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Herodotus 1.137.1: ἀπὸ κοινοῦ construction

αἰνέω μέν νυν τόνδε τὸν νόμον, αἰνέω δὲ καὶ τόνδε, τὸ μὴ μιῆς αἰτίης εἵνεκα μήτε αὐτὸν τὸν βασιλέα μηδένα φονεύειν, μήτε τῶν ἄλλων Περσέων μηδένα τῶν ἑωυτοῦ οἰκετέων ἐπὶ μιῇ αἰτίῃ ἀνήκεστον πάθος ἔρδειν: ἀλλὰ λογισάμενος ἢν εὑρίσκῃ πλέω τε καὶ μέζω τὰ ἀδικήματα ἐόντα τῶν ὑπουργημάτων, οὕτω τῷ θυμῷ χρᾶται.

"I praise this custom, and likewise I praise this one, that even the king himself may not for a single fault kill anyone, ...
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Herodotus 1.132.2-3

This is the (emended) text as edited by Wilson in the new OCT:
ἐπεὰν δὲ διαμιστύλας κατὰ μέλεα τὸ ἱρήιον ἑψήσῃ τὰ κρέα, ὑποπάσας ποίην ὡς ἁπαλωτάτην, μάλιστα δὲ τὸ τρίφυλλον, ἐπὶ ταύτης ἔθηκε ὦν πάντα τὰ κρέα. διαθέντος δὲ αὐτοῦ Μάγος ἀνὴρ παρεστεὼς ἐπαείδει οἴα δή· θεογονίην ἐκεῖνοι λέγουσι εἶναι τὴν ἐπαοιδήν: ἄνευ γὰρ δὴ Μάγου οὔ σφι νόμος ἐστὶ θυσίας ποιέεσθαι.

The passage in question as in Hude (from Perseus):
Μάγος ἀνὴρ ...
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K.-G. on Perseus

Sometimes I come across references like K.-G. ii 51, which I take to be to the page 51 of the second volume. Yet on Perseus I find only a continuous numeration of chapters (for both volumes?): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... ythp%3D511
How can one find there what is referred in the way I indicated?
Thanks in advance.
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3rd person imperative for ancient greek computer game

I have done a very simple computer game that I intend to put online so as to give people a chance to practice a little Greek especially numbers. The basic scenario is that you are a ruler of a group of peasants. You can assign them to work the fields, weave or build a flood protection wall. The peasants can die from starvation, drowning or from the cold. If you let too many die they ...
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advice for AG study

Hylander wrote:Here's what you could try. Get a copy of Dickey's book on Greek composition and work through it from beginning to end without rushing. You'll also need a hard copy of Smyth if you don't have one. There are solutions to half the exercises in the back. If you put in the effort -- and it's not a small effort -- I think you will find you'll be able to read Greek much more fluently. ...
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How to say "thank you" in Classical Greek?

And/or is there a dictionary (preferably on-line) providing direct answers to such questions?
Thanks in advance.
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"Ellipsis", Greek Mind Reading.

One of the biggest obstacles to fluent Ancient Greek reading I have come up against, as I have progressively tackled harder and harder texts inside the Attic Greek corpus, has been ellipsis and laconic syntax in general.

One of the ways I have found to address this issue has been to add scholia into the margins of the texts that flesh out the sentences. Often times the missing elements are contained in the sentences preceding ...
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Sentence Length (wasThe Little Prince...in Ancient Greek)

Tugodum wrote:Thanks, David. But making it harder to read needs some justification, right? Making it harder to read for no reason is just a bad style, it seems to me.

It depends what your aim is and who your target readership is.

The advice that has stuck in my mind (gleaned from How to be a writer books) is that an average of 15 word sentences but to mix in short and long sentences.

After reading ...
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Athenaze Vocabulary Question


I have recently starting to learn Attic using Athenaze, which I am enjoying. I have read in other posts, however, that some self-taught students have been disappointed to learn that they needed to re-learn some verb vocabulary, because the text does not teach all six of the principal parts for some time. Do you recommend looking up and memorizing the principal parts of the verbs as they are introduced in the text?

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hippolytus 2 modals

μῶν Πιτθέως τι γῆρας εἴργασται νέον;
πρόσω μὲν ἤδη βίοτος, ἀλλ᾽ ὅμως ἔτ᾽ ἂν 795
λυπηρὸς ἡμῖν τούσδ᾽ ἂν ἐκλίποι δόμους.
Surely not something new has worked itself on aged Pittheus
His life is already onwards, but nevertheless still his depature (passing away)
from this house would be painful to us.

Why the two modals

If he would pass away from this house then it would be painful to us.
But this would require only ...
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