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studying greek

I am contemplating studying ancient greek at university level next year.I have never studyied greek previously nor do i have much language experience. I do however have an interest in greek civilisation and culture.I was wondering exactly how hard is greek ?
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test case

I would like to see if I am close to being right with my English to Greek translation:" The god does not destroy the host of the Achaeans, for they do not dishonor the gods of (their) fatherland". qeoj ou) luei straton )Axaiwn, ou) gar a)timazei qeouj patrhj<br />I did not include any accents because I did not spend a lot of time on accents yet, thinking that they are of secondary importance. <br ...
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JWW exercises para 42, 47, 58, 60, 65, 72

Below are my attempts to the English to Greek exercises out of JJW - they may be of use to other starters like me. All corrections welcome of course? once the errors have been ironed out, we could perhaps put together a collective Key to the volume, such has been already started for the Greek to English sections.<br /><br />Paragraph 42<br /> <br />makra\j h(me/raj.<br />mikrai~j stratiai~j.<br />e)n th|~ a)gora|~.<br />h( xw/ra mikra\ h]n.<br />mikra\n ...
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Lingua Latina by Hans Orberg

Is anyone experienced with this textbook series? It is a graded latin reader which uses the "direct method". It is written entirely in Latin--there are no notes or translations in English. All vocabulary is supposed to be fully comprehensible from context along with the diagrams and pictures. The Lingua Latina website has some sample pages.<br /><br />This site highly recommends it: Latin by the Dowling Method Basically his method is to first memorize all the ...
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2 trans. difficulties

I am having trouble finding words to translate two sentences. All help would be appreciated. Thanks.<br /><br />kai\ proselqw\n h)rw/thse pou= a)\n i)/doi tou\j strathgou/j <br />what does the "proselthwn" mean, how does it fit?<br />My guess is nom.,sing.,masc. participle. (luwn)<br /><br />h)\n ga\r a(/pac du/o h)\ triw=n h(merw=n o(do\n a)po/sxwmen... <br />what does the "aposxwmen" mean, how does it fit?<br />My guess is Pl., 1st.p, Act. Subj., Pres. (luwmen)<br /><br />Thanks so much ...
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kai between adjectives

I translated e)/xomen polla\j kai\ kala\j boula/j as "we have many and good plans". kai\ seems not necessary so it could be "we have many good plans". Or does kai/ make this mean something like;" we have many plans, and good ones at that".<br />Thank you.
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the Article

Pharr paragraph 660 reads;"Observe that there are no words used regularly in Homeric Greek with the meaning of the English article,...."<br />Is this because Homer writes poetry or is this the case also in prose of that time?<br />Thanks.
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Traditional Greek Costume

This post is really a response to the one called Avatars by Jeff on the Forum Guidelines board; those are always locked messages. <br /><br />Anyway, the traditional male Greek costume is..... no costume at all. Some brilliant quotes from Oscar Wilde are a propos here:<br /><br /> To be truly medieval one must have no body;<br /> To be truly modern one must have no soul;<br /> To be truly Greek one must have.... ...
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hi everyone!

hi all!<br /><br />I'm Emma and go to a german state grammar, where i'm in the middle of doing the abitur (sort of like A-levels only with 12 subjects, which is just nightmare). <br />i am english, my dad had to move to germany cause of work, though.<br /><br />i've had Latin as a main subject (that means 5 hours a week) for 5 years, since i was 10. at abitur level i've only had ...
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Textkit Link Drive

The fall semester is just around the corner and I need to drum up some attention for Textkit. While you obviously know about the site, Textkit is still very new in the online classics community and really has had low visibility in the academic community.<br /><br />If you are able to do so, adding a link to our site is most appreciated. In-bound links will help increase our search engine results with Google and higher ...
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