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Jokes in Greek

This deserves another thread. Markos' pun with his own audio!

μωρὸς, μόνος μολὼν μόλις ἐς μῶλον, μόρον ἐκ μορῶν ἔμμορεν.

(An idiot, coming alone and with difficulty to the battle, received as his lot death from the (Spartan) divisions.)


Some Googling for "ancient Greek jokes" just now led me to discover the Φιλογέλως, which I had never heard of:


A lot of it seems to be really easy Koine Greek -- ...
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Iliad 12, 343-344

Menestheus speaking:

‘ἔρχεο δῖε Θοῶτα, θέων Αἴαντα κάλεσσον,
ἀμφοτέρω μὲν μᾶλλον:

Question about aspect: why is the first imperative present and the second an aorist? Is there a real distinction (that escapes me), or are the two often interchangable and chosen for for instance metric reasons?
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Asking grammar questions in Latin

I am a high school Latin teacher. My subdepartment uses Wheelock's, which of course yields excellent results on standardized tests and college placement exams but unfortunately has imparted almost no oral comprehension or intuitive sense of the language. I am planning to weave Orberg into the curriculum next year, but in the meantime, I would at least like to ask my students on grammar questions in Latin.

I am familiar with all of the Latin ...
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genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris

In LLPSI Cap XLII Orberg Scribit:

Cum iam viribus suis satis confideret, Tullus Sabinis bellum indixit, genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris armisque.

...genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris armisque = Sabini genti opulentissimae in viris armisque (ablativi) ?
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Starting Greek to GCSE

If anyone's interested in starting Attic anew, we're starting a study of Greek to GCSE on http://greek.thehebrewcafe.com.

You're welcome to join us. :)
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ea sancta

In LLPSI Tullus Mettium puniturus est ei loquit: 'Nunc, quoniam tuum insanabile ingenium est, at tu tuo supplicio doce humanum genus ea sancta credere quae a te violata sunt!

ea sancta = ea (res) sancta? ea sancta acc. neut pl?
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 11

Do 11α-11γ on your own.

Exercise 11δ
1. πίπτω
2. βάλλω
3. λείπω
4. ἀφικνέομαι
5. λαμβάνω
6. μανθάνω
7. ἄγω
8. εὐρίσκω
9. ἔχω
10. γίγνομαι
11. πάσχω
12. φεύγω
13. ἀποθνῄσκω
14. παρέχω

Exercise 11ε
1. ἀποθνῄσκων
2. εὑρίσκομεν
3. πίπτειν
4. μανθάνουσι(ν) (2 ways)
5. βάλλειν
6. φεύγει
7. ἀφικνούμενος
8. ἄγειν
9. γίγνομαι
10. ἔχομεν
11. πάσχων
12. λαμβάνω
13. παρέχουσι(ν) (2 ways)
14. λείπειν

Exercise 11ζ
1. ἡ γυνή, μαθοῦσα ...
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tough grammar calls in a sentence of Suetonius's

Suetonius compares the belligerents Caesar and Pompey, in regard to their treatment of Romans who
refused to take either Pompey's or Caesar's side (Suet. Jul. 75)

I'm making a lot of grammar calls of which I'm unsure, but I seem to remember more when I try, and then see the correction.

denuntiante Pompeio pro hostibus se habiturum qui rei publicae defuissent, ipse medios et neutrius partis suorum sibi numero futuros pronuntiauit.

denuntiante Pompeio: ablative ...
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Homework Help short translation.

juratores presentant quod Johanna et Agnes braciaverunt et fregerunt assisam. Ideo in misericordia

I have translated as:

Jurors swear present that Johanna and Agnes used to brew and had done together. Therefore into merciful

Again, I am unsure about the ending as my translation does not make sense to me...
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