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ὁ ἀοιδὸς τούτου τοῦ μελίσματος ἦν ὁ Ἰωάνης Χρήματα
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The Boy Who Lost His Faith

πάλαι ἦν τις παῖς πιστεύων ἐν ταῖς παραδόσεσιν ταῖς τῶν γονέων αὐτοῦ. αὐτὸς δὲ ἐκοινώνει τῇ πίστει τῇ πατρικῄ. ἐδιδάχθη μὲν ὁ παῖς τὴν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ διδασκαλίαν. χριστιανὸς ἦν ὁ παῖς. χρόνου πολλοῦ προβεβηκότος, ὁ παῖς αὐτὸς ἤρξατο ἀναγινώσκειν τὴν διδαχὴν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ. ἤθελεν συνεῖναι ἀκριβῶς τοὺς λόγους τοῦ Μᾶρκου καὶ τοὺς λόγους τοῦ Ἰωάννου. ἔδοξε δὲ τῷ παιδὶ ὅτι δυσνόητά ἐστιν τὰ ῥήματα αὐτῶν. καὶ διὰ τοῦτο ἤθελεν μαθεῖν τὴν Ἑλληνικὴν γλῶσσαν τὴν ...
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NEED HELP ON INFO ON ILIAD Scholia T & Acusilaus Historicus

Hi, I need a little bit of info on these two Greek manuscripts and have been spinning my wheels trying to get the answers. Any help would be appreciated.

Iliad T Scholia
I need to know the approximate date of this ms. and when they think it was first written. I'm mostly concerned with the actual dating of the ms. itself though.

Acusilaus Historicus
Found in Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, commonly abbreviated FGrHist or ...
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Fleetwood Μac's "Landslide" in Ancient Greek

I took my love and I took it down.
I climbed a mountain and I turned around.

And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
'Till the landslide brought me down…

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you.
But time makes you bolder,
Even children get older and
I'm getting older too.

…the landslide will bring you down.


τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν ...
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Αἱ τοῦ Ἀριστοτέλους παραφράσεις

Χαίρετε, ὤνθρωποι. Ἆρα θέλετε μανθάνειν τὴν τοῦ Ἀριστοτέλους φιλοσοφίαν ἐν τῇ Ἑλληνικῇ ἀλλὰ ὁ Ἀριστοτέλης δυσκολώτερος ὑμῖν ἐστιν; Ὧδε εὑρήσετε πολλὰς παραφράσεις·

Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca

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Let's discuss some stories in Greek!

Real communication in Ancient Greek between real people is a great way to really internalize what you have learned. I've done it a little, but want to do more, and more regularly. But I'd like to do it in a directed, limited way. A free discussion takes me outside my ability too quickly. So, I thought we could try this. I will post some simple stories, usually stories that ...
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"Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind" in Ancient Greek

From Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope 207ff:

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;

κεχάρηκεν ἡ ἀμώμη,
τοῦ κόσμου λαθομένη.
ἀεὶ γὰρ ἥλιος ταύτῃ,
πάντα μὲν δεξαμένῃ,
οὐδὲν δὲ ποθουμένῃ.
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Morning Devotion

Help me out! Does this look right?

ἡ Πρωϊνή Λειτουργία
Morning Devotion

Ὁ Θεός Πατήρ ἡμῶν, δωρεὰ τῆς χάριτος σοῦ θεοῦ πᾶσα ἡμέρα
God, our Father, each day is a gift of your grace.
καινοί οἱ ἔλεοι σοῦ καθʼ ἡμέραν
Your mercies are new every morning.
ὁδήγησον τὸ περιπατεῖν ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ φωτί τοῦ Λογοῦ σοῦ.
Guide our steps by the light of your Word.
ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ κακίας καὶ πονηρίας
Shield us from harm ...
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Taylor book 1 attempting to escape fate

Taylor book 1 attempting to escape fate

Having completed the first volume of Taylor's Greek to GCSE
I thought, as an exercise, I'd try writing a short story using just the grammar and the
core vocabulary of that book. This is the result.

ὁ γέρων ἐξ ἱεροῦ ἐλθών, εἶπε τῷ ἄρχοντι,
-ἐν ὕπνῳ εἶδον κίνδυνον. οἴσει ἐπιστολήν ἅγγελος ἐκ τῆς νήσου τῆς μακράς τεσσάρων ἡμερῶν. ὁ ἅγγελος σέ ἀποκτενεῖ.
ἦλθε μιᾷ ἡμετέρᾳ ἄγγελός ἐκ τῆς ...
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Rihanna's "Where have you been?" in Ancient Greek

Where have you been
Cause I never see you out...
Are you hiding from me...?

Where have you been,
All my life, all my life
Where have you been, all my life
Where have you been, all my life
Where have you been, all my life
Where have you been, all my life?


ποῦ ἦς σύ, παρούσης μοῦ?
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