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Conversational Greek

Does anyone know of a conversational Greek book, similar to John Traupman's Conversational Latin?
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Genitive case

One of my books is "Introduction to Attic Greek" by Mastronarde, and in Unit 3 he begins his explanation of the Greek cases. I have a basic question on the genitive case, and I'll use the word "road" that he gave in an example. His example merely enumerated the case endings for singular and plural, and did not give an an example of how each case would show up in a sentence.

My question involves ...
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subordinate clauses

Can words belonging to subordinate clauses such as local clauses be placed within the independent clause? I recently saw an instance of a word belonging in a clause introduced by a relative adverb but was actually placed before the relative adverb.
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Textbook exercise

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Reading Plato

Seeing as I'm nearing the end of my adventure with Mr. Hansen and Mr. Quinn, I want to know what I can or can't tackle afterwards. The main reason I wanted to study Greek was Plato. I love Plato and everything he writes, so I want to read him, but what kind of reading is it? Is it something I could read after just finishing that "Intensive Course"? He seems simple in English.
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For those who find memorizing Greek vocabulary challenging

Greek vocabulary is not as challenging ast it seems; rather, pathetic beginner's curriculums make it challenging. When I started memorizing Greek verbs, I became boggled down by the seemingly limitless number and variety of changes in the stem of a verb. Once I began studying Smyth's section on "Changes in the Verb stem," everything became clear to me. For anyone just beginning to learn Greek, do not study any verbs save those used for paradigms ...
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Eumenides 269-270

o)/yei de\ kei)/ tij a)/lloj h)/liten brotw=n
h)\ qeo\n h)\ ce/non
tin' a)sebw=n† h)\ toke/aj fi/louj,
e)/xonq' e(/kaston th=j di/khj e)pa/cia.

Does "ei" introduce an indirect question here and is "asebwn" a pariciple or an adjective modifying "brotwn"? I translated this passage:

"and you will see whether someone else of profaned mortal men offended either a god or some guest or beloved parents, each having the things deserving of justice."
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