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When "tosoutos...wste" is used in a sentence, is "tosoutos" typically used predicately or attributively.

For example:

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o( dh=mov a0pe/kteinen a0/ndra tosou=ton w9/ste kai/ oi9 qeoi/ qrhnou=si qa/naton au0tou=

In this sentence, would "tosouton" be predicative or attributive?
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homeric hymns

if somone knows when i can find the text of "Homeric Hymn to Demeter" in ancient greek and any information about it pls to write me. :wink: I`m from Bulgaria and studing ancient languages like old bulgarian, ancient greek and latin and I`m verry interested in it. Unfortunately i`m beginner :oops: but i hope to make a progress . ...
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Iliad audio

Is there any audio version of Homer's work, that is either on sale or free online?
I am not studying the language formally yet, but I would like to get used to listening to it and perhaps start memorizing whatever audio I can find.
I am still unsure of whether or not to start with Latin or Greek first...

*is currently studying Japanese*
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Hesiod, Works & Days, line 4

Can somebody please comment on the function of the final omicron of μεγάλοιο? My mind is kaput for determining this anamoly, and I can find the explanation in Smyth's grammar, nor in Monro's Homeric grammar.

Thanks for your help.
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Aoidoi: Archilochus 13

Some elegiacs from Archilochus, mourning deaths at sea (reportedly of his sister's husband), Archilochus 13.
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What's the best way to start to learn ancient Greek?

I am a language lecturer of 20 years experience. I speak 4 languages, three very well. Now I want to learn ancient Greek.

I would like some advice from you experts in learning Greek using the Pareto 80/20 principle.

Which core 20% of learning ancient Greek will be 80% effective?

So my questions are:

1. What is the 20% core of Greek grammar I should focus on?

2. What is that 20% core of Greek ...
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Apol. 40a

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