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Translation Help: Thucydides VII, 81.5

Thucydides VII, 81.5:



to gar apokinduneuein pros anqrwpous apovevohmenous ou pros ekeinwn mallon hn eti h pros twn aqhnaiwn, kai (ama feidw te tis egigneto ep' eupragia hdh safei mh proanalwqhnai tw kai enomizon kai (ws tauth th idea katadamasamenoi lhyesqai autous


Cannot work this out. Something to do with not wantig to throw one's life away...

Thanks
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epi + genitive

epi + genitive

How can this logically denote motion towards a place? The genitive case took on the ablative I thought...

The only suggestion I've heard is that this use is like the use of the genetive to show something that somebody touches, aims for etc. The cases of epi + genitive I've come across have to a certain extent had a sense of making for the place (ep' oikou for instance)

thucy
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Clemency?

Is there a greek equivalant to the english word meaning clemency? In english there is kind of a subtle difference between mercy and clemency and I'm just wondering if greek has different words to express the same difference.

thanks.
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o(ra/w or ei)/dw

The aorist active for o(ra/w and for ei)/dw is listed as ei)=don.
Looking at the stems I would think that ei)=don belongs to ei)/dw.

I don't think ei)/dw occurs in NT Greek so it makes sence that the Koine grammars list this form under o(ra/w but why is it listed for o(ra/w in Classical Greek also, instead of just leaving a blank?
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Requesting grammar check...

Because I'm fairly new to this language, I just want to make shure the grammar of my new signature is correct:

sofia\ di/dwsi a0nqrwpw|~ r9w&mhn.

:) I anyone spots an error could you please let me know. (Also if I've inadvertently copied someone else's signature.)
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How do I say this...

How do I the following in Greek:

Happy Holiday

or

You are late!
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Tavultsoft keyman questions

Hello! I'm using "Tavultsoft keyman" to write classical greek texts on msword. However, i need to write polytonic greek texts within Dreamweaver (html editor), and Photoshop as well. If someone knows what to do please help
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Lucian quote

The Greek I can't fully translate is in Loeb 249, the intro to Tacitus' Annals, p. 237. "Nor, in any case, is it given to many historians - to none, perhaps, of the greatest - to comply with the precept of Lucian (repeated almost to the letter by Ranke): Tou suggrapheos ergon en, hos epraxthay eipein." For not the most stubborn of facts can pass through the brain of a man of genius, and issue ...
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Greek: An Intensive Course

I read recently a minutum of information presented in "Greek: An Intensive Course" and I encountered an apparent fallacy, supposing Herbert Weir Smyth's book to be the paragon of the Greek Grammars. The book predicated the character rho beginning to never have a rough breathing and upsilon beginning always to have a rough breathing; however, as is insinuated above, Smyth's grammar is at variance with the former, saying both always to have a rough breathing. ...
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H & Q Unit 6 English to Greek

Could someone look over these English to Greek sentences for me please. The main points of this unit are:

1. 3rd declension nouns
2. Relative pronouns
3. The subjunctive in independent clauses
4. Prepositions of time

1. Let us be taught during the day at least in order that we may dance during the night.
th=j h(me/raj ge didaxqw/meqa tou= xoreu=sai th=j nukto/j.

2. Young man, if you should rule the land for ...
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