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Caduceus ?

Caduceus - the staff of Hermes: (two serpents wound around a rod touching noses at the top).

Not sure if the C is Chi or Kappa; this was the english transliteration I found and do not have a greek dictionary handy.

Please help, I'm looking for information on this and I have a multitude of conflicting sources, not the least of which is the fact that seems to be an important occult symbol (so there ...
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Laryngeals etc

Can anybody give me a brief summary/explanation of all this laryangeal/schwa stuff? It's obviosuly a major part of PIE philology but it seems very confusing to me. I understand that they were consonants, but why are they listed (in Sihler) in conjunction with vowels (such as eH1) and what effect do they have on subsequent languages (i.e. reflexes)?

Or is it not possible to summarise this issue? It certainly seems complicated and contraversial.
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A.T. Robertson-baptizo, rantizo, etc + Holy Ghost baptism

I would like to have any information about his view on use of the words related to the baptism, particularly from the Koine accessment.

Also his greek interpretation of the Holy Ghost baptism would be appreciated.

Unfortunatelly as I don't have neither his "Short or Big Grammar", I would be relying on the information you post to me.

The doubt came about on reading that his family used to attend a presbiterian church, he was ...
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Easy Greek

What is the Greek word best for monarchy or monarch?
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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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