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Σ ad A.430b (bT)

I have a question about a scholion on Iliad 1.430. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

After the exchange between Thetis and Achilles, Thetis departs and the narrative transitions back to the trip to Chryse (which started at 310ff):

A. 428-31

Ὣς ἄρα φωνήσασ᾿ ἀπεϐήσετο, τὸν δὲ λίπ᾿ αὐτοῦ
χωόμενον κατὰ θυμὸν ἐϋζώνοιο γυναικὸς
τήν ῥα βίῃ ἀέκοντος ἀπηύρων· αὐτὰρ Ὀδυσσεὺς
ἐς Χρύσην ἵκανεν ἄγων ἱερὴν ἑκατόμϐην.

The arrival and sacrifices on Chryse (440ff.) separate ...
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Old Testament Greek

Hello Guys!,
I’d like to know, whether we have any Old Testament Hebrew readers here ? My quest and question is :
I’d like to plunge into Old Testament in Greek and I’d like to know if it is readable having learned a little of attic Greek, or do I have to have
a proper command of Hebrew syntax first ? I’d like to read it, so that I may know what Paul speaks about ...
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T. K. Arnold's Greek Ollendorff translation

I have a copy of Kendrick's "Greek Ollendorff", and it seems very good, but Evan der Millner of Latinum mentions an unpublished full translation of Ollendorff for Ancient Greek:

Thomas Kerchever Arnold, M.A. apparently made a full translation of Ollendorff's text into Ancient Greek, but did not publish it. If this manuscript could be located, that would be amazing.

Has anyone else heard of this? I haven't found any other source mentioning it. I imagine ...
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Help needed for transcription project: Herodotus


I again need your help! I am currently wrapping up my latest transcription project: a Latin translation of Herodot's "Histories" (Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX). As my transcription is based on a Greek/Latin parallel edition (which can be found here, I thought it best to ask you for help in a few instances where I am not 100% sure about whether to change something or not.

I know that the subjoined list may seem daunting, ...
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Plausibility of metathetised consonants in Latin loan words?

Was the matathesis of the two initial consonants in the two Latin loan words listed below a common feature of the borrowing process?

duracinum -> δωράκινον -> ῥοδάκινον

sextarius -> ξέστης
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Antigone, 384-581

Griffith’s commentary arrived and proved to be essential to help me through these lines. What a wealth of information it contains!
A few questions remain.

ἀλλ᾽ ἴσθι τοι τὰ σκλήρ᾽ ἄγαν φρονήματα
πίπτειν μάλιστα, καὶ τὸν ἐγκρατέστατον
σίδηρον ὀπτὸν ἐκ πυρὸς περισκελῆ
θραυσθέντα καὶ ῥαγέντα πλεῖστ᾽ ἂν εἰσίδοις:
σμικρῷ χαλινῷ δ᾽ οἶδα τοὺς θυμουμένους
ἵππους καταρτυθέντας: οὐ γὰρ ἐκπέλει
φρονεῖν μέγ᾽ ὅστις δοῦλός ἐστι τῶν πέλας.

I’m not sure how to read that last ...
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Greek harder than Latin?

Hello all. I've been studying Latin for about six years, and have got to the point where I can read the easier authors with enjoyment, if no exactly fluently. This year I've decided to take the plunge on Greek as well. I'm 11 chapters into my first grammar (I use the one by Anne Groton) and I must say, so far I'm finding it very rough going. Of course there's the different alphabet. But also ...
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Questions regarding Blackie's Greek Dialogues.

Hi! Nice to meet you all, I'm new to this forum and was hoping someone could lend me a hand with some doubts I have. I've begun reading Blackie's Greek-English Dialogues but I'm having some trouble interpreting some passages. For example in page 16:

What does ᾐθρίαζε mean exactly?

In the LSJ I find:

αἰθριάζω: clear the sky, ἀέρα Arist.Pr.941a4:—also = αἰθριάω

αἰθριάω: expose to the air, cool, clear up, of the sky, “ὡς δ᾽ ...
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Antigone 332-383

360-361: Ἅιδα μόνον φεῦξιν οὐκ ἐπάξεται:
νόσων δ᾽ ἀμηχάνων φυγὰς ξυμπέφρασται.

Is Ἅιδα an accusative of respect or a genetive of seperation (Ἅιδα(ο)) with φεῦξιν? Both seem possible. No change in meaning either, so not really a big deal, but just checking.

σοφόν τι τὸ μηχανόεν τέχνας ὑπὲρ ἐλπίδ᾽ ἔχων
τοτὲ μὲν κακόν, ἄλλοτ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἐσθλὸν ἕρπει,
νόμους γεραίρων χθονὸς θεῶν τ᾽ ἔνορκον δίκαν,
370ὑψίπολις: ἄπολις ὅτῳ τὸ μὴ καλὸν
ξύνεστι τόλμας χάριν.

I ...
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Antigone lines 162-331

More questions:

ὑμᾶς δ᾽ ἐγὼ πομποῖσιν ἐκ πάντων δίχα
ἔστειλ᾽ ἱκέσθαι τοῦτο μὲν τὰ Λαΐου
σέβοντας εἰδὼς εὖ θρόνων ἀεὶ κράτη,
τοῦτ᾽ αὖθις, ἡνίκ᾽ Οἰδίπους ὤρθου πόλιν,
κἀπεὶ διώλετ᾽, ἀμφὶ τοὺς κείνων ἔτι
παῖδας μένοντας ἐμπέδοις φρονήμασιν.

What is τὰ doing there in the second line? I can only make sense of it if I read it as τὰ Λαΐου ...κράτη. But isn’t that too much hyperbaton even for a Greek tragic poet?

249-253: ...
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