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by bingley
Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Has Jonah been swallowed by the whale again?
Replies: 6
Views: 7156

Oh, the question was perfectly adequately answered last time. I was just curious to see what had been added.
by bingley
Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Has Jonah been swallowed by the whale again?
Replies: 6
Views: 7156

Anything is possible I suppose. But I wonder why they would have chosen that particular thread? If I remember rightly it dates back to Lent last year.
by bingley
Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Has Jonah been swallowed by the whale again?
Replies: 6
Views: 7156

Has Jonah been swallowed by the whale again?

:?: :?: :?: Some time ago I posted a question on the Septuagint version of the book of Jonah. On the 16 August 2005 I received a notification that somebody had posted a reply, but I can't find the reply anywhere. I tried clicking on the link in the notification but it leads to a message saying that ...
by bingley
Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Currency
Replies: 19
Views: 5474

Perhaps he gave the eggs to the wholesaler he got his rice from, or the rice farmers if you grew up in a rice-growing area.

Parts of Diocletian's edict on price controls for various goods can be found here:

http://www.fh-augsburg.de/~harsch/Chron ... _ep_i.html
by bingley
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PM problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

PM problem

I'm trying to send someone a private message, but the message is just sitting in my outbox. I first tried about 6 hours ago, and when I found it was still there, I edited it slightly and tried again, but it's still sitting there and not doing anything. What's wrong?
by bingley
Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Revelation Chapter 1
Replies: 12
Views: 12042

bingley...... Didn't anyone ever tell you just to read Revelations and NOT try and grammatically analyze it?? John breaks al sorts of grammatical rules in Revelation. Nobody tells me anything :? I'm still at the stage in my Greek where I'm semi-translating as I go along rather than just reading pla...
by bingley
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Herodotus reading group?
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

You might be interested to know that the greekstudy list is starting up a Herodotus reading group towards the end of this month.
http://www.geocities.com/johnhanna1957/herodotus.html
by bingley
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: M&F Unit 18 English to Latin
Replies: 5
Views: 9579

I must admit I'm finding the transition to REAL Latin difficult. I've joined the latinstudy group reading Augustine's Confessions and I'm struggling, despite the inestimable advantage of actually having a context for the sentences. Real life demands aren't helping, I don't have the time to make full...
by bingley
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do we know?
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

The LSJ http://perseus.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0057%3Aentry%3D%2376679 gives play like a child as the basic meaning of παιζομαι with 'play amorously' as a subsidiary meaning. Your Genesis citation is one of the references they give. It seems to be a lot less sp...
by bingley
Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do we know?
Replies: 14
Views: 3918

How do we know?

Reading Catullus I've been wondering. He has various sexual swear words/insults, which seem to be quite specific. But how on earth do we know what word goes with what act? Has an ancient sex manual survived? Are there drawings with captions somewhere? Or has a scholiast provided a helpful gloss?
by bingley
Mon May 30, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Catullus 16:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Thanks for the help Magistra. From the Department of Odd Coincidences, Mas is a term of address for males in Indonesian. It literally means "older brother", but its social use is far wider than that. For example a wife will often call her husband that on formal occasions, a customer will use it to c...
by bingley
Sat May 28, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Catullus 16:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Catullus 16:13

Vos, quod milia multa basiorum legistis, male me marem putatis? Can anyone help me with marem? It doesn't seem to be in my dictionary or in Perseus' Lewis and Short. Or possibly I'm not looking in the right place? It seems to mean: you, because you read of many thousands of kisses, do you think I'm...
by bingley
Sat May 28, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Catullus 4: 1-5
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Thank you ptran.
by bingley
Sun May 22, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Star Wars...
Replies: 16
Views: 4639

Another dissenter here. I saw the original film when it first came out back in 1979, was it? I quite enjoyed it up till when Luke Skywalker became a combat pilot fighting against whatever Darth Vader's space ship was called: Death Star? Battle Star? Anyway, that sequence just seemed interminable, li...
by bingley
Sun May 22, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Catullus 4: 1-5
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

gratias ago o turpissime et whiteoctave
by bingley
Sat May 21, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Catullus 4: 1-5
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Catullus 4: 1-5

Phaselus ille, quem videtis, hospites, ait fuisse navium celerrimus, neque ullus natantis impetum trabis nequisse praeterire, sive palmulis opus foret volare sive linteo. (from: http://rudy.negenborn.net/catullus/text2/l4.htm ) The general meaning seems clear enough. This phaselus, which you see, gu...
by bingley
Thu May 19, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ronea
Replies: 2
Views: 942

No context, just seen in an etymology.
by bingley
Thu May 19, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ronea
Replies: 2
Views: 942

ronea

I have been asked the meaning of the Vulgar Latin ronea, but am unable to find it in the resources available to me. Does anyone know?
by bingley
Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Why first person singular in dictionaries?
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

The edition of Lysias' Murder of Eratosthenes I used listed verbs in the infinitive form. I did find it curiously unsettling.
by bingley
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Hurry, hurry, hurry, this week only
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Hurry, hurry, hurry, this week only

