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Herodot, Histories book 3

kw~j d' a)\n ei)/h xrh~ma kathrthme/non mounarxi/h,
th|~ e)/cesti a)neuqu/nw| poi/eein ta\ bou/letai;

I just have no idea how to translate the second part of the sentence, even though I know what it means. :-(
One of Dareios helpers is just going on about how monarchy sucks and how much better democracy is.
The first part of the sentence is (I ...
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Ãœbung macht den Meister.

It's a proverb I got while learning German at highschool. I want to put this in Ancient Greek and paste it on the wall. Indirect translation is welcome. If there's a similar proverb already put in AG it is most welcome. My attempt is like this:

mele/th teu/xei te/ktona
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double interogative

How do you translate a question that has two interogatives following each other.
ti/j po/qen ei)= su/;
Does this mean, who are you and where are you from, or is it just, where are you from?
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Itacism

What's the current consensus regarding the time of this change? (Y to I and so on).

How did those rare medieval westerners who actually knew Greek pronounce Greek words before Reuchlin and Erasmus had it all "straightened out"?
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Tiny writing

Having just started on Greek I am going to have a whinge about the textbooks - why in all of them do they use such a tiny font to reproduce the Greek alphabet? Even modern textbooks suffer from this. I can read perfectly well in English and Latin without glasses, but as soon as I pick up a Greek textbook the fresnel lens has to come out (a magnifier). In some, the grammar is written ...
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Greek Vocab

Hey guys,

Im new here. I was jus wondering about the vocab tool page. It looks like there's only latin vocab stuff on there, or is it just me?. Anywhere I can find Greek vocab?

Thanks. :wink:
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want to learn greek

I talk a lot to a friend in cyprus. I would really enjoy learning greek so I can communicate in her native language. She write things all the time in greek but using english letters. This is what I would like to learn. I would also like to speak it properly. In exchange I could help with english and french. If anyone is interested please e mail me at cyber_nikon@hotmail.com ...
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Representing Greek

I'm sure this topic has been done to death, but I can't seem to read Greek text in this forum using my browser (Safari, using Mac OS X.3).
I have SPIonic installed. I have no problems using the Perseus site. I'm probably being obtuse, but perhaps someone can suggest what the problem is.
xai=rete
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kopos kopon luei

In my reader there is a saying that goes like this; ko/poj ko/pon lu/ei
I think I get the drift but I am not sure.
Toil dissolves toil.
In other words doing the toil now prevents hardship later. Is that right?
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The Words of a Math Division.

h(miseia moi=ra/ e)sti to\ e(\n toi=n duoi=n.I think this sentence means 'one (part) divided by two is a half part.
But what does toi=n mean.
And what is the form duoi=n.

Thank you.

Edit. I figured it out: toi=n and duoi=n.
Dual Genitive of the article and of du/o.
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