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Hey everyone, I was wondering what you may recommend for a good classical Greek dictionary? There's a few different ones I've seen, one by James Morwood, another by Liddell-Scott, and I've heard of one by a Woodhouse (that contains a good English-Greek section). Anyways, what do you guys and gals think? Any advice? thanks!

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Look at what I bought!

La oss ta en titt på det ja köpte! No I bought books!

1. Seneca Letters (a latin book finally)


2. Looking for a swedish reader...


3. And of course en ordbok


By the way if any one else has learned swedish and wishes to amuse oneself go and read some norwegian it's mighty fun.

Also if any one is searching for a sweet language to learn I will be your friend ...
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quam hanc linguam discere?


I'm working my way through Wheelock's (up to ch. 17) by my lonesome, and also have Groten's 38 Latin Stories. I do all the supplemental excercises in the back of Wheelock's. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for further reading, drills, etc?
I'm convinced that reading is important at every step, no matter how halting my understanding may be. Are there readers that one would recommend for someone halfway through Wheelock's?

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Second Declension genitive S. Q????

Hi everyone,

I have a Q. about something stated in the D'ooge text.
Nouns of the 2nd declension in "ius" and "ium" end in "i" in the genitive singular, not "ii".
I am a bit confused with this, because according to the Henle text I have used, and other texts, "ii" IS used in the genitive singular w/2nd declension nouns, such as filius, filii.
Is this a classical vs. ecclesiastical translation? I would like to ...
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Blank downloads?


I have downloaded the "Introduction to the language of verse in Homer", the "Odyssey book XII" and "First Greek Writer" successfully. However when I tried to download Goodwin's "Greek Grammar" it was blank except fo the title page. I also tried to download Smyth's "Greek Grammar for Colleges" and the same thing happened. Has anybody else had this problem? I downloaded the writer in between the other two, so I don't think it's my ...
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Saluete and Xairete

Hello all,

I just discovered this site a few days ago and was quite surprised. I had just bought Pharr's Homeric Greek a few months ago and was half heartedly dipping into. Now I discover there is a support group! Yay! I have always been somewhat of a language geek and have wanted to learn Ancient greek for some time. From the posts I have read you sound like a fun bunch of people. I ...
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Careers in Latin and Greek

Hey everyone, I hope I'm posting in the right section for this question! Anyway, over the last few months, I've been studying Classical Greek (wanting to move to Latin as well in a little while), but was wondering what exactly can you do with a degree in Classical Studies these days? I know some of the obvious answers, such as teaching, or translation, but other then this, what type of work can you get these ...
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Just a thought: would it be a good idea if our good colleagues whiteoctave and cweb255 (bless 'em!) had a special board for their combats: a sort of gladiatorial arena exclusively for them? Then we would know where to find them, circling around each other, crouched and wary - retiarius and secutor, net and trident - and be not quite so astonished to find them at it yet again in someone else's innocent and placid ...
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Is it advisable to study Greek before Latin?

Hello and greetings to all. I'm a new member, and I would like to begin studying Latin and Greek using some of the texts available on this site.

The question I have is whether it would be preferable to learn Greek before Latin, or vice versa. From what I understand, it is standard to learn Latin first, but is there is a pedagogical reason for this?

Please let me know your views on this.
Best, ...
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Koine to Classical

Just wondering if anyone could reccomend the best texts for learning classical greek, having taken koine. Is the transition very difficult? Can anyone explain the major differences to me? Thank you much!
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