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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 4

4a is to photocopy the blank verb charts and fill them in.

Give the genitive of the following:
1. ἡ Μυρρίνη
2. ἡ Μέλιττα
3. ἡ καλὴ ὑδρίᾱ
4. ἡ καλὴ ἑορτή
5. ἡ καλὴ κρήνη
6. ὁ μακρὸς πόνος
7. ἡ καλὴ μέλιττα
8. τὸ καλὸν δένδρον

Supply the correct form of the definite article:
1. ____ καλαὶ γυναῖκες
2. ἐν ____ ἀγρῳ (I can't figure out how to get both the ...
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Equal rule? Oedipus Jocasta Creon Soph.OT 579

τί δῆτ᾽; ἀδελφὴν τὴν ἐμὴν γήμας ἔχεις;

ἄρνησις οὐκ ἔνεστιν ὧν ἀνιστορεῖς.

ἄρχεις δ᾽ ἐκείνῃ ταὐτὰ γῆς ἴσον νέμων;

580 ἃν ᾖ θέλουσα πάντ᾽ ἐμοῦ κομίζεται.

οὔκουν ἰσοῦμαι σφῷν ἐγὼ δυοῖν τρίτος;

ἐνταῦθα γὰρ δὴ καὶ κακὸς φαίνει φίλος.

I don't quite understand what is going on here. Is Oedipus giving a straight answer in 580 ἃν ᾖ θέλουσα πάντ᾽ ἐμοῦ κομίζεται or is he being evasive?

The next ...
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Demosthenes' De Corona in 10 weeks

Dear fellow Textkitusers,

I am reading the aforementioned oration of Demosthenes, starting the 1st of september, in about 10 weeks. I was wondering if there were any people interested in joining me in this small project. For those who are unfamiliar with Greek rhetorics: this is probably the most famous and one of the more difficult orations we have today, and Demosthenes shows once and for all he is not one to be mocked with. ...
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 2

this is my exercise 2a from Chapter 2

1. I call the slave.
2. The slave works in the house.
3. Why don't you hurry?
4. I'm not lazy.
5. You are strong.
6. He carries the plow.
7. I hurry to the field.
8. Why are you calling the slave?
9. The slave is not lazy.
10.The slave comes out of the house.

that's all for today.
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 3

Here is my version of Lesson III, exercise 3b. I'm still having some trouble entering Greek characters-I'm working on it. Regards.

Athenaze Lesson III

Exercise 3b
1. The oxen no longer drag the plow.
2. Both Dikaiopolis and the slave approach andlook at the plow.
3. Dikaiopolis says "Look, a big stone is blocking the plow."
4. Lift the stone and carry it out of the field.
5. But the slave said: "Look, the stone ...
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Tips for learning principal parts?

So this is actually the 2nd time I am learning Ancient Greek. The first time I half-assed it and then got bogged down from carrying too many books. Now that I've got a writeable tablet, I am set and making good progress. I am using Mastronarde (again) and I figured that learning all the principal parts for each verb saves me a step really, so I am not just learning 3 and trying to shoehorn ...
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Patristic Greek


I'm reading through St. Athanasius's "Contra Gentes" and came across a particular use of the infinitive that I'm having trouble classifying. I was hoping somebody could help.

The sentence is a question.

τις χρεια της μορφης, και μη . . . δια πασης απλως υλης επιφαινεσθαι τον Θεον;

I apologize for the lack of accents; I'm still getting the hang of Greek input on the keyboard.

Athanasius (in a polemic against the worship of ...
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Herodotos why τῶν ταύτῃ?

This from the Histories 1.194.1:
τὸ δὲ ἁπάντων θῶμα μέγιστόν μοι ἐστὶ τῶν ταύτῃ μετά γε αὐτὴν τὴν πόλιν, ἔρχομαι φράσων: τὰ πλοῖα αὐτοῖσι ἐστὶ τὰ κατὰ τὸν ποταμὸν πορευόμενα ἐς τὴν Βαβυλῶνα, ἐόντα κυκλοτερέα, πάντα σκύτινα.
This is my translation:
And the greatest wonder of all to me is of the to this besides at least the city itself, I have reached the point to indicate: the ships to it the ones traveling ...
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Accents and Agony

Hey everyone, I've been around on text kit for awhile and I've finally made an account. I've been looking to learn ancient Greek for awhile now. I started with Mastronarde's book and found that it honestly was just quite dull and seemed better as a refreshed book than a book to learn on your own (I think this was its original purpose). I was pretty set on learning Attic Greek, but when I took a ...
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Soph. OT 523 Jebb note

Soph. OT 523


ἀλλ᾽ ἦλθε μὲν δὴ τοῦτο τοὔνειδος τάχ᾽ ἂν
ὀργῇ βιασθὲν μᾶλλον ἢ γνώμῃ φρενῶν.

Perhaps it was a sudden gust of anger
that forced that insult from him, and no judgement.
— David Grene 1942

In the Bristol reprint of the 1897 revised edition of Soph. OT by R.C. Jebb there is a line in middle of a long note on S.OT 523 reading:
We cannot take τάχ᾽ ἂν as ...
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