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Dear all,

I just installed the plug-in Alpheios for Latin and Greek, link: http://alpheios.net/
It is a automatically program that can provide meaning of word, inflection chart, and even grammar reference

The Latin is run smoothly, but Greek is not at all, I don't know the reason why, is there anyone already used it? Please kindly give me some suggestion

Sincerely yours,

Huynh Trong Khanh
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What does Scil. mean

I am using a 19th century commentary on Xenophon's Anabasis (MacMichael). It's nice and extensive but it is rather keen on Latin abreviations. I've looked up Scil online but that didn't help. It seems to be using it like "the following word should be assumed" or "supply". Does Scil have that meaning?
An example of how it's used:
ἐλθόντας δὲ Κῦρον αἰτεῖν πλοῖα, ὡς ἀποπλέοιεν:
— ἐλθόντας] Scil. τινάς, 'that certain should go and ask ...
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 12α

Having spent three months and eight days (!) on lesson 11, we are now opening lesson 12. At least we're making progress!

Let's try to get this one done in two months! :)

Here's the template:

Section 12α of the Textbook

Exercise 12γ

Exercise 12ε
7. ...
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A new monolingual Ancient Greek lexicon now available

I could not be more pleased with the long awaited publication of Emiliano Caruso's Monolingual Dictionary of Ancient Greek.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cdp/member-r ... centReview

Some excerpts to show his lexigraphical method: Caruso uses simple definitions:
p. 81 γέφυρα, ας, ἡ = ἡ ὑπὲρ ποταμοῦ ὁδός.

He uses synonyms:
p. 3 ἀγγέλλω =λέγω ὡς νέον ὄν, φέρω ἀγγελίαν, κηρύσσω, δηλῶ.

He uses antonyms:
p. 32 ...
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Removed sorry

Got an answer and never mind thanks.
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Is punctuation redundant?

mwh: Largely thanks to its particles, Greek articulates itself without the need for punctuation. A new thread perhaps: Is punctuation redundant? We’d certainly become better readers if we went without it.

Maybe it does deserve a new thread. I took the Anabasis this morning and eliminated the punctation and spaces, but retained normal capitalization, word-final sigma, and paragraph breaks. It's not too hard to read fast, and it does flow differently. Basically like reading ...
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Ad usum Delphini editions for Greek texts?

The Ad usum Delphini editions were 17th century monolingual paraphrases with L2 helps. The Latin ones are widely used and available, but according to the Wikipedia page


there were at least two Greek editions, for Homer and Aristophanes. After much googling I could not find these or any reference to these. Does anyone know where they might be found?
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Need help with translation


I need help with translating this phrase in ancient greek language.

Ever Inward

Also would like to know the translation for "inward". It's meaning is religious. It means Inward as opposed to outward finding of god.

Thank you very much.
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Materials for reading Herodotus

Hopefully I'm soon through Demosthenes' On the Crown and I'd like to start a new major reading project. I want something easy for a change. Before Demosthenes, which is crazy hard, I'd thought I'd read Thucydides, which is even more difficult and which I soon abandoned, to start again once I'm fluent in Greek. I'm thinking about reading Herodotus, if it really is easy enough. Some easier Plato is another possibility, and I'm open to ...
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Ancient Greek Dictionary Software

Dear all,

The Dictionary is a vital for self-studying. Would you please suggest me some valuable dictionary softs for Ancient Greek, of course, they should be free for downloading. I hope they have all functions like the Latin Dict of William Whitaker as below link:


Hope to see your suggestions

Sincerely yours,

Huynh Trong Khanh
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