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So I went and bought Lidell & Scott

Having recently received my financial aid check (I'm a classics undergrad), I was up for a little fancy living and decided to give into temptation and buy the Greek Lexicon of Lidell & Scott a few weeks back.

My impressions have been mixed. The dictionary itself is fantastic, the finest Greek-English dictionary in the world and a triumph of scholarship. The problems I found were:

    *Its enormous size and weight. This is a difficult ...
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Frustration

I was trying to find some grammars (for many languages that I shall not name) half as good as anything here, but alas! there were no lovely .pdf old books with great grammar! No exercises, vocabulary in each book! No! None whatsoever!

If any one know where there are some like textkit, do tell.

But I fear that textkit is unfourtunately unique and alone great.
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How to say:"at night"?

To say "when"( in the evening, at night, this year) in Latin is used Abl-nocte, anno, or Abl+in-in pace, or Locativus-interdiu, noctu (if i`m not mistaken) and what about Greak language?
Should I use Dat h(mera|\, nukti\ or it is better Dat+e)n - e)n h(mera|, e)n nukti\or Gen h(me/raj, nukto\j? or maybe it is Acc?
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Paragraphs 125, 132, 134, 142, 144, 151, 153, 162 and 164

Hi, guys,
I have more translations for you to check. Plese do it, ok

125.

Cyrus, Darius's son, was Persan, beautiful and good. And Darius made him satrap of Lydia, Phygia and of Cappadocia.
And Cyrus had strongholds in the satrapy, war boats in the sea, and brave soldiers in the country, Greek hoplites and Persan trageeters and bowmen, too.
But Tissaphernes, Caria's satrap, was Cyrus's enemy, but at that time was making no expedition ...
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Ritchie: Fabulae Faciles

The "Second YearLatin" book contains the story of Ulysses from Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles. The whole of that book can be downloaded from
http://www.knowledgerush.com/pg/etext05/7flrd10.txt

chrisb
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adverb vs adjective

I have noticed several times that Greek uses an adjective while it has to be translated as an adverb.
I assumed that the Greek adjective then functions as an adverb. According to the note on line 77 of the Iliad in Pharr, this is not the case.
Line 77 reads as follows: h)= me/n moi pro/frwn e)/pesin kai\ xersi\n a)rh/cein.
The note reads; "observe that the Greek uses the adjective where the English idiom would ...
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amunw > ammunition?

Are a)mu/nw (to ward off, defend, protect, avert) and ammunition cognates?
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An update on school :0

It was funny the other day my physics teacher was talking about space and the months and tried a mangled 1-10 latin numbers. I just sat there while the girls at the front were laughing and saying "ask Aramique he loves latin...ha ha (latin is for dull old guys)"
I was laughing at him and writing the ordinals up to 20 in my physics book for no apparent reason.
Mwah I'm going to fail physics, ...
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Pharr section 165 line 6

I don't know why I keep having questions doing a review, I should have it all figured out by now...(just kidding.)
I can't figure out the form of e)da/mhsan If it is a aorist it would have been e)da/masan would it not? So what is it?
Thanks


GRRR! HELP!

:x Going through First Greek Book...Lesson 5 exercises...how do you differentiate a question from a regular sentance? Is it word order? And if so, how is it different from a regular sentance's? Any help is appreciated.
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