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which of the two nouns in the nominative is the subject

Hi, everybody:

I am wondering whether there are any *formal* criteria for answering the question stated for constructions like:
"Kai phrone^sis men estin, he^ schesis· ktl."?

Is my understanding correct that:

1. *if not for the comma*, the only possible subject here would be "schesis", since it is the only noun with the article;

2. as the phrase stands (i.e. with the comma), the only possible subject is "phrone^sis"?

3. If so, how does it ...
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Request for a correction

w(j kakw=j e)/xei a(/paj i)atro/j, e)a\n kakw=j mhdei\j e)/xh|.
-> If no one holds badly, every physician (always) holds badly."

I don't think this makes sense. :?
And does w(j function as an conjunction here?
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The Sound of Classical Greek

Hey everyone, I've been learning Classical Greek through the textbook, Athenaze, which for me at least, has been a great learning tour. However, I would like to get my hands on some tapes or CDs of someone who is reading classical Greek. I have the pronounciation guides in the books I own, but I would really like to hear the sounds. Does anyone know of a website, or some tapes I can order, or something ...
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Burner of the ships?

Sorry for constantly drawing issues about Nausicaa. I was testing the new version of AGTM. I saw qoa\s e)pi\ nh=as and it seemed like containing the etymologies of Nausi/qoos, "swift on the ship"(?).
Then I looked for "ka/a", just in case, and found that there's "ka/os", "that which burns". So I guess Nausikaa could have meant "Those things that burns ships", or "She who burns ships". What would you say about it?
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Let me know this Sentence,please.

tou/touj de\ oi9 to/te e0ka/loun tou\j a0qana/touj, wrxen 9Uda/rnhj.
->The men of that time called these immortals(immortal men), Hydarnes ?? whos'..

in this sentence, what is h]rxen..?
It maybe a verb, but what's the original form?
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Please aid with choosing fit...

Which textbook is considered the most thorough and profound, yet suitable for beginners with Latin proficiency, containing both ancient authentic passages from its start, much vocabulary, and many questions for revise and comprehension as well as etymological and cultural cultivation?

Forogot to mention the following indispensables:

1) I'd like a fine, thorough discussion of the dual, for instance, integrated in the main body.

2) MUCH austere stress on accentuation and its application.

3) Variety of ...
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Why not H. W. Smyth as beginners textbook?

Why may H. W. Smyth not be used as a textbook for auto-didactique beginners?

I am studying ancient greek so I may analayse and translate ancient authors. Particularly Aristoteles and the Septuagint.
In general, I am looking for a highly thorough textbook which will cover most requisite.

Forogot to mention: I particularly dislike online books.
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Smyth, for beginners?

Hello,

Would you recommend H. W. Smyth's Greek Grammar for beginners with Latin proficiency?
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Sappho poem

This line is from Sappho and I do not understand it:

"ti/na dhu~te pei/qw mai~s s) a/ghn es san filo/para;"

my attempted translation is:

"whom now again I believe ('mai~s' I don't have a translation for) to you should bring it, beloved?"

Any help please? I'm really clueless on this one....
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Summer Schools

Hi,

I am looking for a summer school either in the UK or overseas that teaches Latin and Ancient Greek.

If anyone knows of a good summer school please let me know!


Andrew
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