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Greek: An Intensive Course (2011)

Is there anyone who might be willing to meet up on Skype to read through the exercises of Greek: An Intensive Course together? I'm currently on Unit IV, but I'll go back to go over them with anyone who wants to work together from Unit I on. I want to work on reading fluency and tackle head-on the intensity of this textbook.

I'm using Greek: An Intensive Course (twelfth printing, 2011) by Hardy Hansen and ...
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to spirit or not to spirit?

Dear all,

I am trying to find out whether "Σ'αγαπώ" should carry a spirit on the alpha or not. I have only seen it without spirit, but I do not understand why. In spite of the contraction it should not be omitted, right?

Thanks in advance,

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Woodcock / a detailed diachronic grammar for Greek

Hi all,

I initially learnt Latin in a very synchronic grammar way, where it doesn't make sense to ask "what is the origin of this ?", because the answer given is "the language just works that way". Going further into Latin, I learned a lot from Woodcock's "New Latin Syntax" - both stuff I hadn't learned in basic grammar and the origins of the functions of various cases and constructions.

Can anyone ...
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Attempt of translating Lingua Latina into Greek

I've just registered here, but my interest for Latin and Greek had already flourished for quite some time. I have gone through Lingua Latina per se illustrata and became quite fond of this method of "Natural Learning", which I have applied in some way to all the languages I have been and still am learning. My first attempts towards Latin began with Ooge, followed by Bennett. Unfortunately, this was not the way my mind wanted ...
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Athenaze Study Group - Week 1 - Lesson 1

Who's in? Check in here!

Week 1 will start on Sunday, July 27 so we have a few days to get a head start.

For each lesson, we will post:
- our answers to the exercises
- any questions or comments or problems
- feedback for each other
- ideas for other study aids you're using outside the book
- moral support :)

Post by the end ...
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dumb question re: representing greek

It's been so long since I've been active here--last time we were still using spionic.

I checked the sticky threads about this but they don't seem up-to-date (and the windows one has an empty post...).

Can someone recap how to write greek letters in the forum? Then I can update the instruction threads. :)
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Koine to Attic Suggestions?

Hello everyone,

I recently realized that most of my Greek googling leads me to this site, so I made an account. And for my first post, I was hoping some of you could help me out by recommending good texts for transitioning from Koine to Attic.

Here's where I'm at: I've had three official seminary semesters of Koine (along with a reading group for another semester). I worked through Clayton Croy's Primer and Wallace's Basics ...
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Williamowtiz-Mollendorff - Suggestions for a New Greek Reade

Found this in the forum topic "Traditional 2nd Year Greek Text".
Helikwps wrote:Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Mollendorff made these and other selections in a short article for The Classical Review in 1907. I hope to type it up and submit it here in the near-future. Cheers,

I didn't see this on the forum, so I am thinking Tim did not have the chance to post it yet.
I found this an interesting read. In two parts ...
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question from Mastronarde Unit 11

unit is on present/middle passive, but my question is about use of dative.

Unit XI, Section III, Question 9:
οὐκ ἔξεστι τοῖς παιδίοις τοῖς θεοῖς σπένδειν.

I came up with two possible translations:
1) It is not permitted to the children to pour libations for the gods.
2) It is not permitted by the gods for the children to pour libations.

#1 is what is found in Mastronarde's answer key. He tends to give multiple ...
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Greek Grammars

Out of curiosity: is anyone used to working with the two most important Greek grammars in German, Kühner-Gerth and Schwyzer? And if so, how do they compare to Smyth?
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