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Future conditional clauses

Hi,

(This is much longer than I was expecting it to be when I started, so bear with me.)

I got Rijksbaron's "The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek" the other day, and as I was reading it, I was surprised by what he had to say about conditional clauses referring to the future, since it conflicted what I had thought from before, and after not being able to figure things out ...
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Greek name origens.

Just wondering....

is the name Odysseus derived from odous?(if so why did it loose the aspiration?)

Does the name Homer derive from the word for "hostage"(I think I heard that on a PBS show once)?
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Why no Athenaze?

There's are boards for Pharr's Homeric Greek, Mounce's Biblical Greek ect, but why no board for Athenaze users?
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Gerund

Hi there

Can anyone with an etymological dictionary or grammar (or knowledge anyhow) tell me why the Greek gerund in -téos, -téa, téon isn't contracted like it should be according to the regular rules?
(e.g. phileonta > philounta)

Help would be appreciated, so that I can sleep at night again. :(
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Prose Rhythm

Does anyone know of a good introductory work on Greek prose rhythm?
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just for reading?

Unlike modern languages, it's not likely that you'll ever find yourself in a conversation in Attic Greek, or for that matter do much writting.

Therefore the primary activity you'll do with Greek is read. It would seem to me that reading Greek would be much easier than speaking or writting since everything is already laid out for you. The nouns are all safe in their proper cases, verbs nicely conjugated and so forth.

So would ...
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Principal Caesura in dactylic hexameter

In reciting verses where there was no break in the sense of the verse accompanying the principal caesura, would oral poets still pause at the caesura?
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Newbie here!

Hello, I am a new Greek learner. Trying to learn Greek on my own with Athenaze. I've taken the approach that learning Greek will be a life long affair, with many stumbles along the way, but eventually I will suceede.

I guess my main interest is being able to read the New Testament and the Septuaginta in the original Greek. Once I finish with Athenaze what would you recommend I continue with?

thank you all!
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Medieval Greek

Hello,
I wondered if there was a method to learn that kind of Greek or more exactly its evolution, history, &c., and which one you would recommend.
I have tried to understand it and I am able to figure out what such texts tell (ex.gr., I have had a look at Constantin Lascaris' Grammatices graecae epitome and I can understand a considerable part of the text) but I cannot produce texts by means of such ...
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