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talatta or talassa?

I was reading JWW's First Greek Book and I found a lot of words with a double "sigma" in my dictionary; qhile in that book they have a double "tau" instead
e.g.
tessara => tettara (four)
thalassa => talatta (sea)
et cetera
why that difference?
which is the correct form?
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Greek synonyms help pls.

Hey you all,

does anyone know a good book with Greek synonymes? Or a website with Greek synonyms?

It would be easier for making Greek compositions!
I know books for Latin synonyms, but the ones I know for Greek are all sold out. So does anyone know a book for Greek synonyms that's actually still available?

Many, many thanks in advance,

Moerus
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Translation Help (First Greek Book)

page 58. paragraph 236. question 4.
tau~ta peri\ th~j stratia~j a!ggeloi para\ tou~ a)delfou~ e!lecan Ku>/rw| pro\ th~j ma/xhj.

I'm having trouble translating this. I hope what I'm writing makes sense.

Here's an attempt:
"From around the army, these messengers from the brother spoke to Cyrus before the battle."

Any help appreciated. I'd like to know if I'm even close. :oops:
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ou) in Iliad 1:86

Iliad 1:86- ou) ma\ ga\r )Apo/llwna dii/filon, w(|= te su/, Ka/lxan,

What does ou) mean in this sentence. It surely can't mean -not- or -no- can it?
Achilles' reply to Calchas would not be very heartening if it was; No, by Jove, I will not help you.

How do I understand this?
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Plato: oudeis or medeis ageometretos eisito?

what's the correct pronoun in the quote "... ageometretos eisito" ?
ou)dei/j a)gewme/trhtoj ei)si/tw or mhdei/j a)gewme/trhtoj ei)si/tw?
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oudeis ageometretos eiseto transliteration

I need some information.

what's the correct transliteration of "oudeis ageometretos eiseto" ?

is "eiseto" a form of the verb "eiseimi" compuond of eimi (to be)?
which tense and mood?

thanks
gratias vobis ago
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Translation of Greek participle

We could gather here sentences with annoying usage of participle and see how to translate it into different languages.

I mean for example :
teleutw=n e)/lege "Finishing, he said..." There, the French translation is "pour terminer" or "à la fin", meaning "eventually" or "in the end". Nevertheless, the Greek meant "Finishing". It is the translation that matters, not the meaning in Greek. So we have to find the usual equivalent phrases from a language to ...
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Simonides

I'm stuck with a whole lot of infinitives and participles, in Chase and Phillips lesson 25.

w} cei=n', a)gge&llein Lakedaimoni&oij o#ti th|~de kei&meqa, toi=j kei&nwn r(h&masi peiqo&menoi.
-- for those who don't have spionic--
w)= cei=n', agge/llein Lakedaimoni/oij o(/ti th|=de kei/meqa, toi=j kei/nwn r(h/masi peiqo/menoi.


The best I tried is:

Oh, foreigner, anouncing(go and telling) the Spartans that we lay ourselves to(surrender?) them, (also tell our) obeying to the sayings of them(their requirements?).
-- Although ...
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Jakarta never ceases to amaze me

While waiting for some friends I popped in to Kinokuniya, a branch of a Japanese bookshop. It has books in English, Japanese, and Indonesian. And there was this edition of 8 of Lysias' speeches: http://www.oupress.com/bookdetail.asp?i ... 061-1396-0 :shock: :D 8)
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Quotes from the Reading Course

One of the things I'm really enjoying about this Reading Course in Homeric Greek book (aside from the fact that I HAVE IT!!!!) is the quotes at the top of each lesson. I'm keeping a running quote list on my computer, and I thought I'd share some of them with the people on the forum. Note that these quotes are taken from a textbook written in 1945.

“The liberal arts college is one of the ...
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