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The Fine Art of Philology

Two questions:

1) What are the good philology books? I've got Sihler, and I understand that it's fairly good/authoratative/reasonable (and expensive...). What are the other important works? How do they differ? Are they worth obtaining?

2) How exactly is philology taught? At universities as part of classics courses I would imagine, but otherwise? I have no idea. All I know I've picked up by browsing Sihler (a fascinating past-time... can take up hours)
And what ...
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new classical pronunciation of sophocles

i just found this new reconstructed pronunciation of sophocles, electra, 1126-1170, it's not in the main menu of the "rhapsodoi" site so i didn't know it existed until today...

if anyone hasn't listened to the rhythm of greek iambic trimeter before, this is definitely worth listening to. iambic tri's rhythm was considered "most similar to normal speaking" of all the poetry metres. the greek is really nice: a classic grieving scene from one of sophocles' ...
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Pindar Quote

Can someone help me translate this ? ?

Mh fila yuxa Biov aqanatov speude tan dempraxton autlei maxaman


I was guessing it was something like, "Not love soul life not death strives my firend ? to exaust the battle" ? ? ?
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Other classical dialects

It seems to me that Attic should be viewed as a dialect of Ionic with Dorian influences. Instead, textbooks seem to treat it like it's a language in it's own right. Does anyone here know of any textbooks that explain the Ionic and the Doric and, through them, the Attic?


Or, failing that, how can I find out more about these other dialects?
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WHAT IS THE HISTORIC MEANING OF THE GREEK KEY

Just wondering what the historic meaning is of the Greek key.
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relative seldom repeated

Goodwin & Gulick 1039 say 'A relative is seldom repeated *in a new case* in the same sentence. Either it is omitted and understood in the latter part of the sentence, or a personal or demonstrative pronoun takes its place.' -- but they give only a few examples.

Does anyone know of a fuller treatment?

Many thanks
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teach yourself ancient greek (Henry & Betts)

Do any of you know if "Teach Yourself Ancient Greek" by Allan Henry and Gavin Betts, is a good book?
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I believe...

peiqomai takes the dative at times like "I believe in Father Christmas" but does it also when one's trying to say "I believe a new coat is better"?
Accusative, (men?) seems natural but my heart (de?) screams out for a dative. Any thoughts?

On a not unrelated matter in
I dont know whether.... or ....
would the ellipses be acc + participles or is "poteron" strong enough to break the clause and the ellipses be ...
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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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