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Fathers and Phratries

Can somebody philological help me with these please?

- How likely is it that phratry and pater are related? If so, how so?
- How likely is that the festival name 'apatouria' comes from either pater or phratria or both?

Thucydides
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The future lasts a long time

I have very basic questions, some of them to do with motivation, which the more experienced and erudite contributors might find strange if not barbaric. But here goes. I've started the first book of Athenaze and am, in the long-term, primarily interested in reading Homeric Greek, Plato & Aristotle. But I still find it amazingly difficult to read very basic sentences in the Greek alphabet. Any advice? How long does this last, 2 years, 5? ...
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A New Disciple

ARgh.... :oops: :oops: :oops:

I'm really sorry... I wanted to quote your post and I seem to have messed it up totally... something went really wrong :cry: .

Did you save it at all?

Emma
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aspirated rho

Where does the aspiration go?


i.e. Is it before, during, or after the rho?

(Rho seems hard enough to pronounce, even without the aspiration.)
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metre question on Sophocles

Can anybody help with this verse?

Oed.T. 332

e)gw\ ou)/t' e)mauto\n ou)/te s' a)lgunw=. ti\ tau/t'

I know it's iambic trimeter but i can't apply it. :roll: :?:
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Beta Testers Wanted

Hi All,

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A couple of our generous peers here at Textkit have already begun beta-testing this software. And I am now looking for more volunteers.

If you are interested; and are a user of Internet Explorer release 6+, please visit http://www.greekgeek.org. Once there, in ...
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A message from Nike, the sportsman's Muse

Here's a couple of lines of iambic trimeter that should be topical in a few weeks time.

O)lumpiaze h(suxwj touj gnwrimouj
a)spazomai kai diaferoite sun qew|


There must be room for improvement!

Paul McK
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Continuing studies

Hello everyone!

I've been learning Ancient Greek for the past year as part of my course at university, using Athenaze books one and two (supplemented in the parts that they lack by my wonderful tutor!), but I'm planning on taking either some Latin modules or Ancient History modules instead of continuing onto Intermediate Greek next year to try and keep my breadth of study as wide as possible - when Greek takes 2 of your ...
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what's the best book for...

learning to read the fragments of heraclitus?

i know different books prepare students more for certain styles of writing than others, so i'd like to know which book would be best for this.

even if you don't have an opinion on this, i'd still like your opinion on which is the most simple to use. i've been using wheelock's for latin, and i've liked it a lot. a greek book with a similar structure would ...
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What is the best way to.......

I am in the process of learning Greek, and have been studying it on my own. I have been using some different textbooks and even some online courses. Though I must admit that I am having a little trouble grasping all the declensions and syntax. There are just sooooo many diffeent ones that I just feel a little overwelmed. Does it just take a long time to get it all? Any suggestions?
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