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the form "epistasthai"

I am wondering if this form can possibly be aorist infinitive middle of "ephiste^mi" in a first century or later text. The grammar books say that "histe^mi" does not have a second aorist middle form. Yet Perseus identifies one meaning of both "stasthai" and "epistasthai" as aorist infinitive middle of "ephiste^mi". Is this a logistics glitch, or a true fact? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Posting replies

Excuse me for being slow; I am Canadian of Greek descent. It is easy enough posting a new topic, but how the heck do you post a reply to someone's query?

Thanks
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Correction in Greek Grammar example

Sorry about that. I used the wrong example to ask my question about whether or not verbal forms like participles take a singular form when their subject ( i.e., referent) is neuter.

Example:ta\ te/kna e)po/menon h)\ ta\ te/kna e)po/mena;

Also, with participles is the accent persistent (like nouns) or is it recessive (like verbs).

Almost forgot. To represent the letter ksi and chi using spionic what symbols do I use? I noticed that the same ...
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Greek Grammar

Greetings to all

Bare with me here. I know that a finite verb which has a plural neuter noun as its subject is singular. Does this apply only to finlite verbs or does it include verbal forms like participles as well?

Example: ta\ te/kna e)poreu/eto h)\ ta\ te/kna e)poreu/onto;

Hearing alot of good stuff about the Schaeffer & Crosby text. If anyone is using it would appreciate your thoughts on it.

Thanks
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Participles

Hi, my name is Peter. I am studying Attic Greek on my own. Everything was going great until I hit the participles. That is when you realise a textbook can only go so far -- especially one that doesn't come with an answer key!

I have a fairly good idea of what participles are and how they are used. However, I do have a problem when I encounter the participle wn ("being") in predicate position ...
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The pronunciation of omicron

Vox Graeca uses the german "Gott" for omicron and Received Pronunciation "saw" for omega. From my Harper's German-English dictionary, that implies that they only differed in quantity. But it explained that omicron isn’t pronounced as a close mid o like French beau. Yet then again, the chart clearly indicates a difference in quality in pronunciation with his use of two different characters to represent the pronunciation of omicron and omega. ...???

Sturtevant: “That o was ...
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H & Q Unit 4 English to Greek

Could someone look over these translations for me, please.

The topics for this unit are:

a. masculine first declension nouns
b. first/second declension adjectives
c. conditional sentences

1. If the poet writes a good book about battle, the young men will dissolve the peace.
2. If you should sacrifice animals to the gods, we would stop the war.
3. If I had guarded the island, you would have guarded the bridge.
4. The citizens refused ...
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L vs. R

A few days ago I talked on the Open Board about Korean( and Japanese) having no distinction between l and r. But yesterday, revisiting those Linear B character set, I was surprised to find that the Micenean Greek words written in Linear B had no such distinction, either; Linear B had no 'L-' series characters and the 'L' sounds were written with the 'R-' characters, and that added the similarity between Linear B and Japanese ...
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Greek fonts coming and going

For some reason, some of the Greek fonts don't display. I only get the greek codes people write here. The funny thing is that the resizing code works. So what I'm seeing is bigger and bold latin text.

Here is a sample posting:
http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... .php?t=164

The first post shows greek. The second by Koala doesn't show. The third by annis doesn't show this word in greek po/lemoj.

Is ...
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Chase & Phillips ch39 Exc.I-1

tre/xontej e)fai/nonto oi( pai=dej kai\ e)/bhsan ei)j to\ i(ero\n pri\n to\n a)/rxonta gnw=nai au)tou/j.

It's been a hard chestnut for a long time. And now I challenge this sentence:

The boys were shown running and they went in the sanctuary(or just temple) before the commander who knows them(lit., knowing them).
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