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LSJ help

I was assigned, being the overactive Greek student I am, to look up a certain phrase in the LSJ Supplement. I, um, can't find it, partly because the LSJ supplement doesn't seem to do things by phrases and partly because I can't seem to see the relevence of anything I could find to the words under discussion.

The phrase was foinikisth\n basi/leion from page 62, line 4-5 of Mather and Hewitt's "Xenophon's Anabasis: Books I-IV." ...
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How do you know whether you have the most recent SPIonic fon

How can you tell you have the most recent version of SPIonic Greek font, since all the files are labelled: SPIONIC_TTF?
chris
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weak vs strong grades

In vowel gradation, why are some vowels called strong and others weak?
What is strong or weak about them?
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More Aristophanes

Aristophanes Ranae:

I am familiar with oi)mwze as a colloquial "be hanged", but I am a little more troubled by the indicative in line 178. Literally, the second half of the line seems to translate as "will he be not be hanged?" ou)k oi)mw/cetai;.
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arist frogs 103

Can anyone help me with:

ma)lla plei=n h\) mai/nomai

Aristophanes Frogs 103

malla = me alla?
plein = contr. of pleion?

thanks
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subjunctive in relative clause

Hi, everybody:
Smyth, 1786 says: "relative clauses requiring the subjunctive MUST have 'an'"; 2545c gives the impression that subjunctive without "an" in relative claues is used in indirect questions only; and yet the only two examples 2553 gives are WITHOUT "an" and are not questions.
What should one make of this?
Thanks in advance.
Arkadi
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Is Anyone Else Studying Chase and Phillips?

Hello,

I'm in the 14th chapter of Chase and Phillips' A New Introduction to Greek. If anyone else is studying Greek through this book, I'd be grateful to be a partner in learning with that person. Let me know!

Regards,
Eric
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Help! on new Greek texts discovered.

Hello friends,

I am a Spanish colleague, great lover of the classic languages. I am great enthusiastic of the Greek and Latin Paleography.

In recent date, we have discovered in a Archive of a particular collection manuscripts written in Greek, that apparently date from century X or XI AD.

Most of the text is a geographic description of the Mediterranean. The reading is very difficult by the so precarious and fragmented state of the codex, ...
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Euripides, Xenophon, or something else?

Hey everyone! I would like to begin translating on my own through one of the Classical texts I own. Currently, I have a copy of Euripides Fables, Xenophon's Anabasis (books 1-4), the New Testament, as well as a copy of Harry Potter (in Greek). What would you guys recommend for someone with limited experience in Greek (limited being about studying independently for a year, going through one correspondence course), etc? Thanks for your help!!

John
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i(/sqhmi, di/dwmi and ti/qhmi question

I understand that these are called reduplicated presents. (i(/sthmi from *si/sthmi which is a common thing. However, why are the presents reduplicated? (I know it happens in Latin, but Latin doesn't have reduplication as an active system like the Greek perfect system.) Are they fossilized forms from an earlier form of the language? Perfects that got snagged by the present tense? Something so bizzare I should just go shut up and memorize the future perfect?
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