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Adjuva me, domini dominaeque!!

This is my first post and in introducing myself you'll see that I have a problem.

I'm a 45 year old insurance agent--please don't hold it against me, selling insurance was not my life's dream job--married with no children. I started studying Greek in 1989 when I took a university NT Greek course for one year.

I had studied Latin intensely in 1985 at CSULB. I was enthralled to learn this language because I had ...
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greek word for interesting

Hi everybody,

How do I say interesting in Ancient Greek?

Here´s my research (using woodhouse´s online dict):
interesting: epagogos, prosagogos
alluring: epholkos
entertaining: geloios

then I decided to try another way. So I looked up "interesting" on whitaker words. nothing. but iucundus is: pleasant/agreeable/delightful/pleasing.
So I looked up those four words on woodhouse again.

all 4 have: hedys
pleasant and delightful also have: terpnos
agreeable and pleasing also hve: arestos

All I wanted is a ...
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I need a translation for this phrase...

"Rip my heart out where I stand, take this love from me."

It's kinda lame, I know, but it's for a song I'm writing, and I thought it would be cool to do this part in Greek, it's kind of a choral piece, the notes are pretty cool. I need it to be at MOST 8 syllables before the comma and 8 at MOST 8 syllables after the comma, in order to fit the timing, ...
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Most commonly used Greek words?


During the summer I have an ambitious plan to memorize some Greek words; verbs, nouns, adverbs, etc.

My problem is that I don't want to waste time memorizing exotic words, technical uses, or jargon. Furthermore I don't feel like randomly reading the Liddell-Scott. For those recommending that I simply read Greek, accumulating a vocabulary as I go along, I am already doing that.

But is there a list or book, of say, the most ...
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title of Harry Poter book in Greek.

in the title, the article n is used. why? n is fem, sing.

kai n tou filosoufous lithous
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Stavropoulos, Greek-English Dictionary

I've put Stavropoulos's Greek-English Dictionary and its English-Greek counterpart in my amazon.com shopping cart. The EGD is updated recently(Jan. 2008) but the GED is a used one last updated in 1989.
Is the Stavropoulos Greek-English Dictionary quite up-to-date despite that it did not undergo a recent revision?

Another question:
I have gone through textkit support link but I see no such thing as "&tag=textkit-20" string in the link to the book titles in the shopping ...
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Speaking Greek CD

Does anyone know when the Joint Association of Classical Teachers is going to put out the Speaking Greek CD(for use with Reading Greek text)?
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Greek or Latin

I'm still a beginner in Greek, making good progress. But I often wonder if it would've been better to have chosen Latin instead. Seems like there would be many more books written in Latin than Classical Greek.
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trust sb as ...

Chase & Phillips ch8.

Review Exercise

2. They trust the king as fair and just.

I could use an indirect sentence with infinitive:
Πιστεύουσι τον βασιλέα καλὸν καὶ δίκαιον εἶναι.
Here, can I put the king in accusative as the subject of the infinitive, where πιστεύω normally takes dative?

Or I could use ὡς clause (in order to make it, as an exercise, as close as possible to the English sentence):
Πιστεύουσι τῷ βασιλεῖ ὡς ...
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