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Hello from Leeds!

Hello! I'm a Latin graduate who prefers not to count how many years ago she graduated! My subsid then was French. Now I have retired from teaching and trained as a Church of England Reader. Pulling my Latin and church interests together, I have just started learning New Testament Greek, and I'm delighted to have found you! I look forward to some interesting content on your site.
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A Homeschooler's Introduction

I'm 15, almost 16, years old and would be in grade 10 in a regular U.S high school. I hope to be able to take the AP Latin exam either this coming year or the year after that; I'm aware that there's a history element to the test and will be taking an OCW semester course for this. The main problem is, I have no teacher and I can't afford a tutor.

For a long ...
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lexical repetition and texture John 4:19ff

The Gospel of John typically uses near synonyms to avoid lexical repetition. On the other hand we find places like John 4:19ff where the discourse is focused on a topic represented by one more words in this case προσκυνεῖν and πνεῦμα, ἐν πνεύματι. The repetition of these words bind the discourse together thematically; a feature of a "text" sometimes referred to as "texture." Thematic cohesion doesn't require lexical repetition, it can be accomplish buy using ...

huc illuc

In Capulum XLII in Exercitia LLPSI (Exercitium 4)

Orberg has the rollowing: Dido ira accensa Aeneam intuetur huc illuc volvens oculos.

The italicised letters are the correct words.

Huc = ad hunc locum

Illuc = ad illum locum

This means that Aeneas looked here and there - i.e. avoided her eyes, right?
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Martin West's Edition of the Odyssey

Saw Professor West at Ann Arbor, last Saturday. Here is the highlight of his talk: the reading with which he saves the Phaeacians from destruction.

Odyssey 13. 158

μέγα δέ σφιν ὄρος πόλει ἀμφικαλύψαι

West reads (following Aristarchus)

μηδέ σφιν ὄρος πόλει ἀμφικαλύψαι

Greek sentences

Please explain these two sentences: Ἡ τῶν Ἀθηναἱων θεοσέβεια
Ἐν Ἀθήναις βωμὸς ήν, ἐν ᾡ ήν τάδε
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Help finding a new word


as the title says I'm trying to form a neologism using (ancient) Greek... it's my first post so please if it's not the correct section here tell me and I'll move to the right place.
In short, I need to find a new word that (approximately) means:

"any graphical representation that is composed of multiple parts"


"an image or diagram or picture that can be split into smaller parts"

After a lot of ...
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 7

Give the meaning of each of the following:
ὁ βοῦς, τοῦ βοός
ὁ ἡ παῖς, τοῦ τῆς παιδός
ὁ πατήρ, τοῦ πατρός
ὁ ἀνήρ, τοῦ ἀνδρός
ἡ γυνή, τῆς γυναικός
ἡ θυγάτηρ, τῆς θυγατρός
ἡ μήτηρ, τῆς μητρός
ὁ ἡ κύων, τοῦ τῆς κυνός
τὸ ὄρος, τοῦ ὄρους (ὄρε-ος)
ὁ βασιλεύς, τοῦ βασιλέως
ἡ ναῦς, τῆς νεώς
ἡ νύξ, τῆς νυκτός
ὁ Αἰγεύς, τοῦ Αἰγέως
ὁ Θησεύς, τοῦ θησέως
τὸ ὄνομα, τοῦ ὀνόματος
ἡ ...
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Odyssey, Book 14

By the way of this chapter of the swineherd, what an imagination has
Odysseus for making false tales!

  1. 12. πυκνοὺς καὶ θαμέας, τὸ μέλαν δρυὸς ἀμφικεάσσας:

    How works the accusative here?

  2. ἐξαπίνης δ᾽ Ὀδυσῆα ἴδον κύνες ὑλακόμωροι.
    30. οἱ μὲν κεκλήγοντες ἐπέδραμον: αὐτὰρ Ὀδυσσεὺς
    ἕζετο κερδοσύνη, σκῆπτρον δέ οἱ ἔκπεσε χειρός.

    I don't get the meaning, why κερδοσύνη? What was the clever thing that
    Odysseus did against the dogs? ...
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Trouble understanding critical apparatus

Continuation from this thread.

At 1.346, Van Thiel's Odyssey reads
"μῆτερ ἐμή, τί τ᾽ ἄρα φθονέεις ἐρίηρον ἀοιδὸν

The critical apparatus reads:
346 ἄρα D : ἂρ αὖ (= ψ 264), ἂρ ἂν F

I don't understand the apparatus. All the other editions just have τί τ᾽ ἄρα and don't even mention a variant (I checked the OCT, von der Mühll, Merry-Riddell, Ameis-Hentze-Cauer). The way I understand it, different readings are separated by a colon. ...


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