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An Interesting Take...

I have respect for anyone trying to learn Ancient Greek. I have the most respect for those who have already learned Ancient Greek.

For the past few months, I memorized how to read and pronounce the Greek alphabet. I memorized the endings of the first declension. I skipped ahead to verbs. The book "Greek in a Nutshell" was very helpful for something written over a hundred years ago.

However I have realized Greek is much ...
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I'm taking Ancient Greek next year...

...anybody have any advice? I'm still in High School and this is my first college-level course. I'm a little nervous and excited. I feel kind of stupid asking this but is the Ancient Greek alphabet the same as the Modern Greek alphabet? Or does the Ancient Greek alphabet have some Etruscan letters in it. I know I have a lot to learn, so let's start here, shall we? I need to learn the diphthongs, digraphs, ...
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grammar qn: pindar, olympian 1

hi, i've just finished reading pindar olympian 1, and i've figured out the grammar for each word except i'm still confused about one word... i'm prob. being an idiot overlooking something but can someone please explain how fre/naj is being used here:

(1) as an object (although it'd be an "object" of a passive participle)?
(2) as accusative of respect? or
(3) something else?

fqe/gcomai ... to/t' )Aglaotri/ainan a(rpa/sai dame/nta fre/naj i(me/rw|

i (Pindar) declare...(blah ...
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Hey, Andrew! Teach me some Greek! for a homeschooled child

I am homeschooling my grandson this fall and will be using Hey, Andrew!
I know nothing about Greek so this is all new to me (us). He is 10 years old, 5th grade and an avg. student. Am trying to go slow so that he can absorb everything and not overload him with too many new things.

Any opinions about this beginners course for his age group? Any comments, suggestions will be greatly appreciated- positive, ...
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codes?!? in homer's and tragedians' intros

this sounds bizarre, and i don't find co-incidental patterns interesting, but i haven't heard about this before and i'm wondering if anyone here has heard about this and whether it's been generally approved/rejected:

i'm just reading The Homer of Aristotle by D Margoliuoth, Oxford 1923 who says that there was a practice of all Greek tragedians, mentioned in Diogenes Laertius, of inserting cryptic signatures in the tragedies to prove their authenticity. It then sets out ...
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Greek stickers for keyboard

:idea: For those who were looking where to get stickers with GREEKalphabet, I myself found a good link:
http://www.latkey.com/prod_cat_1.asp?SubCat=9
They have free international delivery, it is quite fast. Hope it is useful.....
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what does this mean??

I have a question about a word I am not familar with in Greek. It is found at the end of a "Hail Mary" in Greek. It is "MAS."

TWRA TOU THANATOU MAS, AMHN.

What does it mean?
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Smyth XREF

Hi All,

Over the last few weeks I've been working on a cross-reference for Smyth's Greek Grammar. It is now available at http://www.greekgeek.org. Look for it in the table of contents frame.

The xref tries to relate each of Smyth's text citations to the Grammar's paragraphs. So...if you've ever wondered, "Does Smyth have anything to say about this line of Thucydides?", you can now find out.

As I state ...
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autos tetartos elthen

On page 257 of Thraymachus the sentence, "au)to\j te/tartoj h]lqen." is translated as, "he came with three others".

Shouldn't that sentence mean, "he came fourth"?








EDIT: Spelling
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Help with translation

o(i pa/lai sofoi\ ou)k apoqnh/skousin a)lla\ paideusin a)ei/


First of all, did the above go through and, if so, does the translation read:


The wise ones of long ago have not died but they always teach.


I should say that I am using a book called Ancient Greek: A New Approach
by Carl A.P. Ruck. The book has no answer key and no attribution is given for the above sentence, though it occurs in a ...
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