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Sapphic Stanza

I've just tried my hand for the first time at writing a Sapphic Stanza:

H(merw~n mnh/nas a)po/tas melainw~n
nu~n gra/fw. Nu~ktes de\ pa/lai skotei/nai
h)~san. W~! Plhrei~s de\ te kai\ kapnou~ kai\
h)~san oneirw~n.


but I am suddenly overcome with the fear that there may be as many rules attached to a Sapphic Stanza as there are to, say, a elegy. Are there? and if yes, what are they, or where can I read about ...
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Phonetic transliterations of Greek Vocab

When learning huge vocab lists, I often find it useful to get other people to test me. Knowing a word aurally is usually harder than recognising it on paper, and oral tests also mean that I get tested on the words out of order, which again strenthens my knowledge.

For Latin this is easy enough. Greek however presents a problem when the tester can't read Greek. My solution so far has been to write a ...
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Alguém daqui fala português?

Alguém daqui fala português? Eu gostaria muito de aprender o latim e o grego, mas para aprender em outro idioma que não é o meu, fica mais difícil ainda. Alguém poderia me auciliar?
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Smith's Greek Course

For those who, like me, might be dabbling with ‘Initia Graeca’ by Sir William Smith,
I offer my suggested answers to the early exercises …
others to follow, time allowing -
Corrections and comments always welcome, naturally
Best Wishes


INITIA GRAECA – EXERCISES

Ex I
A.
th=j phgh=j
th\n a0reh/n
toi=n phgai=n
th|= nu/mfh|
ta\j Mou=saj


1. of the fountain
2. the virtue/valour (obj.)
3. of/for/to the two fountains
4. to/for the bride ...
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Orphic Hymns

Does anyone know where I can find the Hymns of Orpheus in Greek? Thanks in advance.

Chris Weimer
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Quick scansion question

Do "ai" and "oi" scan long or short? I'm rather confused on this - is it variable perchance? :?
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Lexicon with Diagammai

Someone, in a different thread, mentioned that they had a (mental?) lexicon of Homer with Digammas. Is there a print one? Or any good list of what words had digammas where?
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Dialect of the Homeric Hymns

I have a couple of questions about the so-called "Homeric Hymns." First of all, since they are attributed to Homer, I assume that they are written in the epic dialect; is this accurate?
Secondly, I was wondering about how difficult these hymns would be to read for a relatively new student of Greek. Would they be comparable in difficulty to the epic poems, or would it be more like a first year Greek student trying ...
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The sound ae

What Greek sound is being represented by the letters "ae" in English transcription?

In particular, how would I write my username Astraea in Greek?
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the greek translation of 'procul harun'

Hi

I know i shouldn't be asking for a simple sentence, but I’m going to anyway :roll:

How do you translate the Latin sentence 'procul harun' correctly into Greek.
It means something like 'beyond these things' in Latin but I need to know how it translated into Greek, and how it's spelled.

I've looked up the words:

beyond=peran
these= aftoi/aftes/afta
thing=pragma

These are modern greek words, ...
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