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a ride?

Pheidippides is said to have run at about 23 rides and hour when he dashed through the Marathon plateau to get the news of Greek victory over Persians to Athens. A ride is said to be 4 stadia, which is in turn 6 plethra(if I remember it correctly). I read this from an college physics textbook(Halliday & Resnick) and tried to find out what a ride is in Greek, but I couldn't find one. A ...
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A short sentence in READING GREEK~

o)/zousi xau(=tai presbe/wn ei)s ta/s po/leis o)zu/tata.

It is from a textbook READING GREEK.I can't understand it because of such word "xau(=tai" .I've no idea about it's accidence.

Can u help me to analyze it?

Thank u very much.
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Help! - A quote from Simonides.

Chase & Phillips, Lesson 30. READING, B
Sw=soj kai\ Swsw/, Sw=ter, soi\ to/nd' a)ne/qhkan,
Sw=soj me\n swqei/j, Swsw\ d' o(/ti Sw=soj e)sw/qh.
-SIMONIDES

Here's my attempt:
Sw=soj: Sosus
Swsw/ : Soso
Swth/r : savior, Sw=ter(voc)
soi/ : you (sg. dat.)
to/nde : this (masc. acc. sg.)
a)ne/qhkan = a)ne/qhsan : a)nati/qhmi, 3st, pl. 1aor.
swqei/j : sw/zw, aor. part. masc. sg. nom. e)sw/qh= aor. pass. 3rd. sg.

O Savior, Sosus and Soso have set it(a ...
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Fathers and Phratries

Can somebody philological help me with these please?

- How likely is it that phratry and pater are related? If so, how so?
- How likely is that the festival name 'apatouria' comes from either pater or phratria or both?

Thucydides
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The future lasts a long time

I have very basic questions, some of them to do with motivation, which the more experienced and erudite contributors might find strange if not barbaric. But here goes. I've started the first book of Athenaze and am, in the long-term, primarily interested in reading Homeric Greek, Plato & Aristotle. But I still find it amazingly difficult to read very basic sentences in the Greek alphabet. Any advice? How long does this last, 2 years, 5? ...
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A New Disciple

ARgh.... :oops: :oops: :oops:

I'm really sorry... I wanted to quote your post and I seem to have messed it up totally... something went really wrong :cry: .

Did you save it at all?

Emma
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aspirated rho

Where does the aspiration go?


i.e. Is it before, during, or after the rho?

(Rho seems hard enough to pronounce, even without the aspiration.)
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metre question on Sophocles

Can anybody help with this verse?

Oed.T. 332

e)gw\ ou)/t' e)mauto\n ou)/te s' a)lgunw=. ti\ tau/t'

I know it's iambic trimeter but i can't apply it. :roll: :?:
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Beta Testers Wanted

Hi All,

For the last two years I have on and off been writing Windows-based software that 'assists' in the translation, annotation, and printing of ancient greek.

A couple of our generous peers here at Textkit have already begun beta-testing this software. And I am now looking for more volunteers.

If you are interested; and are a user of Internet Explorer release 6+, please visit http://www.greekgeek.org. Once there, in ...
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A message from Nike, the sportsman's Muse

Here's a couple of lines of iambic trimeter that should be topical in a few weeks time.

O)lumpiaze h(suxwj touj gnwrimouj
a)spazomai kai diaferoite sun qew|


There must be room for improvement!

Paul McK
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