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Time flies when you read Homer...

Three years ago, had you told me I would read the entire Iliad in Greek before I graduated from high school, I would have stared at you, resisted the impulse to laugh, and then deliberately mind my own buisness. At that time, I thought learning a foreign language was a mysterious skill which only special people have, a notion which was put in my head by my mother since she hated learning languages herself and ...
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Translating into Greek?

Hey everyone! I'm currently a classics minor but I haven't started studying Greek yet. I'm still in Latin and I hope to learn some Greek. I've always been intrigued by the language and I was wondering if you guys would help me translate Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' into Ancient Greek for me.

It's my birthday today so this would be great. The vocabulary is fairly easy, and I'm not looking for upscale, Homeric ...
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Deponent Verbs

My Biblical Greek teacher believes there are no deponent verbs. He is constantly telling us about how deponent verbs actually have a reflexive middle sense. He wants to do away with the classification of "deponent." I am curious of what people here think of about that.
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My Grk iambic composition notes

hi all, i've just put my Grk iambic composition notes online:

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/GrkI ... Apr-06.pdf

They contain lots of things, incl. my answers to the first exercises of Sidgwick's and Kynaston's Greek Verse Comp exercise books (along with my full annotations on how I put these together: more important than the actual answers I think), as well as summaries of various books on composition and verse localisation &c, a scanned ...
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The standard pronunciation, if I understand correctly, would make this word sound roughly "ew-ë-mer-os" or "ew-ë-me-ros", right? But transliterated into Latin it was written "Euhemerus". Is it possible that either the Greek eta did have an aspirant connection, or that Greek lost medial aspirants, or is this merely an anomoly?
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A Greek Winlatin?

Is anyone aware of a program that is comparable to the immortal Winlatin (http://www.ucc.uconn.edu/~hasenfra/wlatin.HTML) but deals with Ancient Greek?
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Any interest in a more advanced reading group?

I've been stalled for well over a year now in reading Euripides Medea. It's not that it's that hard (though the lyric meters are very difficult to "get"), but it's just kind of unsatisfying to do it all by myself.

Myself, I've done oodles of Homer, both Iliad and Odyssey; the whole of Barbour's Herodotus; about half of the Mather and Hewitt Anabasis; almost all of the Sidwell Lucian; Plato's Apology and Crito; some speech ...
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Hello can someone please tell me a decent dictionary to order, there are none in the shops here except those horrid little pocket ones - I don't want a big one because I want to be able to carry it around but it would also be nice if it actually contained some vocab.
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On Greek and OHT (Old High Translationese)

I've been following the thread "Mea culpa" in the Latin forum, and have been paticularly intrigued by the discussion of how and whether people translate in their head while reading Latin.

I've mostly tried to avoid translation from the beginning (mainly because I strongly dislike translation), so I generally don't translate in my head while reading Greek. I did do all the Greek-English excercises in Pharr though. I used to translate in my head if ...
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