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Two dots over iota in Clarke Plato

I've been reading Euthyphro in the Clarke Plato (9th century) at the Bodleian website. The speakers are marked off by ":". There is adscript iota. The text seems to be very similar to what we have in our modern editions -- I thought there would be more errors and spelling changes. I had hoped that I'd be able to read the scholia on the sides, but I'm still having trouble making out the letters so ...
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Eur.Hec.914 - Is ὠλλύμαν for ὠλλύμην? Hyper-Doric?

Am I correct in assuming that Is ὠλλύμαν for ὠλλύμην here? Is that standard Doric or a sort of hyper-Doric?
I notice that ἁδύς is not written for ἡδὺς though.

Euripides, Hecuba 914-916 wrote:μεσονύκτιος ὠλλύμαν,
ἦμος ἐκ δείπνων ὕπνος ἡδὺς ἐπ᾽ ὄσσοις 915

τὸ ἵππιος


The other day I was working again on Greek Boy at Home (from Rouse) when I encountered this sentence which I'm trying to understand since the writer seems to be using a neuter pronoun τό with a masculine adjective ἵππιος, although he uses the normal masculine pron. in the sentence before.
What do you think of this?

ὁ δ' ἵππιος διπλοῦς ἐστι δίαυλος , διαθεόντων τῶν δρομέων δὶς πρός τε τὴν βαλβῖδα καὶ πάλιν. ...
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The Oxford Plato Lexicon

I came across a reference to Burnet's Oxford Plato Lexicon in the memoir that begins his posthumously published Essays and Addresses. Looking for more information, I discovered this very neat article by Graham Whitaker that traces the history of this great, never-completed, project:

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lexical aids.

about ten years ago i purchased a book by bruce metzger de3aling with the frequency that greek words appeared in the greek new testament. can anyone offer any insight as to any places on the net that deal with greek word frequencies in the greek new testament? thanks.
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Republic 337

I thought that there were a number of difficulties with moods and other things in this section, and I wanted some correction on it.

καὶ ὃς ἀκούσας ἀνεκάγχασέ τε μάλα σαρδάνιον καὶ εἶπεν:

And hearing he laughed a very scornful laugh and said:

Why ὃς? Why τε? Is σαρδάνιον an adjective (as I translated) or an adverb?

ὦ Ἡράκλεις, ἔφη, αὕτη 'κείνη ἡ εἰωθυῖα εἰρωνεία Σωκράτους, καὶ ταῦτ᾽ ἐγὼ ᾔδη τε καὶ τούτοις προύλεγον, ...
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What is "Desiderat." an abbreviation for?

This raises a few questions for me:
● Is "Desiderat." an abbreviation for the Latin "desideratum", an Anglicised "desiderate" or something else?
● At what period of the language, and in which social registers or genres was it a productive morphological element?
● Are these in fact two distinct features that have come to be classified together, but are actually better considered separately? In that case, is it that the -σείω as an unmarked element, ...
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On the Holy Sickness, thymus, aer, and phrenes

I read the Hippocrates' On the Holy Disease the other day, and something reminded of an old discussion about the meaning of the word φρενες in Homer (either "lungs" or, more traditionally, "diaphragm"). Personally, I think that the scholar Richard Janko was right: when φρενες has an anatomical sense, it's best translated "lungs" - but most often it has an abstract sense as the seat of intellect/emotions, like "heart" in English. I argued that ...
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Herodotus 1.24, Taras, and dolphins

Visiting the Museum Island in Berlin a couple of weeks ago I saw several coins from Taras (southern Italy) with a man riding a dolphin, which immediately brought Herodotus' account of Arion to my mind. In the story, Arion is sailing on a ship when his crew decide to take his money and throw him to the sea. Once in the sea, however, a dolphin rescues him and he is able to ride it to ...
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Aspiration inside a word (i.e. Panhellenic)

From what we know of phonology, would there be an aspiration in the middle of words like "PanHellenic"?

This touches a number of different things, such as the definition of what a word is before grammatical conceptualization, variations in time, so I'll take what I can get -- what do we know?
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