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Hello can someone please tell me a decent dictionary to order, there are none in the shops here except those horrid little pocket ones - I don't want a big one because I want to be able to carry it around but it would also be nice if it actually contained some vocab.
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On Greek and OHT (Old High Translationese)

I've been following the thread "Mea culpa" in the Latin forum, and have been paticularly intrigued by the discussion of how and whether people translate in their head while reading Latin.

I've mostly tried to avoid translation from the beginning (mainly because I strongly dislike translation), so I generally don't translate in my head while reading Greek. I did do all the Greek-English excercises in Pharr though. I used to translate in my head if ...
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Second Harry Potter book in ancient Greek

Andrew Wilson's willing, and as his readers know,
more than able to write it.

all that's needed is to let the publisher know
that there are plenty out here to read it.

here's the fellow to write:

Commissioning Editor, Children's Books, Bloomsbury Publishing plc,
38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB

at risk of stating the obvious,
spreading the word would be a big help.
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The best method to learn

Hello Everyone!

I am a student at the University of Kansas and thought I would just introduce myself as I am just learning classical languages. I will be taking Latin at the University this summer and next year so I am taking it upon myself to learn Greek(Ancient, not biblical). I bought the first Athenaze book a long time ago. Is that better than any of the books on this site or should I go ...
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Can this work?

I was reading http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris ... ammar.html

and I was wondering if I could just dive right into the Illiad with a reference book and paradigm and dictionary? With a base of Latin would it be so hard? I imagine the hardest part will be remebering how to form all the verb cases?
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Accent Marks

How do you know where to put accent marks? I know how to use them to differ between similar looking words such as τίς and τις but what about in words where it does not change the meaning? or should I even worry about that?
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Verbs - Best Reference Guides?

I would love to get peoples opinion on investing in a good Verb Reference Guide. I use the "Big Gold Book of Latin Verbs"... There doesn't appear to be one for Greek.

The one I'm leaning toward at this time is "All the Greek Verbs" by N. Marione. The only drawback I see is it's in Italian.

Any thoughts out there as to Greek Verb Reference Guides?


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introduction to Greek

hi all,
I've finally decided that latin doesn't take enough time out of my day, and made the veeerrrryyy beginnings of a plunge into Greek.
The books I bought were:
an introduction to greek by Crosby and Schaeffer (the most serious of the three, and the most wet, owing to my rolled-down-during-the-rain-this-morning window)
Teach yourself Ancient Greek
and :oops: , i've forgotten the name, but it is ...
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double Ï„

Hi guys!

before anything I would like to say thank you because you are really helping me in this learning adventure:

now, I have a question about pronunciation: I've seen that many times the double Ï„ was changed in the modern greek for a double sigma,

θάλαττη /// θάλασση
γλώττα ... γλώσσα

just to mention some of them, but I would like to know what it the pronunciation on classic greek for this double consonant, ...
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