Textkit Logo

It is currently Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:05 am

News News of Learning Greek

Site map of Learning Greek » Forum : Learning Greek

Here's where you can discuss all things Ancient Greek. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

What does this mean? Please help.

O4n oi9 qeoi\ filou=sin a0poqnh|/skei ne/oj.
Thanks in advance.

I cannot figure out the meaning of
O4n
in the sentence above.

And one more question, is this right to translate it like this?
O4n The gods love the young dies.

(from A new introduction to greek, lesson 15, Reading)
Read more : What does this mean? Please help. | Views : 736 | Replies : 5


Aoidoi.org, new text: Sappho 96

A mere five and half strophes, this is a somewhat difficult text, made more difficult by the gaps - we know it from a single parchment. Most of the fairly certain text is devoted to an extended simile which is quite a)/bron.

"As when the moon outshines the stars," Sappho 96. I comment on all the difficult Aeolic forms, but you might want to briefly review the Aeolic dialect for the superficial changes.
Read more : Aoidoi.org, new text: Sappho 96 | Views : 736 | Replies : 4


Alexander the Great?

Hi, I'm a beginner at this stuff and I have some questions abot Alexander the Great, can anyone help me?
Are there any records of Alexander's voyage to India?
What dialect is Plato's dialogues in?
Are there any texts regarding the Olympic religion?
Where are Heracles, Jason and the Argonauts etc etc, those well-known Greek legends from?
Read more : Alexander the Great? | Views : 586 | Replies : 2


Beginner question: use of article

Getting back into Greek, I forgot how uncertain of myself I get in translations...
Following sentence from Peckett and Munday's Thrasymachus:

dhlw~ ga\r tw|~ paidi\ ta\ e0n tai=j tw~n o0lbi/wn nh/soij.

I got stuck on that ta\ in there, but if it makes the following clause substantive, I translate mechanically as:

So I am showing to the boy the things in the island of the blessed.

...and a bit more idiomatically as...

So I'm showing ...
Read more : Beginner question: use of article | Views : 464 | Replies : 2


Elision and Prot' elision

Does Greek have Protelision similar to Latin?

Would diatribh\ e)/stiv go to diatrib\ 'stin or stay un protelided?
Read more : Elision and Prot' elision | Views : 510 | Replies : 3


Half remembered Greek epigram

Some time ago I was reading a book about the poetry of AE Housman and it included an epigram from the Greek Anthology by -I think-Leonidas of Tarentum, with the thought of there being thousands of years before you're born and thousands after you die-the vita brevis idea.
Can anyone pinpoint the epigram please and if possible give a link to the original greek?
Thanks
Read more : Half remembered Greek epigram | Views : 485 | Replies : 2


Mi verbs

Greetings.

I am trying to really learn the -mi verbs once and for all. It seems to me that the best way to do this is learn them all at once, noticing the patterns and delving a little into the philology. What I've written here is what I currently know about the verbs in general (what I call 'the three classes') and then my version of the present indicative active of class I (as far ...
Read more : Mi verbs | Views : 4135 | Replies : 11


Euripedes' Alkestis

Can anyone give me the names of some commentaries on Eupides' Alkestis, or his style in general? I'm havign a devil of a time with it, and Lushig and Roisman aren't comprehensive enough for me, just starting.
Read more : Euripedes' Alkestis | Views : 1033 | Replies : 5


How to write/draw greek characters.

Hi everyone, this is my first post as I've only just discovered this excellent site after deciding I would like to learn ancient greek and latin. So far I've only been reading about the different styles and transitions the languages have taken through time and just trying to learn a little each day. My question involves the writing of the greek characters. Is there a proper way to do this and does it make a ...
Read more : How to write/draw greek characters. | Views : 688 | Replies : 3


Beginning Attic Texts

In 1988 I took an incredibly intense Attic Greek class; by the end we had read Plato's *Ion* and Euripedes *Medea*. I thought I was going to write a philosophy thesis with my new-found Greek, but my life went otherwise.

I'm trying to get my skills back, and I want them to stick this time. I'm working from the Mastronarde "Introduction to Attic Greek" text, which doesn't seem much mentioned here, but which is working ...
Read more : Beginning Attic Texts | Views : 692 | Replies : 3


 

Login  •  Register


Statistics

Total posts 99673 • Total topics 12824 • Total members 17586