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Writing Greek Poetry: TO ELLHNIKON AIKU

The history of how I got this idea is on the web site (URL in a moment), but recently I've been writing Haiku in classical Greek.<br /><br />That's right. Haiku. In Greek.<br /><br />Of course, I documented this process, but I think this is a great way to learn more Greek, especially vocabulary. Once you feel brave enough I even describe ways to try Haiku using Greek meters. <br /><br />The main point, of course, ...
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Easiest first text?

What is the easiest first text to start reading real Greek from, for a self-teacher? I've read that Xenophon's Anabasis was traditionally used? Is this a good choice? I understand from other posts here that it's boring, but that doesn't bother me, as long as the syntax is manageable for a raw beginner.<br /><br />Thanks in advance.<br /><br />NB: I'm more interested in classical Attic than Homeric or Koine right at the moment.
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Conversation & Correspondence in Greek/Latin

This would be a new Forum where posts will be written entirely in Greek or Latin. Post your own compositions: your stories, your poems, that so far secretly guarded epic of yours on the marriages -- many and sad -- of miss Elizabeth Taylor!!! :)<br /><br />Engage in philosophical discussions in the language of philosophy! Parade your talents in sophistry! Engage as well in simple chit chat ...
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Best Greek Prose Artist? Vote now!!! :)

<br />I thought this might be a fun way to gauge the interests of the members of the list. There were many more writers than "option choices" above. Once everyone responds, we could take the winning category and have a new poll on the authors in that category. <br /><br />Also, don't worry too much about it. If you haven't read some of these, just vote based on the ones you know. ...
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Best Greek Poet? Please Vote!!! :)

I thought this might be a fun way to gauge the interests of the members of the list. There were many more poets than "option choices" above. Once everyone responds. We could take the winning category and have a new poll on the authors in that category. <br /><br />Also, don't worry too much about it. If you haven't read some of these, just vote based on the ones you know. ...
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new testament greek-translation

Hi everyone!<br /><br />Can anybody give me the literal translation of John 1:3? <br /><br />thanks!
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Greek text

As time goes by I assume that we are going to need to be able to post in the Greek alphabet here; I already have posted two queries that have included transcribed Greek words. Are we going to be able to include Greek characters? Unicode? Or someother method?<br />I have SPIonic and Antioch on my machine.<br />The other alternative is to agree on a transliteration scheme.<br /><br />Any thoughts or ideas?<br /><br />yours,<br />Paul McK
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multiple negatives

I'm having a problem getting multiple negatives right in my head. Am I right in thinking that if the "normal" "ou" (ouk, oukh) is in front of any other negs then the phrase is REALLY negative; if "ou" follows any other neg then they cancel each other out (like English should do!) and the phrase is positve?<br /><br />Anybody have a mnemonic to remember this?<br /><br />regards,<br />Paul McK
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of course

Hello all,<br /><br />I'm learning Greek with the OU, and JACT Reading Greek. Can someone explain why<br />pOs gar ou;<br />is followed by the interrogative semi-colon. It's not really a question, is it? More a sort of "certe" in Latin - adverb<br /><br />Thanks for any help,<br /><br />Paul
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Plan of action

As I've mentioned in my introduction thread, I'm teaching myself classical Greek with the intention of sitting IB exams in May 2004. I think I'm doing all right in finding the resources I need to do this - but I need a plan of action for the next year, and I'm really having trouble creating one!<br /><br />I ask myself - what should my initial focus be? should I focus on mastering grammar or on ...
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