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For those who find memorizing Greek vocabulary challenging

Greek vocabulary is not as challenging ast it seems; rather, pathetic beginner's curriculums make it challenging. When I started memorizing Greek verbs, I became boggled down by the seemingly limitless number and variety of changes in the stem of a verb. Once I began studying Smyth's section on "Changes in the Verb stem," everything became clear to me. For anyone just beginning to learn Greek, do not study any verbs save those used for paradigms ...
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Eumenides 269-270

o)/yei de\ kei)/ tij a)/lloj h)/liten brotw=n
h)\ qeo\n h)\ ce/non
tin' a)sebw=n† h)\ toke/aj fi/louj,
e)/xonq' e(/kaston th=j di/khj e)pa/cia.

Does "ei" introduce an indirect question here and is "asebwn" a pariciple or an adjective modifying "brotwn"? I translated this passage:

"and you will see whether someone else of profaned mortal men offended either a god or some guest or beloved parents, each having the things deserving of justice."
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Hello All


Just thought I would say "hi" as I am sure I am going to be asking questions soon. I have finally decided to take the step of actually starting Greek. Trying to do it on my own as my work schedule is too erratic to even think about a class (lawyer). Going with Pharr.

Have a very rusty knowledge of Latin somewhere in my brain -- did it in school in England a really ...
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Participles: Modal Solidarity

An interesting post appeared on the high-strung classics-l list (start of thread) introducing the term modal solidarity, which I have not encountered before. Worth a look.
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Typing polytonic Greek in XP

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Greek characters in windows 98

Please is there any way to use the greek characters and keep them working here in the topics with windows 98?
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participles English to Greek

I'm stumped. How does one translate

those who had ransomed...

I assume it uses a participle because the lesson is on that topic, but what tense?

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Is there such a thing as a Greek thesaurus? I always find my self wondering if two words are synonyms or if it is just my English connotations with their translations that make it seem that way.
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