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How do you like your commentaries?

Salvete omnes,

I've noticed four different formats for Latin texts/commentaries.

1) Text in the first section of the book, commentary at the back of the book (like the Cambridge Green & Yellows and Bryn Mawr Commentaries)
2) Text and commentary on the same page, but with commentary beneath the text (like Pharr's Purple Virgil and the Steadman books)
3) Text and commentary on the same page, but with commentary in the margin (like Lingua Latina ...
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Is Pan mentioned in Homer?

He makes an appearance in the Homeric Hymns and Pindar, but doesn't show up in the Iliad/Odyssey, that I'm aware of (but correct me if I'm wrong). Was the Arcadian influence on Homer that limited?
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T. K. Arnold's Greek Ollendorff translation

I have a copy of Kendrick's "Greek Ollendorff", and it seems very good, but Evan der Millner of Latinum mentions an unpublished full translation of Ollendorff for Ancient Greek:

Thomas Kerchever Arnold, M.A. apparently made a full translation of Ollendorff's text into Ancient Greek, but did not publish it. If this manuscript could be located, that would be amazing.


Has anyone else heard of this? I haven't found any other source mentioning it. I imagine ...
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Help needed for transcription project: Herodotus

Salvete!

I again need your help! I am currently wrapping up my latest transcription project: a Latin translation of Herodot's "Histories" (Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX). As my transcription is based on a Greek/Latin parallel edition (which can be found here, I thought it best to ask you for help in a few instances where I am not 100% sure about whether to change something or not.

I know that the subjoined list may seem daunting, ...
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Stress or pitch accent ?

Good afternoon !

I have been tackling poetry for the first time since I started studying Latin. Reading about accentuation, I discovered that the stress accent I had been using might not be correct : some sources indicate that golden age Romans spoke with a pitch accent. What is the current consensus ?
Would you happen to have a link to an article or a book on this matter, either in English, French or Spanish ...
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Plausibility of metathetised consonants in Latin loan words?

Was the matathesis of the two initial consonants in the two Latin loan words listed below a common feature of the borrowing process?

duracinum -> δωράκινον -> ῥοδάκινον

sextarius -> ξέστης
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Le Latin Sans Peine Audio

I was wondering if anyone has bought the newest version of Le Latin Sans Peine? I was told by someone-- as yet uncorroborated by anyone else-- that the audio that comes with it includes both ecclesiastical pronunciation and classical. Is that true? Thanks.
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κλίνη - Reclining on the left or right side?

There is some talk these days about the health benefits, (inc. to digestion) of sleeping on the left side rather than the right. Are there Ancient Greek or Roman sources or other evidence suggesting that people reclined on either side, when they reclined on a κλίνη to eat, etc.?


one setence from Tacitus' Annales, help

In Ann. 1.5, Tacitus tells us a story about Augustus' visit to the exiled Agrippa Postumus in Planasia:

quippe rumor incesserat, paucos ante menses Augustum, electis consciis et comite uno Fabio Maximo, Planasiam vectum ad visendum Agrippam ...

This is my translation:

For the rumor had spread that a few months earlier, with knowledge of selected number and with only one accompany, Fabius Maximus, Augustus had sailed to Planasia to visit Agrippa...

Apparently, here Tacitus ...
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Where is the brazen sky?

In discussions of colour perception, authours mention that Homer saw the sky as brazen. I can only find it described as "iron". Are there other words for bronze besides the χαλκ- family and other words for heaven besides οὐρανός?
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