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Nutting's Latin Primer

Professor Herbert Chester Nutting (1872-1934) wrote a number of books for instruction in Latin. You may already be familiar with his Latin reader based on American history.

He wrote another book, A Latin Primer, that is not as well-known as it should be. It is unique in its low level of difficulty. This is a textbook that was designed to teach Latin to children in elementary school. There are less than 400 words used in ...
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δ 121 special tmesis case


ἐκ Ἑλένη θαλάμοιο θυώδεος ὑψορόφοιο
ἤλυθεν Ἀρτέμιδι χρυσηλακάτῳ ἐικυῖα.

ἐκ δ' codd., corr. Bentley

(OCT Allen)

forth then from her fragrant high-roofed chamber came Helen, like Artemis of the golden arrows. (A.T. Murray 1919)

I came accross this rare combination ἐκ+vowel (not the usual ἐξ+ vowel) and I wondered why such a thing. It seems a correction from Bentley (PBUH). It's published in Platt, A., J. Phil. XXII, 26.198 (so says the ...
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oblique cases ??

Please check this definition: all noun cases minus nominative case = oblique cases.
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An Unusual (well, to me) Latin Script

The original can be found here: http://imgur.com/aIS7BEk

I am quite used to 13th-C. English Court-hand, so at first glance, I thought "well, I probably need to just look more closely at this... well... nope!" Lol, a handful of words popped out at me, but after that, I felt very lost. Does anyone know what type of script this is or from which century it came?

Any help, would be... ...
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possessives with gen.

Per Dickey, "τῶν (τῶν) νεανίων δούλων" is an impossible construction. But what would be a legit way to render the meaning of "of the young men's slaves"? Dickey does not explain it here.Thanks in advance.
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objects in acc. within articular infinitive

Is it right that "ἀγαθὸν τὸ ἵππους ἐσθίειν" might be (without sufficient context) ambiguous, as it can mean either "eating horses is good" or "it is good for horses to eat"? I am going through Dickey's book and she is not explicit on this point. Thanks in advance.
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Pronouncing iota subscript

How do you pronounce iota subscript? I tend to pronounce it, for example ᾳ as āi as one beat. I had to learn similar sounds (written 'aai' and 'ooi') when teaching myself Dutch for two holidays motorcycling round Holland.
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L'Homond's 'Historiae Sacrae' in Audio

L'Homond wrote a useful children's version of the Bible in Latin, called 'Historiae Sacrae', containing 209 chapters. The stories cover the main Biblical narrative sections from Genesis until the time of King Herod. The Latinity is excellent - the first section begins with relatively simple Latin, which gradually increases in complexity over the length of the book.

L'Homond's Historiae Sacrae is now available as a complete Latin language audiobook at http://latinum.org.uk, for either download or ...
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Can anyone identify a Greek poetic meter?


Thomas Saunders Evans (TSE) in the 19th century wrote much Latin and Greek verse, original and translating. One of them was in Greek about a foxhunt (pp 40-42 in the book referenced in the page at the above link). It has 91 lines, each with mostly 7 syllables, some 8. The basic scansion is u - u - u - - (3 iambs and an anceps); the anceps is usually long; sometimes the first ...
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Erasmian pronunciation and Omicron

I was wondering what the reasoning is behind using a long alpha to pronounce omicron in the Erasmian pronunciation system. In particular, Logos = Lagas. Which is funny to me because "lagas" reminds me of the word for rabbit.

One of my theories is that when the Erasmian system uses English words to demonstrate how to pronounce a vowel, the example for "o" is often "pot"which may be conceived of by an American as "PAAAHT" ...
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