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In Need of a Brush-Up

I studied Greek and Latin at school, but that was (agh-hmm) years ago now, and I've found that I've forgotten a lot. Of the books available on this site, which would you most recommend for a brush-up, rather than starting from scratch?
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Xenophon Translation Question

I am in the process of teaching myself ancient Greek. To that end I am translating Xenophon's Ways and Means. I think I understand the syntax of the following sentence but I am not totally sure. Part of my doubt is centred on the exceeding complexity of the syntactical rules that I am citing. To put it another way, I may be over thinking the sentence. Advice or feedback would be greatfully received. Anyway, here ...
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Next Steps after Wheelock

Regardless of your opion of Wheelock, I am just finishing up a year of independent study using this text and am asking for your guidance on next steps. What would the other members of this group recommend as a next step text? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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The C

I note that some Greek text uses the character "c".<br /><br />What is "c"?<br /><br />Thanks<br /><br />Aprotosimaki
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dictionaries

Anyone know where I could download a good Greek-English dictionary?<br />Thanks!
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Book recommendation please

Two books have been recommended and I would like your opinion on which one is the best.<br />1. Athenaze by Maurice Balme and Gilbert Lawall<br /> Reviews on this book vary from "the best" to " horrible" with nothing inbetween.<br />2. Beginning Greek By S.Paine. This book came highly recommended. What makes me hesitant (besides the price)is that this book prepares a person to read the Anabasis. I have nothing against that but some of ...
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Pronounciation of "chi"

In JWW First Greek Book it says in 1., that c is pronounced like the "ch" in the German word "Buch". The German "ch" is pronounced very similarly to an "r". <br /><br />That does not really make sense to me, since I thought c was nearly pronounced like a "k". In addition, the German "ch" pronounciation for c sounds weird to me, since it sounds nearly like a r.<br /><br />I would greatly appreciate ...
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difficulties with -exontes

I am having trouble with a few words which I believe are related. I do not understand grammatically what they mean, nor how they are formed. (Are they nouns, participles, verb endings??) I have preceded these words with **2stars. All and any help will be appreciated.<br /><br /> ...kai\ tou\j me\n o(pli/taj au)tou= e)ke/leuse me/nein, ta\j a)spi/daj pro\j ta\ go/nota **e)/xontaj<br /> ...and the hoplites he commanded to remain there, their shields against their knees ...
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Anabasis Question?

I found the following sentence<br />prin de toceuma ecikneisqai ekkinousin oi barbaroi kai feugousi<br /> <br />I understand it basically, but is there anything in this sentence which specifies whose arrows they are? The barbarians or the greeks. The translation I have puts it as ' before an arrow could reach them (the barbararians) they pulled back and fled. However I read it as 'before an arrow reached (the greeks ) the barbarians pulled back ...
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grammar query

)0W (Ellhnistai sofwteroi<br /><br /><br />Just a note to say that I commend you on this enjoyable site; it has spurred me on to learn ‘a little Greek’ – and am using with some profit the first Greek book by J J White. Could I ask a couple of questions arising?<br /><br />On page 86, para 342, Q 1 there is<br />e9pesqai<br /><br />now, is this the aorist infin of e9pomai and if so, ...
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