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Is anybody here good at reading the New Testament in greek?

I'm a beginner of anciet greek language.As our teacher asked us to begin the classical greek text,the New Testament, after this term,I hope u can give me some advices before my "endless journey"~~~~:wink:

Thax very much~~
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Adjectives

In the case of an adjective such as a)/dikoj - which has 2 sets of endings (masc/fem and neuter) in the positive degree, and forms comparatives in -teroj and superlatives in -tatoj - does it retain 2 sets of endings in the comparative and superlative degrees, or does it form separate masculine, feminine and neuter forms?
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GinOskO in 1Person.Plural.Perfect Tense. Comments?

1P.Pl.Perf.Act.Ind. We have known/We have believed/We have known love.

1Jn 4:16 and
We have known and we have believed God's love. Which love God has in us.
God is love and the one remaining in God's love remains and God remains in that one.

1Jn 3:16 in this one
We have known love because that one placed his soul over us and we ought to place our souls over our brothers.

1Jn 2:3 and in ...
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Pronunciation website

Hello everyone, I recently decided to learn ancient Greek and found some useful websites. (Well, two to be exact. :) )

This one has audible words and letters:
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ ... start.html

I'd like to know what people here think of those pronunciations. Also, their pitch accents seem to be very subtle, in general. Sometimes, they don't appear to be there at ...
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H&Q translation help

Just a couple of questions early on here:
Unit I Exercises
7. e)n tais a)goraij ta\s tw=n anqrwpwn yuxaf o( (/Omhrof tois bibliois paideuei.
"Homer's books teach the men's souls at the market place"
and
Unit II, Drill III
4. oi( Qeoi\ logoif to\v (/Omeron e)/paideusan
"The gods sent their words to Homer"

1. am i on the right track with how i translated these and
2. if i am correct with the first translation ...
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To say Happy Birthday in greek

Woodhouse entry for birthday:
Birthday, used as adj. P. and V. gene/qlioj. Birthday offerings to the gods : P. and V. gene/qlia, ta/. Hold birthday sacrifice : P. and V. gene/qlia qu/ein.


Seems that their birthday was a day for sacrifice. :? Now, what did greeks say in their friends' birthday to celebrate it? What was their equivalent to "Happy birthday!"?
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Pictorial Ancient Greek Project --- a sketch

In order to enhance my vocab power in AG, I tried to harvest some words from the woodhouse E-G dictionary and put them around a few pictures. And I found a number of interesting words.

roof is o( o)/rofoj while the ceiling is h( o)rofh/,
wall is to\ tei=xoj while the wall of a house is o( toi=xoj,
door is h( qu/ra when window is h( quri/j,
cabbage is h( r(a/fanoj while radish is h( ...
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articles on teaching ancient languages to children

Can anyone link me to articles on teaching ancient languages to children, particularly OLDER ones geared to the idea of a child becoming fluent in both Latin and Greek BEFORE entering university?

There are a glut of books coming out about a classical education for children, but they are not right for our family. The focus is on LOTS of writing, outlining and reading fiction. My math orientated child is willing to do a BIT ...
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Participle help - again

Xai/rete, :)

I read somewhere that the key to learning Greek syntax, and therefore Greek, is a thorough understanding of the Participles. Truly, in my studies so far, that is indeed the case. Hardly a sentence goes by without a participle! I am not complaining. It is I suppose what gives Greek its esthetic beauty alongside its logical structure - no wonder the Romans learned Greek and ...
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New composition exercise for people reading Homer

hi guys, lots of people in this forum seem to have read at least the start of the Iliad or Odyssey (or both)... If you have, try putting the first 4 lines of the Aeneid into greek dactylic hexameter.

Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris
Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit
litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto
vi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iram;

I sing of arms, and of the man ...
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