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Wanted: texts with macrons to teach a "Macronizer" program

Hi all,

I've written a script for adding macrons to Latin texts. It's not as straightforward as that, of course, but it should be helpful for unambiguous forms at least. More info and download: http://fps-vogel.github.io/tools/ (under "the Macronizer"--if any links are missing let me know, I put up the site just now).

The problem is that I've been unsuccessful in finding texts with macrons already, which I need in order to teach the program the ...
Read more : Wanted: texts with macrons to teach a "Macronizer" program | Views : 534 | Replies : 10 | Forum : Learning Latin

Why is it "miserere mei" but "miserere nobis"?

I've been listening to some sacred music tonight and in the Gloria, among other places, "miseror" is used with the dative "nibis" instead of the prescribed genitive. I was thinking that maybe that was just a medieval thing, but I remembered the hymn/psalm "Miserere mei, Deus" which would also be medieval (or at least late antiquity). "Nobis" is more idiomatic in English but I've looked it up in a few places and they all say ...
Read more : Why is it "miserere mei" but "miserere nobis"? | Views : 427 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Latin

Ebola+quarantine (Ancient Greek)

τὸ χρῆσθαί τοῖς θεραπεύουσι νοστοῦσιν ἐκ μαχῆς ἀντὶ Εβολας ἐν Λιβύῃ ὡς κακουργοῖς ἐστί αἰσχρόν. οἱ πλήν ὑπὲρ καιρόν θερμασίας οὑ εστι κίνδυνος.
νομίζω τοὺς ῥήτορας τοὺς τοὺς θεραπεύουντας κατακλείοντας μάτην ἄνευ τιμῆς εἶναι.
Read more : Ebola+quarantine (Ancient Greek) | Views : 405 | Replies : 9 | Forum : The Agora

Pronunciation Video + Reader video

I'm very curious how useful these are, and what I can improve on, especially with the second video. I plan to do continue both series of videos, and also do some actual Greek texts in the style of the second video. Probably something Koine and something Attic.

Pronunciation video:


Greek Boy Reader video:

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Building an extensive vocabulary


I am a senior in college hopefully on my way to a grad program in medieval history. This is my third year studying Latin, and while I have made significant progress, the extensive and at times heterogeneous nature of medieval Latin vocabulary is becoming a bit of a stumbling block. Is this an issue that eventually resolves itself through more reading and experience or are there any specific methods to address this issue more ...
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 8

Just two in 8A!

Read aloud and translate the following. Identify and explain the gender, number, case of each participle.
1. αἱ γυναῖκες παύονται ἐργαζόμεναι.
2. ὁ Φίλιππος τὸν πατέρα ὁρᾷ εἰς τὴν οἰκἴᾱν ἀφικνούμενον.
3. βουλόμενοι τὴν ἑορτὴν θεᾶσθαι, πρὸς τὸ ἄστυ σπεύδομεν.
4. ἆρ΄ ὁρᾶτε τοὺς παῖδας ταῖς καλαῖς παρθένοις ἑπομένους;
5. αἱ παρθένοι μάλα φοβούμεναι ὡς τάχιστα (as quickly as possible) οἴκαδε τρέχουσιν.
6. ἆρ΄ ἀκούεις τῶν γυναικῶν ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ ...
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New Athenaze Texts (Nov 2014)

http://www.amazon.com/Athenaze-Book-Int ... 0199363242

I just noticed on Amazon.com that Athenaze (Ἀθήναζε) is about to be re-released next month. Did anyone else notice this? Do you think the new Athenaze will be much different from the current edition?

(Of course, I found this because I was looking up Athenaze in order to buy a new copy since my copy was lost this past week.)
Read more : New Athenaze Texts (Nov 2014) | Views : 593 | Replies : 10 | Forum : Learning Greek

studying Greek

What is the best way to study Greek?
You have to remember so many ending, infixes and so on.
I can read about something, eg how the verbs work, but remembering it and applying it to the translation exercises is more difficut.
Do you have any wisdom to give me?
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Please help Groundhog in ancient Greek


I do not have any base in ancient greek, but I am looking, for a project for the ancient greek name of a groundhog or woodchuck or marmot. I would need it in actual greek alphabet.
Please help,

Thank you
Read more : Please help Groundhog in ancient Greek | Views : 323 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Open Board

word order in sentences?

So i've recently started learning greek on my own, using white's first greek book.

Unfortunately he doesn't really talk about the noun cases, when which ones are used etc, and as a result im using the wrong ones in translation. For example, using the accusative rather than the dative for the object of the sentence. Also being unable to tell the difference between plural accusative and singular genitive, and as such needed to know by ...
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