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Accusative Absolute (From: The Little Prince)

On p. 13, Coderich uses "δεον" to mean, according to his own marginal gloss, "διοτι δει/εδει". This perfectly fits the context, but I do not see this causal meaning in the LSJ: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/mor ... n=de%2Fon0
Does the "διοτι" aspect, then, come not with "δεον" but, somehow, with the structure of the phrase?
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Morpheus v.0.3


Look please Morpheus v.0.3 - an Ancient Greek morph analyzer http://gr.diglossa.org/

It's the desktop application for Win, Linux and MacOS (soon), works anywhere on a desktop, just select some text and copy with Ctrl-C

Please look screencast 1 min, download and install and try it.

Send comments and suggestions: m.bykov@gmail.com
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comparative phrase in Greek

Hi, this is my first post here. When I get around to it, I might write a bit about myself in the Open Board, but maybe a good way to show I'm not a spammer is to jump right into the question that brought me here. :-)

My Greek is a bit rusty, and I wondered what would be an elegant Greek equivalent of the seemingly simple ...
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Ουίλιαμ κὰι Θεόδωρος τὲ κὰι Σο...Κρατες

The pronunciation by Socrates of Ancient Greek in Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure seems pretty good. What do you all think? Its seens like a form of modern pronunciation.


ἠμέραι βίων ἠμετέρων οἴον ὕδρα τῆς κλεψύδρης

S stem Consonant Declension Noun Question

I'm now at this part of "First Greek Book"


And I just don't understand what happened in the Singular Accusative of the paradigms given, and I can't move on until I understand what is happening.

The second example given had an "a" added to it in declining, then contracted afterwards. But why when the first and third example is given there is no "a" to be added to ...
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what is the 3rd pl perf ind mp Attic of φαίνω?

My apologies for this apparently stupid question; must be a glitch in my mind--looked every place I could think of.
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The Little Prince...in Ancient Greek

The Little Prince...in Ancient Greek by Juan Coderch
Translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's original text, with vocabulary help.

I have just received the book and have only read the first chapter and introduction so far. Coderch's translation is very pleasant Greek. I haven't read the story in many years, but the author's style and voice comes through wonderfully. The introduction discusses Coderch's translation decisions. The most interesting of ...
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βασκανία by Aristotle against Plato

βασκανία, the casting of the “evil eye,” may be countered by certain rites, as described in “magical” texts. But the word can also be used to mean no more than malign jealousy or malice, as in this intriguing little piece, an extract from what seems to be a treatise on the Platonic dialogue that came to light some forty years ago:

οὐ γὰρ πειστέον Ἀριστοτέλει ὑπὸ τῆς πρὸς Πλάτωνα βασκανίας εἰπόντι ἐν τῷ πρώτῳ περὶ ...
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Medea 2017

I'm going through Medea once with just Perseus and no commentary, per advice in the other thread. And this way I don't have to await for a book to arrive in the mail.

I've jotted down a translation as I go, to hopefully allow you to let me know where I've gone wrong. Once I've gone through the play, I'll return to it with a commentary and Loeb translation.


Εἴθ’ ὤφελ’ Ἀργοῦς μὴ διαπτάσθαι ...
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Ancient Greek Online Classes


So, I have the crazy idea that one can study Ancient Philology and at the same work teaching these languages. I've been doing it for some time now, either in face-to-face classes or online. Right now I study in Germany but I'm having a hard time finding students who want to learn with active methods (like the ones used in Polis, Vivarium Novum, Paidea Institute, etc), Germans really love their traditional grammar method (though ...
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