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ὑπεκδύομαι -> ὑπεκδύς How?!

This is from Herodotos
ὡς δὲ κατὰ νώτου ἐγένετο ἰούσης τῆς γυναικός ἐς τὴν κοίτην, ὑπεκδὺς ἐχώρεε ἔξω, καὶ ἡ γυνὴ ἐπορᾷ μιν ἐξιόντα.

I know that ὑπεκδύς is the aorist participle of ὑπεκδύομαι but only because Steadman tells me so.
It doesn't look like a participle to me.
So why does the participle look so odd and are there other verbs that behave in the same way?

Or am I missing something that ...
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Greek to GCSE §8.9 #8

If anyone else is using this textbook...

In exercise 8.9, we are presented with the following sentence:

8. τίς εἶδε τὴν τὸν χρυσὸν δεξαμένην;

I've got no problem with the sentence, of course. It terminates in an aorist middle participle. No issue.

The only problem that I see is that he hasn't introduced aorist participles in the text yet. He has just now introduced the aorist middle indicative in this very chapter. Am I right ...
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Colors in Ancient/Koine Greek

Hey guys,

I've been looking all over for a place where I could find the different colors in Ancient/Koine Greek. Can anyone help me out?
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Searchable classic Greek dictionary download

Hi !
I have an Android pad on which I have installed most of the Loeb Classics. I wonder if there is a searchable offline ancient Greek dictionary I can download. I already have access to the online LSJ Greek dictionary when I read Greek off the desktop, but it would be handy to have one available for my tablet when the Internet connection is not available. It seems a very difficult endeavior to find ...
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Gathering together Monolingual Greek Resources

Χαίρετε ὦ ἑταῖροι

This thread is linked to the first thread I posted in the Learning Latin board. I'm trying to start a sticky thread for monolingual resources in both languages. In addition (for both languages), I'd love to add audio resources in classical pronunciation (i.e. aspirated consonants, pitch toned, etc.) for said resources. Any suggestions or past threads discussing this topic would be appreciated!
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Saint Gregory Nazianzene's greek

Hullo all,

Could anyone please correct the following translation? ἀπραγμοσύνην turned out to be a big problem.

ὦ τῆς ἀλογία!ς οὐκ ἐδίδουν τοὺς λόγους οὐδὲ τοῖς ἐμοῖς ἐρασταῖς τούτοις καὶ ἀδελφοῖς, ἵν᾿ ἔχω τὴν ἀπραγμοσύνην, καὶ τὸ φιλοσοφεῖν ἐν ἡσυχίᾳ

Oh stupidity!, I did not proffer to these my darlings and brothers any words, I offer a freedom of itself and the philosophizing at ease.

This is from logos X.

Thank you!
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Greek and Digital Humanities.

So this has just been announced http://heml.mta.ca/lace which contains ca. 630 different digital texts. While I'm probably not going to be a fan, I can't help but think its good to give this sort of stuff a lot of attention. Also, unlike Perseus, it has much freer rights management and really, really, great OCR so you can copy texts into word and add notes etc.

Rather than just waste ...
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My first Greek lesson! Could someone help?

I'm not good at learning Grammar tables, so I'm trying to learn via the natural method, like Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata. As there's no Greek equivalent for English speakers, I've adopted Orberg's first page into English and was hoping someone could help translate into Greek for me. Even without knowing any Greek I should be able to understand, and this will be my first lesson. I'm interested in Greek so I can ...
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My first Greek lesson! Could someone help?

I simply don't learn well through grammar tables, even in my native language. It's too unnatural to me. I learn best using the natural method, as with Hans Orberg's Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata. But as it doesn't exist in Greek, I was hoping someone would like to help me get started with my own version of Greek by the natural method. This is passage I created is similar to the one on page 1 ...
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Drama vs. Prose

I haven't read much Attic poetry, so maybe the premise of this question is defective. But I'll ask it anyway. How did ordinary Athenians understand the tragedies when they used such different vocabulary?
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