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Aoidoi: Theocritus 13

Another middle-sized poem, Theocritus 13: Hylas. I've been interested in the scholia recently, even before I got my copy of Dickey's new book, so in addition to the poem I have a transcription from Wendel's edition (via Google) of the scholia for this poem: scholia in Theocritum vetera: 13.

I had hoped to have this poem ready in October, which marked Aoidoi.org's fifth birthday, but this was one of the trickier poems I've worked on. ...
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reading book

I would like to know if anyone here has used "Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary" from the Joint Association fo Classical Teachers.
I looked it up on Amazon and "looked inside", seems like it would make fine suppliment to my Athenaze.


Can anyone recommend other good reading books to suppliment Athenaze?
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Greek clothing

I'm looking for historical evidences that relate to daily clothing of ancient Greeks. I can't find much more in the websites or library.
Please give me any suggestion or links (website, author, primary sources, etc)!
Thank you.
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how many of you keep diaries, write short stories, essays ect in Greek?
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Future conditional clauses


(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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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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