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Magazine in Ancient Greek (Onomata Kechiasmena IV)


I am not learning Greek, but I just stumbled upon Onomata Kechiasmena IV (just scroll to the bottom of the page, to the "past issues"-section, and press the "Download"-button), what seems to be small magazine (a single issue) written in ancient Greek. Perhaps it is of interest to some of you.

By the way, I noticed that there are also news in Ancient Greek (I was rather surprised about that).


Carolus Raeticus
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Examples of middle usage

I find when reading, that I often can't tell why a verb should be middle instead of active, or vice-versa. I've read the Smyth sections on this, but is there a longer treatment somewhere, with more examples?
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Alexandros : to Hellenikon Paidion

This is the version of Rouse's book by Mario Díaz Ávila. Though nominally in Spanish it tries to keep as much as possible in Greek so not knowing a word of Spanish is not a problem.

Rouse's original is available for free as a download so is it worth paying for this edition?

Though keeping quite close to the original Avila has significantly revised Rouse's texts. The pictures are very nicely drawn and there are ...
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Quandt's critique of the new Loeb "Republic"

Has anyone had a chance to look into it? http://www.onthenewloebrepublic.com/
His tone seems a bit opinionated to me at times but am not qualified to judge the factual correctness of his statements. Hence my question: would you advise a neophyte to trust him or, rather, apply due caution?
Thanks in advance
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Learn Greek where

Hello everyone
I'm fascinated by the Greek language, but I'm an unknown beginner from where, grammar and vocabulary are, really, vague.
I am in need of a Greek language course or teaching center, I would like to have counseling for me.
Thank you everyone.
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emendation in Crito 44 b7 (new OCT)

(I do not have the old OCT; it is b6 in TLG) The edited text reads "πιθοῦ καὶ σώθητι"; the apparatus: "b 7 πιθού Burges ( et fort. corr. nesc. in S): πείθου βΤδ".
β,Τ, δ are the only three families used, S is a ms. in the family δ.
My understanding is that the point of the emendation was to change the tense to aorist, thus bringing it in line with the aorist of ...
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Greek-Latin dictionary?

Are there any Greek-Latin dictionaries that can, at least to some extent, be recommended? Possibly also the other direction could be useful. The reason for my question is that a dictionary like that might be the handiest way for comparing the lexicons of these two languages.
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Herodotus 1.114.5

Here, Herodotus is narrating the childhood of Cyrus the Great. Cyrus, whom his grandfather, king Astyages, wanted dead when he was born, was raised in secret by a herdsman and his wife. One day, he was playing a game with other boys where he was appointed "king". In the game, one of his "subjects", the son of Artembares, a Median of great status, refused to obey him, and as a consequence, Cyrus had him flogged. ...
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Speaker identifications in Plato

I had been thinking about speaker identifications in Plato today, while listening to an audio-recording of Euthyphro that didn't have them. I noticed that I had no trouble at all following the speaker, despite there being no real separation of voices for the two characters. I've heard audio-books in English where it was not so easy to follow dialogue. It seems obvious to me that Plato put in a fair number of cues to his ...
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emendation in Crito 43 d2

Virtually all mss. have δοκεῖ μέν μοι ἥξειν (which makes perfect sense to me); but modern editions follow Buttmann in correction it to δοκεῖν μέν μοι ἥξει. Why is this emendation needed? And what is exactly the grammatical function of the infinitive (δοκεῖν) in the corrected version? Thanks for any suggestions.
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