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Sidgwick XXXIV

But the ape, seeing this, was indignant: for the man seemed to him to be ungrateful and impudent, seeing that he (say 'who,' ὅστις) having found the water by reason of him (reflexive) was not (say 'is not') willing to give him any share.

See §17

Answer from key:

ὁ δὲ πίθηκος τοῦτο ἰδὼν ἐσχετλίαζε· ἀχάριστος γὰρ ἔδοξεν εἶναι καὶ ἀναιδὴς ὁ ἀνήρ, ὅστις δι’ αὑτοῦ εὑρὼν τὸ ὕδωρ ὀὐδὲν θέλει μεταδοῦναι.

Section §17: ...
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οἷος (Paus. 1.19.1)

This is Pausanias talking about Theseus:
οἷα δὲ χιτῶνα ἔχοντος αὐτοῦ ποδήρη καὶ πεπλεγμένης ἐς εὐπρεπές οἱ τῆς κόμης, ὡς ἐγίνετο κατὰ τὸν τοῦ Δελφινίου ναόν, οἱ τὴν στέγην οἰκοδομοῦντες ἤροντο σὺν χλευασίᾳ, ὅ τι δὴ παρθένος ἐν ὥρᾳ γάμου πλανᾶται μόνη:

My best translation is:
And wearing a reaching-his-feet tunic and having plaited his hair into a pleasant (form), as became by the temple, those the roof making asked with ridicule why was a ...
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Dearum judicium

I've been speedreading through Lucian lately, using Faenum's intermediate readers. However, this morning I noticed this:

ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ: Καλῶς, ὦ Πάρι: καὶ πρώτη γε ἀποδύσομαι, ὅπως μάθῃς ὅτι μὴ μόνας ἔχω τὰς ὠλένας λευκὰς μηδὲ τῷ βοῶπις εἶναι μέγα φρονῶ, ἐπ’ ἴσης δέ εἰμι πᾶσα καὶ ὁμοίως καλή.

From the notes:

ὅπως μάθῃς: aor. subj. pass. in purpose clause, “so that you know”

Should be active, not passive.

τῷ βοῶπις: dat. of cause, “because of my ...
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Pausanias' speech in Plato's Symposium

This section of Pausanias' speech in the Symposium stumped me. 184d,e

ὅταν γὰρ εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ ἔλθωσιν ἐραστής τε καὶ παιδικά, νόμον ἔχων ἑκάτερος, ὁ μὲν χαρισαμένοις παιδικοῖς ὑπηρετῶν ὁτιοῦν δικαίως ἂν ὑπηρετεῖν, ὁ δὲ τῷ ποιοῦντι αὐτὸν σοφόν τε καὶ ἀγαθὸν δικαίως αὖ ὁτιοῦν ἂν ὑπουργῶν, καὶ ὁ μὲν δυνάμενος εἰς φρόνησιν καὶ τὴν ἄλλην ἀρετὴν συμβάλλεσθαι, ὁ δὲ δεόμενος εἰς παίδευσιν καὶ τὴν ἄλλην σοφίαν κτᾶσθαι, τότε δή, τούτων συνιόντων εἰς ταὐτὸν τῶν ...
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I don't know where to go now...

Hello people, this is my first post and it's 10:30 just before I go to bed because i'm really tired, so please be gentle if I have broken some arcane etiquette rule.

I've been learning greek now for about 6 months. I have read Greek to GCSE parts 1, 2 and 'beyond GCSE' several times each, but now i'm stuck... :cry: I have tried ...
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Thucydides 5.83.4

Before finally signing off on my translation of Thucydides, I’d be really grateful for any views on one passage; I give the Greek text below from Alberti’s edition (which I have used for my translation), followed by a note of differences from the OCT.

κατέκλῃσαν δὲ τοῦ αὐτοῦ χειμῶνος καὶ Μακεδόνας Ἀθηναῖοι, Περδίκκᾳ ἐπικαλοῦντες τήν τε πρὸς Ἀργείους καὶ Λακεδαιμονίους γενομένην ξυνωμοσίαν, καὶ ὅτι παρασκευασαμένων αὐτῶν στρατιὰν ἄγειν ἐπὶ Χαλκιδέας τοὺς ἐπὶ Θρᾴκης καὶ Ἀμφίπολιν ...
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Ancient Greek Verb Test

I have done a online php program that will allow you to test yourself with various verbforms. The idea you test yourself every day on a few forms and over time your success (or not) will change what forms it offers you.

I would especially appreciate comments on how easy it is to use with a mobile as I don't have a mobile.

I hope it will prove useful to some people:
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Sidgwick's First Greek Writer useful with what?

Sidgwick's First Greek Writer looks like a fantastic way to start composition while still an absolute beginner. However, most texts I've considered seem to use a quite different order of presentation for grammar. Are there any texts that work well with this old classic?
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Moved to the Koine Forum

I had a request from a forum regular to see more of the Koine threads on the Koine forum. I'm going to re-arrange just a few of them, in the interests of keeping up good discussion in both forums.
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Niebuhr's Letter To a Young Philologist

Through Laudator Temporis Acti, I recently came across Barthold Georg Niebuhr's Letter to a Young Man Who Wished to Devote Himself to Philology.

I thought that it was interesting for people interested in Greek and Latin composition (and reading in general):

For the study of language, I recommend to you especially Demosthenes and Cicero. Select, in the former, the Oration "pro Corona;" in the latter, the "pro Cluentio," and read them with all the thoughtfulness ...
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