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Participle help - again

Xai/rete, :)

I read somewhere that the key to learning Greek syntax, and therefore Greek, is a thorough understanding of the Participles. Truly, in my studies so far, that is indeed the case. Hardly a sentence goes by without a participle! I am not complaining. It is I suppose what gives Greek its esthetic beauty alongside its logical structure - no wonder the Romans learned Greek and ...
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New composition exercise for people reading Homer

hi guys, lots of people in this forum seem to have read at least the start of the Iliad or Odyssey (or both)... If you have, try putting the first 4 lines of the Aeneid into greek dactylic hexameter.

Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris
Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit
litora, multum ille et terris iactatus et alto
vi superum saevae memorem Iunonis ob iram;

I sing of arms, and of the man ...
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greek symbols

hi, i'm trying to get a tattoo done with a greek symbol. Saw one sometime back on a girl that she said was 'tables always turn', but i forgot to ask where sh got it from :?

wondering if anyone could help me out with that or point me to somewhere that would have symbols of phrases.

any help appreciated.. thanks in advance.
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Herodotus and the Nine Muses

This isn't a Greek Language question, but related.

The nine books of Herodotus' Histories were named after the nine muses sometime after his death. Does anyone know which book corresponds with which muse? I haven't had any luck finding an answer.

Thanks.
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H & Q Unit 5 English to Greek

Could someone look at these English to Greek translations please. The topics for this unit were:

1. Passive voice
2. Genitive and dative of agent
3. Substantive adjectives and articles
4. Articular infinitives


1. By sacrificing animals, men had persuaded the gods to stop wars.
tw|= zw|=a qu/ein oi( a)/nqrwpoi e)pepei/kesan tou\j qeou\j tou\j pole/mouj pau/sai.

2. The young man has been well educated by the poet in order that his excellence ...
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Participle Q

Friday night and practising my Greek --now that is cool :!:

Example: "I didn't punish the slave who had not done his work."

I know that the finite verb in the main clause must be in the aorist tense (i.e., e)ko/lasa). I do not want to use a subordinate relative clause but a partiiciple instead; therefore, the participle in this example must be in the aorist aspect ...
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Texts in Greek

Does anyone have a convenient source for classics in Greek?
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Any thoughts on Daitz's reconstructed pronunciation ?

I am listening all the time to prof. Daitz's recordings of Ancient Greek and I am completely under the spell of the powerful and highly musical sound of the language as reconstructed by that American scholar.

Do you think this reconstruction is accurate? I have read very unfavorable comments on the Web (from Greeks !) who say that Sydney Allen and Stephen Daitz relied too heavily on clues provided by the Latin transcription of Greek ...
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Any thoughts on Daitz's reconstructed pronunciation ?

I am listening all the time to prof. Daitz's recordings of Ancient Greek and I am completely under the spell of the powerful and highly musical sound of the language as reconstructed by that American scholar.

Do you think this reconstruction is accurate? I have read very unfavorable comments on the Web (from Greeks !) who say that Sydney Allen and Stephen Daitz relied too heavily on clues provided by the Latin transcription of Greek ...
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Translation Help

Xai/rete File/llhnej,

While reading and understanding a Greek sentence or passage is not too difficult, the metaphrasis from Greek to proper English can be Herculean. For example, the following short passage, which is about the creation of mankind by Prometheus, looks very easy, yet I'm still not 100% satisfied with my translation--needs an English major's touch.

dia\ de\ tou=to polloi\ e)/ti ei)si/n oi(\ ta\ me\n sw/mata a)nqrw/pwn e)/xousin, ta\j de\ yuxa\j zw/|wn.

My humble translation: ...
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