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Help: Manassès Constantin hand-writing

Dear All, pls help me to write in a proper Greek two phrases from Manasses' hand-written text. I lack the patience and knowledge of hand writing.
These 2 phrases contain κάπρος and κάπροί and can be found in p. 122A, Constantini Manassis Breviarium historicum ___. Parisiis: E Typographia Regia, M.DC.LV. 1655. I have a sreenshot but I do not know how to attach it here. If it is possible I appreciate anybody's e-mail to send ...
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No subject? Koine

I just saw this phrase in one of my textbooks. Is it correct? It is one of the only times I have seen a construction without a subject expressed or implied within a noun, participle, adjective or verb. I suppose God here is implied, but the case doesn't match.

θεὸν τὸν γενν́ησαντά σε.
God, the one who bore you.

Thanks!
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Strabo 17.1.27 genetive

νυνὶ μὲν οὖν ἐστι πανέρημος ἡ πόλις, τὸ ἱερὸν ἔχουσα τῷ Αἰγυπτίῳ τρόπῳ κατεσκευασμένον ἀρχαῖον, ἔχον πολλὰ τεκμήρια τῆς Καμβύσου μανίας καὶ ἱεροσυλίας, ὃς τὰ μὲν πυρὶ τὰ δὲ σιδήρῳ διελωβᾶτο τῶν ἱερῶν, ἀκρωτηριάζων καὶ περικαίων, καθάπερ καὶ τοὺς ὀβελίσκους, ὧν δύο καὶ εἰς Ῥώμην ἐκομίσθησαν οἱ μὴ κεκακωμένοι τελέως, ἄλλοι δ᾽ εἰσὶ κἀκεῖ καὶ ἐν Θήβαις, τῇ νῦν Διοσπόλει, οἱ μὲν ἑστῶτες ἀκμὴν πυρίβρωτοι οἱ δὲ καὶ κείμενοι.

The bit that is giving me ...
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Graded readers in Ancient Greek -poll

The need for comprehensible input is something that has often debated yet I am still unclear as to why people disagree or even if they disagree. If you have time please post your reasons along with your vote.
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Is μαχομαι second aorist?

I'm a little confused at the moment because some verbs like μαχομαι have aorist stems (different to the present stem) in brackets next to them when I look them up in my textbook (Reading Greek), but they follow 1st aorist endings...so for example, the aorist stem of μαχομαι is μαχεσα- and I thought if the stem is different in the aorist then it's second aorist? But it actually follows first aorist endings (so ἐμαχεσαμην etc). ...
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Miscellaneous Koine

I have a few miscellaneous questions concerning biblical Koine Greek. When should I be using λέγω vs. λαλέω? Also, where can I find the paradigm for εἶπα?

I have had some odds and ends that I skipped to keep a faster pace at learning. Is it worth it to learn the paradigm for οἶδα and ἤδειν and ἔγνων?

My biblical Greek text is primarily teaching me to read Koine. I want to reinforce my mind ...
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Perfect Deponent Koine

Hello, I have learned all tenses of biblical Koine Greek, but my text book kind of confused me recently regarding deponents. How can I tell if a Perfect is deponent (I realize it should be the same way across all tenses), because when I see the principal parts the Perfect middle/passive is always with a primary middle/passive personal ending and thus it always looks deponent to me? How should I translate deponent Perfects?
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Andocides, On the Mysteries

On Hylander's recommendation, I've started Andocides, "On the Mysteries," using the MacDowell commentary. I picked up the first edition, as it was cheap to find in hardback, and from what I could tell on the internet, the second edition involved no substantial revision (perhaps no revision?). I've read all of the introductory material, but none of the appendices. I read the first pages on the train this morning.

You'll notice that I'm mostly using digressive ...
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Greek board games, Fraenkel, and πέντε γραμμαί

I have been thinking of Greek board games lately because of a note in Fraenkel's commentary to Agamemnon and because some of my relatives gifted me with a game of Hnefatafl for Christmas / my birthday.

Fraenkel's note concerned lines 32 and 33:

τὰ δεσποτῶν γὰρ εὖ πεσόντα θήσομαι
τρὶς ἓξ βαλούσης τῆσδέ μοι φρυκτωρίας.


Fraenkel says that this refers to a Greek game where movement of the pieces is determined by a throw of ...
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Ancient Greek Wikipedia

Hello,

I am not personally involved in anything ancient Greek, but while surfing the net I stumbled upon the Wikimedia Incubator-project Ancient Greek Wikipedia. The Incubator-site is a site...

"where potential Wikimedia project wikis in new language versions of Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wiktionary and Wikivoyage can be arranged, written, tested and proven worthy of being hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation." This specific one does not seem to be ready, but perhaps with some more ...
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