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Book recommendation, please

Hello to everybody!<br />I did an intensive course in Ancient Greek two years ago and I would like to pick it up again. Could somebody recommend me what Greek author to read in order to review all what I studied? Homer? I would classify myself as an intermediate student. Thanks.
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To whom, which have Herbert Weir Smyth's Greek Grammar...

How long did it take for you to master the many rules and exceptions outlined in the first 48 pages or so?<br /><br />I personally find the abundance of information overwhelming - particularly as I am reading Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar, and Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar, contemporaneously.<br /><br />Can anyone tell me that it is not entirely necessary to remember ALL of the information on those pages?
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Smyth Grammar

Dear Jeff and colleagues<br /><br />Hello from Canberra (Australia)<br /><br />Just letting you know that I found Smyth's grammar on the following site: www.ccel.org. If you type 'smyth' into search, it takes you to http://pascal.calvin.edu/cgi-bin/htsearch?words=smyth. Looks like they have scanned it in. <br /><br />You might like to check this out, as it might save someone some work.<br /><br />Let me know what ...
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The subject of h(/vdane in Pharr 48 line 7

Pharr section 48 line 7 reads e)filhsa qea\n qala/sshj, a)ll' ou)x h(/ndane e(khbo/lw| qumw=|<br /> I translated this as -I loved the goddess of the sea, but it/she was not pleasing to the Sharp shooter in his heart-.<br />What was not pleasing, the fact that I loved the goddess (it), or the goddess (she)?<br />Thank you.
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Definite article with place name...

How do you know when to use the definite article in regards to a proper noun, specifically a place name? This sentence, Number 6 on Lesson 84 in JWW reads:<br /><br />o9doj fanera a0gei ei0j taj tou Kurou kwmaj.<br /><br />I was confused because by my translation it was:<br />"A visible way leads to the villages of (the) Cyrus."<br /><br />What is the difference between saying "the Cyrus" and just saying "Cyrus"?
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to/ bibli/on a)fi=ktai

to/ bibli/on a)fi=ktai<br /><br />I'm so excited. I've just received Hansen & Quinn's Greek: An Intensive Course, the Greek equivalent of M&F. It looks great. If it's half as good as M&F it'll be something to treasure.
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Question regarding accent marks.

What do the accute and grave acent marks indicate? I do not refer to those that govern breathing sounds (i.e., smooth-breathing and rough breathing). Also, what do the circumflex and the wierd half-circle thing indicate?
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Trouble with pronouns

Hi everyone. I'm new to Greek and have been trying to work through White's First Greek Book. I'm having a little trouble with Lesson XVII, specifically Paragraph 162, question 10 where it says "oi( te au)tou= e)kei/nou" I assume it is refering back to "the soldiers" but I was wondering why it was in the genitive singular. Does it mean "of that same"? I'm probably just overlooking some obvious answer but it's been driving me ...
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POLL: THE CHARM OF GREEK

An extensive poll for TextKit LEARNERS OF GREEK.<br /><br /> What was that particular thing which brought you to start learning Greek?<br /> How did you first get curious about the language?<br /><br />Please VOTE by choosing one of the following NUMBERS (keeping in mind this is not about WHY you learn it, but about WHAT you found most attractive in Greek).<br /><br /> You can also defend your choice, the longer the better. I'm ...
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Best Beginner's Greek Grammar ?

Greetings Greek people!<br /><br />The only Greek word that I know is "episkopos" so naturally I would like to at least be able to decline him!<br /><br />I am a beginner. I have glanced at a few explanations regarding breathings, accents etc. and am astounded by its relative complexity. (latin has the letters with which I am familiar!) I don't really understand it; but then again I've only glanced at explanations. So even though I ...
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