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infinitive, Sophocles Ajax 1264

εἴθ᾽ ὑμὶν ἀμφοῖν νοῦς γένοιτο σωφρονεῖν:
Why the infinitive?

Richard Ross
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Λυδοὶ δὲ νόμοισι μὲν παραπλησίοισι χρέωνται καὶ Ἕλληνές (a), χωρὶς ἢ ὅτι τὰ θήλεα τέκνα καταπορνεύουσι, πρῶτοι δὲ ἀνθρώπων τῶν ἡμεῖς ἴδμεν νόμισμα χρυσοῦ καὶ ἀργύρου κοψάμενοι ἐχρήσαντο, πρῶτοι δὲ καὶ κάπηλοι ἐγένοντο. φασὶ δὲ αὐτοὶ Λυδοὶ καὶ τὰς παιγνίας τὰς νῦν σφίσι τε καὶ Ἕλλησι κατεστεώσας ἑωυτῶν ἐξεύρημα γενέσθαι: ἅμα δὲ ταύτας τε ἐξευρεθῆναι παρὰ σφίσι λέγουσι καὶ Τυρσηνίην ἀποικίσαι, ὧδε περὶ αὐτῶν λέγοντες. ἐπὶ Ἄτυος τοῦ Μάνεω βασιλέος σιτοδείην ἰσχυρὴν ἀνὰ ...
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Hello everybody,

I've been reading the histories of Herodotus lately, trying to achieve some fluency reading prose, and I have many questions for you! I will start by this last one that has puzzled me:

Book 1, chapter 86
ὁ δὲ συννήσας πυρὴν μεγάλην ἀνεβίβασε ἐπ᾽ αὐτὴν τὸν Κροῖσόν τε ἐν πέδῃσι δεδεμένον καὶ δὶς ἑπτὰ Λυδῶν παρ᾽ αὐτὸν παῖδας, ἐν νόῳ ἔχων εἴτε δὴ ἀκροθίνια ταῦτα καταγιεῖν θεῶν ὅτεῳ δή, εἴτε καὶ εὐχὴν ...
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NT greek reading groups?

I've been looking around a bit for an NT greek reading group, they are all for the most part quite inconvenient. (Im keen, but not 3:30am-4:30am keen).

Is there a group of Australians that might be interested in starting a Google Hangout, it would probably work for anyone closer to the +1100 timezone (Australia, China, New Zealand, PNG, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, etc...)?
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Dative plural of adjecives in -ϝεντ-

-εσι(ν) or -εισι(ν)? Smyth says -εσι(ν), but I'd expect -εντσι(ν) > -εισι(ν), and I can't find either form with a Perseus collections search of χαρίεις.
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Suggestions for Translations Please

Hello again friends,

I have a few phrases, and once again would really appreciate any input or suggestions

Work and Silence.

Lonely Peace.

Will and Silence. I am not to sure on this one will is in the sense of 'it is my will to ascend the mountain'

The Lamp That Shines in the Dark.

Night of Peace.

Of these the ones I am particularly interested in is Will and Silence.

Once again, many thanx, ...
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Strange accentuation

I found this accentuation in Aristotle, Metaphysics Θ.8 1049 b 28:

… ἔκ τινος τι καὶ …

which seems to contradict Smyth 184 sq.

There is also 1033 b 11:

… ἔκ τινος τὶ ἔσται.

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intermediate commentary on a work of Aristotle

Do any of you know of an intermediate commentaries for any work of Aristotle. (If it were of one of his biological works that would be perfect.)

By Intermediate I mean something like the commentaries of Geoffrey Steadman or Bryn Mawr.
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De Spiritu - optative

I have been reading the Aristotle, On the Life-Bearing Spirit (De Spiritu) of Abraham P. Bos and Rein Ferwerda. Even though it is a translation I ended up having a go at the Greek text.

The following is the line that leaves me a little uncertain:
(Aristotle has just stated that the innate spirit can be sustained by either a) respiration or b) concoction of food)
τούτων ἴσως οὐχ ἧττον ἄν ἐκείνως ...
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Dear all,

I just installed the plug-in Alpheios for Latin and Greek, link: http://alpheios.net/
It is a automatically program that can provide meaning of word, inflection chart, and even grammar reference

The Latin is run smoothly, but Greek is not at all, I don't know the reason why, is there anyone already used it? Please kindly give me some suggestion

Sincerely yours,

Huynh Trong Khanh
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