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a new whole poem by Sappho found!


congratulations all Greek poetry lovers!

I wonder when and where we get to see the text
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Cassius Dio

Hi fellow textkittens/texkitoi
I am looking for Cassius Dio's Historia Romana on line (greek text) or for downloading, has anyone a link?
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I've been skipping around the Loeb Baebrius & Phaedrus (ed. Perry) which is an ornament to the series: it contains an excellent introduction to the entire tradition of fable writing and a 100+ pg. appendix titled "An Analytical Survey of Greek & Latin Fables in the Aesopic Tradition" that gives a summary and references for nearly every fable that has come down to us in Greek or Latin. Anyways, as a fun exercise I thought ...
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"full moon"

Hi, everyone.

What is the ancient/modern Greek word or phrase for "full moon?"

Thanks for your help.
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The Authorship of Prometheus Bound

Any opinions or ideas about the authorship of Prometheus Bound? In my understanding of the matter: Aeschylean authorship was never questioned in ancient times, but Mark Griffith's study has provided quality statistics which seem to show that the language of the play differs significantly from the other Aeschylean works. But (and even Griffith admits this) we have only seven of Aeschylus' plays, and three of them comprise a trilogy, and are therefore likely from the ...
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I need a word...

how does one express in Greek the idea of "to exchange", meaning 'I give you and you give me at the same time; I give you something and you pay off with something'.

I guess it should be some prefixal derivative of "ameibesthai" or "allattein" or "didonai", but I can't figure it out right now... :(
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Need a Translation of a Sentence

Here's the sentence:

To be only body is to be an animal; To be only spirit is to
be an angel; To fuse them together is to be a human being.

Thanks in advance for your efforts.

PS: This is for a wordreference thread-see here:

You can post directly into the thread if you want or I can post there on your behalf.

Thanks again,
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"Direct reading" style Greek text?

I started a thread in the latin forum asking for opinions on Hans Orberg's "lingua latina" texts (described here),
and one poster asked if anything like this exists for ancient Greek.

So, I'll ask the question here: are any "direct-reading" style texts like "Lingua Latina" available for ancient greek?
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Ancient Greek last names

Well, was there such a thing? I'm trying to find a list of the earliest Greek last names. It's hard to find a list of these, let alone info on this topic. (Please tell me it's at least pre-byzantine! :o )
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