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Xenophon, Mem., 1.2.62 in Dickey's analysis

(my apologies for re-posting; it seems that this passed unnoticed on another forum)
On p. 68, the task is to analyze the following sentence by Xenophon (Memorabilia, 1.2.62), indicating, by numbering, all relations of dependence between the units which this sentence includes, each of them containing one and only one verb form:
"κατὰ γὰρ τοὺς νόμους, ἐάν τις φανερὸς γένηται κλέπτων ἢ λωποδυτῶν ἢ βαλλαντιοτομῶν ἢ τοιχωρυχῶν ἢ ἀνδραποδιζόμενος ἢ ἱεροσυλῶν, τούτοις θάνατός ἐστιν ἡ ...
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Aristophanes' Frogs line 34 - queries


οἴμοι κακοδαίμων: τί γὰρ ἐγὼ οὐκ ἐναυμάχουν;
ἦ τἄν σε κωκύειν ἂν ἐκέλευον μακρά.

I'm struggling with the line in bold. My translation so far is: "In truth (ἡ), I'd be making you wail at length", but I don't understand two things:
1) what is τἀν? I took it as τε + ἀν, but (if this is the case) I don't understand why why there are two ἀν in the sentence?
2) because of ...
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Plat. Sym. 187c

I'm reading the Symposium with Dover's notes. I was rather confused when 187cd earlier and started writing out this post to ask what was going on. However, writing out the below translation seems to have improved my understanding. So instead I'll ask for people to take a look and tell me if I'm getting anything wrong.

καὶ ἐν μέν γε αὐτῇ τῇ συστάσει ἁρμονίας τε καὶ ῥυθμοῦ οὐδὲν χαλεπὸν τὰ ἐρωτικὰ διαγιγνώσκειν, οὐδὲ ὁ διπλοῦς ...
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greek core vocab

Ive just found this site..

the reason is stated here
"The main point of core vocabulary lists such as these is to help prioritize the learning of vocabulary. Assuming the goal is to read extant Greek and Latin texts, one should learn these words first. The lists can be used to distinguish which words in a given text are very common, and which are not, and students can ...
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Euripides' Bacchae, query about line 25

πρώτας δὲ Θήβας τῆσδε γῆς Ἑλληνίδος‎
ἀνωλόλυξα‎, νεβρίδʼ ἐξάψας χροὸς‎
θύρσον τε δοὺς ἐς χεῖρα‎, κίσσινον βέλος‎·

It's the bit in bold I'm struggling with - I can't tell whether it should be 'having given the Thyrsus into their hands' (i.e. the Thebans' hands) or 'having taken the Thyrsus in my hand'. Translations I've looked at vary with their interpretation. Because I have translated the previous bit as 'having worn a fawnskin', I'm tempted to ...
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are there non-finite relative clauses in Greek?

I mean a relative clause that does not include any finite verb. I understand that it is a matter of terminology, whether or not one can call a certain type of construction "clause" (in particular, "relative clause"), and this is what my question is about. I am asking it since the answers in the negative that I received here seem to be dissonant with the following statement found in Wiki: "Relative clauses may be either ...
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Examples of the Future Perfect

Hello All,

Hopefully some of you will be able to help me out with the Greek Future Perfect. I am looking for examples of the Greek Future Perfect Active and Passive, and having done so (couldn't resist...) will have a template to use in my own Greek speech. Where do the Future Perfect Active and Passive occur in the Ancient Greek corpus?

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εὔνους accent

εὔνους appears to be formed by the same contraction as νοῦς, but the accent is given in critical editions as paroxytone:

εὔνῳ, εὔνου, εὔνοις, εὔνων or εὐνόων. Shouldn't that be εὐνῷ εὐνοῦ, etc., due to contraction of όῳ όου?

I assume that I'm missing something.
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Plut. Pyrrh. 8.2 συμπάντων τῶν στρατηγῶν

This is from Plutarch's Pyrrhus. 8.2
Ἀννίβας δὲ συμπάντων ἀπέφηνε τῶν στρατηγῶν πρῶτον μὲν ἐμπειρίᾳ καὶ δεινότητι Πύρρον, Σκηπίωνα δὲ δεύτερον, ἑαυτὸν δὲ τρίτον, ὡς ἐν τοῖς περὶ Σκηπίωνος γέγραπται.

I think I get it but I want to be sure as I want to use it as a model for the game I'm writing.

I'm assuming that συμπάντων τῶν στρατηγῶν needs to be taken together . Hence:
Hannibal declared of the entirety of ...
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diphthongs and the ι subscript

Smyth (5.a) states that "the ι ceased to be written about 100 B.C. The custom of writing ι under the line is as late as about the eleventh century." I take him to mean that before 100 B.C. the ι in all diphthongs had been adscript but then disappeared after long α, η, and ω. I'm wondering how, then, in the 11th century, were those cases of long α, η, and ω re-cognized as ("improper") ...
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