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Guidance on Learning Greek (Where to start and so on)

Anyone who has any useful input concerning learning Greek independently.

(I have worked roughly up to Chapter 20 in Wheelock's Latin)

What is the best book to start with?

What are some good websites?

What not to do?

What to do?

Any information will be appreciated.
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A brave man

Dear all,

Do any of you know where in Plato's writings he sets Socrates against, if I remember correctly, 3 generals and asks them to define 'bravery'. By his elenchus he manages to get one of them to admit that a man who runs away from his fellow soldiers is braver trhan one who stays and fights!
If someone could come up with a citation I'd be most grateful.

Paul McK
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Need a reference.

I read in one of my Greek primers that the imperative present establishes the "now" of the author's event.

First - is it true?
second - reference?
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Want some help .....

Hi friends ... i'm a new member here ... :lol: and it's my honour being here in this great forum indeed ....

well, i'm just writing this post to ask for your advices if possible ..
actually i plan to learn Greek/Ancient Greek/ Latin ...
The question that always confuses me is that ... :
what are the differences between Greek and Latin languages ????
and ...
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Help with translation, please!


I don't know any greek, but I am studying latin. As a project for school I'm supposed to translate a letter written by the Icelandic bishop Thorlakur Skulason in 1644, in latin. It is preserved in the National library of Icelan, JS 478 4to. But Thorlakur is so cool that he uses greek slang in one place:

nostratibusque patribus tecum th=v e'nge/neionv

Your countrymen and fatherland , I think it goes (please correct my ...
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Epicurus in lingua Latina - et in Graeca?

Hi all,

I am reading one of Seneca's Epistulae morales (#2) and he quotes )Epi/kouroj. The latin phrase goes:

honesta, inquit, res est laeta paupertas

Can anyone tell me what the Greek original is?

Cheers :)
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Classical Philosophy

Hello everyone,

I am a graduate student studying classical political philosophy and the university I attend does not have very good resources for me to learn ancient greek. I am particularly interested in reading Plato and Aristotle, and rendering literal translations from the greek. I have worked my way through the Hanson and Quinn, Crosby and Schaeffer, and Athenaze books. I have a pretty solid understanding of the basics. I am hoping someone here would ...
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Books in ancient Greek

How many books can we read in ancient greek?
What books can we buy now?
I know there are many translated books, but I don't want them.
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Aoidoi.org: Pindar's Olympian 14

My introduction (well, part of it) to Pindar is now commented: Olympian 14.

My thanks to Chad who noticed some spelling errors and suggested a few places where I could give a little more metrical detail.

I keep a list of poems to read. Most things get onto that list because someone suggested it might be interesting. This one made it onto my list because someone (I forget who) on the classics-l mailing list recommended ...
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Composition Exercise Number ?? + 1

Having dispatched JPII with a suitable eulogy (or two), I suppose dikh dictates that we should welcome Benedict XVI with a little something too.
Any suggestions for a metrical scheme for such a salutation, Will?

Paul McK
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