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The error of Erasmus - has anyone seen this?

I'm starting (again...) to learn greek. One subject that always bothered me was pronunciation, which seems to be a personal guesswork from the author of the particular grammar or course I might be reading at the time. Of course I read a few threads here on this subject, and then I found an article while surfing the web; http://www.bsw.org/?l=72081&a=Art06.html

It defends the abandonment of any attempt at a "scientific" ...
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Learning Greek Cursive

Hi there,

I am starting to learn ancient greek, and I find it slow to print all of my excerises out. In English and Latin, I write everything in long-hand.

Does anyone know of either an easily available book (like on Amazon) or a website which will show in detail how to write all of the greek letters in cursive so I can write in Greek faster? Something especially which shows examples of whole words ...
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which vocabulary tool?

Hi everybody,
what tool for looking up vocabulary do you use? Got /www.perseus.tufts.edu, but I find it rather slow.
Especially I am interested in free tools that work with linux.
Which commercial tools can you recommend?
Finally, I found that there are free bibel programs around, like sword and bibletime.For what are they used? Looking up vocabulary as well? So, what are the differences to their commercial counterparts?
Thanks in advance ...
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On French Greek Grammars and le Grand Bailly


I am not familiar with French Greek grammars. Does anyone know of an excellent, complete grammar written in French? What about Joelle Bertrand's Nouvelle Grammaire Grecque, is it as distinguished as Smyth's?

Also, is le grand Bailly as comprehensive and up-to-date as the big Liddell?


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At what rate should I learn Greek?

I am currently studying Latin in college and I intend to learn Greek independently. I just ordered a copy of Anne Groton's "From Alpha to Omega".

At what speed should I be going through these lessons? Unfortunately, I am busy with Latin and other classes so I can't devote all my studies to Greek. I thought that if I did about one lesson per week I could finish the 50-lesson book within a year. This ...
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Iliad recitation

I've finally managed to sit down and take a few minutes to record a part (I.1-73) of the Iliad. Here it is. Like a true αοιδός, I recited it from memory, which is why I only went to line 73- that's all I know straight through from the beginning (though I know a few more lines after that). I've read up to line 125 or so in Pharr, though I need to go back over ...
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Plato - where to start?

Hi all,

just a quick query - i'd like to start reading Plato but I've no idea with which book. I've previously gone through the apology. Any ideas?

As far as difficulty goes I'm not too concerned. I'm trying to really study this, as compared to read it. I intend to really analyse the text, almost like an Aoidoi commentary. I've been doing this with a number of latin and greek texts lately and find ...
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where i can got the greek pronunciation online?

I am a trainee and learning anicent greek by myself. Could you recommend any websites where I can listen to the lessons or the lettle's pronunciation?
i think that can help me to improve my level.
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Pronunciation of Iota Subscript

Just wondering: is it permissable to pronounce the iota subscript?

Also, not being the most computer literature person in the world, I still need help with this font problem. I've been pointed in the right direction, I think, have been unable to find the right options to make the problem go away.
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