours land,
having given as food the flower of the willow-grove to the Hyblean bees,
often with light humming will induce you to go to sleep.

Now, the biggest problem I have with ...
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