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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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hi all

Hi all,
My name is Nikolaj Baranov and I was looking for a place on the internet to discuss ancient greek grammar problems, because I got some. To tell you a little about myself: I'm a college student who has some spare time and recently I decided to continue with ancient greek. I already have some knowledge from highschool so I decided to refresh it with the translation of the play Alcestis by Euripides, I ...
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Help With Translation

Hey all,

Hope everyone's well, I would really appreciate some advice on on a translation of 'The way of return'. Hope you all have a good christmas/solstice/hanukka etc.
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The appearance of the definite article

I started my Greek education with Pharr, and I find that the most striking difference between Homer and all other Greek I've ever seen is that where Homer exhibits an almost Russian-like absence of definite articles, Attic and Koine are positively snowed under a blizzard of 'o, 'e, to and their declined forms, even on people's names! Does anyone know when and where this happened? Do really really old Attic inscriptions also exhibit a Homer-like ...
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A Christmas treat

This is a bit early, but it will probably take me a few weeks. (Or months?)

Τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμῶν Μεθοδίου πρεσβυτέρου καὶ ἡγουμένου εἰς τὸν βίον καὶ τὰ λείποντα τοῦ ὁσίου πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου ἀρχιεπισκόπου Μύρων.

Ἐπειδὴ ἡ τῶν καθ’ ἡμᾶς λόγων πλοκὴ τῇ ἀσαφείᾳ τῆς πρωχονοίας τὸ γρῖφόν σοι ἐντυγχάνοντι ἐπέχειν νομίζεται, ζητεῖ δὲ ἡ καθαρά σου ἁπλότης, ὦ ἀνδρῶν ἄριστε καὶ περιφανέστατε Θεόδωρε, λόγον ἐγκωμίου τῇ φράσει ἀποίκιλον καὶ νοήμασι τὸν ...
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