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Hello

Hi everyone, I'm Louis. I got introduced to Ancient Greek at St. John's in Santa Fe last years. I only stayed about a month, mainly because of health reasons. I dragged all my books home with me, though, and had already fallen in love with Greek. I've decided to pursue Greek further because at St. J's when we read Aristotle in Science class the teacher would occasionally be like "the greek word they translated their ...
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How to tell if you're reading too much Greek

Today I was looking on the library shelves for Aristophanes and was puzzled not to find him. I was looking for him after Aristotle.
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From Hell

A short moment of delight during an exhausting nine-and-half hour stay at Europapark, Germany (what wouldn't you do for your kids? :) ). It was excruciatingly hot and I was almost dying in the heat, far from my books, when I noticed the inscription above the entrance to the attraction called Poseidon.

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Unfortunately the text is not too readable even if I zoom it, but I ...
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Native OSX ancient greek dictionary and spellchecker

Hello everyone,

I was unsure where to post this. If this is not the appropriate place, I apologize.

I was searching around for the possibility of adding a native ancient greek dictionary to OSX. I didn't succeed, but after doing some research I noticed it shouldn't be too hard setting up one. Others have done it for other languages (several unoffical native dictionaries for osx are available here http://clasquin-johnson.co.za/michel/ma ... tionaries/ ...
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Introduction

Chairete, o philoi! My name is David Ring. I am joining because I have noticed for months now that this is where all the juicy threads about Ancient Greek for proficiency, i.e., Renaissance style, live happily. I have been a Latin (and sometimes Greek) teacher for 7 or 8 years. When I graduated college with a degree in Ancient Greek, my Greek was far better than my Latin (albeit in the normal philological sense). But ...
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Introduction

I am Albert. I wish to learn to read and listen to Homer with a secondary focus on prosody. Then on to Attic, I suppose.
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Hello!

I've been studying (high-school level) Latin and Greek for five years now. I'm an avid versifier of English, and am dabbling in Latin and Greek poetry. I'd come across this site a couple times already looking for resources, and the Composition Board caught my eye. I notice though that there happens to be a lack of poetry there; perhaps I shall provide some variety :wink:.
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Self-intro and Bible Meter issue

Hi, y'all, I think this is my 11th post but am still not sure I can post links, so I'll try to explain my purpose for coming here, without them. You can Google on my 'brainout' name to find who I am (avatar is same pan-internet).

I'm chiefly interested in something I learned by mistake back in 2008 while back-translating Isaiah 53: Bible METER. It's been debated for 300 years (i.e., starting with Robert Lowth), ...
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Harry Potter in ancient Greek - How many words?

Xairete,
I am refreshing ancient Greek, after a 15 years stop. At the moment I am reading (and enjoing) Athenaze vol 1 & 2, plus some nice XIX century school book gotten on Internet Archive.
I have also bought Harry Potter in ancient Greek by Andrew Wilson, and will try to read it in a few months.
A question that I have about Harry Potter, and that could interest also other people, is: how many ...
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Hola! I come with questions!

Hi! My name is Jessica, and I'm from Venezuela, Latin America. I'm getting married in December, and we are going to Mykonos for our honeymoon, so I want to learn some Greek before the trip. We will spend two weeks in Greece, and I intend to visit as many places as I'm able to! I've always loved the Greek myths, and lately, I've been reading Aristotle for one of my politics classes, which has awakened ...
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