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A new monolingual Ancient Greek lexicon now available

I could not be more pleased with the long awaited publication of Emiliano Caruso's Monolingual Dictionary of Ancient Greek.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cdp/member-r ... centReview

Some excerpts to show his lexigraphical method: Caruso uses simple definitions:
p. 81 γέφυρα, ας, ἡ = ἡ ὑπὲρ ποταμοῦ ὁδός.

He uses synonyms:
p. 3 ἀγγέλλω =λέγω ὡς νέον ὄν, φέρω ἀγγελίαν, κηρύσσω, δηλῶ.

He uses antonyms:
p. 32 ...
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Removed sorry

Got an answer and never mind thanks.
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Is punctuation redundant?

mwh: Largely thanks to its particles, Greek articulates itself without the need for punctuation. A new thread perhaps: Is punctuation redundant? We’d certainly become better readers if we went without it.

Maybe it does deserve a new thread. I took the Anabasis this morning and eliminated the punctation and spaces, but retained normal capitalization, word-final sigma, and paragraph breaks. It's not too hard to read fast, and it does flow differently. Basically like reading ...
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Ad usum Delphini editions for Greek texts?

The Ad usum Delphini editions were 17th century monolingual paraphrases with L2 helps. The Latin ones are widely used and available, but according to the Wikipedia page


there were at least two Greek editions, for Homer and Aristophanes. After much googling I could not find these or any reference to these. Does anyone know where they might be found?
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Need help with translation


I need help with translating this phrase in ancient greek language.

Ever Inward

Also would like to know the translation for "inward". It's meaning is religious. It means Inward as opposed to outward finding of god.

Thank you very much.
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Materials for reading Herodotus

Hopefully I'm soon through Demosthenes' On the Crown and I'd like to start a new major reading project. I want something easy for a change. Before Demosthenes, which is crazy hard, I'd thought I'd read Thucydides, which is even more difficult and which I soon abandoned, to start again once I'm fluent in Greek. I'm thinking about reading Herodotus, if it really is easy enough. Some easier Plato is another possibility, and I'm open to ...
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Ancient Greek Dictionary Software

Dear all,

The Dictionary is a vital for self-studying. Would you please suggest me some valuable dictionary softs for Ancient Greek, of course, they should be free for downloading. I hope they have all functions like the Latin Dict of William Whitaker as below link:


Hope to see your suggestions

Sincerely yours,

Huynh Trong Khanh
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Mora based pronunciation for ancient Greek

Mora based pronunciation Iliad opening

So, I think that I've found out the answer to my Greek poetry question. Greek in the classical period was a mora-based language (like Japanese). Allen mentions this in his accent section of Vox Graeca, but it doesn't inform the rest of his work.

I've been working on mora-izing all of my long vowels all the past week, and while I still can't speak quickly, you can hear the results ...
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Trying my hand at translation

So I decided to try and translate a bit of a webcomic (Existential Comics), which is of a dialogue between Protagoras, Gorgias, and Socrates:

Protagoras: So you see Gorgias, a virtuous man has courage, temperance, holiness, and many more similar qualities.
Gorgias: It certainly seems so, Protagoras.
Socrates: Aha! But you describe all these qualities on their own. What I wish to know is what the nature of virtue is as a whole. Since you ...
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Is Classical Greek fluency possible?

Coming off of a plateau, I have been happy about my language learning progress in the past month. Full verb and participle accidence finally came in across all moods, tenses, and voices, and third declension nouns a couple weeks before that. For a while my reading slowed down as my brain started to figure out what to do with all of the extra information, but it seems to have caught up again. In hopes of ...
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