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A beginner begins.

I've been lurking around on Textkit for a little while now and thought I should introduce myself to everybody. For the past couple weeks I've been following the Dowling Recipe for Disaster and have been spending quite a bit of time flipping through the Greek and Latin textbooks on Textkit. I've decided to teach myself these two glorious languages as part of my plan to become an erudite and eccentric madman one day. They're ...
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grave accent pronunciaton

the Homer topic incited me to ask a question that has been disturbing me for some time now. I don't know if the question belongs exactly here, but it concerns Greek in general rather than only poetry, so I'm posting in the general section.

I'm just developping my hexameter reading skills using William Annis's mp3 files along with prof. Nagy's treatment of a passage from the Odyssey and I find these quite useful to adjust ...
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Not for Scythians

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I'new in this forum

Please tell me where i can read the bases.
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H&Q Unit 8

Exercise I.21 says:
e)pe/mfqhs ei)s a)gora/n, w)= ai)sxre\ r(h=tor, u(po\ tou= dh/mou kloph=s grafhso/menos.

the book says only the passive of gra/fw carries the meaning indict, but then why is a future passive participle taking the genitive of charge construction? does the passive carry the meaning indict as well or is this a mistake in the book?
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Digital list of principal parts

Does anyone know of a digital list of the principal parts of (the most common) Greek verbs?

I have such a list in my old school grammar but a digital version would be convenient.
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What is wisdom?

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Aesylus Agamemnon

Anyone know of a good student edition of Agamemnon, or a helpful commentary at least?
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I am testing the Greek font option.

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Variant tanslation of 'Gnothi Seauton'


I am having a dispute with a colleague about the possible ways of translating 'Gnothi Seauton', the inscription above the Delphic oracle, usually translated as 'know thyself'.

This is usually taken to mean 'you' are the object, the thing to be known, and the injunction is to know you, yourself.

My friend says that the Greek can also be translated to mean that you should know 'for' yourself. As in A asks if there ...
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