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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

Ἔρρωσθε
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DISCUSS STORIES WITH ME IN GREEK

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?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJc8lLP8geg

ποῦ ἦς σύ, παρούσης μοῦ?
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Fabula Aesopica (De Duobus Bubus et Leone)

De Duobus Bubus et Leone

Quaerens sibi lautas epulas, conspexit leo
duos iuvencos atque in hos propere impetum
facit, sed illi mox coniunctis viribus
medios ne inruere in ipsos potuisset leo
graviter rudenti obiciunt cornua quattuor
itaque ut taurorum viribus se comperit
minorem, diris coepit agere fraudibus
leo et boum sic est locutus ad alterum:
«Tuum si aufugere properans comitem deseris
hodie profecto sospitem te hinc auferes».
Leo qua fraude victor continuo bovem
utrumque caedit ...
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Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.

Latin terms for weather, geography, plants, etc.
I will post this in a few places as there seems not to be too much activity in some of the boards.

I am working on composing a text that is very descriptive in terms of geography, water features, woodlands, hills, passes, valleys, plants, trees, flowers, weather, and the natural world in general.

I am working on compiling a database of terms in a variety of such categories. ...
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More "leveled readings" of Greek texts

I have made this new thread as a place where I will post more leveled readings as I write them. I hope others will also post their own leveled readings of any Ancient Greek texts here.
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A "leveled reading" of Philemon

Below I rewrite the book of Philemon, “leveling” the text by using only the 200 most common words in the Greek New Testament, that is words that occur 85x or more. I also simplify the word order and syntax so that a beginner can read the text with some ease.


LEVELED: 1 Παῦλος δοῦλος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ καὶ Τιμόθεος ὁ ἀδελφὸς τῷ Φιλήμονι τῷ ἀγαθῷ μαθητῇ ἡμῶν2 καὶ Ἀπφίᾳ τῇ ἀδελφῇ καὶ Ἀρχίππῳ τῷ ἀδελφῷ ἡμῶν ...
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