According to the rogueclassicist
http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassi ... html#a5656

the BBC is broadcasting part of Pliny's Natural History in Latin. You can listen to it on the BBC website for a week.
by bingley
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: It's a Girl!
Replies: 24
Views: 5224

Many congratulations to both of you.
by bingley
Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Asterix Legionarius
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

Asterix Legionarius can be found on the internet here: http://asterix.comics.cz/bonus.htm

I have no idea what the Czech says, but just follow the links.
by bingley
Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Concerning Spionic in MS Word
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

I don't think I've ever had Word correct my Greek. How does one enable this feature? It might be another way of checking my answers to English to Greek translations.
by bingley
Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Concerning Spionic in MS Word
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

If you look at this sticky at the top of the Learning Greek forum, you'll see a list of the keyboard equivalents for each Greek letter and the breathings and accents:

viewtopic.php?t=111
by bingley
Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: H&Q 12 English to Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 2771

Thanks Skylax.

The book uses παιδευω for its paradigms instead of λυω, so I tend to forget about διδασκω.
by bingley
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: yo yo yo whiteoctave's mother on TV!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

Actually, having seen him so often as Emma's avatar, I think I would be most disappointed if I ever met her and found out that she looks nothing like him.
by bingley
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: yo yo yo whiteoctave's mother on TV!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 5997

I saw "Finding Neverland" over the weekend, and was impressed by Mr. Depp's performance.
by bingley
Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: H&Q 12 English to Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 2771

But the English was "Let the men in the market place give", not "Let us give"
by bingley
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: H&Q 12 English to Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 2771

Thanks for looking them over, Emma.
Emma_85 wrote:
In sentence 4 I'm not too sure what you're doing with δοντων :? - where is your predicate?
I was aiming for a 3rd person plural aorist imperative. Did I miss?
by bingley
Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: H&Q 12 English to Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 2771

H&Q 12 English to Greek

Can someone look over these English to Greek sentences, please? The topics for this unit are: a. Present and imperfect of –mi verbs b. Fear clauses 1. When we heard the messenger in the assembly, we feared that the hoplites would not lead the women down to the sea. ὁ/τε δὲ τὸν ἄγγελον ἠκούσαμεν ἐν τ...
by bingley
Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: who's from where and who likes what
Replies: 38
Views: 10211

Episcopus wrote:Why is the gender of every one inversing! First Eureka now this! I always thought bingley to be male!
He is.
by bingley
Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: who's from where and who likes what
Replies: 38
Views: 10211

I'm an English, Scottish, Irish (and probably Welsh) mongrel. I live in Jakarta, where I work as an editor/translator -- mostly I tidy up what Indonesians write in English so that it's grammatical and makes sense. I love Star Trek, especially The Original Series and Voyager. I haven't seen much of t...
by bingley
Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A teeny favor...
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Well, the Greeks didn't really have finals , so she may not make the leap from τὸ τελευταῖον to the finals, especially as δοκιμαζω is not a very common word.
by bingley
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classic Rap
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

If I understand the situation correctly, and it's quite possible that I don't, I can't use Unicode fonts because my machines come with ASCII fonts.
by bingley
Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Avete!
Replies: 23
Views: 5367

oistos wrote: The sign said "sandwiche jambon frites", so I ordered it thinking it was a ham sandwich with a side of fries. Well, it was a ham sandwich with fries as a TOPPING.
Take away the ham and you have what is known in England as a chip butty.
by bingley
Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A teeny favor...
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Risky, very risky. If Alexandra doesn't understand, is this going to undermine her confidence?
by bingley
Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: H&Q 12 Greek to English
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

I'm not sure I see why the simple past indicative and present indicative don't make sense, since the sentences makes sense as a factual statement. No books were ever written without writing; men do not have good reputations among without writing. I think your sentences is just as good, but has a sl...
by bingley
Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Your resident bishop's long-lost avatar
Replies: 32
Views: 7481

As a compromise, could not the software be tweaked a little so that Episcopus can have an avatar but has to submit it through Jeff or another responsible adult to make sure others' sensibilities are protected?
by bingley
Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: H&Q 12 Greek to English
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

H&Q 12 Greek to English

I'm having trouble with this sentence from the Greek to English exercise. [size=200] δίδαξαι τὸν ἀδελφὸν γε τὴν γραπικήν. ἄνευ γὰρ ταύτης τῆς τέχνης οὐ/τε γράφεται ποτε καλὰ βιβλία ὑπ’ ἀνδρῶν τῶν γραφέων καλουμένων οὐ/τε καλῶς ἀκούουσιν οὗτοι ὑπό γε τῶν σοφῶν. [/size] Tentatively, I translate it as:...
by bingley
Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classic Rap
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

Classic Rap

I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but Sir Mix-A-Lot's song, Baby Got Back (lyrics at http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sirmixalot/babygotback.html ) has been translated into Greek and Latin. The Greek version (with a literal translation back into English) can be found here: http://www.stu...