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Greek (and Latin) Grammarians

I'm interested in doing some readings in the classical grammaraians. I've been intrigued by the idea or the Orthe Ptsosis/casus rectus vs. the oblique or plagal forms, ever since I first encountered that disticntion in the Humez book on Latin. I'd appreciate references and advice from people familiar with this literature.
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Greek lettering question

ok so im just wondering is this the corrrect greek lettering for pope john paul 2 favorite saying "totus tuus"

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Newcomer with question


For reasons I can't explain, I have become hooked on learning Greek.

I started with John Dobson's "Learn New Testament Greek". Then I bought Mounce's "Basics of Biblical Greek", which I am finishing within a few weeks (plus the workbook). I purchased Athenaze I, which I will finish in a few days. Then I will review with the Athenaze workbook.

I intend to buy Athenaze II and the workbook, but I also want a ...
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Learning accents in Ancient Greek


How much effort should one put toward learning accents in Attic Greek as a beginner? (The last time I studied Greek I bypassed them.) I have a book called A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek, but it seems a bit advanced despite its promise of brevity!

Thanks for any responses.
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Most difficult text

I'd really like to know from you who you think is the hardest writer, why and which text in particular :D .

Thanks a lot,

P.s. The hardest text in my opinion is the Frogs of Aristophanes. Translating it and it takes me ages because of all the strange words and grammatical difficulties!
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Translating this sentence


I'd like to get the sentence "It takes two." translated, please.

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Classical versus Koine Vocabulary

Now that I've just begun reading Greek texts in earnest, I'm trying to learn as much vocabulary as possible. I'm currently reading Attic texts (just finished Lysias' Murder of Eratosthenes) along side the Greek New Testament for variety. To aide in this I'm using Building Your New Testament Greek Vocabulary by Van Voorst, with which I plan to learn the bulk of its vocabulary.

I don't have any examples on hand, but it seems there ...
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Once Upon A Time

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Unicode characters for showing metric length?

Does anyone know what unicode page and/or codes are for the characters for the short, long, short/long (anceps) and other poetical and metric characters are contained in?

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A phrase from Nicomachean Ethics

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