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A year of Greek

A year of Greek

In December 2013 I began the serious study of Greek. It has now been one year, and a discussion of my results and methods may be of interest to others.

I have historically been an indifferent language learner. I studied Spanish for 2 years in middle school (and lived in New Mexico most of my life) and studied German for 4 years in high school. I did not apply myself to ...
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Abandoned project?

Does anyone have any insight into what happened to the new OCT Plato? The first volume was published in 1995, nearly two decades ago, and a separate edition of the Republic edited by Slings was published in 2003, but nothing else has appeared.
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Brill's Dictionary

Brill is offering a new Ancient Greek-English dictionary, which is a translation of Franco Montanari's Vocabolario della lingua greca. The translation was performed under the auspices of The Center for Hellenic Studies here in Washington, DC. The price in dollars, $125, doesn't seem unreasonable for a work of this nature.


I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who is familiar with the Italian original or who knows anything about this project, either in this thread or ...
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Verbs that take a complementary infinitive.


Is there a name for verbs that often take an infinitive? I know the infinitive is complementary, but what would the verb be called?

For example: θελω γραφειν. δυναμαι βλεπειν.

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Clayton Croy - Supplementary Practice and Review Sentences


I'm a seminary student and I've started a blog that currently has Practice and Review sentences that I've created and then there is a video showing how to translate them. I plan on doing this for every chapter in N. Clayton Croy's "A Primer of Biblical Greek." The lesson 2 PDF and video have been posted. I have the lesson 3 and 4 PDFs ready to post but would like to post them at ...
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Adjective in Koine

Please inform me if this is correct. If the adjective is preceded by the article it's attributive or substantive. If no noun follows it's substantive and functions as a noun. If the is no article preceding the adjective it's a predicate, and ἐιμί is often assumed. Is this correct?
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Translation from English to ancient Greek

Hi! I need help translating the sentence "The truth is never simple and yet it is" to Greek. But not just any Greek, ancient Greek as it would have been written roughly around 300 B.C.
I've used google, wikipedia and various reddits to get this translation and letters Image(It's an image because I couldn't get the correct letters otherwise).
I've learned that it would've been written in majuscule and without spaces. And from what my ...
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aorist passive optative in a future less vivid apodosis

Hi all,

I have a question about aorist optatives: in the line οὐδ' ἂν διαλεχθείνην γ' ἀτεχνῶς τοῖς ἄλλοις ... (Aristoph. Clouds 425), does any one know why the verb διαλεχθείνην uses the aorist passive stem? I believe it is in the optative mood because it is part of the apodosis of a future less vivid condiation with an implied protasis. The verb itself comes from διαλέγομαι ...
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Bridging Beginner Courses and "Real" Greek?

I'm finding the transition from beginner's Greek (of which I have a pretty good grasp) to "real Greek" somewhat difficult, particularly in assessing different author's styles and preferences for certain expressions, meters, etc. , and was hoping my fellow Greek learners could provide me with some resources to help. I quite like the model of Cambridge Intermediate Latin Readers (e.g. From Augustus to Nero, ISBN 10: 0521528046) where grammar and style of various Roman authors ...
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Alexandros [LLPSI for Greek]

In the past few days I had the oportunity of holding a recent edition of this book. It is an adaptation of Rouse's A Greek Boy at Home in the manner of LLPSI, meaning the text is presented with constant paralel information both in the manner of images and of simplified grammatical explanations for the Greek text. Most of us who tend toward the so-called inductive methods usually use the italian version of Athenaze, which ...
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