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Why is this indirect discourse?

Billuart,OP scripsit: "Fide certum est dari in Deo tres Personas realiter distinctas, easque non distingui realiter in absolutis in quibus sunt consubstantiales"

Why does he use the infinitives? "Certum est" is not a verb of sensing/thinking for use of acc. +inf. What am I missing? Is this indirect discourse or is it something else?

"By faith it is certain that three really distinct persons are given in God, and that they are not distinguished really ...
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Subj/verb agreement

St. Thomas scripsit: "considerandum est quod in quolibet novem generum accidentis est duo considere."

Why didn't he use "sunt"? Isn't "duo" the subject?

"It should be considered that...there are two things to consider."
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Greetings from London and Loeb Classical Library Question

Good afternoon and hello from London

I am new to the site and am looking at collecting the Loeb Classical Library. I would love some guidance as to where to start with this as there are over 500 books. The books are a gift so I am somewhat out of my depth with knowing where to start with this search. Any recommended places in London or online sites to purchase these books from and whether ...
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What's the τερπι- part of τερπικέραυνος?

Iliad 1.419 says

τοῦτο δέ τοι ἐρέουσα ἔπος Διὶ τερπικεραύνῳ

LSJ (in its various forms) says it's τερπι+κέραυνος -- delighting in thunder, and I know the κεραυνός part but what's τερπι? I can't find anything on it. Does it ever appear elsewhere, by itself or as a prefix?


"Αλλως τε μεντοι" Plato Apology 35d1

Hi. I'm having some difficulty understanding the nuances of this combination of particles in this sentence of the Apology:

μὴ οὖν ἀξιοῦτέ με, ὦ ἄνδρες Ἀθηναῖοι, τοιαῦτα δεῖν πρὸς ὑμᾶς πράττειν ἃ μήτε ἡγοῦμαι καλὰ εἶναι μήτε δίκαια μήτε ὅσια, ἄλλως τε μέντοι νὴ Δία πάντως καὶ ἀσεβείας φεύγοντα ὑπὸ Μελήτου τουτουΐ.

I've checked Denniston, who merely says that this usage is extremely rare. Any help would be appreciated!
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Asketes -askete, what does the latter mean

Hi! I hope it's not inappropriate to ask this but: we're starting a business that produces and sells art. Coming up with a name is always difficult. I decided to try ancient Greek words. I've really been a big fan of Greece since I read about the ancient mythology and visited Greece for the first time a few decades ago.

So, I typed "art" into one of the online dictionaries http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/definitionlookup?type=exact&q=art&target=greek. "Asketes" was one of ...
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Good Tutorials for Basic Video Editing?

Oh, would you look at that, my question fits in the title?

Seriously though, are there any basic platforms/tutorials people would recommend?
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xenophon's use of the historic present at start of anabasis

For quite some time the way Xenophon switches from present to past tenses seemed to me utterly random. There are some cases where his hands are tied. ἁθροίζονται has to be present because the mustering in the Kastolou plain presumably continued to the time that Xenophon was writing.

However, in the cases where he is free to choose he picks out, with the present, the key events that move the story forward.
Hence the two ...
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Plato's Phaedrus - 240d

I'm a little confused about the following sentence.

τῷ δὲ δὴ ἐρωμένῳ ποῖον παραμύθιον ἢ τίνας ἡδονὰς διδοὺς ποιήσει τὸν ἴσον χρόνον συνόντα μὴ οὐχὶ ἐπ᾽ ἔσχατον ἐλθεῖν ἀηδίας

What does "ποιήσει τὸν ἴσον χρόνον συνόντα μὴ οὐχὶ ἐπ᾽ ἔσχατον ἐλθεῖν ἀηδίας" mean? The "τὸν ἴσον χρόνον" is what really throws me off.

Almost done with all the inspired speeches. Really pushing the limit of my understanding of Greek. Woo hoo!
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Plato's Meno 80d - question on grammar

This is my first time "posting a new topic." The question is on the first sentence of this passage (see subject line for reference):

καὶ τίνα τρόπον ζητήσεις, ὦ Σώκρατες, τοῦτο ὃ μὴ οἶσθα τὸ παράπαν ὅτι ἐστίν; ποῖον γὰρ ὧν οὐκ οἶσθα προθέμενος ζητήσεις; ἢ εἰ καὶ ὅτι μάλιστα ἐντύχοις αὐτῷ, πῶς εἴσῃ ὅτι τοῦτό ἐστιν ὃ σὺ οὐκ ᾔδησθα;

Question: Am I right to think that the verb ζητήσεις is here taking two ...
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