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Alpha issue in Perseus ᾁ for ᾄ - ᾁδω and ᾁσματος

This is a Perseus issue arising from an earlier thread.
In the current version of Perseus, searching for:
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a)/|dw

returns
ᾁδω

Here is the search.

Also, in the Perseus - LSJ entry for ᾆσμα, the same issue arises for ᾄδω
ᾆσμα , ατος, τό, (ᾁδω)
A.song, esp. lyric ode, hymn, Pl.Prt.343csq., Alex.19, Luc.Salt.16; “ᾆ. μετὰ χοροῦ” SIG648B7 (Delph., ii B. C.).


Again, under μέλω (relating to the previous thread):
“πάνυ μοι τυγχάνει μεμεληκὸς τοῦ ᾁσματος” Pl.Prt.339b;
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Free online courses for Greek and Latin

Found here:

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-t ... -0?intro=1

I don't know how good these are, just reporting the existence thereof.

Edit: Very basic, but may be good as a recommendation for people who literally know nothing about the languages to gain some idea of how they are different from English and the value of studying them in depth.
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Translation help: δοῦλον ἒπεμψα ὡς τοὺς παῖδας διώξοντα.

Can someone translate:

δοῦλον ἒπεμψα ὡς τοὺς παῖδας διώξοντα.

Is this:

1. I sent the slave in order to chase the children

or

2. I sent the slave in order to *do something* to the about-to-be-chased children?

or another... Thanks!


Which are the best commentaries on Herodotus?

Good morning,

I am trying to find some commentaries on Herodotus' language on the Net, but I have not yet found anything. So, I would like to know if there is anyone who knows some books available on the Net. Which ones would be the best for you? I cannot afford a purchase of a book from Amazon.

Thank you very much!
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Remnants of locative case in Greek

So, I know οἴκοι and ἐκεῖ are relicts of a locative case that existed at some point, but I haven't found a source that comes right out and says χαμαί is. Is it, and if so, what was the noun it was the locative of?

Are there any other examples of such relicts?
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Genitive with verbal nouns.

I'm confused by the following passage from Carl Ruck's Ancient Greek, in the chapter on the genitive case (2nd Ed. p.41).

He defines a verbal noun as a noun with the same root as a verb, such as βασιλεύς. Then he says:
Therefore the phrase βασιλεύς ἀνδρῶν could mean either "men's king" (the possessive idea) or "king of men" (the adverbial idea that occurs in the sentence βασιλεύω ἀνδρῶν, "I rule men as their king". ...
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Can ὀνομάζουσιν be used with personal pronouns?

danbek wrote:2. Several times Rouse uses ονομάζουσιν to describe a person's name e.g. "ονομάζουσιν δ' εμε μεν Θρασύμαχον". Why a 3rd person *plural* for the verb here? I found this confusing because at this point only his father has been mentioned, not his mother. Should I understand this as meaning something like "People call me ..."?

Hi danbek,
ὀνομάζουσιν is used commonly enough in the sense you have rightly deduced from context. You can see the ...
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Rouses's Greek Boy, section II

Hi,

I have a few questions about section II of Rouse's Greek Boy.

1. The phrase "και μην άλλα γε έχει τεκνα ὁ Θράσυλλος". I understand this as meaning something like "And in fact Thrasyllus has other children ...", but what is the γε doing?

2. Several times Rouse uses ονομάζουσιν to describe a person's name e.g. "ονομάζουσιν δ' εμε μεν Θρασύμαχον". Why a 3rd person *plural* for the verb here? I found this confusing ...
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is this reading representative of any particular tradition?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcIvDUehsfE
I'm not familiar with the "map" of extant modern ways of reading Ancient Greek, so would be grateful for a simple characteristic of this one vis-à-vis (some) others.
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