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10 yr old wants to learn Epic Greek

Dear Members,

My ten yr old son wants to learn Greek--I went thru all the major dialects with him this morning on the Where to Start section--we settled on Epic as a good place to start. He's a huge fan of Homer. We will learn it together. Will Pharr's book be the one we want to begin with? In addition does anyone have any tips, suggestions &c on how to start learning Greek with a ...
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"Completeness" of Beginning Greek Books

Hello the Greek board, where I have not posted before.

After getting to reading individual Latin authors I've started on Greek, working with Crosby and Schaeffer's very spare introductory book. So far not too bad through the first 20 chapters, but I have a feeling the difficulty is about to ramp up.

Two doubts have nagged me as I progress. The first is the question of "completeness" that comes up in certain reviews of introductions ...
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Reading versions of Anabasis, Iliad


I have been thinking about the problem of good electronic reading versions of Greek texts for a little while, and this is my first pass. Please post any issues or suggestions.

One thing that I'd like to do, hopefully in the next couple of weekends, is to mark all of the long vowels, digammas, and instances of correption or synizesis in the Iliad text. I can't find any available versions with those markings, ...
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Please, advise on futher reading

For some time I've been reading Byzantine authors. Recently I tryed Plato's Timaeus and... well, I can handle easy parts, but mostly it's a little above my head. Please advise on something not so difficult.
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Greek sentences

Please explain these two sentences: Ἡ τῶν Ἀθηναἱων θεοσέβεια
Ἐν Ἀθήναις βωμὸς ήν, ἐν ᾡ ήν τάδε
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Help finding a new word


as the title says I'm trying to form a neologism using (ancient) Greek... it's my first post so please if it's not the correct section here tell me and I'll move to the right place.
In short, I need to find a new word that (approximately) means:

"any graphical representation that is composed of multiple parts"


"an image or diagram or picture that can be split into smaller parts"

After a lot of ...
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 7

Give the meaning of each of the following:
ὁ βοῦς, τοῦ βοός
ὁ ἡ παῖς, τοῦ τῆς παιδός
ὁ πατήρ, τοῦ πατρός
ὁ ἀνήρ, τοῦ ἀνδρός
ἡ γυνή, τῆς γυναικός
ἡ θυγάτηρ, τῆς θυγατρός
ἡ μήτηρ, τῆς μητρός
ὁ ἡ κύων, τοῦ τῆς κυνός
τὸ ὄρος, τοῦ ὄρους (ὄρε-ος)
ὁ βασιλεύς, τοῦ βασιλέως
ἡ ναῦς, τῆς νεώς
ἡ νύξ, τῆς νυκτός
ὁ Αἰγεύς, τοῦ Αἰγέως
ὁ Θησεύς, τοῦ θησέως
τὸ ὄνομα, τοῦ ὀνόματος
ἡ ...
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λῦσαι (τὸν) πόλεμον

In Greek: An Intensive Course, I've seen several instances of παύω being used with πόλεμον to mean "stop the war" or "bring an end to the war." What does it mean, though, when he says in one of the exercises there: ἐκελεύομεν γὰρ τοῦς ἐν τῇ νήσῳ ἀνθρώπους τὸν πόλεμον λῦσαι? What does it mean to λῦσαι a war? What can it mean to loose or release the war? Is this another way of saying ...
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SBLNT accentuation rules

I notice "αὐτῶν ἐστιν" or "αὐτοῦ ἐστιν" every so often in SBLNT. . This seems in line with the example given in Smythe 183.b (though the wording of the rule itself is silent on the accentuation of the enclitic).

But do we have any evidence for treating a perispomenon like an oxytone instead of paroxytone? All of Smythe's other rules seem to respect mora-counting the vowels. I feel like something like αὐτοῦ ἐστιν ...
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W.H.D. Rouse's Sounds of Ancient Greek


I have finally gotten my hands on the first record of Rouse's 1932 Linguaphone recording thanks to the University of Chicago archive. The second (more interesting) record is, alas, still unavailable.

Rouse's enunciation is very clear, and he uses a pronunciation very similar to the Vox Graeca suggested pronunciation from some decades later, with minor differences. His cadence is good, and his tonal accents are strong, with a sing-song quality.
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