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Linking Verb?

Hello all.
I'm on page 14 of An Introduction to Greek by Crosby & Schaeffer and I've hit a road-block... This text is OLD, and obviously meant for a classroom setting.
What is a linking verb? The book doesn't say.

Many thanks.

PS, excuse my lack of accent marks. This example is probably something like 'You wish to write that there were trees in the field,' or some such boring sentence:

εθελετε γραφ___ τα δενδρ___ ...
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Spionic for Mac-newbie question


I went to the suggested site and downloaded Spionic for Mac. However, when I read peoples posts in the forums I still see only the code, not the Greek font. How is it supposed to work, and perhaps I need a different download for OSX?

I haven't posted any questions in the Pharr forum yet because I want them to look right. :oops:

Thanks for your ...
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Spionic font on linux redux

Ok. After installing fedora core 3 on my machine at home, I've had to figure out (again) how to get spionic working with firefox. Surprisingly, it was fantastically simple this time since now I understand some more things about how fonts under linux--like the basics of FontConfig/XFT and the usual default configurations of where the font config system looks for new fonts.

Here you go:

0. Download the raw SPIONIC_.TTF file found in William's sticky ...
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A question about which Greek grammar text to use

Hi all,
I have a question about the relative merits of various Greek grammars in terms of their usefulness to the beginning student. I notice that the Smyth grammar is available here on textkit and that it is referenced various times on other threads. When I began my study of Greek, my professor recommended Goodwin's Greek Grammar, which I now own. Now that I am working on refreshing my Greek and studying on my own, ...
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Best textbook for someone interested in learning Greek?

My question is twofold: first, I'm looking for advice on the best textbook on Ancient Greek designed for the student who wants to learn on his own; second, I'm wondering if anyone knows if an answer key exists for Chase and Phillips A New Introduction to Greek This is the textbook from which I first studied Greek, and I actually managed to work my way through the entire text. At that time, though, I was ...
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Golden apple

Hiya Greeks. I need this for a painting I'm doing.

As you will recall, an apple of pure Hesperian gold was thrown down by Eris, when all the full-faced presence of the gods ranged in the halls of Peleus; the gleaming rind of which was inscribed with the words For the most fair. A feud thereupon arose, with question unto whom it were due, Herè, Aphrodite and Pallas each claiming this meed of fairest. And ...
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Tones in Greek and Chinese

Some days ago I found out this game for practicing chinese tones and I'm wondering if the way they are pronounced may be the same as greek tones should be pronounced. In the intro page there are four ma's, if you put the cursor over every of them you will hear the pronunciation. There is a flat tone, an "oxytone", a low tone, and something that may be contrary to a circumflex. I'd apreciate someone's ...
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H&Q 12 English to Greek

Can someone look over these English to Greek sentences, please? The topics for this unit are:
a. Present and imperfect of –mi verbs
b. Fear clauses

1. When we heard the messenger in the assembly, we feared that the hoplites would not lead the women down to the sea.
o9/te de\ to\n a)/ggelon h)kou/samen e)n th|= e)kklhsi/a| to/te e)fobh/qhmen mh\ oi( o(pli/tai ta\j gunai=kaj pro\j qa/lassan ou) katago/goien.

2. Do not fear ...
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missing grammar

Hi, everybogy:
I have a quesion concerning the following sentence by a 6th c. AD author John of Scythopolis (PG 4, 17 B):

All' en tois Areopagitais te^nikauta chronou bouleo^n, hate
dikaste^s aklinestatos, ho pammegas Dionusios, adekaston
apeneime te^i kata ton pneumatophoron Paulon ale^theiai te^n
pse^phon, erro^sthai te polla phrasas te^ to^n Areopagito^n
anoe^to^i semnote^ti, ton ale^the^ kai panepiskopon krite^n
ennoias Christon Ie^soun, ton tou Theou kai Patros Huion
monogene^ kai Logon, hon ho ...
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