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Crosby and Schaeffer Teacher's Manual

New member here. Been teaching Latin for many years, adding Greek to the curriculum this coming fall. Reviewing the Crosby and Schaeffer text, really like the presentation, should fit well with our existing Latin curriculum (Allyn and Bacon/Jenney) . . . but as it's been a couple decades since I took Greek, sure would be more confident if there were a teacher's manual or resource out there. Read a previous post in this forum (from ...
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Hdt. 1.4.1 missing conjunction?? -accusative of "respect."

Every time I re-read this bit of Herodotus I feel I almost understand it but something always seems to slip away.

μέχρι μὲν ὤν τούτου ἁρπαγάς μούνας εἶναι παρ᾽ ἀλλήλων, τὸ δὲ ἀπὸ τούτου Ἕλληνας δὴ μεγάλως αἰτίους γενέσθαι: προτέρους γὰρ ἄρξαι στρατεύεσθαι ἐς τὴν Ἀσίην ἢ σφέας ἐς τὴν Εὐρώπην.

And here is my intentionally over-literal translation
up until this point therefore kidnapping alone there had been between-each-other, the (event) after this (?????) the ...
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Declension of Ἐΰς

I'm starting my Homer courses soon, but I was slightly fazed by the adjective ἐΰς. The entries for this word in the various dictionaries seem quite scant, so I'm unable to acquire a good understanding of how this word is to be declined. Formally it seems similar to third declension -ύς, -εῖα, -ύ, but something doesn't fit.

Wikipedia suggests that this word comes from I.E. *῾συ-, which in strong cases should lead me to expect ...
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Key to Sidgwick and Morice's Greek Verse Composition

Dear textkiters,

Does anyone know where I can get a copy (or PDF) of this? It has been recently reprinted (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greek-Verse-Com ... gy_b_img_y), but I see that in other of the Greek works reprinted by this publisher, the Greek has been completely mangled, making them useless! Any help gratefully received.

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Woodhouse English-Greek Dictionary in DOCX and DSL

Χαίρετε ὦ φίλοι
I have the honor to introduce my work on the recognition of Woodhouse' English-Greek Dictionary.
There is the original: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/
There is the text in the DOCX and DSL: https://mega.co.nz/#F!pBN0xTIA!DmJ34SWqsGL6UMnvUbMQJw

Long vowels are marked in red color, short — in blue color, mutual — in purple.
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Archilochus fragment

A fragment of Archilochus, numbered 112 in Campbell's Greek Lyric Poetry (and 191 in West's translation, but I'm not sure what critical edition the number refers to).

τοῖος γάρ φιλότητος ἔρως ὐπό καρδίην ἐλυσθείς
πολλήν κατ̣᾿ ἀχλύν ὀμμάτων ἔχευεν,
κλέψας ἐκ στηθέων ἁπαλάς φρένας

The meaning is pretty clear, but I have problem with the second line: apparently κατ̣᾿ goes with ὀμμάτων, but the interposition of ἀχλύν is strange to me. The other possibility is ...
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Hipparchus 265

"οὕτω τὸ λίαν ἧσσον ἐπαινῶ τοῦ μηδὲν ἄγαν:"

What are the last three words? I can puzzle out the rest near enough ("thus I praise much less", but feel free to correct me) but I can't make sense of the last three words.
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Athenaze Study Group - Lessons 9 & 10 Discussion

This thread is for discussion lessons 9 and 10 - for the sake of cementing the material.

Feel free to post links to practice materials, helps, paradigms and other things that will help in mastering the materials in these two chapters.

In the meantime, I've created a PDF with paradigms and some notes from chapter nine. I'll tell you later what I find difficult to remember and see if you have pointers about how I ...
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pronounce σκοτάδι+φως help me

how are you?
please i need to help you
i don't know how i can prononce this word in greek

φως in english mean light
is pronounce like "fosh or foz".?

and this word

is pronounce "skotathe"..


please tell me how i can prononce this word
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Help me to sketch a plan of reading to this year

mwh wrote:"The end approaches. You'll never get to read the Odyssey for the first time ever again!"

I've finished the Odyssey this week, and maybe because of the end of the year, maybe because of the comment above, I feel a little nostalgic so as to post my usual questions. I'd just like to say that I've enjoyed very much the last books, maybe in part because of the incidental reason that at that point ...
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