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Greek to GCSE (part 2)

I'm in 7.29 working through the second level of Greek to GCSE, and I came across this:

περὶ δὲ τοῦ Χαιρεφῶντες ἠκούσατε πάντες. οὗτος γὰρ ὁ ἐμὸς φίλος ἐκ νέου ἦν.

It seems to me that ὁ ἐμὸς φίλος is supposed to be a predicate nominative and οὗτος is the subject: "For this (man) was my friend since youth."

Question: Why is the PN definite? Shouldn't we expect it to be indefinite and οὗτος ὁ ...
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Classical Languages for Toddlers

Salvete, omnes.

I am new to Ancient Greek (currently studying it individually with a retired Greek professor; planning to major in it -- and in Latin -- at the University of California, Santa Barbara next year), but have a comfortable familiarity with Latin, and have recently become an uncle. I am young -- 22 -- so no children of my own for, but now that my brother's spawned a child, I've begun to look very ...
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Help in Advanced Intensive Study of Greek

Hello everyone,

Through the living use of the languages —which I discovered through textkit a few years ago— I have been able to reach what I think is a very high level of Latin. The same is not true of Greek, by no means, even though I've taken up acquiring fluency in it as one of the highest goals in my life. I have tried, and occasionally succeeded, to speak and to write Greek with ...
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Just how big is the 3rd declension?

I'm relearning all the Greek we were death-marched through in college because I still can't read it in any meaningful sense. Now I'm taking a slower and much more methodical approach, including really getting my paradigms down solid and understanding what sound shifts/contractions/etc. explain why a particular paradigm exists.

This approach worked fine - until the third declension appeared. I then noticed that my new textbook divides it up differently than my original one did... ...
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Mark 3:5 participles

Mark 3:5 wrote: καὶ περιβλεψάμενος αὐτοὺς μετ’ ὀργῆς, συλλυπούμενος ἐπὶ τῇ πωρώσει τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν λέγει τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρα σου. καὶ ἐξέτεινεν καὶ ἀπεκατεστάθη ἡ χεῖρ αὐτοῦ.

Is it possible for the participle "συλλυπούμενος" to modify the first participle "περιβλεψάμενος". In other words, does one rely on the other or are they both separate and distinct actions? what is the relationship between the two?

τι νομιζετε;
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Mediaeval Greek

This is more of a curiosity than anything else, but are there any guides to the study of Mediaeval (or Byzantine) Greek? Of course I don't intend to study it in any detail, especially since learning Attic is enough of a task as it is, but it would be nice to know the differences between that form of Greek and Koine or Attic, and of course in future, one may wish to take a shot ...
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This is a strong aorist fem acc participle. Why is the accent over the antepenult?

Thanks in advance.
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Lexikon des frühgriechischen Epos

Do you know if there is any other way to access this work at home than paying about 2000 euros for the 4 volumes or stealing it from the library? Like say, an online version, or maybe a new printed edition more reasonably priced coming up?
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Valuable Information

When buying a reprint of a book with an elapsed copyright, I have found that the soft covers are a safer bet. The hard covers look great and feel great, but they are bound so tightly that they crack.
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Anabasis 1.8.17

I have a question on Xenophon's Anabasis that I am reading in Mather and Hewitt's version published by the University of Oklahoma. I cannot express with words how beautifully done is their book, up to the smallest detail, introduction, historical notes, figures, map, index... Every drawing of soldiers, arms, peoples, myths, clothes, etc... is in its right place with a note absolutely appropriate to the reading, it is a real pleasure to proceed through the ...
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