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Greek: An Intensive Course

I read recently a minutum of information presented in "Greek: An Intensive Course" and I encountered an apparent fallacy, supposing Herbert Weir Smyth's book to be the paragon of the Greek Grammars. The book predicated the character rho beginning to never have a rough breathing and upsilon beginning always to have a rough breathing; however, as is insinuated above, Smyth's grammar is at variance with the former, saying both always to have a rough breathing. ...
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H & Q Unit 6 English to Greek

Could someone look over these English to Greek sentences for me please. The main points of this unit are:

1. 3rd declension nouns
2. Relative pronouns
3. The subjunctive in independent clauses
4. Prepositions of time

1. Let us be taught during the day at least in order that we may dance during the night.
th=j h(me/raj ge didaxqw/meqa tou= xoreu=sai th=j nukto/j.

2. Young man, if you should rule the land for ...
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Books about Classical Greek Literature

Is there a book which exists which would be a survey of Classical Greek Literature in the sense of Duff's Survey of Latin Literature? Duff wrote one volume about the "Golden Age" and another about the "Silver Age". I know this is kind of a tough question!!! Any help would be appreciated!

Dean
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Accent confusion

Can some one tell me why the accent pattern is different for path/r patro/j and quga/thr qugatro/j ?
Nouns are said to have persistent accents but I can't detect a reason why the accent in quga/thr moves from the penult to the ultima.

Thank you.
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Greek Textbooks

Since we're on the subject of Greek textbooks, I'm currently using Reading Greek by JACT. It's a fine text, but I wish the grammar and explanations were more thorough. I've heard alot of great things about Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek. Is it really as good as they say? Another text that gets mentioned is Thrasymachus by Peckett. A somewhat similar approach to RG -- is it any good?

Studying Greek on your own can ...
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Bookfinds

I had to gloat!-Here in wee little Stephenville, TX a bookstore that had been closed down for sometime had the lights on so I stopped by. The owners let me in to look around, and I found and purchased several GREAT books at reasonable prices. They had much more I'd love to have purchased several greek readers and full works in Greek, (some loebs). But I have their #'s and perhaps they'll let me back ...
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yet another nice ebay auction

I should start a newsletter for book auctions and prices. I'm no expert, but I have been following the prices of Greek and Latin textbooks for over 3 years now....

anyway, here's what looks to be a book in good condition: Plato's Apology. The books on Textkit, and it's great.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=11098

Don't get carried away with bidding, it comes up for auction all the time. The only ...
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Nice Seymour book up for auction

FYI,

This doesn't come up for auction but only 1 or 2 times a year. It's described as near fine condition

Seymour's Language and Verse of Homer
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tegory=269

I think it's fair value is somewhere around 25-30 dollars US.

I don't know the seller, so beware. I'm just pointing out a nice item if anyone's interested.

Jeff
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Use of Infinitive

Xai/rete,

In the following phrase,

Ou)x u(mw=n e)stin gnw=nai xro/nouj h(\ kairou/j "It is not for you to know times or seasons."

I am not sure how to treat the sentence role of the aorist infinitive: gnw=nai. My guess is that it is part of the direct object phrase gnw=nai xro/nouj h)\ kairou/j and xro/nouj h)\ kairou/j is the object of gnw=nai. Or I am I completely wrong, and the infinitive here has a ...
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nekron Afrodith?

from the "Visual Cue Cards to Accompany THE ANCIENT GREEKS SPEAK TO US" :
nekro\n A)frodi/th Dionu/sou di/xa kai\ Dh/mhtroj.

nekro/n: adj. dead, neut. sg.
Afrodi/th: fem. sg.
Dionu/sou: Dio/nusoj, masc. sg. gen.
Dhmhtroj: Dhmh/thr, fem. sg. gen.
di/xa: in two ways
kai/: and

I can hardly find a match of grammatical construction in this proverb.

I think a possible interpretation is nekro/n is not an adjective. But an acc. of nekro/s. and Afrodi/th ...
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