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Suggested Path for Survey of Greek Literature

Hi all,

I was nosing around on Amazon.com and I saw this review/essay and found it to be interesting. It is a possible path for those interested in reading widely of pre-modern Greek literature.

As I am studying Homeric Greek now, I am going to attempt it. My question: do any of you disagree with either the textbooks or literature choices? What would you modify in his selections? Any comments or criticisms would be welcome. ...
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Omission of main verb

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Intorductory greek texts.

Hello all,

I am looking for an introductory greek text for next year simillar to Lingua Latina is there one?
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Assimil Course: Le Grec Ancien sans Peine

I was wondering if anyone here had experience with Assimil's Ancient Greek course. A quick search through the forums didn't turn anything up, but I did see some (mostly fleeting) references to Le Latin sans Peine.

Has anybody here used or evaluated this course? Does anyone know how far it takes the student? How is the pronunciation on the recordings?

Thanks for any information or opinions,

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Can anybody tell me about Gerostathes by Leon Melas? I found this old book from 1894 in a used bookstore. Using a Liddell & Scott intermediate lexicon, I'm able to work through the first paragraph. Beyond this, I don't know much about it except that its a modern classic.

Is it attempting ancient prose?

My results so far:

"In a certain village-town of Western Greece (Hpeirou), near Ioanin,
Gerostathes lived before the Greek rebellion, an ...
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Translated Middle Participles

How would I translate the middle participles of a verb? Lets go with λυομενος. I have a vague recollection of it being "Having ransomed" or "having been ransomed" (in passive), but I'm not sure.
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Did I do this right?

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Greek prosody

anyone know where I can find a good reference of Greek prosody online? In particular I am interested in the role of the pitch accent in Greek poetry.
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pregnant sense?

Sometimes in a lexicon (usualy in entries on adverbs or prepositions) it explains the meaning of a word "In pregnant sense." What does that mean?
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Infinitive usage

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