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Greek: an Intensive Course by Hansen and Quinn

Does anyone else use this book? I picked this one up about a month ago and have been impressed by its thoroughness, which is really important to someone learning it on their own, like me. There is no answer key for most of the book, though, and I would hate to find out that I've been doing something majorly wrong for six months. What does everyone else think of this book?
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The Best Way

I downloaded "First Greek Book". I've got the alphabet mostly memorized, and can transliterate the Lesson 1 words and give the names of the letters. So, on to Lesson 2. It talks about the cirumflex, which (always?) goes on long syllables. How does the circumflex indicate which syllable gets the most emphasis? And the grave, can anyone describe in real life terms what makes that different from the acute?

Does the long symbol over a ...
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phobias

I read somewhere that the original prefixes for different types of phobias were in Greek. I was wondering if anybody knew what "decoy-phobia" would be. I used a free translation service, but it couldn't give it to me in English characters/spelled phonetically. δόλωμα
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The Fine Art of Philology

Two questions:

1) What are the good philology books? I've got Sihler, and I understand that it's fairly good/authoratative/reasonable (and expensive...). What are the other important works? How do they differ? Are they worth obtaining?

2) How exactly is philology taught? At universities as part of classics courses I would imagine, but otherwise? I have no idea. All I know I've picked up by browsing Sihler (a fascinating past-time... can take up hours)
And what ...
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new classical pronunciation of sophocles

i just found this new reconstructed pronunciation of sophocles, electra, 1126-1170, it's not in the main menu of the "rhapsodoi" site so i didn't know it existed until today...

if anyone hasn't listened to the rhythm of greek iambic trimeter before, this is definitely worth listening to. iambic tri's rhythm was considered "most similar to normal speaking" of all the poetry metres. the greek is really nice: a classic grieving scene from one of sophocles' ...
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Pindar Quote

Can someone help me translate this ? ?

Mh fila yuxa Biov aqanatov speude tan dempraxton autlei maxaman


I was guessing it was something like, "Not love soul life not death strives my firend ? to exaust the battle" ? ? ?
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Other classical dialects

It seems to me that Attic should be viewed as a dialect of Ionic with Dorian influences. Instead, textbooks seem to treat it like it's a language in it's own right. Does anyone here know of any textbooks that explain the Ionic and the Doric and, through them, the Attic?


Or, failing that, how can I find out more about these other dialects?
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WHAT IS THE HISTORIC MEANING OF THE GREEK KEY

Just wondering what the historic meaning is of the Greek key.
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relative seldom repeated

Goodwin & Gulick 1039 say 'A relative is seldom repeated *in a new case* in the same sentence. Either it is omitted and understood in the latter part of the sentence, or a personal or demonstrative pronoun takes its place.' -- but they give only a few examples.

Does anyone know of a fuller treatment?

Many thanks
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teach yourself ancient greek (Henry & Betts)

Do any of you know if "Teach Yourself Ancient Greek" by Allan Henry and Gavin Betts, is a good book?
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