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Translation Question: Menander's Gnomai (Hansen and Quinn)

Hello,

I'm a graduate student trying to brush up on my Greek going through Hansen and Quinn. While I've found some great answer keys online, I haven't found any for the "Readings" sections at the end of some of the chapters. I'm sure I'll have many more questions as time goes on, but here's the first one:

Γάμος γὰρ ἀνθρώποισιν εὐκταῖον κακόν. (fyi: unit 5, page 137)

I want to say it's "For marriage is ...
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Mastronarde Answer Key (1st Edition, out of print) + link

I purchased an answer key for the first edition of Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek. This key is from the old, out-of-print edition of the book. The answer key for the first edition is also out of print, and prices are rising on extant copies. I paid more for the key than the textbook.
If anyone else is going through this book, leave a note and I can (eventually) scan the thing--give me a week ...
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Final Exam for Italian High School Students of Classics

Italian high school students of "Liceo classico" found the following text of Lucian to translate:

Ignorance blinds men

It doesn't seem impossible.
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Audio of W.H.D. Rouse Chanties

https://archive.org/details/rouse_chanties

I have uploaded Boys and Girls Come Out to Play (along with sheet music). As usual, mostly a 4th century Attic pronunciation, per Vox Graeca. I created a midi file as well, but I do not find it very useful, so I did not upload it.
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Geometric Arrangement of Greek Preposition

Hello. Working through Mastronarde's 6th unit, and pretty much memorized the prepositions he gives. I found that annotating this diagram (by hand), and trying to reproduce it (with the additional meanings in Mastronarde) has made good practice.

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The meanings on the diagram correspond to at least one of the meanings given by Mastronarde. This diagram was made for Koine, but so far it is compatible (or at least adaptable) to classical Greek.

Source of ...
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Online list of datives?

Sorry if this has been answered here before, but is there a one or two-page online list of datives that can be used as a cheat sheet, interest and agent and means etc? Replies greatly appreciated! Thanks, Tim
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Video on history of Greek pronunciation

http://www.ellopos.com/blog/?p=1670

I came across this interesting but tedious video (with cheesy music and graphics), and though its treatment of spurious diphthongs is very interesting and helps understand how they arose, I have serious issues with it as a whole, and am not sure what, if anything, is correct in the video. What do people think of this? For me, it basically flies in the face of most of Vox Graeca by W. Sidney Allen, and ...
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Need translation help with hand-written Ancient Greek

I have a hand-written document from 1891 with a phrase in Ancient Greek. It is written in all capitals, with diacritical marks I am unable to type. As best I can type it, it looks like this:

Ἡ ΔίΚΗ ΧΕΙΡΟΙ ΤΗΣ ˒AΔΙΚΙΗΣ except the iota at the end of the third word and the eta in the fourth word both have a mark over them that looks like a sideways parenthesis.

Can anyone help? Thanks!
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repetition or omission of the preposition

Does the non-repetition of a preposition followed by two nouns joined by καί require that the two nouns form a hendiadys? I am looking at John 3:5 γεννηθῇ ἐξ ὕδατος καὶ πνεύματος.

Nigel Turner, Syntax, states that in John's gospel, he has 15 opportunities to repeat the preposition, but does so only 8 times (275).

Turner's results seem to contradict G. B. Winer who states: "When two or more substantives dependant on the same preposition ...
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help check my persistent accentuation

Hi. Thanks to everyone for guidance thus far.
Can someone check these first few accentuation drills for persistent nouns? I have learned the first noun couple declensions and would like to make sure I have the accentuation rules down. Exercises are first 12 drills for persistent accents found in Hansen and Quinn's introduction, page 12 (introduction is not part of online answer key I've found).

"The accent on the following words is persistent and is ...
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