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Spectator

This week's Spectator magazine has a very interesting article by James Morwood on the study of classics in general (in the UK) which finishes by introducing a new competition. This looks like being great fun for anyone who enjoys English to Greek/Latin translation - especially of the less usual material, co-incidently like the stuff I've put up for translation here once ot twice.

For those who can't get hold of the paper copy clicking http://www.spectator.co.uk ...
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Liddell&Scott Big Lexicon on CDROM

Has anybody tried using the Liddell&Scott Greek-English Lexicon on CDROM that is offered through Logos Bible Software? Looks to me like it might be prefeable to buying the regular book edition. Any comments would, of course, be most appreciated.
Thanks,
Hal
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Conjugation of thaptw

Thaptw: aorist passive etafhn (epsilon, tau, alpha, phi, eta, nu)

What's the explanation for this? The aspiration seems to have changed place.

Just guessing, I would say that the tau has dissimilated because of the phi. But why the phi? Perhaps it was expecting (or making the analogy with?) another theta aorist passive (luw etc), hence the aspiration?

Sorry if that sounds confused. I hope you get the general idea.

Thucydides
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Greek accents

Hi Will,

If you have seen the newly published (2003) "A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek" by Philomen Probert (Bristol Classical Press), I'd like to hear how useful you'd find it for someone who is just nearing the end of Hansen & Quin.

I discovered it by reading a recent Bryn Mawr Classical review of the book and am considering whether I'd benefit from using it.

Thanks.
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H & Q Unit 7 English to Greek

Could someone look over these English to Greek translations, please.
The grammar points of this unit are:
a. middle voice
b. second aorist active and middle
c. independent optatives
d. e)kei=noj
e. conditionals with relative protases
f. adverbs


1. If only the animals and the money may be sent to the island by the men in the market place. The (inabitants) of the island could sacrifice to the gods.
ei)/qe ...
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Smyth Auction

FYI..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

Smyth's Greek Grammar comes up for auction only about 5 times a year. I bet it'll sell somewhere in the mid 30s price range. Worth it if the book is in good condition. You'll pay much more through Alibris or Abebooks. You can of course purchase this new as a reprint from Amazon as well. I think it sells for $42.

It's dated 1916, but ...
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`arpadso

:lol:

I am to begin the Ancient Greek episode in the near future; I want a good primer, admittedly as similar to that of D'Ooge as possible, without obviously the hic haec hoc. I want a harsh old book, but one with exercises and lively content rather than JWW.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0715612581/qid%3D1081094080/sr%3D1-3/ref%3Dsr%5F1%5F2%5F3/026-5841586-0180401

Does any one know this book? If it is bad, do you have any recommendations?

Thank you, ...
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A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek

This review might prove useful if you're looking for a book on Greek accents: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2004/2004-04-10.html
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vowel quality

Hello! I'm new to this fabulous site and a relative beginner in the study of Ancient Greek. There is a matter for which I have yet to find a satisfactory answer. It may have already been addressed in these posts (though I haven't found it if it has). So, at the risk of being accused of beating an apsyxos hippos (if I could get the SPIonic font to kick in, I would), here is my ...
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Translation Help: Thucydides VII

Thucydides VII, 78.7:

oi(/ te a)/lloi* teuco/menoi w(=n e)piqumei=te/ pou e)idei=n kai\ oi( )Aqhnai=oi th\n mega/lhn du/namin th=j po/lewj kai/per peptwkui=an e)panorqw/sontej


Others will achieve that wish you desire... but what's the epidein doing?

Thucydides VII, 84.5:

kai\ to\ u(/dwr eu)qu\j die/fqarto*, a)ll' ou)de\n h(=sson e)pi/neto/ te o(mou= tw=| phlw=|* h(|matwme/non kai\ perima/xhton h)=n toi=j polloi=j.

I get the idea here: they drink muddy and bloody water, but I'm not sure how ...
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