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How to find the transliteration of a (Attic) Greek word?

Is there a way to find the transliteration of a (Attic) Greek word in English/Latin? Also called Romanization of a Greek word, I guess? Is there a dictionary that provides the transliteration of each ...
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What's the Difference Between αχρι and μεχρι?

This is a question about ancient Greek language. I thought this would be the best place to post the question as there are other Greek questions here and stack-exchange doesn't have a Greek forum. If ...
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Latin term for 'dramaturge' using the root 'δρᾶμα'

What is the equivalent of the term "dramaturge" in (Classical) Latin using the root "δρᾶμα"? Is "scriptor dramaticus" an appropriate option? Smith & Hall provides &...
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"Άγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω" in Latin

Legend has it that the gable of Plato's Academy read: "Let no one enter who is ignorant of geometry" ("Άγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω"). How do you render that in classical Latin? Here ...
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Kyrie Eleison is Greek, but what is the proper Latin Translation?

As far as I know, these are the only Greek words in the Catholic Mass. What is their translation to Latin? I'm aware of this Wikipedia page, which discusses the history and the Greek. At the very ...
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In Vulgate Lk 22: 62, "Et egressus foras Petrus flevit amare.", it says. How to understand "flevit amare"?

I know "flevit" means "wept" and "amare" means "to love", but the Greek text is "ἔκλαυσεν πικρῶς", which means "wept bitterly". If I parse ...
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Classical Latin translations from extant Greek sources (or vice versa)

Are there any ancient works, or parts of ancient works, which we possess in both Greek and Latin -- i.e. both the original and a translation, made in antiquity, into the other language? I know there ...
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Why didn't Latin grammarians ever rectify their Latin mistranslation of "(ptōsis) aitiatike" as "accusare"?

Didn't any Latin grammarian catch their own mistake? If the answer is no, I'm dumbstruck. How did they miss such a giant mistake? Did anyone try to implement and popularize the more correct ...
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What does ἀπάλαιστος mean in Quint. Inst. 9 4.56

The quote is as such: [56] quod Cicerō optimē videt ac testātur frequenter sē quod numerōsum sit quaerere, ut magis nōn ἀπάλαιστοι. quod esset īnscītum atque agreste, quam ἔνρυθμον, quod poēticum est,...
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μολὼν λαβέ but in Latin

What would be a Latin phrase similar to the sentiment supposedly expressed by Leonidas the first in 'MOLON LABE' "come and take them" in response to Xerxes demanding the Spartans to lay down ...