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what is the 3rd pl perf ind mp Attic of φαίνω?

My apologies for this apparently stupid question; must be a glitch in my mind--looked every place I could think of.
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The Little Prince...in Ancient Greek

The Little Prince...in Ancient Greek by Juan Coderch
Translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's original text, with vocabulary help.

I have just received the book and have only read the first chapter and introduction so far. Coderch's translation is very pleasant Greek. I haven't read the story in many years, but the author's style and voice comes through wonderfully. The introduction discusses Coderch's translation decisions. The most interesting of ...
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βασκανία by Aristotle against Plato

βασκανία, the casting of the “evil eye,” may be countered by certain rites, as described in “magical” texts. But the word can also be used to mean no more than malign jealousy or malice, as in this intriguing little piece, an extract from what seems to be a treatise on the Platonic dialogue that came to light some forty years ago:

οὐ γὰρ πειστέον Ἀριστοτέλει ὑπὸ τῆς πρὸς Πλάτωνα βασκανίας εἰπόντι ἐν τῷ πρώτῳ περὶ ...
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Medea 2017

I'm going through Medea once with just Perseus and no commentary, per advice in the other thread. And this way I don't have to await for a book to arrive in the mail.

I've jotted down a translation as I go, to hopefully allow you to let me know where I've gone wrong. Once I've gone through the play, I'll return to it with a commentary and Loeb translation.


Εἴθ’ ὤφελ’ Ἀργοῦς μὴ διαπτάσθαι ...
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Ancient Greek Online Classes


So, I have the crazy idea that one can study Ancient Philology and at the same work teaching these languages. I've been doing it for some time now, either in face-to-face classes or online. Right now I study in Germany but I'm having a hard time finding students who want to learn with active methods (like the ones used in Polis, Vivarium Novum, Paidea Institute, etc), Germans really love their traditional grammar method (though ...
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Breaking into Greek Drama

I haven't read very much Greek drama. With whom should I begin and using what commentaries?
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Magazine in Ancient Greek (Onomata Kechiasmena IV)


I am not learning Greek, but I just stumbled upon Onomata Kechiasmena IV (just scroll to the bottom of the page, to the "past issues"-section, and press the "Download"-button), what seems to be small magazine (a single issue) written in ancient Greek. Perhaps it is of interest to some of you.

By the way, I noticed that there are also news in Ancient Greek (I was rather surprised about that).


Carolus Raeticus
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Examples of middle usage

I find when reading, that I often can't tell why a verb should be middle instead of active, or vice-versa. I've read the Smyth sections on this, but is there a longer treatment somewhere, with more examples?
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Alexandros : to Hellenikon Paidion

This is the version of Rouse's book by Mario Díaz Ávila. Though nominally in Spanish it tries to keep as much as possible in Greek so not knowing a word of Spanish is not a problem.

Rouse's original is available for free as a download so is it worth paying for this edition?

Though keeping quite close to the original Avila has significantly revised Rouse's texts. The pictures are very nicely drawn and there are ...
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Quandt's critique of the new Loeb "Republic"

Has anyone had a chance to look into it? http://www.onthenewloebrepublic.com/
His tone seems a bit opinionated to me at times but am not qualified to judge the factual correctness of his statements. Hence my question: would you advise a neophyte to trust him or, rather, apply due caution?
Thanks in advance
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