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#2 Article with Participles

2.1 He who ransomed.
2.2 Those things which are going on.
2.3 The things which have happened.
2.4 The thing asked for.
2.5 The cause of what occurred.
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#1 Answers

Here’s a bit of discussion taken from various composition books:

The article gives a good deal of trouble to the learner before its use is fully mastered, and it is best therefore to explain the main points about it at the very first. There is no word in Greek for a, an: it is simply omitted: or the Indefinite Pronoun tij “a certain one,” is used. The Greek article means the, and it is used ...
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Peach Pits and Greek humor :-D

I have a really old unanswered question and wondering if someone who is well read in Greek Plays or Comedies can answer this. I took a theatre class a few years ago and my teacher made a comment about greek humor. He gave this example where he was walking tip toed across the room and exclaiming, "Oh help, I have a pit stuck up my butt." And from then on I was fascinated with greek ...
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#1 Position of the article and articles w/ adjectives

1.1 The man is bad.
1.2 Beautiful things.
1.3 The beautiful.
1.4 The wise (men).
1.5 The good men.
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raw_preverb

I was on Perseus, checking out what form pro/es (Iliad 1:127) is and it said: "aor imperat act 2nd raw_preverb.
I don't have any idea what 'raw_preverb' means. Can someone tell me please?

Thank you.
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Time Significance and Infinitives?

I'm trying to get a grasp on infinitives and have the following question:

Suppose you have the following english sentence in Greek:

I need to appear in court.

With "to appear" being the greek infinitive.

1)
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a present infinitive compared to a future infinitive?

2)
What would the differences in meaning be in this sentence if it was a aorist infinitive compared ...
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Some Particulate Matter, or, Why I Love the Dutch

Albert Rijksbaron seems to have taught serveral good Dutch classicists. Somehow a bunch of them are into applying discourse and pragmatic linguistic theory to classical Greek, and the results are pretty interesting. Helma Dik, now at the University of Chicago, wrote a book which I think presents the first coherent account of Greek word order ever.

A few weeks ago I picked up New Approaches to Greek Particles, conference papers edited by Rijksbaron. I thought ...
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English2Greak (translation help)

I thought that would be easy...it wasn`t :oops:
I guess there are mountain of mistakes in my translation some sentences are complete mess:( That`s why I need some help

1. The slave gave the snake to Cleopatra by (using) a trick
O( dou=lov e)/dwke ton\ o)/fin Kleopa/tra| th|= mhxanh|/
I thought of Dat. instrumenti here

2. I love you, Cleopatra, and I am trying to save you. ...
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prose scansion

hi guys,

similar to 1%homeless' question about pitch, i'm curious to know how many people here on the board try to figure out the correct syllable lengths in prose they're studying, and how you go about it. i check every word in sophocles using perseus, which is painful... is there an easier way?? lsj is pretty useless for this. cheers, chad. :)

(i should point out that ...
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2nd Aorist Optative?

Friends,
I have been studying Greek (koine) for 2 years and doing tutored study for about 2 more years. I was reading in my LXX and I came across a word that I could not identify fully.

Daniel 6:16b
Translation: "Thy God whom thou servest continually, he *will deliver* thee." (KJV)

word: ekeleitai
accent: penult/long
direct discourse

My guess: airew, third person singular, 2 aorist, optative

Issue: Why is the penult accented?

Sincerely,
Mike Ferrando ...
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