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by cramberepetita
Sat May 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: 16th-century Latin questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4886

Re: 16th-century Latin questions

Thanks a lot, shenoute, now you have me doubting my solution to my third question again! :) I'm going to stick to my 'Archidux Austriae' explanation for now though. The AA is printed in full caps in both editions I checked - but on the other hand, it does say "AA" and not "A.A." - so I'm not sure. W...
by cramberepetita
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: 16th-century Latin questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4886

Re: 16th-century Latin questions

I wonder if praetor at this point meant something like 'police chief'?
by cramberepetita
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: 16th-century Latin questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4886

Re: 16th-century Latin questions

Thanks for the suggestions! - latices , a misread on the printer's side for larices ? larix is a precise type of wood but maybe it used here to mean all kinds of 'pieces or wood from the buildings' (beams, etc.)? Nice find, but I have to say I find it rather unlikely, given the relative rarity of th...
by cramberepetita
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: 16th-century Latin questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4886

16th-century Latin questions

Hello Textkitters, I regret not having spent much time here in the last couple of months, I've been very busy and will be for another couple of weeks. Still, here I come crawling back hoping that one of you can help me out with a couple of Latin lines I'm having trouble with. I'm reading (and trying...
by cramberepetita
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Destruction of Pompei is 1631 year.
Replies: 10
Views: 6527

Re: Destruction of Pompei is 1631 year.

Good to see nobody got caught up in this 12 years ago. This guy (pretty sure it's him) is still spouting the exact same stuff in the "PIE= Proto-Indo-European" group on Facebook by the way, claiming that the 79 AD eruption never happened (and that Vergil lived in the 17th century or thereabouts). :l...
by cramberepetita
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλύω as a present verb
Replies: 3
Views: 2976

Re: κλύω as a present verb

Thank you very much! That's exactly what I was looking for.
by cramberepetita
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλύω as a present verb
Replies: 3
Views: 2976

κλύω as a present verb

I was wondering if anyone knew of the earliest attestation of κλύω 'hear' as a present. The original verb is a root aorist (thematic κλύον/ἔκλυον = Skt. śruvam, innovated from a still older athematic aorist, as in imperative κλῦθι = Skt. śrudhi - Sanskrit seems to have gone through the same developm...
by cramberepetita
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: adsuetus: how many syllables?
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Re: adsuetus: how many syllables?

When a word like consuesco or adsuesco is used in hexametric poetry, the -u- has no choice but to be consonantal, given that the syllable before and after it are invariably long, and a sequence ¯ ˘ ¯ is not permitted.
by cramberepetita
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad Book 1, line 64
Replies: 4
Views: 3612

Re: Iliad Book 1, line 64

It's an adverbial accusative, 'regarding what', 'with reference to what', hence 'why'.
by cramberepetita
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Greek version of Caesar's Gallic War
Replies: 3
Views: 5644

Re: Greek version of Caesar's Gallic War

Nice find! :lol:
Could be useful in class some day, just for laughs.
by cramberepetita
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Query about σωος
Replies: 9
Views: 4480

Re: Query about σωος

That σῶος was originally σῷος is indeed speculation, and not very convincing. The form σῷος (with iota subscriptum) does occur, but rarely, and very late (LSJ mentions attestations in Babrius and in the Anthologia Palatina, and some grammarians bickering about it). Rather, the original form was σάϜο...
by cramberepetita
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek word usage query
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Re: Greek word usage query

You can't assume that in words beginning with alpha privativum, you can just remove the ἀ(ν)- and be left with an existing word signifying the exact opposite. Sometimes, sure, but far from always (and even if the remaining word exists, look up the meaning to be certain). Sometimes the truncated word...
by cramberepetita
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anth. Pal. 5.189
Replies: 33
Views: 19782

Re: Anth. Pal. 5.189

Can I just say first how delighted I am to find this group of people willing to join in discussions such as these, and offering such interesting suggestions! Thank you, Paul Derouda, for supplying some more text from Sens’s commentary. If ever I manage to lay my hand on the complete text, which may ...
by cramberepetita
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anth. Pal. 5.189
Replies: 33
Views: 19782

Re: Anth. Pal. 5.189

Some more thoughts: First of all, I forgot to answer Jeidsath's question as to what metre this is written in: it’s in elegiac disticha, like the most part of the epigrams in the Anthology. Then: the bibliography in Tueller’s revised Loeb edition led me to a commentary on Asclepiades’ epigrams by Ale...
by cramberepetita
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anth. Pal. 5.189
Replies: 33
Views: 19782

Re: Anth. Pal. 5.189

Thank you all for the replies! Amazing how a half-verse that you may be inclined to just read across can on closer inspection turn out to be such a tough nut to crack, isn't it. I'm really curious if the words are meant to indicate a particular time of night (late at night?) or rather a season (earl...
by cramberepetita
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anth. Pal. 5.189
Replies: 33
Views: 19782

Re: Anth. Pal. 5.189

I wonder if νύξ and χεῖμα may be the single subject together, as a sort of hendiadys. Your view is interesting, but would the poet really use the word χεῖμα for a summer storm? I know it can mean simply 'storm', but still, when there's as little context as there is here, one is almost bound to think...
by cramberepetita
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anth. Pal. 5.189
Replies: 33
Views: 19782

Anth. Pal. 5.189

A friend and I are a bit puzzled by the first line of this short epigram (in the paraclausithyron genre) from the Anthologia Palatina, attributed to Asclepiades of Samos: Νὺξ μακρὴ καὶ χεῖμα, μέσην δ᾽ ἐπὶ Πλειάδα δύνει· κἀγὼ πὰρ προθύροις νίσσομαι ὑόμενος, τρωθεὶς τῆς δολίης κείνης πόθῳ: οὐ γὰρ ἔρωτ...
by cramberepetita
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself
Replies: 4
Views: 2669

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

Thanks! :)
by cramberepetita
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself
Replies: 4
Views: 2669

Please allow me to introduce myself

Hello, per the forum rules I will introduce myself and try my best not to come across as an odd-ball. I have been marginally aware of this forum's existence for years, but for whatever reason have never joined. Now I have a specific question I'd like to ask, so here I am after all. Looking at the bo...