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Aelian Varia Historia 9.31

I'm comparing recent translations of Aelian's Varia Historia 9.31, and I am unable to lay hands on the translation done by James G. DeVoto, Claudius Aelianus: Varia Historia published by Ares in 1995. If anyone has access to it, would you mind posting it? It is only a couple of lines.

The Greek text can be accessed at https://tesserae.caset.buffalo.edu/texts/grc/aelian.varia_historia.tess and also on the Perseus Tufts site.

The 1997 Loeb Classical Library version Aelian: Historical Miscellany ...
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Help with a line from Euripides' Alcestis

Hello, I am struggling to understand a line spoken by Herakles in the Alcestis of Euripides and wonder if anyone can throw some light on it for me.

Alcestis is doomed to die on her husband Admetus' behalf. Herakles arrives as she is dying. He knows that Alcestis has offered her life in place of Admetus, but the latter does not want to tell Herakles that she has died and equivocates by saying τέθνηχ᾽ ὁ ...
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Reading Greek JACT Passages

Should the exercises in Reading Greek by JACT be translated or just plainly read?
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How to express time (year) when

Wanting examples of expressing a year when something took place, I found Josepus having a little relevant material in his Ἰουδαϊκὴ ἀρχαιολογία. Writing in the 1st century, he used the Olympiad reckoning, which seems to have been introduced by historians in the 200's BCE. Examples of the older Athenian eponymous reckoning custom have to be searched from some other author.

1. τῷ τρίτῳ ἔτει τῆς ἑϐδόμης καὶ ἑϐδομηκοστῆς πρὸς ταῖς ἑκατὸν ὀλυμπιάδος, ὑπατεύοντος Ῥωμαίων Κυίντου ...
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carrying and sending to: εἰς + acc. v bare dative

Working my way through Mastronarde, I came across this sentence in the exercises to chapter 8:

ὁ δεσπότης τοὺς δούλους εἰς τὴν ἱέρειαν πέμπει, καὶ τὰ παιδία τὰ ἱερὰ ἐκ τῆς σκηνῆς φέρει.
The master sends his slaves to the priestess, and the children carry the offerings out of the tent.

The exercises in this chapter also contain this sentence:

ὦ νεανίαι, φέρετε τὰ δῶρα τοῖς ἀξίοις. [also from the ...
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Demosthenes, First Olynthiac

I have been reading Demosthenes’ Olynthiacs, using McQueen’s commentary, based off of MacGregor’s commentary. I thought that I would go back and translate some of what I had already read, to post here and to see if I actually understand it. Criticism would be welcome. I have noticed that McQueen seems to have based some of his commentary off of a slightly different version of the text.

Αντὶ πολλῶν ἄν, ὦ ἄνδρες Ἀθηναῖοι, χρημάτων ὑμᾶς ...
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Query about πλέω

Is πλέω (I sail) an ε-contract verb? I know this is probably a really simple question, but I'm a complete beginner and I'm having trouble finding grammar help online (such as somewhere which shows the conjugation of specific verbs - could anyone reccomend?). Thanks in advance :)
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Paus. 3.14.10

This is Pausanias describing the rites which parties of Spartan youths put on:
ἐπὶ δὲ τῇ θυσίᾳ κάπρους ἠθάδας οἱ ἔφηβοι συμβάλλουσι μαχουμένους: ὁποτέρων δ᾽ ἂν ὁ κάπρος τύχῃ νικῶν, ἐστιν ἐν τῷ Πλατανιστᾷ κρατῆσαι τούτους ὡς τὰ πλείω συμβαίνει.
This is the closest I can get
At the sacrifice the youths put to fight trained boars to fight. Of (whom) whichever of the boars should by chance win, these overcome as the (things) in ...
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Demosthenes and Plato

As I was working through Dickey's book, I decided I needed to read some Greek prose. First, I pulled out Demosthenes' Against Meidias in MacDowell's edition, which has been sitting on my shelf for years waiting for me to get to it. For the sheer enjoyment of engaging with Greek prose, a speech like this can't be beat, and MacDowell's edition is full of information about Greek law and procedure, historical background, Greek idiom, textual ...
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About the acute accent

I'm learning the ancient accent and there is something confusing me a lot. I'm a beginner to ancient Greek and I'm reading the book "Greek, an intensive course". In that book, there are three pitches. But I listen an audio recorded by Stephen G. Daitz and it sounds like there are some conditions that a syllable is pronunced with a lowing pitch, like the word "λόγος"(and I find there's actually NO grave mark in Daitz's ...
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