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εὔνους accent

εὔνους appears to be formed by the same contraction as νοῦς, but the accent is given in critical editions as paroxytone:

εὔνῳ, εὔνου, εὔνοις, εὔνων or εὐνόων. Shouldn't that be εὐνῷ εὐνοῦ, etc., due to contraction of όῳ όου?

I assume that I'm missing something.
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Plut. Pyrrh. 8.2 συμπάντων τῶν στρατηγῶν

This is from Plutarch's Pyrrhus. 8.2
Ἀννίβας δὲ συμπάντων ἀπέφηνε τῶν στρατηγῶν πρῶτον μὲν ἐμπειρίᾳ καὶ δεινότητι Πύρρον, Σκηπίωνα δὲ δεύτερον, ἑαυτὸν δὲ τρίτον, ὡς ἐν τοῖς περὶ Σκηπίωνος γέγραπται.

I think I get it but I want to be sure as I want to use it as a model for the game I'm writing.

I'm assuming that συμπάντων τῶν στρατηγῶν needs to be taken together . Hence:
Hannibal declared of the entirety of ...
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diphthongs and the ι subscript

Smyth (5.a) states that "the ι ceased to be written about 100 B.C. The custom of writing ι under the line is as late as about the eleventh century." I take him to mean that before 100 B.C. the ι in all diphthongs had been adscript but then disappeared after long α, η, and ω. I'm wondering how, then, in the 11th century, were those cases of long α, η, and ω re-cognized as ("improper") ...
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"relative pronouns always point to finite verbs"

Dickey states this rule matter-of-factly (p. 198) without discussing it thematically, so I'm wondering whether I got it right. Does it mean that a construction like "There stood a man, having looked at whom I fainted" is impossible in classical Greek? In any event, I would be grateful for any reference to a thematic discussion of this rule (which, I have to admit, seems counter-intuitive to me, as it is not in effect in modern ...
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My experience in learning Greek

I apologise if I have caused too many queries when I discuss Greek; when I went to school, sciences had driven Greek off the timetable, and I taught myself Greek at home long after leaving school, and the book that I started with was Professor Pharr's textbook, which teaches Homeric Greek rather than Attic Greek, so I early picked up Homeric versification, and Homericisms such as omitting the article, and leaving contracted nouns and verbs ...
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Question about OI Consonant Declension

Well..."First Greek Book" by John W. White didn't have anything about the OI diphthong nouns in Lesson 55. I only noticed the oi diphthongs when I browsed "Greek Grammar" by Herbert Weir Smyth for any more info about the diphthong consonant declensions.

And then I saw that apparently oi is slightly different from eu, au and ou in being declined, but since only 1 example is given I'm not sure if what I think is ...
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Question about EU, AU, OU stem Consonant Declension

My question here is in regards to the examples given in Lesson 55 of "First Greek Book" by John W. White and page 69 of "Greek Grammar" by Herbert Weir Smyth.

http://daedalus.umkc.edu/FirstGreekBook/JWW_FGB55.html

Am I correct in assuming that if the noun is a masculine one, its singular accusative will have a added as its case ending while if its neuter or feminine, the case ending that will be added ...
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2d pers. pres./fut. indicative medio-pass.: ει or ηι?

-ΗΙ is the older spelling in the Ionic alphabet. (However, -EI was the spelling in the old Attic alphabet, before the adoption of the Ionic alphabet. That occurred officially in Athens in 403 but I believe came into general use in Athens somewhat earlier.) -ΕΙ becomes prevalent in Attic in the fourth century BCE, but was not carried over into the koine, by which time ει, η and ηι were in the process of merging ...
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Gorgias 456 b-c syntax

φημὶ δὲ καὶ εἰς πόλιν ὅπῃ βούλει ἐλθόντα ῥητορικὸν ἄνδρα καὶ ἰατρόν, εἰ δέοι λόγῳ διαγωνίζεσθαι ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ἢ ἐν ἄλλῳ τινὶ συλλόγῳ ὁπότερον δεῖ αἱρεθῆναι ἰατρόν, οὐδαμοῦ ἂν φανῆναι τὸν ἰατρόν, ἀλλ᾽ αἱρεθῆναι ἂν τὸν εἰπεῖν δυνατόν, εἰ βούλοιτο.

I am trying to parse this sentence, from Gorgias 456 b-c. I have two main doubts.

I originally found the sentence in Mastronarde's first edition, Unit 35. The version I gave just above is straight ...
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ὡσ ἔπος εἰπεἶν

I know that this phrase is an idiom meaning 'so to say'. But I would like to know its literal meaning and its full, explicit grammatical analysis. I know that if you give the full analysis in the way I want, you will end up with something that is barely intelligible. But that is precisely what I want: I want to know why it is that the phrase is, strictly speaking, grammatical, even if it ...
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