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Readers and Grammars?

Hello guys
Just a question... Not too difficult one
I'm picking back Ancient Greek after long years (I need it for graduate school in the fall of 2019) and actually it goes very fast (I studied it for long years); I could go through the two volumes of Athenaze quite effortlessly, but I'm definitely not ready for real text and though I can read quite fast, I feel many details of grammar are a bit ...
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four new gospel Gentle Greek Readers now on Amazon.com

I hope some of you will be pleased to know about four new gospel Gentle Greek Readers now on Amazon.com. Search Amazon for "Gentle Greek Reader".

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These easy chair readers put in one hand everything intermediate students need to put your feet up and enjoy reading Greek without reaching for and flipping through reference books. You get the verse-by-verse Greek text of the entire gospel, a facing-page English translation, and a separate and complete ...
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internal accusative/object

Since I failed to find anywhere an explicit definition of the concept in the subject line, I am attempting to provide my own, based on the examples kindly supplied in response to my previous posting, and am inviting your criticisms.
Here it is: an internal object is an object that can be inferred from the meaning of a verb and designated by a noun not necessarily cognate with that verb.
E.g., τυπτειν πολλα. I was ...
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Euripides, Helen 753-757

............................τοῖς θεοῖσι χρὴ
θύοντας αἰτεῖν ἀγαθά, μαντείας δ᾿ ἐᾶν·
βίου γὰρ ἄλλως δέλεαρ ηὑρέθη τόδε,
κοὐδεὶς ἐπλούτησ᾿ ἐμπύροισιν ἀργὸς ὤν·
γνώμη δ᾿ ἀρίστη μάντις ἥ τ᾿ εὐβουλία.


What is ἄλλως doing here precisely? Is it signaling the contrast between what people think μαντεία is for versus the fact that was invented as a δέλεαρ βίου?
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Classical Greek with Direct Method?

I'm investigating the possibility of using Direct Method in a Classical Greek class (I'm interested mostly in Classical, not Koine). What do you think?

Has anyone been in such a class? How was it? How did the teacher pronounced the sounds and the accents?

I guess it is possible, especially with the help of the phrasebooks and other sources here.
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Plato, Apology 34 d1-3

εἰ δή τις ὑμῶν οὕτως ἔχει—οὐκ ἀξιῶ μὲν γὰρ ἔγωγε, εἰ δ’ οὖν—ἐπιεικῆ ἄν μοι δοκῶ πρὸς τοῦτον
λέγειν λέγων
ὅτι ...
I am wondering whether my parsing of the part in bold is correct. I take
ἐπιεικῆ to be neuter plural with adverbial force, qualifying λέγειν;
ἄν with λέγειν to be the apodosis of the future less vivid condition;
λέγων to be the protasis of the future less vivid condition.
So, a translation might ...
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Why is ἄρκτος always feminine?

ἄρκτος , ἡ, A.bear, esp. Ursus arctos, brown bear, Od.11.611, h.Merc. 223, h.Ven.159, Hdt.4.191, etc.: the instances of the masc. are dub. (Arist.Col.798a26 is inconclusive), the fem. being used even when both sexes are included, Id.HA539b33.


What explains this curious fact that even male bears are always referred to in the feminine? Does it have something to do with Artemis? There is no other word that works quite like this in regards to gender, is ...
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Web: First One-Thousand Years of Greek Project

Salvete,

I am not learning Greek, but while surfing on the Internet I stumbled upon the First One-Thousand Years of Greek Project. According to its blurb its aim is "to collect at least one edition of every Greek work composed between Homer and 250CE with a focus on texts that do not already exist in the Perseus Digital Library." This project is connected with a larger project of the Open Greek and Latin Project.

Perhaps ...
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Stroke order for accented and iota subscript characters?

I am somebody, who still studies most of my Greek by hand.

Is there evidence - from unintentional ligatures parhaps - in the miniscule manuscripts of the stroke order for characters like ᾇ.

My basic stroke order is the letter without diacritics, then the iota subscript, then breathing, then accent in some inside to outside (essential to peripheral ) ranking of components. Challenging my theory of relative importance is the evolution of the script into ...
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What is the imperfect of αἰτέω?

Is there something in the pre-Attic morphology of αἰτέω that allows for "loss" of the iota during the temporal augmentation of the imperfect? That is to ask, is ἤτει a (or the) valid imperfect of αἰτεῖ?

The question arises from the Perseus text of the bowdleriseworthy Longus 3.14.
Ἤτει δὴ τὴν Χλόην χαρίσασθαί οἱ πᾶν ὅσον βούλεται καὶ γυμνὴν γυμνῷ συγκατακλινῆναι μακρότερον ἢ πρόσθεν εἰώθεσαν:
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