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How to learn Classical Greek if you are Greek?

Hi there.

I am a Greek. When I was a secondary school boy, I was one of the worst ever students in Ancient Greek (not as bad as in Physical Education, but bad enough). At that time, greek people who wanted to do science, had to learn Ancient Greek for two agonising and traumatic years!

I understand most ancient greek words, but grammar and especially syntax is a total nightmare! So, when I see an ...
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Strong's dictionary

Does anyone know where I can find an online Strong's dictionary that I can print out?

I printed out Strong's Greek in a nutshell and I can cut the pages and put them in a 5 1/2 by 8 binder. I would LOVE to be able to add a Strong's dictionary to the binder.

I need something in small text and WITH the phonetic pronunciations.

I like to learn languages with multiple books, but all ...
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drilling endings/irregular words in Koine

Hello everyone :-)

My 15 year old son and I are trying to learn Koine.

I would like to drill endings by declining or conjugating out each of our vocabulary words.

I don't want to drill irregular words by mistake though.

Is there a list somewhere of what NT words are irregular?

Kat
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Od. IX, 372-395 - lit crit

I am doing a piece of literary criticism on this passage and essentially need to say as much as I possibly can about this passage. I would be grateful if people could comment on, correct or add to what I write here (and I know the textkitoi are a pretty learned bunch...! :) :) ...
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greek fonts

I'm looking for a cool greek font for a particular purpose, and want to check out as many as possible. I already have the following fonts:

Spionic (of course)
GraecaII
PYLH

and possibly a couple of other common ones on my other computer.

What else does everyone suggest? Free or really cheap is best. I'd kinda like one that is a little scripty, like handwriting. Ideas?
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the form "epistasthai"

I am wondering if this form can possibly be aorist infinitive middle of "ephiste^mi" in a first century or later text. The grammar books say that "histe^mi" does not have a second aorist middle form. Yet Perseus identifies one meaning of both "stasthai" and "epistasthai" as aorist infinitive middle of "ephiste^mi". Is this a logistics glitch, or a true fact? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Posting replies

Excuse me for being slow; I am Canadian of Greek descent. It is easy enough posting a new topic, but how the heck do you post a reply to someone's query?

Thanks
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Correction in Greek Grammar example

Sorry about that. I used the wrong example to ask my question about whether or not verbal forms like participles take a singular form when their subject ( i.e., referent) is neuter.

Example:ta\ te/kna e)po/menon h)\ ta\ te/kna e)po/mena;

Also, with participles is the accent persistent (like nouns) or is it recessive (like verbs).

Almost forgot. To represent the letter ksi and chi using spionic what symbols do I use? I noticed that the same ...
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Greek Grammar

Greetings to all

Bare with me here. I know that a finite verb which has a plural neuter noun as its subject is singular. Does this apply only to finlite verbs or does it include verbal forms like participles as well?

Example: ta\ te/kna e)poreu/eto h)\ ta\ te/kna e)poreu/onto;

Hearing alot of good stuff about the Schaeffer & Crosby text. If anyone is using it would appreciate your thoughts on it.

Thanks
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Participles

Hi, my name is Peter. I am studying Attic Greek on my own. Everything was going great until I hit the participles. That is when you realise a textbook can only go so far -- especially one that doesn't come with an answer key!

I have a fairly good idea of what participles are and how they are used. However, I do have a problem when I encounter the participle wn ("being") in predicate position ...
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