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word order: διὸ compared to ἵνα

I asked this question in other place and got no answer. I am sure Michael, Hylander or any number of other knowledgeable classical guys who particapte here can handle this. Simple question but not having read texts with loads of διὸ clauses I don't know the answer.

We find occasions with ἵνα where members of the ἵνα clause preceed ἵνα. Does that ever happen with διὸ?
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Renaissance Latin Method

There is an interesting book on Comenius that explains how his method was to be used (Vestibulum, Janua Linguarum, Atrium, Orbis Pictus, etc.).

What struck me is how inefficient the most progressive method of the day actually was. Comenius envisioned students reading his Vestibulum the first time without actually understanding a word. Little by little, they would learn by rote the meaning of words, and with immense toil and suffering, students would eventually learn Latin ...
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Detailed commentaries on style/beauty of classical texts?

I was reading Charles Rollin's The Method of Teaching and Studying the Belles Lettres in which (in Chapter 3) he discusses how Latin should be taught. On page 173 he goes into an example (using Phaedrus' fable of "The Wolf and the Crane") of how a teacher should work through a passage in detail, pointing out many beauty and stylistic choices of the author. Such as pointing out why a word (or phrase) used is ...
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Re-Organizing the Forums

Paul Derouda suggested the possibility of re-organizing the forums, so I thought I'd go ahead and start the topic for all to weigh in.

As many of you know, when Textkit was initially started by Jeff, the site's main purpose was the digitization and distribution of public-domain texts related to learning Latin and ancient Greek. At the time (2002) there were precious few such texts out on the internet. The forums were designed mainly to ...
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Elegiac couplet in Boethius

I was looking at the first poem in De consolatione philosophiae. It's written in elegiac couplets. In particular, in the hexameter

Glōria fēlīcis ōlim viridisque juventae,

I count

_ u u | _ _ u _ | _ u u | _ u u | _ _

But I guess it should be

_ u u | _ _ | _ _ | _ u u | _ u u | _ _

Supposing this ...
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Cenaculum MMXVI

Salvete omnes!

Hoc anno Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi fiet Novae Aureliae in Ludoviciana a die 11a usque ad diem 16am mensis Julii. Sciant autem qui Familiam ignorant Cenaculum esse annuum Catholicorum Latine loquentium conventum. Sicut in praeteritis Cenaculis, liturgia, allocutiones et colloquia inter Familiae sodales sola lingua Latine erunt. Libenter autem respondebo interrogationibus vestris.

Valete!
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Accentuation Alcestis

I am reading Alcestis and encountered the following line which might be of interest as there have been a few posts recently about the peculiarities of accents:

ἀλλ᾽ οὖν ἐκεῖσε προσδόκα μ᾽, ὅταν θάνω,
καὶ δῶμ᾽ ἑτοίμαζ᾽, ὡς συνοικήσουσά μοι.
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Martial really tickled me the other day...

1.38 in particular:

Quem recitas meus est, o Fidentine, libellus:
sed male cum recitas, incipit esse tuus.

I know, it's silly, but having had to sit through a rather inept recitation of poetry earlier it nearly killed me when a friend whipped it out.

So, any funny bits of Martial anyone would like to share?
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contracted vs uncontracted

Hi to all!
I am wondering what the difference is between the contracted form and the uncontracted form of a verb is. For example, love:

φιλῶ (uncontracted = φιλέ-ω) ω like o in bone ἀγαπῶ (uncontracted = ἀγαπάω)
φιλεῖς (uncontracted =φιλέ-εις) ς like s in send ἀγαπᾷς (uncontracted = ἀγαπάεις)
φιλεῖ (uncontracted =φιλέ-ει) ει like ei in eight ἀγαπᾷ (uncontracted = ἀγαπάει)

Is the uncontracted part '-ω, -εις, ει' just the personal pronoun, equivalent to ...
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List of Classics Resources (Online)

http://classicsresources.info/ Is making the rounds currently and may be of interest to many here. You'll notice that we, of course, are listed. :lol: 8)

I am still working on my annotated and tailored resource lists for both languages, but as you can imagine this is more than a little useful.
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