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Epitaph for a pet.

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Epitaph for a pet.

Hi. I've been trying to write a little 'farewell' to a four-legged friend, but I'm a beginner (only about halfway through my 'teach yourself' book, and I'm sure there are errors. If anyone could spare a moment to help me fix the mistakes (or even phrase ...

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on Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:59 am
 

Scanning a verse by Plautus

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Scanning a verse by Plautus

Hello all,

This is not a simple question, as it scholars don`t stop arguing about the meter in Plautus. Nevertheless, it is known the basic: the verse is a iambic senarius. The last word contains a perfect iamb. But what about the rest?

Here it ...

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on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:16 pm
 

Odyssey, Book 10

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Odyssey, Book 10

Hello everybody, thanks for your help, as always. Here are my
questions with Book 10. I'm still waiting West's commentary from
Amazon :( I hope it arrives to Argentina before Odysseus arrives to
Ithaca, for I've just ordered the ...

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on Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:12 am
 

esse urbium solet - Roma Aeterna XLIII Line 271

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esse urbium solet - Roma Aeterna XLIII Line 271

Quae ubi intravere portas, non quidem fuit tumultus ille nec pavor qualis captarum esse urbium solet....When they entered the gates, there was not, indeed, that uproar and terror as is typical of captured cites.

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on Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:15 pm
 

Herodotos why τῶν ταύτῃ?

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Herodotos why τῶν ταύτῃ?

This from the Histories 1.194.1:
τὸ δὲ ἁπάντων θῶμα μέγιστόν μοι ἐστὶ τῶν ταύτῃ μετά γε αὐτὴν τὴν πόλιν, ἔρχομαι φράσων: τὰ πλοῖα αὐτοῖσι ἐστὶ τὰ κατὰ τὸν ποταμὸν πορευόμενα ἐς τὴν Βαβυλῶνα, ἐόντα κυκλοτερέα, πάντα σκύτινα.
This is my translation:
And the greatest wonder of ...

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on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:25 pm
 

:-)

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:-)

I'm a 61 year old dabbler at language learning. I'm going to drift off the ancient language topic a tiny bit in this post, just to introduce myself.
I studied Latin in high school, and got to the point where I could barely begin to read Caesar, and I ...

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on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:07 pm
 

Accents and Agony

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Accents and Agony

Hey everyone, I've been around on text kit for awhile and I've finally made an account. I've been looking to learn ancient Greek for awhile now. I started with Mastronarde's book and found that it honestly was just quite dull and seemed better as a refreshed book ...

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on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:38 pm
 

Allo

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Allo

Hey everyone, I'm John and I'm interested in learning both classical languages. I enjoy reading, playing soccer, etc. I'm currently starting my freshman year in college. As to other languages, I have a decent command of both Spanish and French. I'd like to eventually add German, Dutch, and of ...

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on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:05 pm
 

Spoken Latin on the Washington Post

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Spoken Latin on the Washington Post

It's the Washington Post's second report on Spoken Latin in about a week, which is both surprising and (for me) good news, insofar as it can contribute to making the practise somewhat more mainstream.

Spoken Latin: A modern remedy for the nation’s age-old reading ...

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on Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:45 am
 

Soph. OT 523 Jebb note

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Soph. OT 523 Jebb note

Soph. OT 523

Χορός

ἀλλ᾽ ἦλθε μὲν δὴ τοῦτο τοὔνειδος τάχ᾽ ἂν
ὀργῇ βιασθὲν μᾶλλον ἢ γνώμῃ φρενῶν.

Perhaps it was a sudden gust of anger
that forced that insult from him, and no judgement.
— David Grene 1942


In the Bristol reprint of ...

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on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:58 pm
 
 

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