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10 yr old wants to learn Epic Greek

Dear Members,

My ten yr old son wants to learn Greek--I went thru all the major dialects with him this morning on the Where to Start section--we settled on Epic as a good place to start. He's a huge fan of Homer. We will learn it together. Will Pharr's book be the one we want to begin with? In addition does anyone have any tips, suggestions &c on how to start learning Greek with a ...
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"Completeness" of Beginning Greek Books

Hello the Greek board, where I have not posted before.

After getting to reading individual Latin authors I've started on Greek, working with Crosby and Schaeffer's very spare introductory book. So far not too bad through the first 20 chapters, but I have a feeling the difficulty is about to ramp up.

Two doubts have nagged me as I progress. The first is the question of "completeness" that comes up in certain reviews of introductions ...
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Mongomery's speech jussive subjunctive

In August 1940 Montgomery on taking command of the 8th Army made a speech to the leading officers.
The following is loosely based on that speech.

φυλάξωμεν Αἴγυπτον ἐνθάδε ἐν Ἀλαμεινι. μὴ σταυρώσωμεν παρὰ Νειλῳ. κελεύσωμεν τοὺς λοχοῦς νῦν παρὰ Νειλῳ ὄντες προβῆναι πρὸς Ἀλαμεινα. στῶμεν καὶ μαχεσώμεθα ἐνθάδε. μὴ ἀναχωρήσωμεν. καύσωμεν τὰς γνώμας τὰς περὶ τοῦ ἀναχωρεῖν λεγούσας καὶ παραχρῆμα. ἐὰν οὐ οἶοι τ' ὦμεν ἐνθάδε ζῆν, θάνωμεν ἐνθάδε.

ὁ πρωτὸς ἄρχων παρήγγελκεν ...
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What use of the dative is this?

At the end of Book 2 of Ovid's 'calendar' poem, Fasti, the poet has reached February 28. He writes these lines:

Vênimus in portum, libro cum mense peracto.
Naviget hinc aliâ jam mihi linter aquâ.

'We've come to port, the book (of the current poem) ending with the month.
From here may my little boat sail through other waters.'

What is this construction with 'mihi' called? How does it work? Can someone give me other ...
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Limit of Ten Links


There is a limit of ten links for each post on Textkit. Would the moderators consider raising or abolishing the limit? In long posts about corrections of texts I needed to include links to Perseus and I was often stymied by the limit. Thanks!
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Bina tantum spolia opima...

In Orberg's LLPSI exercitium 11.6 habet:

Bina tantum spolia opima capta sunt: adeo rara fuit fortuna eius decoris adipiscendi .

I think this means: The spolia opima were captured only twice: such was the rare fortune of this honour of seizure.

I can't translate this into English very well. But, assuming my understanding is accurate my question is this: is 'eius' there for emphasis? If the word were not there would ...
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αὐθέντης in Alexander Rhetor.

αὐθέντης occurs near the beginning of a text by Alexander Rhetor (2nd century AD), so I thought I would try reading from the beginning, to see if I could get the gist at least of what he was saying. The text reads :
 Ὁ Ἀλέξανδρός φησιν, ὡς δύο ὄντων τῶν ἀνωτάτω προβλημάτων, θέσεώς τε καὶ ὑποθέσεως, καὶ τῆς μὲν θέσεως ζητήσεως οὔσης καθολικῆς ἄνευ προσώπου ὡρισμένου, ὑποθέσεως ...

El Paso, TX: Study Groups

Friends, I've created a new Facebook page for El Pasoans to connect for community study groups in Greek & Latin. Please check it out:

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1 ... f=bookmark
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John 5:7 - Brain processing failure!

Hey all, my mind is having some serious issues processing a portion of a sentence in John 5:7

John 5:7 wrote: ἵνα ὅταν ταραχθῇ τὸ ὕδωρ βάλῃ με εἰς τὴν κολυμβήθραν· ἐν ᾧ δὲ ἔρχομαι ἐγὼ

Where I've put it in bold is the part I'm having the most difficulty with. If I were to translate right now, I would get something like "...So that whenever the water is troubled he tosses me into the ...

Erik introduces himself.


I'm a phd fellow in Rhetoric at Uppsala University.

I have become interested in attic greek through my interest in contemporary rhetoric and continental philosophy, two fields that rely heavily on ancient greek thinking. I have especielly become interested in the reception and reinvention of a few specific ancient concepts and how their new uses relate to the way these concepts are used in the ancient sources.

My struggle with getting a better grasp ...
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