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use of preposition ἐν

In the following sentence "Egiptians are people on the river Nile", which preposition would you use when translating it to Greek? (for some reason, in my book says it could be ἐν, but ἐν=in, so I think it may be wrong)... Another thing, how would you say "on the river Nile": 'river' and 'Nile' having the same case endings or?
Αἰγύπτιοι δῆμος ἐν τῷ ποταμῷ Νείλῳ εἰσίν. or ...ποταμῷ Νείλος εἰσίν.
Another 2 sentences... I'm ...
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Oratio Sanctae Thomae Aquinitas Ante Studium

Creator ineffabilis, qui de thesaurius sapientiae tuae tres Angelorum hierarchias desingasti et eas super caelum empyreum miro ordine collocasti atque universi partes elegantissime distribuisti.

Ineffable Creator Who has designated of Thy treasure of Wisdom three hierarchs of Angels whom above the flaming skies by wondrous order Thou hast established and throughout all parts of the universe so elegantly distributed.
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Anabasis 1.2.21

τῇ δὲ ὑστεραίᾳ ἧκεν ἄγγελος λέγων ὅτι λελοιπὼς εἴη Συέννεσις τὰ ἄκρα, ἐπεὶ ᾔσθετο ὅτι τό τε Μένωνος στράτευμα ἤδη ἐν Κιλικίᾳ εἴη εἴσω τῶν ὀρέων, καὶ ὅτι τριήρεις ἤκουε περιπλεούσας ἀπ᾿ Ἰωνίας εἰς Κιλικίαν Τάμων ἔχοντα τὰς Λακεδαιμονίων καὶ αὐτοῦ Κύρου.

The Loeb translation and Goodwin take the bolded section as a single unit, and I understand that grammatically, but could αὐτοῦ Κύρου be a third object of ᾔσθετο? Cyrus' main army was in ...
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Historical Impact of Rome on War Gaming

As if you needed more proof, it's here:


Fantastic find,


translation assistance please

Jasoni et Medeae advenientibus occurrerunt--- I think the declension endings are dative and a participle occurs before the verb but that is as far as I can get
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Lingua Graeca per se Illustrata

https://sites.google.com/site/linguagra ... trata/home

I looked for references to this website on the forum, but couldn't find any. There are some interesting materials freely available. I don't know if it is a ongoing project. I surely hope it is.

A book from the same author was also published recently. It is called Dialogos:
http://www.culturaclasica.com/lingualat ... graeca.htm

I have not worked through the book yet, ...
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vowel length


I have a question about vowel length in Greek. An example is a word ἀεί ('always'), for which I found to have a long "a", ie /a:e'i/ in John Williams White's First Greek Book, but in others, eg on the page perseus, it doesn't say that α is long. Another example is verb θύω, which according to JWW's First Greek Book should be /thu:o:/, while perseus says its /thuo:/ (verb πράττω in JWW as ...
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What is ἐπίκλητος ἁγία?

Does ἐπίκλητος modify ἁγία? If so, why is ἐπίκλητος masculine if ἁγία is feminine?

For instance in Numbers 29:1.
Καὶ τω μηνὶ τω ἑβδόμω μια τοῦ μηνὸς ἐπίκλητος ἁγία ἔσται ὑμῖν πᾶν ἔργον λατρευτὸν οὐ ποιήσετε ἡμέρα σημασίας ἔσται ὑμῖν
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Plato Apology 38d

I should probably just set this text aside and come to back to it but it's bugging me now:

ἀλλ᾽ ἀπορίᾳ μὲν ἑάλωκα, οὐ μέντοι λόγων, ἀλλὰ τόλμης καὶ ἀναισχυντίας καὶ τοῦ μὴ ἐθέλειν λέγειν πρὸς ὑμᾶς τοιαῦτα οἷ᾽ ἂν ὑμῖν μὲν ἥδιστα ἦν ἀκούειν...

I don't seem to be able to parse the relative clause οἷ᾽ ἂν ὑμῖν μὲν ἥδιστα ἦν ἀκούειν satisfactorily. Does οἷ᾽ agree with λόγοι understood? Is ἥδιστα adverbial or neuter ...
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The Trilled "R"

Greetings All,

This is more of a curiosity question than anything else.
Did the Ancient Romans trill their "R's" ?

The reason I ask is that I was watching the "Latin Tutorial" on You-Tube the other
day and his idea of, "Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris" had every R
trilled especially, "arma virumque." I was reaching for the remote to replay.

Now my youngest daughter took Latin from public school elementary up ...
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