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Ev. Marc. 1,11

Ev. Marc. 1,11 reads as follows:

“καὶ φωνὴ ἐγένετο ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· σὺ εἶ ὁ υἱός μου ὁ ἀγαπητός, ἐν σοὶ εὐδόκησα.”

This translates approximately:
‘and voice came from the heavens: you are my beloved son, I am pleased with you.’

The meaning should be quite clear, but why do we have εὐδόκησα instead of ηὐδόκησα as the aorist, i.e. without the augment? In Homer this would be no problem, of course. I doubt that ...
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Horace, Epistles, 2,2, lines 126 ff.

Context: In the previous lines Horace praises the spirit of play in poetry.

I can't state a grammatical rationale for the verb tenses in this sentence:

Praetulerim scriptor delirus inersque videri,
dum mea delectent mala me vel denique fallant,
quam sapere et ringi.


I a writer would have preferred to look silly and worthless
If only my failings delight me or in the end don't bother me
Than to be wise and bad-tempered [snarling ...
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Obligatory Introduction

Hello, all.

It was requested of me during the registration process that my first post be an introduction in this forum, so here are some highlights from my career as a Classicist:

  • I recently finished my MA in Classical Languages and am now teaching Latin I–IV at a public high school.
  • My greatest achievements include reading the entirety of Aeschylus' Agamemnon in Greek and acquiring the first two volumes of Fraenkel's commentary.
  • My favorite Latin ...
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New Forum User - Grk NT Student (Self Teaching at Home)

Hello All --

I am a NT Greek Student trying to teach myself greek from home. I have read all of I John and am starting GJohn. I'm learning pronunciation by using Vasile Stancu's web site. I began my studies by using Summers Greek Grammar but quickly got overwhelmed with paradigms. So I switched to Dobsons method and then aquired other grammars just to have them around for reference. (Mounce, Robertson, Wallace, Croy, Peter Jones, ...
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Beginner Books with Early Unadapted Ancient Readings

Texts like Moreland & Fleischer, Learn to Read Latin, and Self-Education in Latin make use of unadapted readings as one gets past the early chapters. However, I've made it a point to seek out texts that introduce unadapted ancient readings early (preferably lesson 1). Those that I've found all make use of Caeser:

An Inductive Latin Method by Harper & Burgess, 1883
An Inductive Latin Primer by Harper & Burgess, 1891
Both of these start ...
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'Aorist Imperative' Interpreting I Jn 5:21

Hello All -
Having trouble understanding 'Aorist Imperative' and how it affects the interpretation of I Jn 5:21 ". . . φυλάξατε εαυτα απο τωον ειδωλων’’.

Can anyone share how this should be interpreted in the context of I Jn?


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Question about relative pronouns

I'm working through some Latin sentences that are throwing me off somewhat. (I should note that I'm self-studying Latin at the moment!) I'd like to make sure I'm understanding the relative pronouns and their functions correctly in these 'pairs.' (There's no additional Latin for context, just these two pairs on their own.)

a. Mala inter nos es quae bona inter eos facis
b. Mala inter eos eris quae mala inter nos manseris

For (a), I'm ...
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Taking up Latin with Reggie

Hi. My name's Greg, and I've recently returned to reading Latin with Reggie Foster by way of his OSSA book. I took Latin via Wheelock at university and, quite frankly, hated it. (I still suspect the biggest problem was my professors, but it is what it is now.) I, however, loved Latin itself, and was always disappointed that I never learned it as well as I wanted to.

I've returned to Latin with Reggie's system, ...
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Pausanias' speech in Plato's Symposium

This section of Pausanias' speech in the Symposium stumped me. 184d,e

ὅταν γὰρ εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ ἔλθωσιν ἐραστής τε καὶ παιδικά, νόμον ἔχων ἑκάτερος, ὁ μὲν χαρισαμένοις παιδικοῖς ὑπηρετῶν ὁτιοῦν δικαίως ἂν ὑπηρετεῖν, ὁ δὲ τῷ ποιοῦντι αὐτὸν σοφόν τε καὶ ἀγαθὸν δικαίως αὖ ὁτιοῦν ἂν ὑπουργῶν, καὶ ὁ μὲν δυνάμενος εἰς φρόνησιν καὶ τὴν ἄλλην ἀρετὴν συμβάλλεσθαι, ὁ δὲ δεόμενος εἰς παίδευσιν καὶ τὴν ἄλλην σοφίαν κτᾶσθαι, τότε δή, τούτων συνιόντων εἰς ταὐτὸν τῶν ...
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Flower arranging in Latin

I have been reading through my Loeb English/Latin bilingual Virgil version, to brush up my Latin, and in it I have found 4 passing references to an unexpected subject: flower arranging (rather than merely mentioning flowers):-

Aeneid XII, lines 68-69

... aut mixta rubent ubi lilia multa
alba rosa,

Ciris, lines 95-98

munere saepe meo inficiunt foribusque hyacinthi
deponunt flores aut suave rubens narcissus
aut crocus alterna coniungens lilia caltha
sparsaque liminibus floret rosa

Copa, ...
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