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Best textbook for someone interested in learning Greek?

My question is twofold: first, I'm looking for advice on the best textbook on Ancient Greek designed for the student who wants to learn on his own; second, I'm wondering if anyone knows if an answer key exists for Chase and Phillips A New Introduction to Greek This is the textbook from which I first studied Greek, and I actually managed to work my way through the entire text. At that time, though, I was ...
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Golden apple

Hiya Greeks. I need this for a painting I'm doing.

As you will recall, an apple of pure Hesperian gold was thrown down by Eris, when all the full-faced presence of the gods ranged in the halls of Peleus; the gleaming rind of which was inscribed with the words For the most fair. A feud thereupon arose, with question unto whom it were due, Herè, Aphrodite and Pallas each claiming this meed of fairest. And ...
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Tones in Greek and Chinese

Some days ago I found out this game for practicing chinese tones and I'm wondering if the way they are pronounced may be the same as greek tones should be pronounced. In the intro page there are four ma's, if you put the cursor over every of them you will hear the pronunciation. There is a flat tone, an "oxytone", a low tone, and something that may be contrary to a circumflex. I'd apreciate someone's ...
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H&Q 12 English to Greek

Can someone look over these English to Greek sentences, please? The topics for this unit are:
a. Present and imperfect of –mi verbs
b. Fear clauses

1. When we heard the messenger in the assembly, we feared that the hoplites would not lead the women down to the sea.
o9/te de\ to\n a)/ggelon h)kou/samen e)n th|= e)kklhsi/a| to/te e)fobh/qhmen mh\ oi( o(pli/tai ta\j gunai=kaj pro\j qa/lassan ou) katago/goien.

2. Do not fear ...
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missing grammar

Hi, everybogy:
I have a quesion concerning the following sentence by a 6th c. AD author John of Scythopolis (PG 4, 17 B):

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All' en tois Areopagitais te^nikauta chronou bouleo^n, hate
dikaste^s aklinestatos, ho pammegas Dionusios, adekaston
apeneime te^i kata ton pneumatophoron Paulon ale^theiai te^n
pse^phon, erro^sthai te polla phrasas te^ to^n Areopagito^n
anoe^to^i semnote^ti, ton ale^the^ kai panepiskopon krite^n
ennoias Christon Ie^soun, ton tou Theou kai Patros Huion
monogene^ kai Logon, hon ho ...
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A teeny favor...

...since I'm a Latinist, I'm going to ask on bended knee if a Hellenist will translate something for me (I feel so goofy asking this but only this once, please!)

"Good luck on your Greek final, Alexandra!"
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H&Q 12 Greek to English

I'm having trouble with this sentence from the Greek to English exercise.

di/dacai to\n a)delfo\n ge th\n grapikh/n. a)/neu ga\r tau/thj th=j te/xnhj ou0/te gra/fetai pote kala\ bibli/a u(p' a)ndrw=n tw=n grafe/wn kaloume/nwn ou0/te kalw=j a)kou/ousin ou(=toi u(po/ ge tw=n sofw=n.

Tentatively, I translate it as:
Teach your brother writing. For without that skill, no good books are ever written by the men called writers nor are they spoken well of by the ...
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Scholarly editions

Oxford Classical Texts have a full text of any work, apparatus criticus, the introduction may or may not be in Latin. No other help

Loeb have a full text, apparatus criticus, facing translation

Aris & Phillips have a full text, app. crit., facing translation, many have instructive introductions in English, a commentary which rarely deals with linguistic points more often filling gaps in historical/mythological/political etc knowledge

Cambridge "Green & Yellow" Greek and Latin Classics have ...
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'The book is on the table.'

Hello, everyone, first message here.

I come from a language-related community called Unilang, and one of the things members there like doing is compiling lists of translations (on different topics) in different languages. Well, one of the sentences that showed up once was the basic 'The book is on the table.' (as another member there defined it, this expression is a kind of "Hello World!" for natural languages .). We already had the Modern ...
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