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Textkit Tutorial - Notes on the Aorist Morphology

This thread was created to discuss the Textkit Tutorial<br />Notes on the Aorist Morphology by William Annis<br /><br />Introduction:<br />Traditional grammars of classical Greek enumerate two forms of the aorist. For the beginner this terminology is extremely misleading: the second aorist contains two distinct conjugations. This article covers the formation of all types of aorist, with special attention on the athematic second aorist conjugation which few verbs take, but several of them happen to be ...
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Imperative endings

i)/qi is the 2nd sg. imperative of ei)=mi<br />This is not a regular ending, but ei)=mi seems to be a bit of an odd kind of verb.<br />klu=qi is also an imerative and it has the same ending. Is this ending more regular than I am thinking or am I missing something obvious?<br />Thank you
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adjectives

Sometimes I don't know if an adjective belongs to one noun or to more of them. Here are some examples:<br />Section 143 line 4 of Pharr; e(khbo/loj e)poixetai prw=ton ou)rh=aj kai\ ku/naj a)rgouj <br /> Does a)rgou/j belong to both ou)rh=aj and ku/naj or only to ku/naj<br />Line 5 is similar; o)le/kontai ou)rh=ej kai ku/nej aryoi/<br />I assume it only belongs to dogs because swift is not generaly considered a apt description for mules.<br />But ...
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kalos

Is there no better word for handsome in Greek? All I can think of is kalos. It’s like they used kalos for almost everything or am I greatly mistaken? Everything is just good instead of pretty, handsome, nice and so on...<br />Do I just need to learn my vocabulary better or if not, then how did the Greeks express all the meanings of the word? Did it always have a slightly different meaning to them ...
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ou(= a)kou/ei o( tuflo/s

ILIAS A.480-483<br /><br />Chruses has prayed to Apollo to turn back his anger; hekatombs have been sacrificed. The Achaeans are returning to camp.<br /><br /><br />oi( d' i(sto\n sth/sant' a)na/ q' i(sti/a leuka\ pe/tassan:<br />e)n d' a)/nemoj prh=sen me/son i(sto/on, a)mfi\ de\ ku=ma<br />stei/rh| porfu/reon mega/l' i)/axe nh\oj i)ou/shj:<br />h( d' e)/qeen kata\ ku=ma diaprh=ssousa ke/leuqon.<br /><br /><br />"And they raised the mast, and up they furled the white sails;<br />the wind filled in the ...
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pronunciation of chi and rho

X is, in the alphabet table, said to be like german 'ch', while in the text the description is not so simple. With some of the sound samples you can find on the web, it's more like that k is like 'k' in 'sky' and x is like 'k' in 'key'. (My native tongue distinguishes them, tho' the orthography for foreign words don't allow such elaborate distinction) Okay, there're variety of pronunciations and you might ...
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Hebdomekonta

Wow, interesting is the story of LXX. It's more detailed than that in the preface of my copy of LXX.<br />(P.S. Uh, well this is about the newly added "selections from Septuagint,..." on the home page)<br /><br />I saw the first example of imperative of third person in genesis 1:3 geneqh/tw fw=j .<br /><br />Now, as for the imperative, a question arises:<br />What of the imperative of the first person? How could I translate this ...
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Book recommendation, please

Hello to everybody!<br />I did an intensive course in Ancient Greek two years ago and I would like to pick it up again. Could somebody recommend me what Greek author to read in order to review all what I studied? Homer? I would classify myself as an intermediate student. Thanks.
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To whom, which have Herbert Weir Smyth's Greek Grammar...

How long did it take for you to master the many rules and exceptions outlined in the first 48 pages or so?<br /><br />I personally find the abundance of information overwhelming - particularly as I am reading Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar, and Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar, contemporaneously.<br /><br />Can anyone tell me that it is not entirely necessary to remember ALL of the information on those pages?
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Smyth Grammar

Dear Jeff and colleagues<br /><br />Hello from Canberra (Australia)<br /><br />Just letting you know that I found Smyth's grammar on the following site: www.ccel.org. If you type 'smyth' into search, it takes you to http://pascal.calvin.edu/cgi-bin/htsearch?words=smyth. Looks like they have scanned it in. <br /><br />You might like to check this out, as it might save someone some work.<br /><br />Let me know what ...
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