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The Greek Third Declension

Hi,

I am having problems grasping the 3rd declension (in Ancient Greek). All the grammars I have consulted seem to just decline 10-20 nouns from this declension in full and assume you're set; whereas I prefer to know the rule that causes those endings to be employed. What different sub-declensions are there? What's the difference between the various consonental sub-declensions and i- and u-stems? (in terms of different endings)

I'm rather confused by this; when ...
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Accents and their ways

Has anyone some small rules about the accents in the greek language relating to the declinasion ?

Something revealing short and easy to understand.

Thanx for your efforts.
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qn for french classicists: "good" translations of

hi, i 'd like to know from people here whose first language is french, which are the "good"/"respected" french translations of major greek works like e.g. homer, sophocles, pindar &c. obviously in english the handful og "respected" translations of e.g. homer are well-known to us here; i'd like to know if french classicists have their "respected" translations as well. thanks, chad. :)
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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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