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A book...

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Just testing SPIonic

a)gorh&nde

Just testing!

Regards,
Adelheid
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Goodwin's Greek Grammar

Just aquired this b/c it was interesting and cheap. I've got a 1951 MacMillan edition.

Any particular strenghts/weakness/caveats for this book? So far it seems to lack any mention of abluat (e.g. when dicussing leipw/elipon style verbs)

Thucydides
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Liddel and Scott

What is the difference between the different editions? Is a non-ninth edition worth buying?

Is is true that there's going to be a new dictionary coming out to replace Liddel and Scott (or an official update or something?)

Thucydides
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The ~-sign

I have a minor question concerning Greek. What does the ~-sign that is sometimes positioned over a letter (e. g.: ã) indicate?

Thank you. :)
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Greek: an Intensive Course by Hansen and Quinn

Does anyone else use this book? I picked this one up about a month ago and have been impressed by its thoroughness, which is really important to someone learning it on their own, like me. There is no answer key for most of the book, though, and I would hate to find out that I've been doing something majorly wrong for six months. What does everyone else think of this book?
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The Best Way

I downloaded "First Greek Book". I've got the alphabet mostly memorized, and can transliterate the Lesson 1 words and give the names of the letters. So, on to Lesson 2. It talks about the cirumflex, which (always?) goes on long syllables. How does the circumflex indicate which syllable gets the most emphasis? And the grave, can anyone describe in real life terms what makes that different from the acute?

Does the long symbol over a ...
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phobias

I read somewhere that the original prefixes for different types of phobias were in Greek. I was wondering if anybody knew what "decoy-phobia" would be. I used a free translation service, but it couldn't give it to me in English characters/spelled phonetically. δόλωμα
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The Fine Art of Philology

Two questions:

1) What are the good philology books? I've got Sihler, and I understand that it's fairly good/authoratative/reasonable (and expensive...). What are the other important works? How do they differ? Are they worth obtaining?

2) How exactly is philology taught? At universities as part of classics courses I would imagine, but otherwise? I have no idea. All I know I've picked up by browsing Sihler (a fascinating past-time... can take up hours)
And what ...
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new classical pronunciation of sophocles

i just found this new reconstructed pronunciation of sophocles, electra, 1126-1170, it's not in the main menu of the "rhapsodoi" site so i didn't know it existed until today...

if anyone hasn't listened to the rhythm of greek iambic trimeter before, this is definitely worth listening to. iambic tri's rhythm was considered "most similar to normal speaking" of all the poetry metres. the greek is really nice: a classic grieving scene from one of sophocles' ...
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