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How do you memorize accents?

I have been drilling myself in "Ancient Greek basic vocabulary" over at memrise, and I find that my biggest difficulty with learning a word is remembering where the accent is. It's not that hard for me to remember that 'daughter' is θυγατηρ, except that I've had trouble with whether the accent is on the ultima or the penult. (I know it can't be on the antepenult because the ultima is long). I'm just focusing on ...
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Pharr, S&H... what's next?

Hello everybody, this post is for asking your advice.

I have started to study Greek six months ago, I have started with Homer because Pharr's introduction persuaded that this would be for the best. So I have been studied from the books of Pharr and S&H, and currently I am about to start with Book II of the last. However, I have to say that I am a little frustrated at the time, because my ...
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Mother tongue mirroring

I'm experimenting with mother tongue mirroring. It's a lot of effort to prepare, but I think that the finished product is very useful:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B23NN- ... sp=sharing

I'm including my reading text so that you can get an idea of what this looks like. Sources are Anabasis 1.9.1-5, and J. S. Watson:

1. Thus then died (ἐτελεύτησεν) Cyrus; a man (ἀνὴρ) who, of all the Persians since Cyrus the elder ...
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Where to look for Greek inscriptions/fragments


In three weeks, I will make a tour through Greece with my university. For this wonderful occasion, we, the students, will be the guides, and we are asked to make a brochure ourselves, which talks about all kinds of stuff (history of a site, epigraphy, and so on).
I'm having trouble with finding a good source for Greek fragments and inscriptions.
I will write about Olympia, in particular the gymnasium, palestra and the stadium. ...
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NH Greek Composition - difference between Aor & Impf


I've started North and Hillard's Greek composition book to get a better understanding of syntax (hopefully) as well as improve my vocabulary, but after the third lesson, I find myself confused about the imperfect and the aorist - something which I thought I has already mastered. There are some exercises that have an English simple past yet the key translates it as an imperfect. I must be missing something. Can anyone help explain where ...
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Attic declension and omega

So I was reading lesson 23 of Ollendorff (p. 86), wherein is given the declension of words like ὁ ταώς (peacock) and τὸ ἀνώγεων (dining hall). Ollendorff says

Ollendorff wrote:Gen. Sing. ταώ instead of ταῶ. ἀνώγεων Proparoxytone throughout, ω standing for ο, and being regarded as having but half its usual length.

Now I have been practicing my pronunciation of omicron and omega so that they have the same quality but a different quantity. Omicron as ...
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Learning Greek Via New Testament

I was just curious to know everyone's thoughts about learning Biblical Greek through reading the New Testament. I have resources that list the function of each of the Greek words.
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Greek Verb Chart

I am looking for a chart that shows all possible forms of the verb. I understand that not all verbs are expressed in every form, it's just to appease my need to build a mental framework. I learn much better through this approach so would greatly appreciate any assistance in finding such a chart.

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What does the ἐμοὶ in Lysias 1:39 go with?

Lysias 1:39: ἐμοὶ γάρ, ὦ ἄνδρες, ὅπερ καὶ πρότερον εἶπον, φίλος ὢν Σώστρατος καὶ οἰκείως διακείμενος ἀπαντήσας ἐξ ἀγροῦ περὶ ἡλίου δυσμὰς συνεδείπνει...
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New Opportunity to speak a little Ancient Greek

Paul Nitz (Σαῦλος) discovered a new forum, Voice Thread, that makes listening to and speaking Ancient Greek very easy. It is free and easy to join, and you can post voice messages and videos super quickly. You can also type Greek with the messages and it has a doodling feature that allows you to highlight parts of pictures as you ask questions and describe them. Here is the link:

Go to this link: ...
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