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Iliad 13, 441-444

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Iliad 13, 441-444

δούπησεν δὲ πεσών, δόρυ δʼ ἐν κραδίῃ ἐπεπήγει,
ἥ ῥά οἱ ἀσπαίρουσα καὶ οὐρίαχον πελέμιζεν
ἔγχεος·

That's just gross; straight out of a low budget splatter movie.
Idomeneus' speech to the dying Othryoneus, while dragging him to the Greek line, is particulary harsh and sarcastic too. Book ...

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on Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:07 pm
 

Orberg Cap XLIII

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Orberg Cap XLIII

Adapted from Livy Orberg tells the story of the battle of the Horatii and Curatii. It's down to the final two and he tells us:

Prius igitur quam alter — nec procul aberat — consequi posset, et alterum Curiatium conficit. Iamque singuli supererant, sed nec spe nec ...

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on Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:04 pm
 

..corpus sineret.

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..corpus sineret.

Ergo, ut divideret pugnam eorum, capit fugam, ita ratus Albanos secuturos ut quemque vulnere affectum corpus sineret.

There's something I'm not getting. The part from ...ita ratus - in this way he thought the Albani following...' and then ut quemque vulnere affectum... so that he? / it? (the ...

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on Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:28 pm
 

translation problem

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translation problem

In Italia urbem desideratam habebitis. I think desideratam is a perfect participle and the way I translate this sentence is 'you will have longed for a city in Italy'. But this sounds like the future perfect tense which is covered later in the book. This one has me ...

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on Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:43 pm
 

Key to Crosby?

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Key to Crosby?

There used to be an answer key to Crosby online, but the links are all dead. Does anybody have a copy?

A digital copy of the textbook itself is available here:

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b4161701;view=1up;seq=7

It's my favorite traditional textbook. I tried going through it early last year, but I ...

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on Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:57 pm
 

Metaphorical language use

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Metaphorical language use

Why does Greek have so little, and Latin so much?

Here, for instance, is Cicero in the 2nd Catilinarian (thanks to swtwentyman’s thread on the Latin board):

iacet ille nunc prostratus, Quirites, et se perculsum atque abiectum esse sentit et retorquet oculos profecto saepe ad hanc urbem ...

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on Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:16 pm
 

Homer & cinema

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Homer & cinema

I've just read the finale of book 12: Hector takes up a huge boulder, smashes the gates of the Greek wall and the Trojans rush into the breach. Strong stuff with a high cinematic quality to it. In fact it's all too easy to imagine how this ...

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on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:29 pm
 

At long last . . .

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At long last . . .

. . . a new Loeb Theocritus, Bion and Moschus, to replace the old Greek Bucolic Poets, one of the worst of the older volumes.

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674996441

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on Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:32 pm
 

In Catilinam, second oration

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In Catilinam, second oration

1-2 were kind of tough but I think I've got it for the most part (at least I mostly get the sense); nevertheless I have a few problems:

Catiline has left town:

Nulla iam pernicies a monstro illo atque prodigio moenibus ipsis intra moenia comparabitur.

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on Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:18 pm
 

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