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Euripides, Xenophon, or something else?

Hey everyone! I would like to begin translating on my own through one of the Classical texts I own. Currently, I have a copy of Euripides Fables, Xenophon's Anabasis (books 1-4), the New Testament, as well as a copy of Harry Potter (in Greek). What would you guys recommend for someone with limited experience in Greek (limited being about studying independently for a year, going through one correspondence course), etc? Thanks for your help!!

John
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i(/sqhmi, di/dwmi and ti/qhmi question

I understand that these are called reduplicated presents. (i(/sthmi from *si/sthmi which is a common thing. However, why are the presents reduplicated? (I know it happens in Latin, but Latin doesn't have reduplication as an active system like the Greek perfect system.) Are they fossilized forms from an earlier form of the language? Perfects that got snagged by the present tense? Something so bizzare I should just go shut up and memorize the future perfect?
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Crito reading group

There will start a new greekstudy reading group on September 12th. We will read Plato's Crito in portions of appr. 300 words per week.
Since the dialogue alternates quite frequently between the speakers the text will surely be easy to read, in addition to that the text itself consists of round about 4500 words so this text seems to be a good start for everyone who wants to read his or her first proper Attic ...
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Easier Way to Learn Accents

I am studying Koine using the Machen book. I also have the Mastronarde Attic Greek book. Though my professor says that it is not necessary for us to learn the accents, I would like to learn them correctly. I've heard of easier ways to memorize the rules for accents before (such as using analogies with music and the number of "beats" per syllable) but I do not know where I can find methods like this ...
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Schoder & Horrigan's Homeric Greek

I will be starting a new Homeric Greek group in early September using the newly revised edition of "A Reading Course in Homeric Greek" by Schoder & Horrigan.

The first 60 lessons cover grammar and then the text proceeds to readings from Book 9 of the Odyssey.

For web-site information: www.geocities.com/homericgreek

Beth
homericgreek@yahoo.com
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September Machen group??

Is anyone interested in joining or running a September Machen group. Myself and 2 other people from the Greekstudy list http://nxport.com/mailman/listinfo/greekstudy would like to do so. I don't care where we host it, here or there or even at yahoo.

Is anyone interested?
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Intensive Greek by Hansen and Quinn

Wondering if there is any interest in a study group to go through "Greek: An Intensive Course" by Hardy Hansen and Gerald M. Quinn ?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... s&n=507846
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Have you thought about doing aoidoi-like commentaries?

Hi, random question. Will's commentaries on aoidoi.org make reading more Greek so much easier than learning from a blank text.

There are lots of people here who have been studying for a while now, long enough to be able to add annotations and notes to texts they're reading, or to create learning materials e.g. vocab lists using text or illustrations &c...

have you thought about doing anything to put online for others like us to ...
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GreekComp:SidgwickFirstGreekWriter

Hello! I just started using Sidgwick's 1st Greek writer, and I noticed something while checking the first exercise.

I tended to place genitives, e.g., "the shade of the trees," between the article and the noun. (the of the trees shade). But in the answer key, Sidwick writes nomitive article-noun-gen.art.-gen.noun. Is my solution incorrect or just different?

Thanks
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Another Pharr Reading Group

Just wondering when and if there will be another Pharr reading group starting int the future?

Dean
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