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Vocat in poeta(abl.)

Sorry, not sure how to do type macrons but -

I'm confused in trying to translate this simple sentence, "Vocat in poeta(abl.)."
"He calls on the poet," seems a fail to me but I'm stumped on the correct translation.
Can you help?

Also, is there a decent on-line Latin-to-English translator that allows for macrons
and also doesn't keep trying to turn "vocat" into "vocation?" Irritating!


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Antigone 332-383

360-361: Ἅιδα μόνον φεῦξιν οὐκ ἐπάξεται:
νόσων δ᾽ ἀμηχάνων φυγὰς ξυμπέφρασται.

Is Ἅιδα an accusative of respect or a genetive of seperation (Ἅιδα(ο)) with φεῦξιν? Both seem possible. No change in meaning either, so not really a big deal, but just checking.

σοφόν τι τὸ μηχανόεν τέχνας ὑπὲρ ἐλπίδ᾽ ἔχων
τοτὲ μὲν κακόν, ἄλλοτ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἐσθλὸν ἕρπει,
νόμους γεραίρων χθονὸς θεῶν τ᾽ ἔνορκον δίκαν,
370ὑψίπολις: ἄπολις ὅτῳ τὸ μὴ καλὸν
ξύνεστι τόλμας χάριν.

I ...
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can Latin adjective be used as perfect passive ?

In Tacitus Ann. 1.3, there is a setence like this:

ut Agrippa vita concessit , Lucium Caesarem euntem ad Hispanensis exercitus, Gaium remeantemacc Armenia et vulnere invalidum mors fato propera vel novercae Liviae dolus abstulit, ...

here, for the phrase "vulnere invalidum", I don't know if the term invalidum used as adjective (acc. of invalidum), or as passive perfect participle (p.p.p. of some verb)? Some people translate the phrase as "weakened by wound", if this ...
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the 2nd Amendment in Ancient Greek

τοῦ ἐμπείρου στρατεύματος σῴζοντος τὴν πολιτείαν τὴν θέλουσαν ἐλευθέραν μένειν, ὅπλα ἐχέτω ὁ δῆμος καὶ φερέτω.
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αρχιερείς in Matt 26: 3 and Luke 22: 52

Matt 26: 3
Τότε συνήχθησαν οἱ ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι τοῦ λαοῦ εἰς τὴν αὐλὴν τοῦ ἀρχιερέως τοῦ λεγομένου Καϊάφα

"Then assembled οἱ ἀρχιερεῖς (nom. pl.) καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι (older men nom. pl.) of the people into the court τοῦ ἀρχιερέως (gen. sing.) who was called Καιάφα (Caiaphas)."

αρχιερείς appears twice in the verse.

The first one αρχιερείς is plural. It means chief priests. The second one αρχιερέως is singlar in genative case. It means ...

Non-Septuagintal Hebraisms in Ezekiel the Tragedian

Can you identify (Non-Septuagintal) Hebraisms?

{ΜΩΣΗΣ·} ἀφ' οὗ δ' Ἰακὼβ γῆν λιπὼν Χαναναίαν
κατῆλθ' ἔχων Αἴγυπτον ἑπτάκις δέκα
ψυχὰς σὺν αὑτῷ καὶ ἐπεγέννησεν πολύν
λαὸν κακῶς πράσσοντα καὶ τεθλιμμένον,
ἐσάχρι τούτων τῶν χρόνων κακούμενον
κακῶν ὑπ' ἀνδρῶν καὶ δυναστείας χερός.
ἰδὼν γὰρ ἡμῶν γένναν ἅλις ηὐξημένην
δόλον καθ' ἡμῶν πολὺν ἐμηχανήσατο
βασιλεὺς Φαραώ, τοὺς μὲν ἐν πλινθεύμασιν
οἰκοδομίαις τε βαρέσιν αἰκίζων βροτούς
πόλεις τ' ἐπύργου σφῶν ἕκατι δυσμόρων.
ἔπειτα κηρύσσει μὲν Ἑβραίων γένει ...


I am the language technologist at Dickinson College. We host Digital College Commentaries which provides notes, vocab, and related media for classical texts http://dcc.dickinson.edu/ and Mixxer for language exchanges, even Latin. http://www.language-exchanges.org

I am here to see if it would useful to have students use this site or build something similar into the DCC.

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"δὶς ἀλέκτορα φωνῆσαι" -- Mark 14:30

I read Dirk Jongkind's discussion of Mark 14, and THGNT's editorial decisions about the multiple cock crowings here.

In short, there seem to be many manuscript variants that remove mention of multiple crowings, in 14:30, and in the fulfillment sections of 14:68 and 14:72. THGNT's theory, which strikes me as fairly reasonable, is that what we have is attempted harmonization with Matthew and Luke (and John) through omission.

However, I think there is more to ...

Greek source material for Jovian and Valentinian I

Are there extant primary sources in Greek for the two emperors that succeeded Julian the Apostate (restorer ofvthe idols)?


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