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cool quotes in Greek.

I like Milton's quotes "The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n" and

"We have, by Hell, at least, gain'd liberty:
That's worth our fall; thus low tho' we are driven,
Better to Rule in Hell, than serve in Heaven."

okay Greek-o-philes, how would you say them in Classic Greek?
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"Bats in the Attic"

Anyone read this?

http://www.economist.com/world/internat ... d=11622394

Hmm... "In Britain ... a mere 241 entrants for Greek A-level ,,, in 2007."

Hmm... "in the United States ... the number of students enrolled in Greek has been going up since the 1990s. In 2006 fully 22,849 took some Greek (32,191 studied Latin)."

Then the in-your-face close:

"The real threat is not modernity, but globalisation. Europe’s glorious past is one ...
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Hello. I'm a bit of an accent fiend and have been known to trawl through several texts for the purpose of comparing the accentuations of certain words across a number of editions. Unfortunately, I've run into a problem.

I have both the 9th Edition of the Liddell and Scott and the Intermediate Liddell and Scott founded on the 7th Edition.

According to 9th edition, Stratia is an oxytone word.
According to the Intermediate, Stratia is ...
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help with pronounciation.

I came across this word BDELLA (fem, leech).
How do you pronounce bd?
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Datative case?

If you were translating a sentence like: "The boy said to the girl, 'I want to get some ice cream'" would you use the datative case for "to the girl"? or would you say it another way?
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Adjuva me, domini dominaeque!!

This is my first post and in introducing myself you'll see that I have a problem.

I'm a 45 year old insurance agent--please don't hold it against me, selling insurance was not my life's dream job--married with no children. I started studying Greek in 1989 when I took a university NT Greek course for one year.

I had studied Latin intensely in 1985 at CSULB. I was enthralled to learn this language because I had ...
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greek word for interesting

Hi everybody,

How do I say interesting in Ancient Greek?

Here´s my research (using woodhouse´s online dict):
interesting: epagogos, prosagogos
alluring: epholkos
entertaining: geloios

then I decided to try another way. So I looked up "interesting" on whitaker words. nothing. but iucundus is: pleasant/agreeable/delightful/pleasing.
So I looked up those four words on woodhouse again.

all 4 have: hedys
pleasant and delightful also have: terpnos
agreeable and pleasing also hve: arestos

All I wanted is a ...
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I need a translation for this phrase...

"Rip my heart out where I stand, take this love from me."

It's kinda lame, I know, but it's for a song I'm writing, and I thought it would be cool to do this part in Greek, it's kind of a choral piece, the notes are pretty cool. I need it to be at MOST 8 syllables before the comma and 8 at MOST 8 syllables after the comma, in order to fit the timing, ...
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Most commonly used Greek words?


During the summer I have an ambitious plan to memorize some Greek words; verbs, nouns, adverbs, etc.

My problem is that I don't want to waste time memorizing exotic words, technical uses, or jargon. Furthermore I don't feel like randomly reading the Liddell-Scott. For those recommending that I simply read Greek, accumulating a vocabulary as I go along, I am already doing that.

But is there a list or book, of say, the most ...
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title of Harry Poter book in Greek.

in the title, the article n is used. why? n is fem, sing.

kai n tou filosoufous lithous
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