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αὐθέντης in Alexander Rhetor.

αὐθέντης occurs near the beginning of a text by Alexander Rhetor (2nd century AD), so I thought I would try reading from the beginning, to see if I could get the gist at least of what he was saying. The text reads :
 Ὁ Ἀλέξανδρός φησιν, ὡς δύο ὄντων τῶν ἀνωτάτω προβλημάτων, θέσεώς τε καὶ ὑποθέσεως, καὶ τῆς μὲν θέσεως ζητήσεως οὔσης καθολικῆς ἄνευ προσώπου ὡρισμένου, ὑποθέσεως ...

El Paso, TX: Study Groups

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John 5:7 - Brain processing failure!

Hey all, my mind is having some serious issues processing a portion of a sentence in John 5:7

John 5:7 wrote: ἵνα ὅταν ταραχθῇ τὸ ὕδωρ βάλῃ με εἰς τὴν κολυμβήθραν· ἐν ᾧ δὲ ἔρχομαι ἐγὼ

Where I've put it in bold is the part I'm having the most difficulty with. If I were to translate right now, I would get something like "...So that whenever the water is troubled he tosses me into the ...

Erik introduces himself.


I'm a phd fellow in Rhetoric at Uppsala University.

I have become interested in attic greek through my interest in contemporary rhetoric and continental philosophy, two fields that rely heavily on ancient greek thinking. I have especielly become interested in the reception and reinvention of a few specific ancient concepts and how their new uses relate to the way these concepts are used in the ancient sources.

My struggle with getting a better grasp ...
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John 5:18 an editorial comment ...

18 διὰ τοῦτο οὖν μᾶλλον ἐζήτουν αὐτὸν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι ἀποκτεῖναι, ὅτι οὐ μόνον ἔλυεν τὸ σάββατον, ἀλλὰ καὶ πατέρα ἴδιον ἔλεγεν τὸν θεὸν ἴσον ἑαυτὸν ποιῶν τῷ θεῷ.

Decades ago I purchased an old reprint of Grimm-Thayer because it was as big as BAGD and I could read the type. Today when I was working on Jesus' healing of the man at the pool in Jn 5, I looked up the article on ἴσος in ...

Reading versions of Anabasis, Iliad


I have been thinking about the problem of good electronic reading versions of Greek texts for a little while, and this is my first pass. Please post any issues or suggestions.

One thing that I'd like to do, hopefully in the next couple of weekends, is to mark all of the long vowels, digammas, and instances of correption or synizesis in the Iliad text. I can't find any available versions with those markings, ...
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Over Thirty Years Ago: An Introduction

Greetings from Arlington, Massachusetts!

I studied Ancient Greek back in what seems an eternity ago, 1979-80, at the College of Wooster in Ohio. If I recall correctly, I had three quarters worth: in the first quarter we used what must have been a very early version of the Luschnig text (I recall that it was bound like a book but looked more typed than typeset); in quarter two we did something from the New Testament ...
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Please, advise on futher reading

For some time I've been reading Byzantine authors. Recently I tryed Plato's Timaeus and... well, I can handle easy parts, but mostly it's a little above my head. Please advise on something not so difficult.
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Περὶ τοῦ Πάπου Φραγκίσκου

Τί ὑμῖν δοκεῖ, φίλοι, περὶ τοῦ Πάπου Φραγκίσκου; Οἱ μὲν γὰρ φιλοῦσι τοῦτον τὸν Πάπαν ταπεινὸς ὄντα καὶ εὐήθης, οἱ δὲ ἐλέγχουσιν αὐτὸν περὶ τοῦ μὴ τηρεῖν τὰ παραδεδομένα τῆς ἐκκλησίας. Καὶ νῦν εἶπεν ὁ Φραγκίσκος ὅτι ἡ Ῥωμαϊκὴ γλῶσσα οὐκέτι ἔσται ἡ τοῦ τῶν καθολικῶν ἐπισκόπων συνόδου.
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Question Answered.

Jordi Savalli has released an album of viol music called "pro pacem" and I would have thought that a man with his competence at music would pay attention to such basic Latin.

Is there any precedent anywhere for pro being used with an accusative?
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