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Pronunciation website

Hello everyone, I recently decided to learn ancient Greek and found some useful websites. (Well, two to be exact. :) )

This one has audible words and letters:
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ ... start.html

I'd like to know what people here think of those pronunciations. Also, their pitch accents seem to be very subtle, in general. Sometimes, they don't appear to be there at ...
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H&Q translation help

Just a couple of questions early on here:
Unit I Exercises
7. e)n tais a)goraij ta\s tw=n anqrwpwn yuxaf o( (/Omhrof tois bibliois paideuei.
"Homer's books teach the men's souls at the market place"
Unit II, Drill III
4. oi( Qeoi\ logoif to\v (/Omeron e)/paideusan
"The gods sent their words to Homer"

1. am i on the right track with how i translated these and
2. if i am correct with the first translation ...
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To say Happy Birthday in greek

Woodhouse entry for birthday:
Birthday, used as adj. P. and V. gene/qlioj. Birthday offerings to the gods : P. and V. gene/qlia, ta/. Hold birthday sacrifice : P. and V. gene/qlia qu/ein.

Seems that their birthday was a day for sacrifice. :? Now, what did greeks say in their friends' birthday to celebrate it? What was their equivalent to "Happy birthday!"?
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38 Latin Stories ( groton & may)

Does anyone have a translation for Caesar's Camp is Attacked by Belgians, or knows where I could possibly find one?
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For we now have a Greek member(or two?), I'd like to ask about a katharevousa dictionary. I couldn't find a mentioning of it in the internet. Is there any way to find such a thing?
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New Here Too

I am working on learning greek and latin, somewhat simultaneously -- though i am quickly running out of hair to pull out. I have Hanson & Quinn's book and Wheelock's book. Well, that's me for now.

take care,
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Study Group for Mounce's BBG?

I would like to join a study group. I am beginning to work on the book and having a study group would surely help. Anybody out there would like to moderate this group?
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Hello All,

I am a new member here at Textkit. I was quite happy to find the site. I am a student of Koine Greek. I have 4 years of formal training in Koine...actually 3 1/2 with 1/2 a year devoted to Classical (which is not nearly enough IMHO). I am currently reading the Epistle of James and Apollodorus' Library (Book 121 LCL).

In my one semester of Classical I read selections from Homer, Sophocles, ...
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Being seated or sitting down

I'm sure the clever people here can help me...

The english verb sit apparently has two meanings. One is the terminal action of sitting down (usually indicated by "down"), the other is to be seated, i.e. the process.

I walked into the room and sat on the whoopey cushion = action, sit down
I sat on the grass all afternoon = action
We walked down the road and sat on the grass = ambigious! or ...
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David Sylvian

Every time I listen to some of his songs I come to the same conclusion: he is not an average musician, he is not an average poet - he is a living legend!
Because you are so greate, I like to share with you one of my favorite songs. Enjoy!


Standing firm on this stony ground
The wind blows hard
Pulls these clothes around
I harbour all the same worries as most
The temptations ...
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