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lionofchaeronea · an hour ago
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Arms at the Ready
Alcaeus 140 Voigt (=Athenaeus Deipnosophistae 14.627a-b) The great house flashes with bronze: All the roof is adorned for Ares With gleaming helmets, down from which Nod crests of white horsehair – Adornments for the heads of men. And gleaming greaves of bronze – a bulwark Against the mighty missile – conceal The pegs they hang upon; cuirasses Of fresh linen, and hollow shields Cast down on the floor…besides Blades of Chalcis are ready to hand, Ready to hand are numerous belts And tunics too. One can’t forget These things, since first we undertook this work. μαρμαίρει δὲ μέγας δόμος χαλκῷ: παῖσα δ᾽ Ἄρῃ κεκόσμηται στέγα λἀμπραισιν κυνίαισι, κὰτ τᾶν λεῦκοι κατέπερθεν ἵππιοι λόφοι νεύοισιν, κεφἀλαισιν ἀν- δρῶν ἀγάλματα: χάλκιαι δὲ πασσάλοις κρύπτοισιν περικείμεναι λάμπραι κνάμιδες, ἔρκος ἰσχύρω βέλεος, θόρρακές τε νέω λίνω, κόιλαι τε κἁτ ἄσπιδες βεβλήμεναι, πὰρ δὲ Χαλκίδικαι σπάθαι, πὰρ δὲ ζώματα πόλλα καὶ κυπάσσιδες. τῶν οὐκ ἔστι λἀθεσθ᾽, ἐπεὶ δὴ πρώτισθ᾽ ὑπὰ ἔργον ἕσταμεν τόδε.
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Still Life with Weapons and Banners, Willem de Poorter, 1636
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intermundia · 2 hours ago
What languages can you read? I don’t know much about classics and was just curious about how reading translations of texts and such works.
If you give me a dictionary, I can read Ancient Greek, Latin, and French. I’m not sure exactly what you mean by how it works, but for class generally you would have a book that was a combined text in the original language and commentary by a scholar, and then you would read through it chunk by chunk.
Now as an armchair/retired classicist, I often use the website Perseus or books called Loebs which have the Greek and English on facing pages, so I can skim the Greek and if I run into vocabulary I’m not familiar with I can just check the given translation.
It’s hard for me to read translated Greek without the original beside because I get so frustrated not knowing what actual word the author is translating at any given point haha many words have nuances that are difficult to capture.
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academiquewilde · 2 hours ago
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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
Rumi
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greek-mythos-retold · 2 hours ago
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I’m getting a tattoo as a graduation gift and I really want to get either a quote from Sappho’s fragments, or from the Iliad, written in ancient Greek but my brain hates me and I’m struggling to come up with one so....What are y’all’s favorite Sappho and/or Homer quotes? 
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scintalla · 3 hours ago
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In vain, I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. | Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen
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thebrainchronicles · 5 hours ago
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..you are the north the compass of my heart is set to.
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mirrorofsilver · 8 hours ago
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God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
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dontjudgemyreadingtaste · 11 hours ago
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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis
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wish the greeks had been right and we were able to see was bc there was fire in our eyes that lit things up like little low-powered laser eyes
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djbetodiass · 3 days ago
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musictreat · 3 days ago
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