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Hi everyone


I don't know if you need reasons to learn something you like. I simply like latin, always have.

My goals include conversational latin and maybe reading some classical texts in the future, if I am a good latin student that is.

That's why I joined the forum and I am looking forward to starting this journey along with everyone else.
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Etymology of συμφορα/συμφορος

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Ι noticed that by changing the gender of συμφορος (which I believe is based on the verb συμφορω), the meaning is diametrically changed. Ι was wondering how, making the word feminine, can change its meaning so drastically. The masculine means "profitable/accompanying" and the feminine means "misfortune/calamity". If anyone could possible explain how the transformation happened or logically explain the thought behind it would be greatly appreciated

I also noticed ...
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"Complete" Latin word list with principal parts?


Does anyone know of a list of all the words in a lexicon, e.g. Lewis & Short, along with their principal parts? Like this list, but comprehensive rather than just the most frequent words. It seems that the Vocabulary Tool at Perseus shows only the words.

Such a list could be generated using the Lewis & Short XML file, I suppose, but I was wondering if it exists already.

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Critical Apparatus


I have been looking at the teubner edition of the Anabasis http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k25361m/f10.image
and wonder if anyone could help with the critical apparatus. It doesn't seem to provide much clarity as to where anything should go or what it replaces!
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Mastonade difficult exercise sentence

This from one of the exercises half way through he gives the following in an exercise:

πῶς οὐ θεῶν τις τὴν τούτου γνώμην ἔβλαψεν, ὅς ἔλεγε μὲν ἀνόσια περὶ τοῦ θ ἡλίου τῶν τ ἀνέμων καὶ τῶν ἄλλων μετεώρων, ἐποίει δὲ πλεῖστα κακὰ τὰ ἱερά τὰ τῶν Ἐλλήνων.

My best stab is:

How not of_seeing/of_gods something the of this plan was harmed, which on the one hand wicked about the sun and the winds and ...
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I allowed myself

Help me please with translation to Latin: "I allowed myself".

Saying "I allowed myself" I mean "I can" or "I am currently allowed" or "I have a permission". Not somebody gave me permission, but it is something I have by default. Maybe these variants: "I let myself" or "I let myself everything".

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Greek Grammar and the Personality of the Holy Spirit

W. Hall Harris III considers himself to be a "scholar" of the Greek with over "30 years of experience" teaching NT Greek at the "intermediate level." Like many trinitarian "scholars" he thinks he has grammatical evidence for holy spirit's "personality" through constructio ad sensum in the following verses. See here:

https://bible.org/seriespage/17-exegeti ... ry-john-14

o} Although neuter pronouns are used to refer to the Spirit in this verse, agreeing with ...

Ponere with accusative - possible after all?

Here’s part of a charming schoolroom (actually pergula ludi) scene from ‘Dialogues of Roman Life’ by Winbolt 1913. A teacher is teaching boys to write the alphabet on their wax tablets:

“Horati, ex armario adfer ceras”.
”Bene. - Hodie scribendi artem discetis. Iam in
ceris exeravi (I have inscribed) litteras S-A-P-I-E-N-T-I-A.
Velim per litterarum simulacra stilos ducatis: sed tardius, si vultis.
Ponite ceras in genua: in manus capite stilos.
Incipite. - Gracche, litteram S ...
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Perversi difficile corriguntur Ecclesiastes 1:15

Perversi difficile corriguntur, et stultorum infinitus est numerus. The perverse are hard to be corrected, and the number of fools is infinite.

Why is difficile singular? Shouldn't it be difficiles to agree with perversi and corriguntur?
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