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Imperative ending -θι

To me, the 2nd P. sing. act. imperative ending -θι is a quaint and wonderful little creature that pops out at the most unexpected places, but that's part of the fun in Greek. Upon further research that I conducted with some enthusiasm in my leisure time, I discovered that this ending is an exceedingly ancient relic present in almost all I.-E. languages, and it's standard for all verbs taking root stems, i.e. athematic root present, ...
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Translation of the word τον τεθνηξομενον

i came across this word and tried to think of a translation, but I'm not entirely sure. The following things I know:
It comes from the word θνησκω wich means 'to die' and when it's in perfectum form you translate it as
'to be dead' or 'to be killed'
I can see that it's a perfectum participle, and that its middle and accusative singular, but with the sudden ξ in de middle I got a ...
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Greek verb conjugation flashcard study

Along the same lines as the flashcard generators discussed in the thread Greek noun declension Anki study
http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=62512
(these are Joel's project
https://github.com/jeidsath/ankigreeknouns
and my modified version at
https://github.com/tallguy76/ankigreeknouns
both of which generate cards for nouns from Smyth and all forms of λυω)
I have made a small tool that generates flashcards for the principal parts of verbs, given a CSV.
https://github.com/tallguy76/greekverbflashcards
If you have a spreadsheet file containing the principal parts of verbs that ...
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 9

The thread for lesson 8 was opened on October 26. Lots of things have happened since then. Welcome to lesson 9 – just in time for Christmas and the New Year!

Exercise 9α

1. Locate twelve present active participles in the reading passage at the beginning of this chapter, identify the gender, case, and number of each, and locate the noun, pronoun, or subject of a verb that each ...
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Help With Translation

Hey all,

Hope everyone's well, I would really appreciate some advice on on a translation of 'The way of return'. Hope you all have a good christmas/solstice/hanukka etc.
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The appearance of the definite article

I started my Greek education with Pharr, and I find that the most striking difference between Homer and all other Greek I've ever seen is that where Homer exhibits an almost Russian-like absence of definite articles, Attic and Koine are positively snowed under a blizzard of 'o, 'e, to and their declined forms, even on people's names! Does anyone know when and where this happened? Do really really old Attic inscriptions also exhibit a Homer-like ...
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Excessive, annoying, definite articles

I'm going to sound like a total yahoo for this, but I find all Greek other than Homer annoyingly wordy. I hate stuff like "toutoi toi kourioi autou...". Everywhere it's ho, he, to etc. Why, why, why?
Is there anything other than Homer that I can read, and not get annoyed like this?
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Is Σαδυάττεω the dative of Σαδυάττης?

Hdt. 1.16.1
Ἄρδυος δὲ βασιλεύσαντος ἑνὸς δέοντα πεντήκοντα ἔτεα ἐξεδέξατο Σαδυάττης ὁ Ἄρδυος, καὶ ἐβασίλευσε ἔτεα δυώδεκα, Σαδυάττεω δὲ Ἀλυάττης
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What declension is Σαδυάττης? It looks like a masculine first declension but could it be a third declension?

The context seems to require after Σαδυάττης ὁ Ἄρδυος, "And he ruled 12 years, and from-Saduattes Alyattes (succeded). Some for of dative seems most likely to provide that sense but I'm guessing.
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A year of Greek

A year of Greek

In December 2013 I began the serious study of Greek. It has now been one year, and a discussion of my results and methods may be of interest to others.

I have historically been an indifferent language learner. I studied Spanish for 2 years in middle school (and lived in New Mexico most of my life) and studied German for 4 years in high school. I did not apply myself to ...
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Abandoned project?

Does anyone have any insight into what happened to the new OCT Plato? The first volume was published in 1995, nearly two decades ago, and a separate edition of the Republic edited by Slings was published in 2003, but nothing else has appeared.
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