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Spina in Greek


What's the name of the ancient city of Spina in Greek?
I could find only the dative Σπινῆτι in Dionysius of Halicarnassus

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How do you type the εἱ with a hat on a mac?

I've been able to find most of the shortcuts on my mac keyboard, but this one I have not yet found, that is the one that distinguishes between εἱ and εἱ?

I did scan through some of the other posts here and I could see some PC shortcuts, but not Mac.
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Greek New Testament Interlinears

I recently gave a friend this advice. Maybe others have better suggestions?

For a printed interlinear, the most useful that I know of is produced by Jehovah's Witnesses. It's called the "Kingdom Interlinear" and you should be able to order a copy for free if you are willing to ask one of the people standing next to the displays at BART stops, etc. They stick "Jehovah" in for κυρίος in the running English translation -- ...
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Translation Buddhist phrase

Hello guys,

I'm looking for a translation of the following Buddhist dictum into Ancient Greek (preferably Attic Greek, but I'd also very much like to see other suggestions): 'Body like the mountain, heart like the ocean, mind like the sky.' I have some ideas of my own, but I'm not confident enough of my Greek prose composition skills. Thanks for your response!

All best, Δ.
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αποθνησκουσι και οι φιλοσοφοι, νεοι δε τασ ψυχας αει

Hi, I'm having trouble with the second half of this sentence. Why is τασ ψυχας in the accusative, and what does the phrase mean?


Key to Crosby?

There used to be an answer key to Crosby online, but the links are all dead. Does anybody have a copy?

A digital copy of the textbook itself is available here:


It's my favorite traditional textbook. I tried going through it early last year, but I felt that there wasn't enough reading / input practice, and I spent too much time in analysis of Greek compared to reading Greek. This year, the compactness is ...
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At long last . . .

. . . a new Loeb Theocritus, Bion and Moschus, to replace the old Greek Bucolic Poets, one of the worst of the older volumes.

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Jokes in Greek

This deserves another thread. Markos' pun with his own audio!

μωρὸς, μόνος μολὼν μόλις ἐς μῶλον, μόρον ἐκ μορῶν ἔμμορεν.

(An idiot, coming alone and with difficulty to the battle, received as his lot death from the (Spartan) divisions.)


Some Googling for "ancient Greek jokes" just now led me to discover the Φιλογέλως, which I had never heard of:


A lot of it seems to be really easy Koine Greek -- ...
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Starting Greek to GCSE

If anyone's interested in starting Attic anew, we're starting a study of Greek to GCSE on http://greek.thehebrewcafe.com.

You're welcome to join us. :)
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