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Greek accuracy in the NT

I'm not sure biblical translators "get it right" oftentimes, in translating the NT scriptures; e.g., the following in Greek: πάντες ὅσοι πρὸ ἐμοῦ ἦλθον κλέπται εἰσὶν καὶ λῃσταί ἀλλ' οὐκ ἤκουσαν αὐτῶν τὰ πρόβατα

the way the passage is translated by them, limits the scripture to only "past tense," of eithion or "COME" not inclusive of present tense of "CAME." what do you think? :|
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Diodorus Siculus 17.100.4

This clause has usually been translated to mean that since the Macedonians and the king were of the same people, they supported or favored Koragos, a fellow Macedonian:

καὶ τῶν μὲν Μακεδόνων ὁμοεθνῶν ὄντων τῷ Κοράγῳ καὶ τοῦ βασιλέως συμφιλοτιμουμένου,

However, the participle συμφιλοτιμουμένου (middle/passive "join in zealous efforts" = support, favor, root for) is singular, having βασιλέως as its subject. So how do the translators get τῶν Μακεδόνων in there as a subject as ...
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Poll: When did you first begin serious study of Greek

It is said that the age you start learning has a big effect on success in study of a language. Hence I am interested in the spread here.
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word order of enclitics theophrastos' inquiry about plants)

As I understand it an enclitic must be placed directly after the first word of a sentence or clause. This normally makes them the second word of a clause except where there are several enclitics in which case a bunch of enclitics collectively occupy the second place. This I am aware must be an oversimplification not least because it assumes that the definition of sentence and clause our clear

I have been trying to puzzle ...
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ἵνα clause word order

I am looking for examples of constituents of an ἵνα which are placed before ἵνα. I seem to recall a statement made here that this is common but I can't find any reference to this in my Smyth or Cooper. It happens in the New Testament.
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δεῖ + present participle

I'm currently working through Beetham's "Greek with Plato." While working through the beginning of Plato's Meno, I have encountered a construction that I am unable to understand grammatically (I understand the semantics of the sentence).

εἰ δὲ βούλει γυναικὸς ἀρετήν, οὐ χαλεπὸν διελθεῖν, ὅτι δεῖ αὐτὴν τὴν οἰκίαν εὖ οἰκεῖν, σῴζουσάν τε τὰ ἔνδον καὶ κατήκοον οὖσαν τοῦ ἀνδρός.

Why are σῴζουσάν and οὖσαν present participles? I would have expected them to be ...
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Future Active Indicative (Liquid)

Hello, This is my first time here.

We are currently learning the Future Active Indicative (liquid) chart for Pattern 3 verbs. We learned that εσ is the tense formative for this pattern, however, we also learned that the "σ" always drops out and the ε interacts with the connecting vowel and contracts. What I'm wondering is, if the "σ" always drops out, then how do we know that the tense formative is εσ instead of ...
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10 yr old wants to learn Epic Greek

Dear Members,

My ten yr old son wants to learn Greek--I went thru all the major dialects with him this morning on the Where to Start section--we settled on Epic as a good place to start. He's a huge fan of Homer. We will learn it together. Will Pharr's book be the one we want to begin with? In addition does anyone have any tips, suggestions &c on how to start learning Greek with a ...
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"Completeness" of Beginning Greek Books

Hello the Greek board, where I have not posted before.

After getting to reading individual Latin authors I've started on Greek, working with Crosby and Schaeffer's very spare introductory book. So far not too bad through the first 20 chapters, but I have a feeling the difficulty is about to ramp up.

Two doubts have nagged me as I progress. The first is the question of "completeness" that comes up in certain reviews of introductions ...
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Reading versions of Anabasis, Iliad

http://greek.io/texts/anabasis.html
http://greek.io/texts/iliad.html

I have been thinking about the problem of good electronic reading versions of Greek texts for a little while, and this is my first pass. Please post any issues or suggestions.

One thing that I'd like to do, hopefully in the next couple of weekends, is to mark all of the long vowels, digammas, and instances of correption or synizesis in the Iliad text. I can't find any available versions with those markings, ...
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