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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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Teaching Greek (fork from Classical Languages for Todlers)

I was beginning to think I was a bit too sweeping in my post before I read your reply:
Scribo wrote:
daivid wrote:
The people in control of Greek teaching.

No one is in "control", nor is there a conspiracy. Nor is there anything particularly monolithic about how Classicists teach. I've taught the same courses rather differently from some of my companions, and I'm sure if you talk in terms of nations (and continents) the divergences become even ...
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LSJ on sale in US for $65 brand new from OUP

If you are in the US and are interested in acquiring the print version of Liddell Scott Jones, this might be the time:

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Digitalised Greek Grammars.

http://blogs.dickinson.edu/dcc/2013/12/ ... rs-online/

A list of grammars that have been put online, textkit has the more important ones anyway I think but sometimes its nice to have a variety.
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Help with Isaeus 6

Hello everyone, longtime lurker first time poster.

I am getting ready for my finals and in preparation have been working on Isaeus 6 "On the estate of Philoctemon". In my studies I noticed something strange in section 41

εἰσελθοῦσαι δὲ κατέλαβον ἐκεῖνον μὲν ἔνδον ἔνδον κείμενον δευτεραῖον, ὡς ἔφασαν οἱ οἰκέται, τὰ δ᾽ ἐκ τῆς οἰκίας ἅπαντα ἐκπεφορημένα ὑπὸ τούτων. αἱ μὲν οὖν γυναῖκες, οἷον εἰκός, περὶ τὸν τετελευτηκότα ἦσαν: οὗτοι δὲ τοῖς ἀκολουθήσασι ...
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I've just finished my first semester of Greek, so now I'm studying the imperfect and aorist in more detail than I had time for during the semester.

The augment is added to the base verb, but can I assume that all verbs that begin with e.g. ἀν or ἀπ have prefixes? I can't think of any examples, but I know that in other languages at least there are words that begin the same way as ...
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Ἁμαρτία and its synonyms

Ἁμαρτία is the most common greek word meaning "sin", but in fact it has several synonyms. These are ἁμάρτημα, πταῖσμα, πλημέλλημα, παράπτωμα, σφάλμα. They all have "mistake" as a neutre meaning and "sin" as a religious one. I don't think they all can mean absoltely the same because some of them can be met in a text together. As an example I would like to quote the beginning of a prayer:

Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ὁ ...
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Would anybody be interested to skype? I think it would be a great way to gain some measure of fluency as well as a common vocabulary.

τι νομιζετε;
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Tragedy of my own choice: which one to pick?

Dear fellow fanatics,

I am priveleged to choose any tragedy by Sophocles or Aeschylus for a course in my final year at university. I have to admit that I am not very familiar with tragedy as such, but that is what the course is all about: getting familiar with it.
Since there already is a Euripides course, my teacher said that I can choose any tragedy I want from S. or A. , and we ...
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Chaira, I'm new

I'm new but I have been taking this elementary Greek course and so far I have been doing well. But here's the issue, I really can't translate verbs when they are in their different forms. I get confused with the whole 2nd middle primary... whatever it is. :roll: There's this recent thing that I'm trying to translate and I am having a very hard time doing ...
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