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Can anybody tell me about Gerostathes by Leon Melas? I found this old book from 1894 in a used bookstore. Using a Liddell & Scott intermediate lexicon, I'm able to work through the first paragraph. Beyond this, I don't know much about it except that its a modern classic.

Is it attempting ancient prose?

My results so far:

"In a certain village-town of Western Greece (Hpeirou), near Ioanin,
Gerostathes lived before the Greek rebellion, an ...
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Translated Middle Participles

How would I translate the middle participles of a verb? Lets go with λυομενος. I have a vague recollection of it being "Having ransomed" or "having been ransomed" (in passive), but I'm not sure.
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Did I do this right?

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Greek prosody

anyone know where I can find a good reference of Greek prosody online? In particular I am interested in the role of the pitch accent in Greek poetry.
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pregnant sense?

Sometimes in a lexicon (usualy in entries on adverbs or prepositions) it explains the meaning of a word "In pregnant sense." What does that mean?
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Infinitive usage

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Athenaze - Book II

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Continuing my greek studies

I have taken a semester in Ancient Greek I and unfortunately my Ancient Greek II class was just cancelled. They told me that there was an insufficient amount of registered students.

Therefore in the meantime, I want to be able to continue my greek studies on my own and try and attend another Greek class next semester.
How can I set a study/reading schedule for myself? Is there any way of knowing on a general ...
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Help with Imperfect

Hey guys, I need some help formulating the imperfect for a word like "esthio", or "to eat". Is it like this? (epsilon will be "e" and eta will be "E").

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