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kai between adjectives

I translated e)/xomen polla\j kai\ kala\j boula/j as "we have many and good plans". kai\ seems not necessary so it could be "we have many good plans". Or does kai/ make this mean something like;" we have many plans, and good ones at that".<br />Thank you.
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the Article

Pharr paragraph 660 reads;"Observe that there are no words used regularly in Homeric Greek with the meaning of the English article,...."<br />Is this because Homer writes poetry or is this the case also in prose of that time?<br />Thanks.
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Why the datives

I am trying to translate the following sentence:boulai\ a)xaiw=n ou)x a(nda/nousi qea|= kalh|= qumw|= I came up with something like "The plans of the Achaeans are not pleasing to the soul of the good goddess".<br />I am not very happy with it because of the three datives.<br />In order for my tranlation to be the right one, I think the last three words should be written like:qumw|= qea=j kalh=j<br />What is the correct translation of ...
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House, masculine or feminine?

Hello, <br /><br />I have found 2 greek words for house - masculine and feminine: <br />oi=)koj and<br />oi)ki/a<br /><br />Is there any difference in meaning like home and house or they are interchangeable?<br /><br />Thanks
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Compound verb?

Hello all,<br /> I've little question that I can't find the answer to, is a)gapw a compound verb a)po+ a)gw or a full verb in its own right?<br />Or put more simply where does the epsilon augment fir in?<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Paul
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ancient Greek and modern Greek

I am curious about how many differences between ancient Greek and modern Greek? and doest it matter that I start learning ancient Greek without any moderon Greek knowledge?<br /><br />thanks form China ;)<br /><br />
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I can't work out this form:

I've come across this sentence :<br /><br />o( Dioge/nej, e)rwthqei\j dia\ ti/ oi( aqlhtai\ anai/sqhtoi/ ei)sin, e)/fh o(/ti kre/asin u(ei/oij kai\ boei/oij a)nw|kodo/mhntai .<br /><br />Could someone parse a)nw|kodo/mhntai for me please?<br /><br /><br />
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Classical Greek Optical Character Recognition

Hi All,<br /><br />Is anyone aware of OCR software capable of processing <br />scanned ancient Greek and generating unicode output?<br /><br />Thanks.<br /><br />Cordially,<br /><br />Paul
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Reading Material after Xenophon?

I'm teaching myself, and I've gotten to where I can read Xenophon pretty well. (Many negative comments on the Anabasis have been stated here but I'm enjoying it quite a lot).<br /><br />Who would be some good authors to try and read next?<br /><br />I was recommended Lysias but I read some on Perseus and found it extremely difficult (It seems to require much specific knowledge about athenian courts, and also because you're getting one ...
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Greek Letter Pronunciations! Please help beginner :(

1. What is the difference between the two theta small letters?<br />2. What is the difference between the two sigma small letters?<br />3. When exactly are accents (acute as I have seen them) put on greek letters? And on which letters?<br />4. How are the W and J sounds made in Greek?<br /><br />Thankyou very much these forums are great :)
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