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Help for a Newbie

Hello everyone!

I'm extremely interested in learning Ancient and Koine Greek. I've got a lot of Latin experience (well, four years - I've read through most of the Aeneid, parts of Metamorphoses, poems of Catullus, etc.), and I'm wondering where to begin. I'd like to be able to read the LXX, New Testament, Xenophon, and Plato initially. I've heard it's a good idea to start with Ancient Greek, and that Xenophon is not too difficult. ...
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Herodot, Histories book 3

kw~j d' a)\n ei)/h xrh~ma kathrthme/non mounarxi/h,
th|~ e)/cesti a)neuqu/nw| poi/eein ta\ bou/letai;

I just have no idea how to translate the second part of the sentence, even though I know what it means. :-(
One of Dareios helpers is just going on about how monarchy sucks and how much better democracy is.
The first part of the sentence is (I ...
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Ãœbung macht den Meister.

It's a proverb I got while learning German at highschool. I want to put this in Ancient Greek and paste it on the wall. Indirect translation is welcome. If there's a similar proverb already put in AG it is most welcome. My attempt is like this:

mele/th teu/xei te/ktona
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double interogative

How do you translate a question that has two interogatives following each other.
ti/j po/qen ei)= su/;
Does this mean, who are you and where are you from, or is it just, where are you from?
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What's the current consensus regarding the time of this change? (Y to I and so on).

How did those rare medieval westerners who actually knew Greek pronounce Greek words before Reuchlin and Erasmus had it all "straightened out"?
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Tiny writing

Having just started on Greek I am going to have a whinge about the textbooks - why in all of them do they use such a tiny font to reproduce the Greek alphabet? Even modern textbooks suffer from this. I can read perfectly well in English and Latin without glasses, but as soon as I pick up a Greek textbook the fresnel lens has to come out (a magnifier). In some, the grammar is written ...
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Greek Vocab

Hey guys,

Im new here. I was jus wondering about the vocab tool page. It looks like there's only latin vocab stuff on there, or is it just me?. Anywhere I can find Greek vocab?

Thanks. :wink:
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want to learn greek

I talk a lot to a friend in cyprus. I would really enjoy learning greek so I can communicate in her native language. She write things all the time in greek but using english letters. This is what I would like to learn. I would also like to speak it properly. In exchange I could help with english and french. If anyone is interested please e mail me at cyber_nikon@hotmail.com ...
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Representing Greek

I'm sure this topic has been done to death, but I can't seem to read Greek text in this forum using my browser (Safari, using Mac OS X.3).
I have SPIonic installed. I have no problems using the Perseus site. I'm probably being obtuse, but perhaps someone can suggest what the problem is.
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kopos kopon luei

In my reader there is a saying that goes like this; ko/poj ko/pon lu/ei
I think I get the drift but I am not sure.
Toil dissolves toil.
In other words doing the toil now prevents hardship later. Is that right?
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