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Scansion of ἄρρενας

This is another line from the Greek Anthology 9.686:
βάρβαρον οὐ τρομέεις, οὐκ ἄρρενας ἀρρενοκοίτας.
Everything before ἄρρενας scans as -uu -uu --; now if ἄρρενας could be scanned -uu, then the rest of the line would also scan -uu -uu --, a neat dactyl-dactyl-spondee. However, one of the guidelines I have for determining vowel length states that the alpha in the ultima of masculine and feminine nouns is long, and since long vowels are ...
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Accent

Crito, 53 b 1:

ὅτι μὲν γὰρ κινδυνεύσουσί γέ σου οἱ ἐπιτήδειοι …

Is this accentuation correct? I would have exspected:

ὅτι μὲν γὰρ κινδυνεύσουσι γέ σου οἱ ἐπιτήδειοι …
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Scansion of πυλάων

I’m scanning epigrams in hexameter and came across a line that ends with πυλάων (gates), which scans uu-. According to the basic rules, the last foot of a line of hexameter should end with either a trochee (-u) or a spondee (--); yet this word ends with an iamb (u-). Is this a little exception to the rule that might be documented somewhere? Thanks.
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Compound noun taking accusative?

In a previous post, I asked about pleonasms of the kind oikon oikonomein, “to house manage a house,” where the accusative is of the same root as the first part of the verbal form. Does the same principle carry over when the noun form of the compound verbal is employed? In other words, are there structures of the form oikon oikonomos, “one who house manages a house,” where the compound noun takes the accusative? Examples ...
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Compound noun taking accusative?

In a previous post, I asked about pleonasms of the kind oikon oikonomein, “to house manage a house,” where the accusative is of the same root as the first part of the verbal form. Does the same principle carry over when the noun form of the compound verbal is employed? In other words, are there structures of the form oikon oikonomos, “one who house manages a house,” where the compound noun takes the accusative? Examples ...
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Strange future participle in Xenophon

Xenophon, Anabasis 7.1.8:
καὶ ὁ Ξενοφῶν Κλεάνδρῳ τῷ ἁρμοστῇ ξένος γεγενημένος προσελθὼν ἠσπάζετο αὐτὸν ὡς ἀποπλευσούμενος ἤδη. ὁ δὲ αὐτῷ λέγει: μὴ ποιήσῃς ταῦτα: εἰ δὲ μή, ἔφη, αἰτίαν ἕξεις, ἐπεὶ καὶ νῦν τινὲς ἤδη σὲ αἰτιῶνται ὅτι οὐ ταχὺ ἐξέρπει τὸ στράτευμα.

Why ἀποπλευσούμενος and not ἀποπλευσόμενος?
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Greek Paradigms

Hi all,

Now that I am starting to make some progress in Latin, although I still have a long ways to go, I would like to start memorizing some Ancient Greek paradigms so that I have them firmly embedded before embarking on the journey that is Greek. I'm going to be studying using the 2nd edition of JACT's Reading Greek. I can't figure out what paradigms I should memorize on google. Can anybody suggest a ...
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Particular Kind of Pleonasm

I'm interested in finding other examples of pleonasms of the kind οἶκον οἰκονομεῖν or οἰκίαν οἰκονομεῖν, "to house manage the house," where the accusative direct object precedes a compound verbal form whose first element is the same as the root of the direct object. Show 'em if you got 'em along with the appropriate textual citation. Thank you in advance as always.
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Κρίτων, long ι?

Don't know whether this name has a long ι, or how generally to go about finding vowel quantities in names -- ?
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A problem and a question

I know this is silly in so many ways, but I'll ask anyway.

Is there a way (a dictionary perhaps) that might help me with using era appropriate words?

By era, I mean everything between 1st c. AD and say 15th c. ? I know this is broad, I know people used different language according to education, class etc. I'd like what is called Μεσαιωνική Ελληνική Δημὠδης Γλώσσα. Of course, this term brings to mind ...
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