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How Different are all the Dialects?

I was just wondering how different all the Greek dialects truly are. Do they differ substantially from one another (some fundamental grammar concepts are completely different) or is it mostly just slight variations in wording and tone? Is it like an English person trying to read Scots, or is it more like the difference between newspaper English and literary English? How much passive knowledge of the other dialects do you get if you learn one? ...
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The difficulty of learning Ancient Greek?

How difficult is ancient greek compared to Latin?
How difficult is ancient greek compared to all other languages?
What is the most difficult part of ancient greek?
What is the most easiest part of ancient greek?
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Where is the White answer key?

NOTE - I posted this in the White's First Greek Book forum without response. Now it's going here.

I can't seem to download the answer key to White's First Greek Book. Is there any way to get this, or is it temporarily unavailable?

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HELP! (First Greek Writer Key)

I can't download Sidgwick's First Greek Writer Key. The download link on this page:


... obviously does not work. I tried mailing the folks at textkit, but they don't answer.

Could someone please help me? I would be most grateful if someone would mail it to me (phl@oncable.dk) or tell me where and how to download it.


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Ancient Greek pronunciation


Is the pronunciation on that site good/accurate?
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pa/resti ga=j o)mfalo\n prosdrakei=n ai(ma/twn
blosuro\n a)ro/menon a)/goj e)/xein

Eum. 166-167

Can anyone explain to me the usage of "exein" in this sentence? I think it functions to make the participle
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present; hence, " It is at hand for me to behold that the navel of the world bears a terrible curse of blood." However, I am not sure this is correct.
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indirect statement

when the active forms of
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are used to introduce indirect statement, do they always mean command, or can they just mean say?
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The error of Erasmus - has anyone seen this?

I'm starting (again...) to learn greek. One subject that always bothered me was pronunciation, which seems to be a personal guesswork from the author of the particular grammar or course I might be reading at the time. Of course I read a few threads here on this subject, and then I found an article while surfing the web; http://www.bsw.org/?l=72081&a=Art06.html

It defends the abandonment of any attempt at a "scientific" ...
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Learning Greek Cursive

Hi there,

I am starting to learn ancient greek, and I find it slow to print all of my excerises out. In English and Latin, I write everything in long-hand.

Does anyone know of either an easily available book (like on Amazon) or a website which will show in detail how to write all of the greek letters in cursive so I can write in Greek faster? Something especially which shows examples of whole words ...
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