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Verbs - Best Reference Guides?

I would love to get peoples opinion on investing in a good Verb Reference Guide. I use the "Big Gold Book of Latin Verbs"... There doesn't appear to be one for Greek.

The one I'm leaning toward at this time is "All the Greek Verbs" by N. Marione. The only drawback I see is it's in Italian.

Any thoughts out there as to Greek Verb Reference Guides?


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introduction to Greek

hi all,
I've finally decided that latin doesn't take enough time out of my day, and made the veeerrrryyy beginnings of a plunge into Greek.
The books I bought were:
an introduction to greek by Crosby and Schaeffer (the most serious of the three, and the most wet, owing to my rolled-down-during-the-rain-this-morning window)
Teach yourself Ancient Greek
and :oops: , i've forgotten the name, but it is ...
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double Ï„

Hi guys!

before anything I would like to say thank you because you are really helping me in this learning adventure:

now, I have a question about pronunciation: I've seen that many times the double Ï„ was changed in the modern greek for a double sigma,

θάλαττη /// θάλασση
γλώττα ... γλώσσα

just to mention some of them, but I would like to know what it the pronunciation on classic greek for this double consonant, ...
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Little T&A

For those of you interested in the theoretical ground of this discussion, I can offer only this meager fare.

Most modern theories of tense and aspect developed in response to a very small section in Hans Reichenbach's "Elements of Symbolic Logic" (1947). Reichenbach there considers, in general terms, the difference among these three sentences:

I have lost my keys.
I lost my keys.
I had lost my keys.

Each sentence describes the same PAST event. ...
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Allen's Greek Answer Key?

Hey! Does anyone know of an answer key to James Turney Allen's Classical/Ancient Greek?


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Using Greek Characters: Quick Note for Windows Users

Using Greek Characters: Quick Note for Windows Users out there - Windows XP, specifically

Contrary to what one might think, it is very easy to use Greek Characters on your computer - if you are using the Windows Operating System - especially if you are using Windows XP. You simply need to go into the Control Panel and choose the Regional and Language Options which is the little desk globe icon (it's listed alphabetically). ...
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Heretofore Unmentioned Greek Textbook

It lately occurred to me that I should perhaps mention here the Greek textbook we use at St. John's College.

When I was an undergraduate we were still using Chase and Phillips. But sometime in the mid-1970s we switched to a manual written by two tutors (professors) at the College. It is called "An Introduction to Ancient Greek".

I've no classroom experience with the text. But based on the parts I've read, I would recommend ...
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A Note on the Semantics of the Aorist and Perfect

I recently discovered some interesting observations concerning the interpretation of the aorist and perfect tenses. Among linguists these observations are well-known. But I don't recall any discussion of them within our forums.

Yet now and then arises here the question, "What is the semantic difference between the aorist and the perfect?" We all (should) know the (more or less) textbook answer: the aorist discloses the action of the verb simply as occurring, "an action pure ...
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