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Smyth Auction

FYI..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

Smyth's Greek Grammar comes up for auction only about 5 times a year. I bet it'll sell somewhere in the mid 30s price range. Worth it if the book is in good condition. You'll pay much more through Alibris or Abebooks. You can of course purchase this new as a reprint from Amazon as well. I think it sells for $42.

It's dated 1916, but ...
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`arpadso

:lol:

I am to begin the Ancient Greek episode in the near future; I want a good primer, admittedly as similar to that of D'Ooge as possible, without obviously the hic haec hoc. I want a harsh old book, but one with exercises and lively content rather than JWW.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0715612581/qid%3D1081094080/sr%3D1-3/ref%3Dsr%5F1%5F2%5F3/026-5841586-0180401

Does any one know this book? If it is bad, do you have any recommendations?

Thank you, ...
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A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek

This review might prove useful if you're looking for a book on Greek accents: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2004/2004-04-10.html
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vowel quality

Hello! I'm new to this fabulous site and a relative beginner in the study of Ancient Greek. There is a matter for which I have yet to find a satisfactory answer. It may have already been addressed in these posts (though I haven't found it if it has). So, at the risk of being accused of beating an apsyxos hippos (if I could get the SPIonic font to kick in, I would), here is my ...
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Translation Help: Thucydides VII

Thucydides VII, 78.7:

oi(/ te a)/lloi* teuco/menoi w(=n e)piqumei=te/ pou e)idei=n kai\ oi( )Aqhnai=oi th\n mega/lhn du/namin th=j po/lewj kai/per peptwkui=an e)panorqw/sontej


Others will achieve that wish you desire... but what's the epidein doing?

Thucydides VII, 84.5:

kai\ to\ u(/dwr eu)qu\j die/fqarto*, a)ll' ou)de\n h(=sson e)pi/neto/ te o(mou= tw=| phlw=|* h(|matwme/non kai\ perima/xhton h)=n toi=j polloi=j.

I get the idea here: they drink muddy and bloody water, but I'm not sure how ...
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Self-Learning Greek

Hi all --

I'm a full time college student majoring in classical languages. Due to a schedule conflict, I can't take first semester Greek in the fall and don't want to have to put it off a year. My professor doesn't think trying to learn a semester's worth of Greek on my own is do-able.

So... I'd like to see what you all think about it. I'd need to go from complete scratch to being ...
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dactyllic hexametre

After finishing the Iliad, I had a sudden urge to render my signature in dactyllic hexametre. So here 'tis:

gnw/sij a1gei xarmonh\n kai\ r9w&mhn toi=j ti\s 9a0nqrw&poij.

While I realise one line of dactyllic hexametre, by itself, is probably pointless; I partially wanted to check that I understand the rules. :)


EDIT: Spelling of xarmonh/n.
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Translation from ancient Greek - A.S.A.P.

Χαίρετε,

I need a second opinion on something please.

προσθε δε ων εμοιγε δοκεει ουδε το Πελασγικον εθνος, εον βαρβαρον, ουδαμα μεγαλως αυξηθηναι


Please provide a free and a proper translation on this. I need YOUR translation, I need YOUR opinions. Thank you.
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oikos & oikia

Are there any other pairs of words like oikos and oikia - masculine and feminine variants with little or no significant semantic difference?

The more the better. Thanks.
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Translation Help: Thucydides VII, 81.5

Thucydides VII, 81.5:



to gar apokinduneuein pros anqrwpous apovevohmenous ou pros ekeinwn mallon hn eti h pros twn aqhnaiwn, kai (ama feidw te tis egigneto ep' eupragia hdh safei mh proanalwqhnai tw kai enomizon kai (ws tauth th idea katadamasamenoi lhyesqai autous


Cannot work this out. Something to do with not wantig to throw one's life away...

Thanks
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