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kathedountai

On Thursday I wasted 4 hours of my life on a 'Klausur Griechisch 12', as did my classmates. :cry:

I so hate translating Lukian, so of course it was a Lukian text we had to translate :-P.

Anyway, this was not a test my teacher had set, but some external board and their commentary was very ...
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a- in English and alpha privativum

Hi, I was just wondering about the a- in the English lanuage, which seems to be used like the Greek alpha privativum. Of course theism and atheism are just the Greek words, but 'atypical', as the opposite of typical, for example seems to be a newer 'invention'. Did this a- come from the Greek alpha privativum?
I'm just a bit confused because 'a-' has 13 meanings in my English etymological dictionary, but the meaning the ...
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Centaur Systems Gramma

Has anyone used the Centaur System Gramma program to learn Greek?

http://www.centaursystems.com/default.html

My son and I are thinking of switching from Koine to the Athenaze book featured in this software, but will miss being able to access the phonetic pronunciation in Strong's Koine dictionary to supplement our current Koine text book.

Has anyone used this software to study Koine??

Do some of the verb and noun drills match up ...
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athenaze groups??

Are there any Athenaze study groups anywhere online??

If not, is anyone interested in starting one??
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simonides verse translation.

hello,

i would like to know the translation in greek of the Simonides Thermopyle epitaph :

Go and tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.
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VICTORY!!!

nenikh/kamen
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Memory Tools, Vocabulary Building

Greetings All,
I have been lurking (and enjoying! :D ) all the conversations. Thanks for the great site !
I am a palm user and depend on it like a third arm (I manage a large IT infrastructure for the University of Virgina Libraries). I needed also to work on my vocabulary in greek (my hobby and passion). I found a vendor SouthPaw on the web ...
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marking up textkit .pdfs

i was wondering if anyone here actually edits the .pdfs they download from textkit, putting in extra marginalia. i just started marking up sidgwick's "easy selections from plato", scanning the text using the pencil tool and putting in post-it notes on the top of the page with extra notes about specific words, to make it even more beginner-friendly.

if other people do this too with other textkit books, and it's not a breach of some ...
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I came, I saw, I conquered!

Out of curiosity, how do you translate I came, I saw, I conquered (Veni, vidi, vici.) into Greek?
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Learning Reading Greek

Hello everybody,

I'm looking for a kind of guide for reading greek.

How can I learn to read greek ?

Is there something like a child book for learning reading greek ?

And no advice, I should take the ABC, I mean greek reading, also with the accents.

Thank you

Asterix
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