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An uncertain quote

Anybody heard of " Kyrie eleison" as a cry for the general marching in triumph? I don't know the exact spelling and followingly, the morphology and meaning.
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The syntax of a love-crazed boar

I recently ran across a poem which used to be attributed to Theocritus (Kiessling makes it number 30), but which Gow (O.C.T. editor of Bucolici Graeci) puts after Bion in the anonymous section.

It's a very curious thing, about the boar who castrated and killed Adonis getting interrogated by Adonis' girlfriend, Aphrodite. The boar claims he didn't want to kill the boy:

ou)k h)/qelon pata/cai:
27
a)ll' w(j a)/galm' e)sei=don,
kai\ mh\ fe/rwn to\ ...
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another quote

A few years ago I played "dequoter 1.0", a computer game where you have to decrypt a code. crypted phrases are famous quotes and I wrote them because I like quotes very much. This afternoon I found the sheet where I wrote that quotes and I would like to ask if you know the original greek version of:

I have hardly ever known a matematician who was capable of reasoning
- Plato

I like him ...
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Greek and Latin cognates --any good books?

I like memorizing words through etymology study. Is there a good book that deals with Latin and Greek cognate vocabulary?
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Readers?

I am enjoying going through Pharr's book but I am not all that satisfied with my progress. The amount of Greek material I read is limited to what is in the text book. Considering that I have to learn new grammar, paradigms and vocabulary before I can move on to a new chapter, the amount of Greek reading I am exposed to is small.
Is there such a thing as a reader that kind of ...
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adjective agreement

Hello

Quick beginner-type question - can anyone clarify adjective agreement a little for me.

Im not sure about how adjectives agree with nouns because it seems that an adjective can agree and yet have a different ending

for example

page 14 first greek book

- machaira agathei (scuse the spelling dont have the font here at work)

- a good sabre

- why - not machaira agatha - ?

Thanks in advance,

Nathan
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M & Q Unit 3, English to Greek

Could someone look over these translations please. The themes for this unit were:
perfect and pluperfect active indicative
present and aorist active subjunctive and optative
purpose clauses

1. We have freed the brothers in order that you may not destroy the peace.


tou\j a)delfou\j lelu/kamen i(/na th\n ei)rh/nhn mh/ lu/shte.




2. But you had sent prizes to Homer in order that he might educate your brother.


a)=qla de\ tw|+= O(mh/rw| e)pepo/mfhj w(j to\n ...
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Helios

h(/lioj appears as h)e/lioj in Homer. Is the pair of initial vowels he just a very long 'e', or is it the relic of the old attic spelling(h for 'h', and e for both short and long 'e')?
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How many ancients greek dialects there were?

Hi, Everybody,

I don't know if if I am just a sily beginner but my sometimes my greek

grammars ( I have 3 or 4 of them ) don't seem to match. For Instance, in

dual should I use tó and toîn with female nouns or tá and taîn?

Is there a order to learn greek?

What greek dialect we learn in a common grammar?

There are so manyquestions!

Can some help me? Please?
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Stressing out on accents

Hi all,

Firstly just to say that i think this site is magnificent and an excellent example of things which can be done with the web. :P

Now down to the sticky part. Ive just started to have a look at greek - something ive alsways wanted to do - with White's first Greek book. This will be a self-study jobby on the side as I have ...
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