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Declension - ἡ Λυκαίνιον, τῇ Λυκαινίῳ Longus 3.15.2, 3.17.1

This is my first time to chance upon this declension ἡ Λυκαίνιον, τῇ Λυκαινίῳ.

My thinking vasillates between:
  • Is this woman's name sui generis in its declension? AND
  • Is this the pet name that this γύναιον would have been called by, used together with the articles and participles of the female gender?

If it is that second option, ie. a diminutive (for emphasis - caricature - tenderness - pathos??) of the name the ...

Plato Philebus

Hi there, I need help with the following verb form, to be found in Plato's Philebus where he criticizes τῶν ἐν ταῖς γενέσεσιν ἀποτελουμένων, that is, 'those who find their fulfilment/those whose life's fulfilment is in processes of becoming. (Phil. 54e1-2, trans. Frede/Gosling) I see how it is supposed to work, but what exactly is the middle form of the verb ἀποτελέω doing here? They fulfil, perform, bring to an end etc. themselves? Thanks for ...
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Questions regarding ending of First Perfect, Pluperfect verb

Hello folks!

Thought I stopped? I didn't. I was just busy with research on several martial arts for the last chapter I had just posted for my story. If you folks are interested, just ask and I'll give you the fictionpress link to the story.

And so I am back to learning Attic!

Anyhow, my questions are about this part about the endings in the First Perfect and Pluperfect in Lesson 12 of John W. ...
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Archanians 30 κέχηνα perfect in form, present in meaning?

στένω κέχηνα σκορδινῶμαι πέρδομαι,

1. Is Aristophanes treating κέχηνα as a verb like ἕστηκα and ὄδωδα, perfect in form and present in sense?
2. If 1. is yes, I that the regular usage?
3. If 2. is no, then is he here saying, "I sit / stand with my mouth gaping open" = "I give a really big (10 second) yawn"?
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Translation please?

Family friends have just bought a house in England which was apparently built for a master at the nearby public school. Obviously a Classics man, for over the front door is carved a motto in ancient Greek. Knowing that I speak modern Greek, friends are looking at me expectantly to translate.

ουκ αν δυναιο μη καμων ευδαιμονειν

I can manage the last word, as some form of "blessed", "fortunate",or "prosperous", but the whole phrase is ...
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Acharnians 377 - what is ἐμαυτον doing here?

αὐτός τ᾽ ἐμαυτὸν ὑπὸ Κλέωνος ἅπαθον
ἐπίσταμαι διὰ τὴν πέρυσι κωμῳδίαν.

my translation is: 'And I myself know what I have suffering at the hands of Cleon because of...'
I don't see how ἐμαυτον fits in, nor why it is accusative?
Any help would be appreciated!
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Acharnians 373 - grammar of καὶ δίκαια κἄδικα?

τούς τε γὰρ τρόπους
τοὺς τῶν ἀγροίκων οἶδα χαίροντας σφόδρα,
ἐάν τις αὐτοὺς εὐλογῇ καὶ τὴν πόλιν
ἀνὴρ ἀλαζὼν καὶ δίκαια κἄδικα:

I understand they're neuter plural adjectives, and I've seen them translated as 'rightly and wrongly/truly and falsely' - are they internal accusatives?
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Sappho 1

How can the first line of Sappho 1 scan as a Sapphic line? The -dit- of Aphrodita is short by nature. How could it be otherwise?

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Scanning Sappho

Hi All,

I have a copy of Anne Carson's book with the Greek of Sappho. I cannot find poems 141, 137, and 1 scanned. Are these poems even truly Sappho's? Should I bother with them? (Sapphic verse does not seem to correspond to them at all.)

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Minor Typo in Liddell & Scott Definition of ἰξός

ἰξός , ὁ
ἰξός , ὁ,
A.oak-mistletoe, Hozanthus europaeus, Arist.GA715b30, Dsc. 3.89.

Hozanthus does not exist. It is Loranthus.

I reported it to the webmaster and it reads wrong also in the print version.
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