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movable nu

It's purpose is obvious, but does anyone know its origin? My googlings have been in vain. I would guess that it was originally an -εν or -ιν ending that was reconstrued as ε/ι +ν and then the ν was applied to other endings, but that's just a guess.
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fhmi/

On page 151, Mastronarde says:

φημι... has enclitic forms in the present active indicative (except 2nd sing. φης).


But on page 271, in the excerpt from Plato (Gorgias 456a-c), a sentence begins:
fhmi\ de\ kai\ ei)s po/lin...

Why is φημι accented on the ultima? Is it because it's at the beginning of the sentence? Mastronarde mentioned this behavior with ειμι (be) but never with φημι as I recall.
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Greek textbook similar to Lingua Latina ?

Does anyone know if there is a textbook for Attic or Epic Greek similar to Lingua Latina ? I've recently downloaded the Ollendorf Greek, but I'd like something with extensive reading, etc.

Thank you.
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2 tim. 2 :15

is the greek word " spoudazo" supposed to indicate a continuing action?
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functional grammar

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LSJ and Greek Parsing tool for Palm Pilot

After a lengthy spat of encoding, the LSJ and Greek parsing tool are now both available at http://www.handheldclassics.com

Thanks to Perseus for releasing the LSJ under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
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Reading A Greek Boy At Home

I have been reading Rouse's "A Greek Boy At Home" for quite a while now, and as much as I try to get past the first lessons quickly, I can't seem to do it. The main problem is with vocabulary, which cannot be deduced (for the most part) from the context, and the accompanying glossary apparently omits several key words. It can get very, very frustrating, but I refuse to let this book go. To ...
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Greek works preserved in Arabic

Is there a comprehensive list of ancient Greek writings preserved only in Arabic available anywhere online?
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Unit 30 - Ex II

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