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I am currently stuck on the first few sentences of a story I am trying to translate from Attic Greek.
Here it is:

Ἂνθρωπός τις εκάλει ἐπί τό δειπνον τούς ἐαυτου ζένους,
ὀ δέ τουτου κύων ἂλλον κύνα ἐκάλει, λέγων, "εὖ δειπήσεις, ὦ φιλε, μετά ἐμου."

So, I would translate the first sentence as:
A certain man himself was calling the foreigners to dinner,
and this dog was calling another ...
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Soph. OT 639-41 δεινά μ' Οἰδίπους

Soph. OT 639-41
{ΚΡ.} Ὅμαιμε, δεινά μ' Οἰδίπους, ὁ σὸς πόσις,
δρᾶσαι δικαιοῖ, δυοῖν ἀποκρίνας κακοῖν,́
ἢ γῆς ἀπῶσαι πατρίδος ἢ κτεῖναι λαβών.

I reviewed Smyth on this but didn't come away with a decisive answer. Should we read μ' as a dative or accusative?

LSJ notes that δράω in finite form can take two accusatives but here we have δρᾶσαι as an argument of δικαιοῖ which is different. The syntax here isn't strange but ...
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(Hopefully) a daily journal. Please correct!


Ἰωήλ ὀνομάζουσι με καὶ ἐν πόλει οἰκῶ σὺν τῇ γυναικί Ἅννᾳ. οὐκ ολίγον χρώνον πρὶν ἐγημάμεν. οἶκος ἡμῶν οὐκ ἐχόντων ἀλλὰ μισθοῦμεθα. μανθάνω τὴν γλῶτταν ἑλληνικήν. ὁ ἀνὴρ σήμεραν ἦν "πῶς ἔμαθες γλῶτταν τις;" ἦν δ’ ἐγὼ "πολλὰ βίβλια ἀναγιγνώσκω καὶ μανθάνων."
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Help with quote from Plato in ancient Greek

I am trying to find a quote from Plato's The Republic in its original ancient Greek.

There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless.

Any help would be awesome.

Thank you.
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Imperative ending -θι

To me, the 2nd P. sing. act. imperative ending -θι is a quaint and wonderful little creature that pops out at the most unexpected places, but that's part of the fun in Greek. Upon further research that I conducted with some enthusiasm in my leisure time, I discovered that this ending is an exceedingly ancient relic present in almost all I.-E. languages, and it's standard for all verbs taking root stems, i.e. athematic root present, ...
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Hi, my name is Legion

... for I am all of me.

I'm a military history geek and by extension I have learned some Latin. I actually registered here to ask a specific question which I thought would be very easy to answer, but no one has been able to help me so far. Rather than open a thread in the Latin or Greek subforums I'll just ask my question here; I hope that's okay.

Basically, I'm looking for a ...
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Translation of the word τον τεθνηξομενον

i came across this word and tried to think of a translation, but I'm not entirely sure. The following things I know:
It comes from the word θνησκω wich means 'to die' and when it's in perfectum form you translate it as
'to be dead' or 'to be killed'
I can see that it's a perfectum participle, and that its middle and accusative singular, but with the sudden ξ in de middle I got a ...
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Greek verb conjugation flashcard study

Along the same lines as the flashcard generators discussed in the thread Greek noun declension Anki study
(these are Joel's project
and my modified version at
both of which generate cards for nouns from Smyth and all forms of λυω)
I have made a small tool that generates flashcards for the principal parts of verbs, given a CSV.
If you have a spreadsheet file containing the principal parts of verbs that ...
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Athenaze Study Group - Lesson 9

The thread for lesson 8 was opened on October 26. Lots of things have happened since then. Welcome to lesson 9 – just in time for Christmas and the New Year!

Exercise 9α

1. Locate twelve present active participles in the reading passage at the beginning of this chapter, identify the gender, case, and number of each, and locate the noun, pronoun, or subject of a verb that each ...
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A Hanukkah treat

ἐς κόρακας ὁ Οἰδίπους! τὴν μητέρα δεῖ φιλῆσαι.

Oedipus-Schmedipus. Αs long as he loves his mother!

Alternate Greek translations are welcome.
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