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Chambers: The Greek War of Independence with images

I do like Chambers The Greek War of Independence but it is too hard to use without a dictionary. Hence I have started to put a version online with some images which hopefully will help a reader with vocabulary. The trickiest idioms are also the hardest to find a good image for but I think I have managed at least a hint here and there.
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οἵ or οἱ (from Chambers GWI)

This is from Chambers: The Greek War of Independence
κατὰ δὲ τὴν ἀρχὴν τοῦ πολέμου τοῦδε νέμουσι τὴν χώραν οἵ τε Τοῦρκοι (κύριοι γάρ εἰσι τῆς γῆς) καὶ οἱ ἀπόγονοι τῶν παλαιῶν Πελοποννησίων καὶ ξύμμεικτος ὄχλος τῶν ἐποίκων ·

I would have expected the οἵ of οἵ τε Τοῦρκοι to be οἱ like that of the other two. Is there something I'm missing or could it be a printers error?

My translation is:
At the ...
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Question about I,U Stem Consonant Declension

Again, I have a question regarding the paradigms given in John W. White's "First Greek Book" in this part:


In here, one of the examples in the paradigms don't have an 's' added to the stem in the Singular Nominative while all the others have 's' added. Is this one word as an exception to the rule, or is there some other reason why there's no 's' given ...
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Learning Ancient Greek in Ancient Greece.

Please come with us to Ancient Greece next summer 2018 and speak Ancient Greek and enjoy beautiful sites in Turkey. Listen to a world renowned lecturer, who will join us, on topics of Ancient Greece and speak and listen to Ancient Greek. We will have two sessions - Either Ancient Assos or Hierapolis in Turkey.

You must have at least a year of Ancient Greek, and be able to travel, and walk fairly well. The ...
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The mythological Birth of the Nymph Mathesis.


Where the following curious fragment of antiquity was discovered, the Editor is anxious to conceal; because, about the same spot other curious fragments may still be lurking. For great is the glory of restoring old manuscripts: and the more solitary we are in our fortunate researches, the more exceeding is the lustre of our fame.

The Poem itself was probably written in the reign of Ptolemy ...
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possessives with gen.

Per Dickey, "τῶν (τῶν) νεανίων δούλων" is an impossible construction. But what would be a legit way to render the meaning of "of the young men's slaves"? Dickey does not explain it here.Thanks in advance.
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objects in acc. within articular infinitive

Is it right that "ἀγαθὸν τὸ ἵππους ἐσθίειν" might be (without sufficient context) ambiguous, as it can mean either "eating horses is good" or "it is good for horses to eat"? I am going through Dickey's book and she is not explicit on this point. Thanks in advance.
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Pronouncing iota subscript

How do you pronounce iota subscript? I tend to pronounce it, for example ᾳ as āi as one beat. I had to learn similar sounds (written 'aai' and 'ooi') when teaching myself Dutch for two holidays motorcycling round Holland.
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Can anyone identify a Greek poetic meter?


Thomas Saunders Evans (TSE) in the 19th century wrote much Latin and Greek verse, original and translating. One of them was in Greek about a foxhunt (pp 40-42 in the book referenced in the page at the above link). It has 91 lines, each with mostly 7 syllables, some 8. The basic scansion is u - u - u - - (3 iambs and an anceps); the anceps is usually long; sometimes the first ...
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Erasmian pronunciation and Omicron

I was wondering what the reasoning is behind using a long alpha to pronounce omicron in the Erasmian pronunciation system. In particular, Logos = Lagas. Which is funny to me because "lagas" reminds me of the word for rabbit.

One of my theories is that when the Erasmian system uses English words to demonstrate how to pronounce a vowel, the example for "o" is often "pot"which may be conceived of by an American as "PAAAHT" ...
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