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Hi everyone!

It's been a long time! Indeed I lost my main computer, I changed my life, the continent, my language...
Well, the good news are I'm still studying greek (and I hope to keep doing it!)

This week I started translating a series of maxims from... (if anybody recognize them please tell me the author) this is the first one; the thing is I'm doing this translation into French, (mainly cause my ancient greek ...
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Feminines: Declension I - Anyone willing to proofread?

I just wanted to know if I am understanding the cases, so I constructed English sentences using the greek words in the way the tense prescribes. Am I correct?
Singular Only
Stem: τιμα (honour)
N: Ones τιμα stems from ones actions.
V: O' my τιμα, forsake me not!
A: Pain brings τιμαν.
G: The level of ones τιμης determines ones social rank.
D: Ι fight for my τιμη.

I know some of the sentances are ...
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Method question about declensions learning

Hi all,

I'm teaching Greek and Latin to secondary school kids.
I've decided to teach them both languages in parallel starting from Homer (following basically Pharr's method) with XVIth/XIXth century Latin translations (Didotiana basically) and a French one (i'd do or from a printed edition).

Now, i'm about to start the learning with the 5th grade pupils (first year of Greek and Latin) and i was thinking that instead of learning the declension traditionally starting ...
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Help With Declension I.

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quick modern greek pronunciation question

Lately I have been using a "Byzantine" pronunciation for reading Greek (in which everything is the same as Modern Greek except that οι and υ are pronounced like Attic υ). I've been having very few problems with this method until I came across this ending: -ευνται. How do you speakers of Modern Greek pronounce it? -ev-n-de with 3 syllables? Or am I missing something? Thanks!
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εο pronunciation

My thick Germanic based tongue betrays me how is this pronounced?
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Learning Koine

Salvete, discipuli magistrique sapientiae. Quid Agitis hodie? I have a couple of questions for those who have put time and effort into learning to read the original New Testament:

1. What would you recommend to initial get acquainted with Greek: to go ahead and start with Koine or to start out with some other variation, e.g. Attic, or modern Greek?

2. What textbook is recommended for learning Greek for reading the New Testament? I like ...
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