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contracted vs uncontracted

Hi to all!
I am wondering what the difference is between the contracted form and the uncontracted form of a verb is. For example, love:

φιλῶ (uncontracted = φιλέ-ω) ω like o in bone ἀγαπῶ (uncontracted = ἀγαπάω)
φιλεῖς (uncontracted =φιλέ-εις) ς like s in send ἀγαπᾷς (uncontracted = ἀγαπάεις)
φιλεῖ (uncontracted =φιλέ-ει) ει like ei in eight ἀγαπᾷ (uncontracted = ἀγαπάει)

Is the uncontracted part '-ω, -εις, ει' just the personal pronoun, equivalent to ...
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converting tlg files

is there a way to convert tlg txt files (accompatied with idt files (containing line numbers etc?)) to readable unicode greek (preferrably with line numbers etc)? I mean the files that come in pairs such as TLG0208.TXT and TLG0208.IDT.
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γέγονα and γεγένημαι

is there a clear difference and if so what?
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Plato's Symposium: Translation Problem


I am now reading first several lines of Plato's Symposium, and I have some translation problems to ask.

1. πρὸ τοῦ δὲ περιτρέχων ὅπῃ τύχοιμι καὶ οἰόμενος τὶ ποιεῖν ἀθλιώτερος ἦ ὁτουοῦν,...(Line 173a1)
My translation is:
Before that time I happened to be running around (with no fixed principle of conduct) and to be thinking that I was more miserable than any person to make something (important)...
I have three questions concerning this sentence: ...
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Apologia Socratis: translations


I am wrapping up my transcription of "Apologia Socratis", a Latin version of the Apology of Socrates. I also transcribed an English introduction which contains a few Greek sentences I need your help with. Most are passages from Plato, and I am having difficulty finding translations.

I use the following Project Gutenberg-editions for the Plato-sentences:

I would like to add Transcriber's Notes which give a translation of ...
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Apology of Socrates: help with transcription


I need your help with the transcription of a Greek passage from an introduction to Plato's "Apology of Socrates" (I am using it for my transcription of a Latin translation of the same text).

In it there are two Greek words I do not know how to deal with: I seem to be unable to create these using TypeGreek. The original passage can be found on this Archive.org-page. I transcribed it like this:

Anytus ...
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Greek Mythology

Dear all,

I do not know from what original Greek work Mythological Stories come. Please kindly show me

Sincerely yours,
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Medieval Greek

Dear all,

I do not know anything about Medieval Greek. Does it has any great history work like Gesta Francorum or Gesta Romarum...? I am very interested in reading History, Legend, Myths like those

If the Medieval Greek is different from the Classical, could I learn it with the standard of Classical Greek?

Please kindly share your knowledge

Sincerely yours,
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Books on Attic Greek

Does anyone know of any good textbooks for learning it? Particularly for a beginner? I was told to start with Attic Greek when it comes to studying this language. Thanks!
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Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation

Hello all,

based on many positive endorsements on the board here to the effect that it provides some great, easy, graded reading, I purchased Thrasymachus by Peckett and Munday. Thanks to all who have recommended this, as I'm finding it very enjoyable and it is really fitting the bill as a way to get reading quickly without frustration, build vocabulary, and refresh my grammar as I go. I'm really loving it. I find I'm really ...
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