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One question to everyone...

Can you tell me please from which countries you are and why you learn ancient Greek? I am Greek and i want to see the reason why you learn and why the Greeks donot want to learn.

Thank you
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diphthong ου

Diphthong is in vogue these days. :P

I have been reading ου like English oo in pool until recently. I missed it even when I was studying Pharr, but he says it was like oh-oo. And other grammar books as well say it was so and became like oo later.

If I tune my pronunciation so as to pronounce even the iota-subscripts like a proper i-glide, should ...
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From a Latin Enthusiast...

Oddly enough... after two years of Latin in High School, I have actually became increasingly helpless to marvel at Greek writing... and I was wanting someones opinion...

I enjoy latin alot, its helped me alot through school from parsing words etc. but I have not acted on pursuing Greek for two reasons.

1) I AM still taking a latin course, and I'm just afraid I may get a little ahead of myself if study both ...
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Famous Greek Quotations

I'm looking for a page of famous Ancient Greek quotations, in particular ones with a fairly positive tone. I'm using a series of such phrases with Latin ones as decoration around the perimetre of the ceiling of my apartment's living room — For anyone who's been in the Vatican, that's where I got the idea.
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reading greek

whichh is easier to read in greek: the book of james, or 1 john - 3 john?

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Diphthong ηυ

Does the diphthong ηυ pronounced as a + oo? All the time I thought it pronounced as + oo... :oops:
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Archaizing Katharevousa works

Can anyone tell me which katharevousa works most closely adhere to Classical models? and also which authors
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Sophocles Translations


I am currently reading some Greek plays, specifically Sophocles The Oedipus Cycle. This collection contains the plays Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and last but not least, Antigone. The plays have been loosely and poetically translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald in their book (just to give credit where credit is due!). Throughout the book there are several lines of what I presume to be ancient Greek, and my curiosity has gotten the ...
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Prounouncing double vowels...

I am wondering how to pronounce a double vowel, such as in:

διίφιλος (dear to Zeus).

is it simply a long sound, deeee-philos? Or are the 2 iota's pronounced differently, dee-eye-philos? Or the other way around....deye-ee-philos?

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