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Athenaze 1 Alpha Audio Recording


I, very quickly, made a recording of the first story in Athenaze chapter one alpha. I am attempting to use restored pronunciation with tonal accents, so I would like the critiques of others in order to better my pronunciation. This was produced very quickly, so you will notice I stumble over my words in a couple places.

Audio here: https://archive.org/details/Athenaze1aStory
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Refreshing a language

Eleven years ago I took the last of my seven years of French instruction and was more or less fluent; however I've done nothing with it in the decade-plus since. The other day I was reading some liner notes (to Dvořák's Slavonic Dances, both sets on one LP, mirabile dictu) and noticed that the French was different from the English; I gave it a look and found that I could read maybe 3/4 of it, ...
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Inscription on Mosaic at the Louvre

This appeared yesterday on the New Liturgical Movement blog.

Christian funerary mosaic, with Chrismon (detail below), birds and vine; from Tunisia, end of the 4th or beginning of the 5th century

I'm reading

pridie idus maias fideles in pace is easy.
peces -> preces?
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Od. 1.241

Od. 1.230 ff.:
τὴν δ᾽ αὖ Τηλέμαχος πεπνυμένος ἀντίον ηὔδα:
‘ξεῖν᾽, ἐπεὶ ἂρ δὴ ταῦτά μ᾽ ἀνείρεαι ἠδὲ μεταλλᾷς,
μέλλεν μέν ποτε οἶκος ὅδ᾽ ἀφνειὸς καὶ ἀμύμων
ἔμμεναι, ὄφρ᾽ ἔτι κεῖνος ἀνὴρ ἐπιδήμιος ἦεν:
νῦν δ᾽ ἑτέρως ἐβόλοντο θεοὶ κακὰ μητιόωντες,
οἳ κεῖνον μὲν ἄιστον ἐποίησαν περὶ πάντων
ἀνθρώπων, ἐπεὶ οὔ κε θανόντι περ ὧδ᾽ ἀκαχοίμην,
εἰ μετὰ οἷς ἑτάροισι δάμη Τρώων ἐνὶ δήμῳ,
ἠὲ φίλων ἐν χερσίν, ἐπεὶ πόλεμον τολύπευσεν.
τῷ κέν οἱ τύμβον ...
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Platos Phaedrus 237c

I am very very slowly making my way through the Phaedrus and I go stuck recently at 237c.

....ἐγὼ οὖν καὶ σὺ μὴ πάθωμεν ὃ ἄλλοις ἐπιτιμῶμεν, ἀλλ᾽ ἐπειδὴ σοὶ καὶ ἐμοὶ ὁ λόγος πρόκειται πότερα ἐρῶντι ἢ μὴ μᾶλλον εἰς φιλίαν ἰτέον, περὶ ἔρωτος οἷόν τ᾽ ἔστι καὶ ἣν ἔχει δύναμιν,.....

I don't understand the "ἐρῶντι ἢ μὴ μᾶλλον εἰς φιλίαν ἰτέον".

Does it mean " Therefore I and you, lest we suffer ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 18: In the Sheik's Tent

Previous pages.

Image of original page.

Many thanks!

Joined by Simonides’ servant, Malluch, Ben-Hur rides forth from the city to the stronghold of sheik Ilderim---

Una cum Maloch Simonidæ servo, Benhur evehitur ab urbe ad senioris Ilderimi castra.

Ἅμα τῷ Μαλώχ, τῷ τοῦ Σιμωνίδου δούλῳ, ὁ Βενὼρ ἐξελαύνει ἐκ τῆς πόλεως πρὸς τὸ τοῦ πρεσβυτέρου Ἰλδεριμοῦ στρατόπεδον.

Behold the orchard of the palms, ancestral home of the great sheik. The Romans have already seized ...
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How do you do, everybody? Having been a lurker for about ten years, I have many a time found the posts here both interesting and helpful, and I hold the central mission of the website in the highest respect. My main interest lies in ancient Greek, and I hope to be able to contribute something in my turn.
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χaῖρετε / salvēte!

χaῖρετε / salvēte!

I have been studying Greek with an excellent tutor here in NYC for 3 years now (he is a graduate of the "greats" program at Oxford, how lucky am I?) and have recently been working on Latin too (I maintain they're the same language just the words are different. :lol: ). Its twice the work, but also twice the fun.

In Greek we first ...
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Aeneid Translation Practice

Every couple days or so I am going to post a couple lines of the Aeneid with my own translation. I am going to keep the translation mostly literal, and I'd love for you guys to correct me where I am wrong.

Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris
Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit
litora -- Verg. A. 1.1-3.

I sing (about) arms and a man, who first from the coasts of Troy
Came, ...
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τοῦ Κλυδός τὸ παράρτημα. περὶ τούτου οὐκ οἶδα τί λέγω.
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