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Reading iambic trimeter

This is a response to Hylander's post in the τὸ λεγόμενον τοῦτ' ὅμοιον ἐστί νῦν thread.

Iambic trimeters consist of three iambic metra, which (without permissible resolution of _ to υ υ) consist of x _ υ _. Iambic trimeters shouldn't be analyzed as iambic "feet" (υ _), but rather as metra. That's why they're called iambic trimeters and not iambic hexameters. Dactylic hexameters, however, can be analyzed in terms of dactylic "feet."

Hylander, that ...
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are the works of moses finley still useful or have they been superseded? i was going to get his book on slavery, and maybe some of his books on ancient economies, but thought i should ask if more recent works on these topics are a better bet. thanks in advance if anyone has an opinion.
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Ἀνάγνωις ἐκ τῶν πράξεων τῶν Ὅπλων..

Ἀρθύρος ὁ Βασιλεύς: Πῶς γε... πῶς τούτῳ χρῴμην ἄν;

Ὁ ἱππεύς Λανκέλοτας: Οὐκ οἶδα, δεσπότα.

Ἀρθύρος ὁ Βασιλεύς: Χρῴμεν οὖν ταῖς πράξεσι τῶν Ὅπλων.

Μαίναρδος ὁ Ἀδελφός: Πράξεις τῶν Ὅπλων. Κεφαλιὸν δεύτερον, στοῖχεια ἔνατον μέχρι τοῦ εἴκοστου καὶ ἔν..

Ἱερεύς: Καὶ ἀνεῖλεν ὁ Ἅγιος Ἀττίλας τὴν Ἅγιαν Χειροβομβίδα τὴν Ἀντιοχήνην, λέγων· "ὦ Κύριε, μακαρίσον αὐτὴν τὴν ἅγιαν χειροβομβίδα, ἵνα αὐτῇ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς σου καταρρήξῃς, τῇ ...

2Cor 5:1 syntax challenge

2Cor 5:1 (SBLG) Οἴδαμεν γὰρ ὅτι ἐὰν ἡ ἐπίγειος ἡμῶν οἰκία τοῦ σκήνους καταλυθῇ, οἰκοδομὴν ἐκ θεοῦ ἔχομεν οἰκίαν ἀχειροποίητον αἰώνιον ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.

The language here demonstrates a feature of Paul's style. Anyone want to explain what is going on with the substantives (nouns) and their dependents in this verse?
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τὸ λεγόμενον τοῦτ' ὅμοιον ἐστί νῦν·

On page 41 of Rouse's First Greek Course there is this.
τὸ λεγόμενον τοῦτ' ὅμοιον ἐστί νῦν· τἄνω κάτω, τὰ κάτω δ' ἄνω.

The best I can come up with is this (it is a stand alone sentence so there is no context to help).
This spoken thing is the same now; the things above are downwards and the things below above.

Loebs Ancient and Modern

I used some vouchers provided as a bribe by my interent provider the other day to buy some new Loebs. I had intended to replace my copy of the Homeric Hymns having read a good review in BM classical review but it wasn't in stock at my local Waterstones (the erstwhile Dillons, which lives on as the name of the cafe and occupies a large amount of space previously devoted to selling books ) so ...
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Chapter 2 Sentence Help

In chapter 2, wouldn't "Without philosophy we often go astray and pay the penalty" be "Sine philosophia saepe erramus et (not sure which verb is to pay couldn't find it in the vocab) poenam?" I'm seeing it as "Sine philosophia saepe erramus et poenas damus" which I think isn't correct because first it's not "penalties" it's "penalty" so shouldn't it be in the accusative singular? Also don't recall -us being a verb ending. If that's ...
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Lingua Latina:Commentarii de Bello Gallico after Wheelock

Is the Lingua Latina edition of Commentarii de Bello Gallico good after Wheelock?
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Οἱ Λακεδαιμόνιοι

Διαφέρομεν δὲ τῶν ἐναντίων καὶ τούτοις τοῖς πολεμικοῖς νόμοις. ἡ μὲν πόλις ἡμῶν κοινή τε καὶ ἐλεύθερα, οἱ δὲ πολιτευόμενοι τοῖς ξένοις ἀεὶ φιλοφρονούμενοι. ἔξεστι γὰρ Ἀθήνησι πᾶσι πάντα καὶ μαθεῖν καὶ θεάσασθαι, εἰ καί τις τῶν πολεμίων ἰδὼν τὰ πράγματα ὠφεληθείη ἄν. πιστεύομεν οὖν τῇ τῶν πολιτῶν εὐψυχίᾳ μᾶλλον ἢ παρασκευαῖς καὶ ἀπάταις. οἱ μὲν νέοι τῶν ἐναντίων τῇ ὀξείᾳ καὶ ἀγρίᾳ παιδείᾳ τὸ ἀνδρεῖον παρὰ φύσιν μετέρχονται, ἡμεῖς δὲ ἐλεύθεροι ὄντες εἰς ἀρετὴν ...
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Using Dickey's Intro to the Comp and Analysis of Greek Prose

I am starting this thread. It is my thread and I set the rules. If you don't like it, you can post in the other thread on Dickey, or you can start your own thread.

Rule One: The only people who are allowed to post in this thread are people who own the book and are using it or seriously intend to use the book.

That's the only rule.


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