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the aorist and the perfect tense?

What's the difference between these two tenses?


Also, is the Greek perfect tense conceptually different from the English equivalent in any way?




EDIT: Just to clarify; by 'differences between tenses' I meant in terms of what verbs of those tenses mean (not how they're conjugated :) ).
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Verb form ?

Hi,

Would the 1st pers. aor. ind. mid./pas. of qea/omai 'to gaze' be e)qeasa/mhn? I entered the aorist form in the Perseus morph. analysis tool, but I get an error massage.

Thanks
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Declension question

I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to decline the noun
glwssa, glwtta, h(
Accents are not important for my work.
I appreciate your help.
-Daniel
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Translation Exercise

Are we ready for another test of our translating skills? If so maybe you'd like to try this short (and grammatically straightforward) paraphrasing of a latter day politician's refutation...

I did not have sexual relations with that man

Extra Brownie points for those versions that mirror the language of Calonice in Aristophanes' Lysistrata (because we all know she could never have kept her oath to the other Athenian women ...
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'Man is the Measure' in Greek

Any idea where I can find the original Greek for Protagoras' statement:

Of all things the measure is Man: of things that are, how they are, and of things that are not, how they are not.

If the full quotation cannot be found: does anyone know at least which word for 'man' was used?
Was it a)/nqrwpoj (implying Man as opposed to god(s)/animals)?
...or a)nh/r (implying Man as opposed to Woman)?
...or some other?
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Greek questions

Is there any difference in word order at all in a Greek question compared to a statement?
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With a tremendous desire to share


topon kalon tina ei)don peri tou frontizontoj kai thj melethj o(j e)moi tosauthn ei)rhnhn w(ste e)pikoinwnein pantwn boulomai


Please correct, discuss & improve on this flippancy :lol:

When I see this (in my browser) the breathings muck up the spacing of words - does this happen for all? I've twice ditched and re-installed SPIonic but that doesn't seem to have been successful. Hmmmmmmm

Paul McK
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? on accent

Quick question. In the Woodhouse dictionary, the accent on the word number is on the antepenult (a)/riqmoj); however, in the Little LS, the accent is on the ultima. Which one is correct? Are they both correct?

Thanks
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Is anybody here good at reading the New Testament in greek?

I'm a beginner of anciet greek language.As our teacher asked us to begin the classical greek text,the New Testament, after this term,I hope u can give me some advices before my "endless journey"~~~~:wink:

Thax very much~~
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Adjectives

In the case of an adjective such as a)/dikoj - which has 2 sets of endings (masc/fem and neuter) in the positive degree, and forms comparatives in -teroj and superlatives in -tatoj - does it retain 2 sets of endings in the comparative and superlative degrees, or does it form separate masculine, feminine and neuter forms?
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