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iliad 14 line 172

το ρα οι τεθυωμενον ηεν


Richard Ross
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Plut. Them. 2.2 - what relates to what

This is from Themistocles 2.2
ἐπεὶ καὶ τῶν παιδεύσεων τὰς μὲν ἠθοποιοὺς ἢ πρὸς ἡδονήν τινα καὶ χάριν ἐλευθέριον σπουδαζομένας ὀκνηρῶς καὶ ἀπροθύμως ἐξεμάνθανε, τῶν δὲ εἰς σύνεσιν ἢ πρᾶξιν λεγομένων δῆλος ἦν ὑπερορῶν παρ᾽ ἡλικίαν, ὡς τῇ φύσει πιστεύων.
my current translation is this.
In fact, the cultural-arts-studies (those that are character building or dedicated to some pleasure or other and also to a grace of the free person), he reluctantly and sluggishly learnt, ...
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epsilon vs. eta and omicron vs. omega

Dear all,

I've just started learning Greek with J William Smith's "First Greek Course" and I have a major struggle to understand the logic (if there is any) behind when to use epsilon or when eta and when omicron or omega in the middle of a word.
E.g. is there any deductive way to learn that *hora* has an omega and not omicron? Or that *Athena* is with eta and not epsilon? The pronunciation wouldn't ...
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Heraclitus Fr.62

ἀθάνατοι θνητοί, θνητοὶ ἀθάνατοι, ζῶντες τὸν ἐκείνων θάνατον, τὸν δὲ ἐκείνων βίον τεθνεῶτες
(Diels, Heraclitus 62)
I came across this flipping through Diels, and I knew all the words and forms, so tried to make some meaning:

My translation: "Immortals are mortal, mortals immortal. Living they have their death, but having died have their life."

Checked on the Kathleen Freeman translation: "Immortals are mortal, mortals are immortal: (each) lives the death of the other, and ...
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Some entries from Schliemann's diary

From 1890 (he died in December). I found the diary here:

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/archi ... A:_Diaries

They are a bit too wide to paste here without shrinking them to illegibility, so I'll just link them. I haven't read through the diary yet, but these two seemed interesting.

Σαββάτω 26 Απριλίου
Πεμπτή 24 Ἰουλίου
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εἰ from Moss - First Greek Reader

This has be stumped.
εἰ οὕτως ποιεῖ ἀνάγκη ἐστὶν αὐτῷ πολλοὺς ἵππους λαμβάνειν, εἰ καὶ ὀλίγον χρυσίον ἔχει.
My best guess is:
if does thus it will be necessary for him to take hold of many horses should he have little money.

The context is someone who is feeding his horse with stones and wood presumably because it is cheaper than fodder.
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M.L. West obiit.

http://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/news/2015/j ... artin-west

His books are some of my most prized possessions.

κούφα σοι χθὼν ἐπάνωθε πέσοι.
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 13α

Here’s the template for 13α of Athenaze.

Exercise 13α and 13β
You don’t need to write anything up for this exercise.

Exercise 13γ
Identify the tense and form of the underlined verbs, translate the verb, and then explain the use of the tense. Translate the sentence.

Exercise 13δ
Change the forms into the imperfect, future and aorist – keeping the same person and number. Be ...
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Greek reader reviews

Some readers that I have used or come across. For the readers that I really like, I've either purchased a copy, or had one bound at lulu.com (only a few dollars), rather than reading them online.

Greek Boy At Home by W.H.D. Rouse
Text: https://archive.org/details/greekboyathomest01rousuoft
Vocabulary: http://www.johnpiazza.net/greek_boy_vocab

The Greek is good and idiomatic. Parodies from very diverse sources (the Onomasticon, Philogelos, and many ...
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Greek and Latin learning via Skype. Classics at home.

Χαίρετε ὦ φίλοι,

Τὴν Ἑλληνικὴν γλώσσαν μαθητὴς γὰρ ὤν δία ὀὺκ ὀλίγων ἐτῶν, νεωστὶ ηὔρηκα θαυμαστὸν τόπον ἐν ᾧ ἔξεστί τε δυνατὸν καὶ γλυκύτατον τήν τῶν ἀρχαίων Ἑλλήνων φωνὴν ῥαδίως μαθεῖν. Εἰ ὑμῖν ἀρέσκει τὸ καθ´ ἡμέραν θάττον ἀναγώσκειν τὰ ἔργα τῶν δεινοτάτων συγγραφέων τῆς Ἑλλάδος, ἐν τούτῳ τῷ τόπῳ δυνήσεσθε ἥδεσθαι δὴ τᾦ μαθεῖν τε καί τᾦ διδασκάλῳ, σπουδαίῳ μὲν ἀγαθῷ δὲ τε καί χρηστοτάτῳ ὄντι.

Dear ...
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