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kalos

Is there no better word for handsome in Greek? All I can think of is kalos. It’s like they used kalos for almost everything or am I greatly mistaken? Everything is just good instead of pretty, handsome, nice and so on...<br />Do I just need to learn my vocabulary better or if not, then how did the Greeks express all the meanings of the word? Did it always have a slightly different meaning to them ...
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meaning of "utilitus"

I have no latin and less greek, and am trying to appreciate the grammatical nuances of the particular word "UTILITUS". The best clue I've come across on the Web is:<br /><br />utilitas : utility, usefulness.<br /><br />utilitus<br />itus SUFFIX <br />of _; from the _<br />utilitus ADV POS <br />utilis, utilis, utile ADJ <br />useful, profitable, practical, helpful, advantageous;<br /><br />I gather that "utilitus" is adverbial with a sense indicated by the terms listed in ...
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Aliquis vs. Quisquam

Was anyone else confused by A&G's explanation of the difference between aliquis and quisquam? It goes something like this:<br /><br />
<br />Iustitia numquam nocet cuiquam. Justice never does harm to anybody.<br /> <br />
<br /><br />That is more or less the extent to which he explains their differences. (i.e., that is his best explanation of the few.)
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libris Caesorum

se libris legere melior quam Virgil possum. ipsi gravis sunt; aliquis comoedias Romanorum legerunt?
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ou(= a)kou/ei o( tuflo/s

ILIAS A.480-483<br /><br />Chruses has prayed to Apollo to turn back his anger; hekatombs have been sacrificed. The Achaeans are returning to camp.<br /><br /><br />oi( d' i(sto\n sth/sant' a)na/ q' i(sti/a leuka\ pe/tassan:<br />e)n d' a)/nemoj prh=sen me/son i(sto/on, a)mfi\ de\ ku=ma<br />stei/rh| porfu/reon mega/l' i)/axe nh\oj i)ou/shj:<br />h( d' e)/qeen kata\ ku=ma diaprh=ssousa ke/leuqon.<br /><br /><br />"And they raised the mast, and up they furled the white sails;<br />the wind filled in the ...
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top downloads of the week

I wrote a new page that (hopefully) will provide a nice report on the top downloads over the past 7 days.<br /><br />As Textkit's online contentgrows, it becomes harder and harder for visitors to find out what's currently 'hot' by looking at the homepage all time top downloads reports because the files on that report have a time advantage. <br /><br />This page should help:<br /><br />http://www.textkit.com/top-downloads.php<br /><br />Test it out.. I don't know if ...
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pronunciation of chi and rho

X is, in the alphabet table, said to be like german 'ch', while in the text the description is not so simple. With some of the sound samples you can find on the web, it's more like that k is like 'k' in 'sky' and x is like 'k' in 'key'. (My native tongue distinguishes them, tho' the orthography for foreign words don't allow such elaborate distinction) Okay, there're variety of pronunciations and you might ...
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Hebdomekonta

Wow, interesting is the story of LXX. It's more detailed than that in the preface of my copy of LXX.<br />(P.S. Uh, well this is about the newly added "selections from Septuagint,..." on the home page)<br /><br />I saw the first example of imperative of third person in genesis 1:3 geneqh/tw fw=j .<br /><br />Now, as for the imperative, a question arises:<br />What of the imperative of the first person? How could I translate this ...
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LATO - Greek Texts meta page

http://gainsford.tripod.com/lato/index.htm<br /><br />"Library of Ancient Texts Online" is a catalog of web links to other sites which have Ancient Greek texts. As of Aug/2003 it is just beginning, but promises to be a very useful resource.
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