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Significance of accents in ancient Greek

What should I do with Greek accents, when reading ancient Greek aloud?

Is it a question of pitch? I presume it isn't stress.

P.
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Harry Potter in ancient greek

Sorry if you already knew this, but I thought it could be interesting...

When I was doing a search in google, this thing about Harry Potter being translated into ancient greek appeared. Maybe it's worth reading it after all.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 469023.stm

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... 9?v=glance
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Practice Is Everything

Oh, how that rings true when speaking about Greek... (I am a beginner and have been studying for roughly two months...)

"Practice Is Everything" is a quote by Periander, as far as I know, often misquoted as "Practice Makes Perfect".

What I'd like to know is how the quote was originally coined in Greek. Does anybody know?

Please include some hints on how to read the Greek "type fonts" here in Text Kit in your ...
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Greek Grammars in Spanish

Does anyone know any Greek Grammars written in Spanish. I know it is probably not likel. Older Spanish teachers who taught Greek probably used Latin for teaching.
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Greek script question

Hi, I've just started learning Modern Greek and I know this is a forum for people learning Ancient Greek, but I hope someone can help me anyway. Maybe it is appilicable to Ancient Greek too. It regards the stress accents. I read that they are, as a convention, omitted on words written entirely in capital letters, but my Greek teacher said you can do it. So does this mean it is not wrong to put ...
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Question on Colloquia Familiaria

In J. Posselius' Colloquia Familiaria, there is a word I can not find in the Liddell dictionary or elsewhere: qrwpi/an. It is found in the sentence: kuri/os qrwpi/an sou, au)th\, dei=pnon e)lqe/tw.

Any help on understanding the word would be very much appreciated.

Thanks.
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Translation? Exercise

Is it time again for one of those fatuous wastes-of-time which I post now and again? How about translating (rewording into Greek idiom first will guarantee a better result) a little quip from a much maligned politician who was also a classicist of the highest ability...

History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.

Extra Brownie points for anyone identifying it (without Google!!).

Good luck & fun,
Paul McK
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Need a few words

Hello people, I'm new here. I study greek and latin at my school, as well as hebrew, I'm also doing ancient egyptian in my free time. Someone asked me to translate a few words. I have a greek-dutch dictonary, but not dutch to greek, so I can't look up the words I need, could any of you help me? Here are the words:

Support
Transparent
Quality
Experience
Multicolored (as in: having many colors)
Instrument
Feeling ...
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teaching...

Hello!
I am writing a book for beginners I would love to hear some of your advice. My main problem is that I can't find really useful information about teaching greek, something about didactics etc. Are there any well-defined orientations? Can I find at least a history of teaching Greek? It might seem funny, but I feel unconfortable not having a theoretical beckground...
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