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Key to Crosby?

There used to be an answer key to Crosby online, but the links are all dead. Does anybody have a copy?

A digital copy of the textbook itself is available here:


It's my favorite traditional textbook. I tried going through it early last year, but I felt that there wasn't enough reading / input practice, and I spent too much time in analysis of Greek compared to reading Greek. This year, the compactness is ...
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At long last . . .

. . . a new Loeb Theocritus, Bion and Moschus, to replace the old Greek Bucolic Poets, one of the worst of the older volumes.

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Jokes in Greek

This deserves another thread. Markos' pun with his own audio!

μωρὸς, μόνος μολὼν μόλις ἐς μῶλον, μόρον ἐκ μορῶν ἔμμορεν.

(An idiot, coming alone and with difficulty to the battle, received as his lot death from the (Spartan) divisions.)


Some Googling for "ancient Greek jokes" just now led me to discover the Φιλογέλως, which I had never heard of:


A lot of it seems to be really easy Koine Greek -- ...
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Starting Greek to GCSE

If anyone's interested in starting Attic anew, we're starting a study of Greek to GCSE on http://greek.thehebrewcafe.com.

You're welcome to join us. :)
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 11

Do 11α-11γ on your own.

Exercise 11δ
1. πίπτω
2. βάλλω
3. λείπω
4. ἀφικνέομαι
5. λαμβάνω
6. μανθάνω
7. ἄγω
8. εὐρίσκω
9. ἔχω
10. γίγνομαι
11. πάσχω
12. φεύγω
13. ἀποθνῄσκω
14. παρέχω

Exercise 11ε
1. ἀποθνῄσκων
2. εὑρίσκομεν
3. πίπτειν
4. μανθάνουσι(ν) (2 ways)
5. βάλλειν
6. φεύγει
7. ἀφικνούμενος
8. ἄγειν
9. γίγνομαι
10. ἔχομεν
11. πάσχων
12. λαμβάνω
13. παρέχουσι(ν) (2 ways)
14. λείπειν

Exercise 11ζ
1. ἡ γυνή, μαθοῦσα ...
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Help with the Potential Optative?

The potential usage of the optative, from what I understand, is meant to be translated with an English modal auxiliary. In fact, having consulted several textbooks and writings, it appears that nearly all of the modal auxiliaries used in English can be used to translate the potential optative. This is probably due to my lack of understanding about the formal grammar of the English language, but how does this set of, what is in my ...
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JACT Reading Greek 2nd Ed. Schedule

I was just wondering how fast one should go through the books? I plan to take a year, but that might be too slow. Also, how many days should I dedicate to each section before moving on? Perhaps someone could give me a schedule? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Commentaries on Anabasis

I did a search to see if anyone has brought up the topic of commentaries on the Anabasis. I have the Goodwin commentary from Textkit as well as the two beta versions of Geoffrey Steadman. I was hoping to try and track down a few more to address some of the harder parts (for me at least) of the text. I apologize if there is already a thread for this topic but I could not ...
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Stefan Hagel's Aulos reconstruction

The extremely impressive Stefan Hagel continues to be extremely impressive:


Also, a longer video and lecture:


And a concert (the sound gets better after the beginning):


The most pervasive sign of the average classicist's unconcern with the realities of music is the ubiquitous rendering of aulos, a reed-blown instrument, by 'flute'. There was a time when it was legitimate, because the classification of instruments had not been thought out scientifically and it ...
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