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The sentence in question is "φησὶ γὰρ ἁνὴρ
οὐχ ὑπ᾽ ἀνοίας τοῦτο πεπονθὼς διατρίβειν, ἀλλὰ νομίζων
κωμῳδοδιδασκαλίαν εἶναι χαλεπώτατον ἔργον ἁπάντων:"

Eugene O'Neill's translation is "This is what he bids us say in reply to your questions; it is not without grounds that he has courted the shade, for, in his opinion, nothing is more difficult than to cultivate the comic Muse" but, while this may be most accurate in English, it does not seem ...
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Σφάλμα ἐν τῇ τῆς ἐπιτηδείας Ἀναβάσεως ἀναγνώσει διωρθωμένον

Ἐξ τοῦ βιβλίου τῶν ἡμερῶν μου

Μαχὴ μεταξὺ τῶν Ἑλλήνων καὶ τῶν Μήδων.

Χθὲς εὕρων σφάλμα ἐν τῇ τῆς ἐπιτηδείας τοῦ Ξενοφῶντος Ἀναβάσεως ἀναγνώσει, ἐφόρτισα διωρθωμένον ἀρχεῖον τὴν τῶν ἠχωγραφῶν ἀποθήκην. Ἐξέλεσθε οὖν, ὦ φίλοι ἀναγνῶσται.

Πάντα τῆς ἀναγνώσεως ἀρχεῖα

Strange assertion apparently from Daniel Wallace

A poster(called "Civic") from another forum presented the following:

I saved this below a while back and cannot find the link. I saved it back in August 2011. Any old time CARM trinitarians remember ?

The two words in question are: θεός (G2316) and πατήρ (G3962). The question involves the words in an appositional phrase, such as θεός πατήρ, translated as "God the Father."

Wallace writes, "An appositional construction involves (1) two adjacent substantives (2) ...

Types of Verbs

I group vocabulary for ease of memorization, but I am unsure of how to group Greek verbs. My inclination was to follow Smyth and learn verbs by class, but that is unmanageable and probably unuseful. So I am trying to figure out a more useful scheme. Any thoughts?


-second aorist
-root aorists

In Classical Greek Prose: A Basic Vocabulary, Malcolm Campbell groups verbs by infinitive type.

Any advanced readers ...
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Help to translate

Dear all,

Cause I have just begun ancient Greek self-study, so I got some puzzled, please kindly help me a little bit
. I learn the book A reading course in Homeric Greek of Raymond Schoder. I tried many times but still not get the meaning of this below proverb:

ομοιον εστιν ομοιω φιλον

My word analysis is as below

ομοιoν = acc, like to - similar to
εστιν = verb, be
ομοιω = ...
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Translating the word "mint"

For clarification, I am referring to the place where coins are made, not μίνθα.

If I had to guess, I should render it as "ἐργαστήριον" (workshop), but is there a better word?
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Secunda Classis - Roma Aeterna XLIV Lines 318–320

Secunda classis intrā centum ūsque ad quīnque et septuāgintā mīlium cēnsum īnstitūta est...

The translation I have reads, "The second class was drawn up out of those whose rating was between a hundred thousand and seventy-five thousand;"

My question is about the word cēnsum. Why is it accusative? It seems that an ablative would make more sense here. I also realize that cēnsum may be a genitive plural. Would it then be genitive of the ...
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Homeric Receptions

Paul Derouda wrote:I'm pretty much in agreement with Ahab that we should try to understand Homer as much as possible in his own context. But perhaps there is a paradox - perhaps this modern approach in itself, this idea of "objectivity", is a form of cultural appropriation, only one typical of the "scientific age"?

Interesting comment. However, I don't think "objectivity" or "scientific" is an accurate description of my approach to understanding Homer. Haven't all readers ...

Demosthenes 18.107

I'm trying to read Demosthenes' fiendishly difficult On the Crown, again. Here's a bit I'm stuck with.

ἆρα μικρὰ βοηθῆσαι τοῖς πένησιν ὑμῶν δοκῶ, ἢ μίκρ᾽ ἀναλῶσαι ἂν τοῦ μὴ τὰ δίκαια ποιεῖν οἱ πλούσιοι; οὐ τοίνυν μόνον τῷ μὴ καθυφεῖναι ταῦτα σεμνύνομαι, οὐδὲ τῷ γραφεὶς ἀποφυγεῖν, ἀλλὰ καὶ τῷ συμφέροντα θεῖναι τὸν νόμον καὶ τῷ πεῖραν ἔργῳ δεδωκέναι.

τῷ πεῖραν δεδωκέναι: Goodwin explains this as "on the law having given a test of itself ...
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I’m away from home this week, but on my father-in-law’s shelf was a translation of the Apostolic Fathers. The author — who was several years ago my introduction to the Apostolic Fathers through a different text — suggests that Didache is certainly within a decade of 70 A.D. So I thought that it would be a good opportunity to translate something from the 1st century. Also, it’s very easy Greek.

Corrections are welcome. I'm trying ...
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