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Plato Explained In Koine Greek

I found a really cool channel (in my own opinion) on youtube that has really improved my auditory comprehension of Ancient Greek as well as my vocabulary:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4hkPN ... jbQ/videos

This video in particular is pretty cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQHCNPn1V4o
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participle taking the gender of its predicate

I know that, as a rule, a participle takes the gender of its predicate (or object)--as in "οἶδε μὲν γὰρ οὐδεὶς τὸν θάνατον οὐδ’ εἰ τυγχάνει τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ πάντων μέγιστον ὂν τῶν ἀγαθῶν" (Plato, Apol. 29 a 6-8); yet I find it difficult logically to digest this rule, given that the participle's having a gender is due to its being an adjective, and the gender of an adjective is defined by the subject that it ...
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Latin, Greek and Humanities Competition

Announcement of competition 2018-2019

The Academy Vivarium novum is offering ten full-tuition scholarships for high school students (16-18 years old) and twenty-eight full-tuition scholarships for University students (18-24 years old) of any part of the world. The scholarships will cover all of the costs of room, board in male dorms, teaching and didactic materials for courses to be held from October 2018 until June 2019 on the grounds of the Academy’s campus at Villa Falconieri ...
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Vulpis ad Personam Tragicam

Hello!!
I'm having some troubles understading this:

"Personam tragicam forte vulpes viderat;
quam postquam huc illuc semel atque iterum verterat,
'O quanta species' inquit 'cerebrum non habet!'
Hoc illis dictum est quibus honorem et gloriam
Fortuna tribuit, sensum communem abstulit."


What is this "quam", is it the prounoun? The whole verse is very strange to me.
To which noun is "dictum" refering?
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Newbie seeks good readers

Hey everyone :D I've known about this board for a while, and after a few years of really studying Greek I decided to register. I'm in my fourth semester of Greek at university, but I actually got started with it a year before with Clyde Pharr's Homeric Greek for Beginners, which I got from this very website! In retrospect I don't think that book was very ...
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μή + subj in Plato, Symp. 194 c4

ἀλλ’ εὖ οἶδα ὅτι εἴ τισιν ἐντύχοις οὓς ἡγοῖο σοφούς, μᾶλλον ἂν αὐτῶν φροντίζοις ἢ τῶν πολλῶν. ἀλλὰ μὴ οὐχ οὗτοι ἡμεῖς ὦμεν—ἡμεῖς μὲν γὰρ καὶ ἐκεῖ παρῆμεν καὶ ἦμεν τῶν πολλῶν—εἰ δὲ ἄλλοις ἐντύχοις σοφοῖς, τάχ’ ἂν αἰσχύνοιο αὐτούς, εἴ τι ἴσως οἴοιο αἰσχρὸν ὂν ποιεῖν· ἢ πῶς λέγεις;
If it were "ἀλλὰ οὐχ οὗτοί ἐσμεν", I would take it, for better or worse, as having the force of a question expressing a hope ...
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Horace 2.7 Translation

O saepe mecum tempus in ultimum
deducte Bruto militiae duce,
quis te redonavit Quiritem
dis patriis Italoque caelo,

Pompei, meorum prime sodalium,
cum quo morantem saepe diem mero
fregi, coronatus nitentis
malobathro Syrio capillos?

Tecum Philippos et celerem fugam
sensi relicta non bene parmula,
cum fracta virtus et minaces
turpe solum tetigere mento.

Sed me per hostis Mercurius celer
denso paventem sustulit aere;
te rursus in bellum resorbens
unda fretis tulit aestuosis.

Ergo obligatam redde ...
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Greek Accentuation

What is the best book for learning Greek accentuation (when one is primarily studying Classical Greek)?
I have been recommended both P. Probert's 'A new short guide to the accentuation of ancient Greek', and D.A. Carson's 'Greek Accents'. Would anyone here have advice on choosing between the two, or other suggestions? I already have a good grip of grammar, vocabulary, and accentuation of verbs.

Thank you in advance.
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Ὁ δὲ Πέτρος ἐπέμενεν κρούων· Acts 12:16

What basis is there for deciding between "he just kept standing there knocking again" - ἐπέμενεν as a full verb and "he went on knocking" - ἐπέμενεν as a sort of modal?


"οὐ δήπου" in questions = μή ?

Smyth 2850:
"In questions δήπου expects the answer yes. οὐ δήπου certainly not and is it not so? (with irony)."
Yet by itself, as far as I understand, οὐ expects the answer yes, and μή expects the answer no.
Am I, then, getting it right that, when used together in questions οὐ and δήπου have the force of μή (as if annihilating the "yes" expectation each of them would be producing by itself), like in ...
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