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J-B gail ancient greek alphabet abbreviations and liaisons

I have a french book written by J-B gail, from the imperial university (france, 1814) which I use for grammar.

But now, I bought my self the Hurbert Weig Smyth's grammar, and I am confused.

In the first book, there are as many as 80 liaisons and abbreviations for letters, such as sðên, chðên, taîs and so on. They look all very nice and are complexe and bizzard mix of symboles. most with êta actualy ...
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Fast for a Girl

Does anybody know the regular way to render in Latin phrases of the type given in bold here:

"Atalanta runs fast for a girl,"

or the same thing:

"Atalanta runs fast, considering she's a girl."

(I know that ut can mean considering how, but I'm not sure how to use it in this case, or even if it is appropriate.)

Gratias ago, sapientes.
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1st and 3rd conjugation verbs

Can someone tell me how to distinguish between the 1st conjugation pres. act. indic. of certain verbs
(monet , for example)
and the fut. act. indic. of certain 3rd conjugation verbs?
(ducet, for example)

If I have a conjugated form, how is one to tell whether it is a 1st or 3rd conj. verb, and therefore whether it is present or future?
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Homeric, Attic, Koine, what?

I poked all around Textkit, but I couldn't find a document explaining the difference (at least at a high level) between the Homeric, Attic, Koine greek dialects (chronology, representative bodies of work/authors in each, language features, etc.). For example, it was suggested to me that I should learn Homeric first since then Attic would be much easier, and it would be harder the other way around. I'm quite happy to do this, since Homer is ...
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Law or Classics PhD?

Are there any lawyers, law students, or aspiring law students in the crowd who wouldn't mind discussing what led them to choose the practice of law and what values they consider(ed) important in getting there?

I am a 3rd year student in a BA program (Classics) who is considering a PhD in my field or a career in law. I would highly value any contribution anyone can make to my decision.

What I value in ...
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Visiting the Roman world

The Mediterranean is full of remains of Greek and Roman cities. I hope to one day take a grand tour of the major centres of the Roman world. So far, I've been to Israel and Italy. I understand that Turkey and Libya also have a lot of well preserved remains. Can anyone recommend other places to visit and share your experiences there?

This past summer I visited the town of Sirmione in northern Italy which ...
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Genitive absolute in 1:301

The note in Pharr about line 301 led me to believe that a)e/kontoj e)mei=o is a genitive absolute. However there is no participle, just an adjective and a pronoun. Do we have to assume the participle, maybe e)/ontoj, or does a genitive absolute not always get a participle?
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Clyde Pharr - Who was he?

In a burst of curiousity, I punched "Clyde Pharr" into Google. Most of the links, of course, were for books which he had written, but I found two sites which touched on biography-

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/alumni/public ... #professor (see his photo)

http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/p ... _arts.html (you have to go to the Classics section, and download a PDF)

These sites satisfied most of my curiousity, but any ...
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Friends from around the Indian Ocean, are you and your family all okay?
The tsunami made its way and struck Indian coasts, too. And Raya is from Mauritius.

The shaker of the earth surely hates Christmas. :evil:
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Learning the 'best' pronunciation without a human teacher.

Inputs? Suggestions? Links? How did you learn your pronunciation?

Help. :(
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