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εἰ from Moss - First Greek Reader

This has be stumped.
εἰ οὕτως ποιεῖ ἀνάγκη ἐστὶν αὐτῷ πολλοὺς ἵππους λαμβάνειν, εἰ καὶ ὀλίγον χρυσίον ἔχει.
My best guess is:
if does thus it will be necessary for him to take hold of many horses should he have little money.

The context is someone who is feeding his horse with stones and wood presumably because it is cheaper than fodder.
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M.L. West obiit.

http://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/news/2015/j ... artin-west

His books are some of my most prized possessions.

κούφα σοι χθὼν ἐπάνωθε πέσοι.
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 13α

Here’s the template for 13α of Athenaze.

Exercise 13α and 13β
You don’t need to write anything up for this exercise.

Exercise 13γ
Identify the tense and form of the underlined verbs, translate the verb, and then explain the use of the tense. Translate the sentence.

Exercise 13δ
Change the forms into the imperfect, future and aorist – keeping the same person and number. Be ...
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Greek reader reviews

Some readers that I have used or come across. For the readers that I really like, I've either purchased a copy, or had one bound at lulu.com (only a few dollars), rather than reading them online.

Greek Boy At Home by W.H.D. Rouse
Text: https://archive.org/details/greekboyathomest01rousuoft
Vocabulary: http://www.johnpiazza.net/greek_boy_vocab

The Greek is good and idiomatic. Parodies from very diverse sources (the Onomasticon, Philogelos, and many ...
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Greek and Latin learning via Skype. Classics at home.

Χαίρετε ὦ φίλοι,

Τὴν Ἑλληνικὴν γλώσσαν μαθητὴς γὰρ ὤν δία ὀὺκ ὀλίγων ἐτῶν, νεωστὶ ηὔρηκα θαυμαστὸν τόπον ἐν ᾧ ἔξεστί τε δυνατὸν καὶ γλυκύτατον τήν τῶν ἀρχαίων Ἑλλήνων φωνὴν ῥαδίως μαθεῖν. Εἰ ὑμῖν ἀρέσκει τὸ καθ´ ἡμέραν θάττον ἀναγώσκειν τὰ ἔργα τῶν δεινοτάτων συγγραφέων τῆς Ἑλλάδος, ἐν τούτῳ τῷ τόπῳ δυνήσεσθε ἥδεσθαι δὴ τᾦ μαθεῖν τε καί τᾦ διδασκάλῳ, σπουδαίῳ μὲν ἀγαθῷ δὲ τε καί χρηστοτάτῳ ὄντι.

Dear ...
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Sappho poems, newish and new

Transferred from the viewtopic.php?f=2&t=63636 thread, which it seems I killed. But surely there must be some interest in these poems, the most important additions to ancient Greek literature to come along in a long time. And this is Sappho!

mwh wrote:Ten years ago the combination of a newly discovered papyrus with a previously known one gave us a poem complete except for the beginnings of its first four lines. It’s ...
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Christophe Rico's new English version of Πόλις is out

http://www.amazon.com/Polis-Speaking-An ... 9657698006

He's made the audio files free for download:

http://www.polisjerusalem.org/#!polis-- ... adios/ce0m

I have the earlier French version, and the audios are now almost completely different, so the new book is not just a revision, but appears to be substantially different.

In 2009 Rico was the first person to post a video on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDE-7z66OHg ...
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αὐτό as αὐτόν

Avoiding the original thread. The LSJ says that αὐτό is sometimes written αὐτόν and gives Leg. Gort. 3.4 as a reference. This is short for Leges Gortynensium (GDI 4991, Schwyzer 179). GDI is Sammlung der griechischen Dialekt-Inschriften. Inscription 4991 is here: https://books.google.com/books?id=_3IsA ... &q&f=false

I think that the quote in question is:

αἰ δέ τι ἄλλο φέροι τῶ ἀνδρός, πέντε στατῆρανς καταστασεῖ κὤτι κα φερῃ αὐτόν, κὤτι κα παρἐλῃ ...
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Archilochus/ Enualios

First fragment, by Archilochus, in Cambell's Greek Lyric Poetry:

Εἰμὶ δ' ἐγὼ θεράπων μὲν Ἐνυαλίοιο ἄνακτος,
καὶ Μουσέων ἐρατὸν δῶρον ἐπιστάμενος.

Am I right in assuming King Enualios/ Enyalius is the god of war Ares? I think I came across this name in the Iliad. However I'm a bit confused by reading on wikipedia (yes, I know) that it can also refer to his son, apparently the god of soldiers.

Secondly, any translations that can ...
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Reading manuscripts

Is it worthwhile to spend time with this manuscript until I get comfortable with the script?

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDispla ... d_MS_11884

I can read it, but slowly. I can't tell how much of that is the difficulty of an unknown script or poor handwriting. I am hoping that if I spend time with it, I'll be able to read related scripts. But if there is a better manuscript to start with, ...
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