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Interesting Construction - Comments?

I came across the following construction in a work of Martin Luther (d. 1546):

hoc modo perpetuo disputat Diatribe contra suum inpsius institutum, quo se non sic disputaturam promisit, sed quendam conatum liberi arbitrii ostensuram, cuius tamen non meminit multum tota serie argumentorum, tantum abest, ut probet, quin contrarium potius probat, ut ipsa potius omnia ridicule et dicat et disputet.

Luther is arguing against the "Diatribe" of Erasmus, and often personifies it ("Lady Diatribe") as ...
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I am trying to read the Vulgate but I have now met a serious problem. The
text is not printed with macrons as the following link:
Since there are so many biographical and geographical names in the Bible, how
can I determine the word stress without the help of the macrons?
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Just for fun, which texts would you choose?

If you could exhume one Greek and/or one Latin text in good shape, what would you choose? Here's my choice:

Greek: a complete Sappho
Latin: an intact Propertius

In Greek, however, I'm torn between Sappho and Callimachus. Callimachus was one of the most important Greek poets, and his influence on Latin poetry seems to have been enormous. There are many other Greek authors worthy of exhumation: we'd like to have more Archilochus (not just fragments), ...

Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 2

this is my exercise 2a from Chapter 2

1. I call the slave.
2. The slave works in the house.
3. Why don't you hurry?
4. I'm not lazy.
5. You are strong.
6. He carries the plow.
7. I hurry to the field.
8. Why are you calling the slave?
9. The slave is not lazy.
10.The slave comes out of the house.

that's all for today.
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 3

Here is my version of Lesson III, exercise 3b. I'm still having some trouble entering Greek characters-I'm working on it. Regards.

Athenaze Lesson III

Exercise 3b
1. The oxen no longer drag the plow.
2. Both Dikaiopolis and the slave approach andlook at the plow.
3. Dikaiopolis says "Look, a big stone is blocking the plow."
4. Lift the stone and carry it out of the field.
5. But the slave said: "Look, the stone ...
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Pergama flere volo

Hecuba laments the fate of Troy. Shet retells the cause of the war and so narrates the kidnapping of Helen by Paris, who is the nominative of the first sentence:

Vadit et accedit, clam tollit, clamque recedit ;
Nauta solo cedit, fit fuga, praedo redit.

Tuta libido maris dat thura libidinis aris,
Civibus ignaris quod parat arma Paris.

Post cursus Helenae currunt ad arma Mycenae,
Mille rates plenae fortibus absque sene.

Does anyone have an ...
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New Newb Excited To Explore Latin!

Salvete, anyone who decides to read this!

I took 2 semesters of Classical Latin in college and have proceeded to become the TA of my college's Latin program. Don't let that seem like self-adulation; the truth is that my college doesn't really have a Latin program (only one course of elementary Latin is offered per semester), and my being offered the TA position was more of a step for my college to keep its Latin ...
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Hello Everybody!

Hello Everyone!

My name is Stephanie and I'm 25 years old. I am currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University and am majoring in creative writing. (Seriously tempted to switch to be a history major!) I would love to eventually publish a book series, but would like to teach at a university level once I finish my masters. (I still have a year left on my bachelors so I have a little ways to go!) ...
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Tips for learning principal parts?

So this is actually the 2nd time I am learning Ancient Greek. The first time I half-assed it and then got bogged down from carrying too many books. Now that I've got a writeable tablet, I am set and making good progress. I am using Mastronarde (again) and I figured that learning all the principal parts for each verb saves me a step really, so I am not just learning 3 and trying to shoehorn ...
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Epitaph for a pet.

Hi. I've been trying to write a little 'farewell' to a four-legged friend, but I'm a beginner (only about halfway through my 'teach yourself' book, and I'm sure there are errors. If anyone could spare a moment to help me fix the mistakes (or even phrase it a bit more elegantly) I'd be grateful. Here it is:

Hodie mane Iacobus mortuus est.

Vale parve amice, felibus optime omnium!
Socius bonus eras et amicus mihi melior ...
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