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Conracted genitive of -εᾱς nouns

Smyth says -οῦ, but LSJ says -ᾶ except in the case of κατωφαγᾶς where it lists -οῦ alongside -ᾶ. A Perseus collections search yields neither Βορρᾶ nor Βορροῦ. Does the genitive in -οῦ then occur in any other words?
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Smyth does not show the future perfect infinitive and δείκνυμι. What does that mean? Simply that the form does not occur in what we have of classical Greek? Or is there any other reason to think it would not have been heard as good Greek?
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Latin verse -- a book worth reading

hlawson38 asked for references to online readings on Latin verse. I performed a search for "Latin meter", but all I found were sites that do nothing more than lay out the rules of scansion. There is, however, a book that goes into more depth on the dynamics of Latin verse beyond a mere regurgitation of the basic elements of scansion, as well as many other aspects of literary Latin in the classical period. Unfortunately, it's ...
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Inchoative verbs

Regarding verbs with "-sc-": I've seen in several places that the meaning is intended that the action is just being set out upon when such a verb is used, but the only ones I know offhand that I can see as being such are "profiscisci" and "(cog)noscere", in that getting to know something is the beginning of knowing it. Off the top of my head: adipisci, delitiscere, adsciscere, ulcisci... that's not very many but they ...
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pls check scan

Ovid, Metam, XI, lns. 373-4

A ravening wolf attacks the keepers of a herd.

pars quoque /de no/bis fu/nesto/ saucia /morsu,
_ u u / _ _/ _ _/ _ _/ _ uu/ _ _

dum de/fensamus, leto est/ data; /sanguine/ litus
_ _ / _ _/ _ _ / _ _ / _ u u/ _ x

Note on 373: to me this scan seemed not to hard.

Notes on 374:
fensamus: elided, a+m; ...
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infinitive, Sophocles Ajax 1264

εἴθ᾽ ὑμὶν ἀμφοῖν νοῦς γένοιτο σωφρονεῖν:
Why the infinitive?

Richard Ross
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Pugna atrox ad silvam Malitiosam fuit, ubi equitatu nuper au

Orberg LLSPI Cap XLIII habet:

Pugna atrox ad silvam Malitiosam fuit, ubi equitatu nuper aucto plurimum Romana acies valuit.

plurimum is an adverb but I'm not sure what role it plays here.

There was a terrigle battle at the Malitiosan(?) Wood where with the cavalry recently added the Roman division for the most part was successful / was the victor ??
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Λυδοὶ δὲ νόμοισι μὲν παραπλησίοισι χρέωνται καὶ Ἕλληνές (a), χωρὶς ἢ ὅτι τὰ θήλεα τέκνα καταπορνεύουσι, πρῶτοι δὲ ἀνθρώπων τῶν ἡμεῖς ἴδμεν νόμισμα χρυσοῦ καὶ ἀργύρου κοψάμενοι ἐχρήσαντο, πρῶτοι δὲ καὶ κάπηλοι ἐγένοντο. φασὶ δὲ αὐτοὶ Λυδοὶ καὶ τὰς παιγνίας τὰς νῦν σφίσι τε καὶ Ἕλλησι κατεστεώσας ἑωυτῶν ἐξεύρημα γενέσθαι: ἅμα δὲ ταύτας τε ἐξευρεθῆναι παρὰ σφίσι λέγουσι καὶ Τυρσηνίην ἀποικίσαι, ὧδε περὶ αὐτῶν λέγοντες. ἐπὶ Ἄτυος τοῦ Μάνεω βασιλέος σιτοδείην ἰσχυρὴν ἀνὰ ...
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Pronunciation of adiit and exiit

The double i vowels in these two words are short vowels. Are both vowels actually pronounced?
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Hello everybody,

I've been reading the histories of Herodotus lately, trying to achieve some fluency reading prose, and I have many questions for you! I will start by this last one that has puzzled me:

Book 1, chapter 86
ὁ δὲ συννήσας πυρὴν μεγάλην ἀνεβίβασε ἐπ᾽ αὐτὴν τὸν Κροῖσόν τε ἐν πέδῃσι δεδεμένον καὶ δὶς ἑπτὰ Λυδῶν παρ᾽ αὐτὸν παῖδας, ἐν νόῳ ἔχων εἴτε δὴ ἀκροθίνια ταῦτα καταγιεῖν θεῶν ὅτεῳ δή, εἴτε καὶ εὐχὴν ...
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