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I am currently putting the finishing touch to my transcription of Plato's Crito. One small question:

Plato wrote:Et primum quidem ille tunc in judicium ingressus, cum liceret non ingredi; deinde concertatio ipsa judicii similiter acta; et extremus hic finis, tanquam ridiculum quiddam, per ignaviam segnitiemque nostram effugisse nos videbitur, quod nec nos te servaverimus, neque tu ipse te, cum id fieri absque magna difficultate potuerit, si vel parum in nobis usus industriæque fuisset. Hæc ...
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What I did studying Greek today (in Greek)

Just open this thread I will explain why I decided to start this thread.

First I wanted to try something like the weather thread but that involved different vocabulary. Further weather is something that just happens to us. It's not entirely true that postings on the weather thread are as a result passive descriptions - for example quite a few posts describe how the poster responded to some change in the weather. Nonetheless, I thought ...
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Learning Latin the Ancient Way

You may be interested in this article from the Guardian. Professor Eleanor Dickey (Reading University) has produced a collection of phrases books for Greek (?) learners of Latin in the 2nd to 6th century.

For the those who crave the revival of the ancient way of learning languages this looks like it fits the bill:

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Descriptio Sanctæ Sophiæ

Hello everyone,

So I'm reading the Descriptio Sanctæ Sophiæ by Paulus Silentiarius. Most of it is quite straightforward, but I noted down a passage early on which I got stuck. Do you think you could help me?

He's talking to Justinian, about how he's a great guy and loved by God etc, and then he says the following. The line I'm having trouble with is the one in bold. Thanks!

αἰτεῖς δὲ σαυτόν, ἡνίκα τῶν ...
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Some more from Orberg XLIV

Fit fuga regis comitum. Ipse prope exsanguis, cum sine regio comitatu domum se reciperet, ab iis qui missi ab Tarquinio fugientem consecuti erant interficitur. Creditur — quia non abhorret a cetero scelere — admonitu Tulliae id factum. Carpento certe (id quod satis constat) in forum invecta evocavit virum e Curia 'regem'que prima appellavit. Ex tanto tumultu cum se domum reciperet pervenissetque ad summum Cyprium vicum , restitit pavidus is qui iumenta agebat iacentemque dominae Servium ...
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LSJ Structure


The entries of the LSJ lexicon are structured using capital letters, minuscule letters, roman numbers and arabic numbers. For example under the heading λέγω (B) we have
and so on. I know they represent some sort of derivation and variation of meaning, but what exactly are their meanings?
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Introducing myself


I have been studying ancient greek for 4 years and I am looking forward to contribute and learn somethings from the people at the forum!
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Greek Plays

Splitting this off from the Grammar-Translation thread.

Cambridge's Frogs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYYQIn_sC-4
Cambridge's Prometheus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVBD4cmI3_E

King's College (playing now): http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/cla ... index.aspx
Cambridge: http://www.cambridgegreekplay.com/plays ... lysistrata
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A new textual variant

Καὶ ὅτε ἐπλήσθησαν αἱ ἡμέραι τοῦ καθαρισμοῦ αὐτῶν κατὰ τὸν νόμον Μωϋσέως, ἀνήγαγον αὐτὸν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα παραστῆσαι τῷ κυρίῳ, καθὼς γέγραπται ἐν νόμῳ κρίου ὅτι Πᾶν ἄρσεν διανοῖγον μήτραν ἅγιον τῷ κυρίῳ κληθήσεται, καὶ τοῦ δοῦναι θυσίαν κατὰ τὸ εἰρημένον ἐν τῷ νόμῳ κυρίου, ζεῦγος τρυγόνων ἢ δύο νοσσοὺς περιστερῶν.

(Luke 2:22-24 UBS Greek NT, Reader's Edition 2010) (italics theirs)

This is big! A previously undiscovered source text for the Gospels. I'm going to write ...
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