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Howdy from Tennessee.

I am from a small city in TN. I've only recently started my journey into the languages. I have no idea where to start, but I do plan on attempting Latin first. I, one random day, decided that learning Latin is what I should do. I have made more obscure choices and they have paid off 90 percent of the time (we don't speak of the rest). I do look forward to seeing all the ...
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Perseus and Andromeda (collected story)


I have reached the chapter in which it is suggested I read through the whole Perseus and Andromeda story-line. I wondered whether anyone has found, or indeed made, a file of this story in one go which flows together? This would make it much easier to experience reading Latin properly.

Thanks for any replies.

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Crosby and Schaeffer Teacher's Manual

New member here. Been teaching Latin for many years, adding Greek to the curriculum this coming fall. Reviewing the Crosby and Schaeffer text, really like the presentation, should fit well with our existing Latin curriculum (Allyn and Bacon/Jenney) . . . but as it's been a couple decades since I took Greek, sure would be more confident if there were a teacher's manual or resource out there. Read a previous post in this forum (from ...
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ἔν νῶ ἔχω τίνα; (Ancient Greek 20 questions)

ἔν νῶ ἔχω τίνα;
(ἀποκρινοῦμαι εἴτε ναὶ εἴτε οὔχ)
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20 questions in ancient Greek

The rules of 20 questions (aka animal, vegetable or mineral) are that someone things of an object/person/plant and the rest ask questions about it. The person having thought of the object answers yes or no. Gradually the questioners narrow down things until they are able to guess.

So how about trying it in Ancient Greek? Perhaps to start with it would be a good idea to narrow it down to a person from Ancient Greek ...
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UNIT 13 Exercises

Hi all. Although I have been lurking this forum for a while, I decided to join to get some help with a few translations, seeing that there are not many folks you run into that know Greek and Latin well.

Anyway, I'm stuck on the following:

33. Credo ego vos mirari quo ferat natura sua quemque.

Now, it looks pretty straightforward, but the "sua" is throwing me off. I want to translate:

33. I believe ...
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Greetings from a new member


my name is Nikolas, I am currently doing a Master's degree in Byzantinistics and am always looking for ways to improve my command of Greek (and Latin for that matter). I was delighted to discover there is a forum one can write and converse in the ancient tongues, since this is an activity better practised in a group rather than alone.
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A Female προστάτις in Romans 16:2

Hello everyone,

here is another interesting one on Paul and women:

Romans 16:
1 συνίστημι δὲ ὑμῖν φοίβην τὴν ἀδελφὴν ἡμῶν, οὗσαν διάκονον τῆς ἐκκλησίας τῆς ἐν κεγχρεαῖς,
2 ἵνα αὐτὴν προσδέξησθε ἐν κυρίῳ ἀξίως τῶν ἁγίων, καὶ παραστῆτε αὐτῇ ἐν ᾧ ἂν ὑμῶν χρῄζῃ πράγματι, καὶ γὰρ αὐτὴ προστάτις πολλῶν ἐγενήθη καὶ ἐμοῦ αὐτοῦ.

3 ἀσπάσασθε πρίσκαν καὶ ἀκύλαν τοὺς συνεργούς μου ἐν χριστῶ ἰησοῦ,

What, do you think, was Phoebe´s role? And ...

Hdt. 1.4.1 missing conjunction?? -accusative of "respect."

Every time I re-read this bit of Herodotus I feel I almost understand it but something always seems to slip away.

μέχρι μὲν ὤν τούτου ἁρπαγάς μούνας εἶναι παρ᾽ ἀλλήλων, τὸ δὲ ἀπὸ τούτου Ἕλληνας δὴ μεγάλως αἰτίους γενέσθαι: προτέρους γὰρ ἄρξαι στρατεύεσθαι ἐς τὴν Ἀσίην ἢ σφέας ἐς τὴν Εὐρώπην.

And here is my intentionally over-literal translation
up until this point therefore kidnapping alone there had been between-each-other, the (event) after this (?????) the ...
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Greetings from (another?) Australian

Hi all,

I'm an undergraduate classics student in Australia.

For Greek, I am currently reading Thucydides Book 1 alongside the Hornblower commentary.

For Latin, I am reading the ad Lucilium epistulae morales, by Seneca, which are thoroughly enjoyable and come in easily digestible segments :)

I'm using the OCT texts for both. This year I'm also hoping to tackle Thucydides Book 2, Plato's Republic Book 1, and ...
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