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Can anyone tell me an English word which corresponds with the pronunciation of upsilon. I am having trouble discerning the difference between its pronunciation and Latin u. Any time I look in a dictionary, all I see is a French or German correspondent.
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Aoidoi redesign done.

I finally finished the redesign of http://www.aoidoi.org. In terms of appearance, very little actually changed, though I hope it looks a bit less stern. The image system I used for Greek fonts in the older works has been replaced by Unicode (except for one file, soon to be updated). CSS trickery has been employed, so non-PDF pages should print much more attractively now.

Files have been shuffled around a bit, but there's a tricksy set ...
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Link for Sappho

At http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/Sappho.pdf you may find a 150 pages introduction to Sappho with Greek texts of some poems, interpretation and some grammatical aids. Though this is the first text I am reading about her, I should say it is worth the click.
At http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris ... cs.gr.html are a lot of more texts by the same author.
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Advice: Got a Taste of Greek - Now the Real Work Begins

I have been studying Latin for almost a year now and I decided to get a litle "taste" of Greek this past weekend, out of curiosity. I have a couple of Greek text books from the 19th Century that I purchased a few years back, knowing that I would one day spend some time with the language.

I read William's "Greek Dialects: Where to Start" post:
If you plan to read any other Greek at ...
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A fragment of Xenophon on the death of Socrates

To My Colleagues at Textkit--
Once again I am hopeful of finding out the meaning of a sentence, this time from Xenophon, though I am not sure which work, nor where exactly it came from. The topic is common knowledge, though: the death of Socrates in 399 B.C.E. I will include the whole passage, for clarity, but the very last sentence is a mystery, although I think I know what it is saying, because I ...
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Just quickly remind me ...

...can the last syllable in verb forms which end in ai (gignomai, essetai, etc) be scanned as short without correption? I'm talking about general lyric poetry.
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Question concerning trecho.

Is the 3rd person singular imperfect indicative active of 'trecho' (I run)
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I bought Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek

and I don't know if it was a wise move. It was a completely spontaneous action, since I have been learning Latin and had given some thought to teaching myself Greek as well. I happened to be at a book store, and I happened to be by the language section, and Morwood's book happened to catch my eye being that it was the only book on Greek there, and so I bough it.

The intro ...
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Hi-Hope this isn't an off-topic subject: does anybody know how the Greek "Rhapsodes" differed from the poets? Were they just reciters/singers or did they compose some of their stuff (that would make them poets wouldn't it?) I am very interested in the Greek Lyric era & in Homer, so that is why I'm interested. Did the rhapsodes recite Homer mostly (or entirely) since he was the #1 author, or did they recite other poets' work ...
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Learning greek and latin with Homer


I'm currently teaching Latin and Greek in a secondary school (kids aged 11-16).
I decided to use Pharr's book for the Greek side. I had the kids buy the 8 first books of Iliad in a Greek/French edition (whole work exists in 3 books). Yet, i am to teach them some latin too, and i'd rather use the same work than take another one completely different from Iliad (i thought i could use Virgil's ...
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