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the form "bebo^san"

Hi, everybody:
Perseus says "bebo^san" is the "perf. part. act. fem. acc. sing" of "baino^", and this fits the context (Plotinus 1.6.9.15) well.
But I still cannot understand how exactly it is formed, given the LSJ entry and the rules.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Arkadi
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Plato in Greek

Hello,
I have started to learn Greek mainly because of Plato.. But now, as I have searched a little in the Web, I couldn't find anything not translated into English or other languages, reading what is not, of course, my goal..
So, does any of you, Good Wise People out there, knows of any place in the Internet which holds some works of this superb philosopher? Some links would be very useful - not only ...
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Accents in the declinsion

Hello

I'm currently studying Greek and have slowly but gradually progress. But I haven't really understood why accents change. Has anyone a step by step explination of the accents in the a-declinsion? I can't follow the explanitations of the manual.

Thanks
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Infinitive as Mood

This is not specifically a Greek grammar question, I post it here because it came up in my Greek 102 class. There appears to be some difference of opinion among grammarians as to whether the infinitive is properly classed as a mood, and I was wondering if anyone here has some insight on this.

Smyth (355) lists the four "finite" moods (indicative, imperative, optative, and subjunctive) and then goes on to say that the infinitive ...
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Composition Exercise Number ??

Since Friday 7 April will be the day of the funeral of one of the most influential world leaders of recent times I wonder if we ought to have a go at saying a few words about him.
Elegiac couplets would be most appropriate, I think, but feel free to use any (Greek) form that is comforatable.
I'll endeavour to post something soon.

Paul McK
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Help!The Accents

hello everyone,i'm just a very very beginner.
where can i get something about how to pronounce the accents ' `and^?and some references about listening?
Thank you very much!
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Am I on the right track?

Hi again,

A few of the sentences I have to translate are proving tricky. Am I on the right track with them? Any advice, help or pointers?


o( fi/los o(/n o( e)/xqroj a)pekto/nen u(po\ de/ndrw| h)=n


This one I am battling with - a word-for-word direct translation gives me:

the friend (?) the hostile (keep away?) (passive indicator) tree he was



oi( a)/nqrwpoi oi(\ toi=j profh/taij pepisteu/kasi sofw/teroi ei)si tw=n a)/llwn
...
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Translation Help

Hi,

I have to translate a phrase. I'm not sure of the source. At this point there is a single word I am having difficulty with:



e)pai/deuon



I have the feeling it might be a passive form of "praise".
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Sapphic Stanza

I've just tried my hand for the first time at writing a Sapphic Stanza:

H(merw~n mnh/nas a)po/tas melainw~n
nu~n gra/fw. Nu~ktes de\ pa/lai skotei/nai
h)~san. W~! Plhrei~s de\ te kai\ kapnou~ kai\
h)~san oneirw~n.


but I am suddenly overcome with the fear that there may be as many rules attached to a Sapphic Stanza as there are to, say, a elegy. Are there? and if yes, what are they, or where can I read about ...
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Phonetic transliterations of Greek Vocab

When learning huge vocab lists, I often find it useful to get other people to test me. Knowing a word aurally is usually harder than recognising it on paper, and oral tests also mean that I get tested on the words out of order, which again strenthens my knowledge.

For Latin this is easy enough. Greek however presents a problem when the tester can't read Greek. My solution so far has been to write a ...
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