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Jonah reading thread (Greek notes)

In Greek: If you don't understand something, please ask a question. If you do understand, please try to retell in your own words. Or ask topical questions.

ΙΩΝΑΣ 1:1-2

Καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Ιωναν τὸν τοῦ Αμαθι λέγων Ἀνάστηθι καὶ πορεύθητι εἰς Νινευη τὴν πόλιν τὴν μεγάλην καὶ κήρυξον ἐν αὐτῇ, ὅτι ἀνέβη ἡ κραυγὴ τῆς κακίας αὐτῆς πρός με.


  • Καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Ιωναν λέγων -- εἶπεν ὁ θεὸς πρὸς Ιωναν
  • Ιωναν ...
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Any Native Greek Speakers?

First, are there any of you here that are native Greek speakers that also know Attic Greek? If so, do you use modern Greek to pronounce it?

Alternatively, are there any here that either know modern Greek or at least use modern Greek pronunciation.

The reason I ask is that when I start up in earnest learning Greek again I'm thinking of continuing to use the modern Greek pronunciation-- for several reasons. But, as with ...
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Conventiculum Latinum Lexintoniense / Conventus XIV Academiæ

Nuntii
Conventiculum Lexintoniense 20 - 26 m. Iulii 2017
Conventus XIV Academiae Latinitati Fovendae 27 - 31 m. Iulii 2017
in Universitate Studiorum Kentukiana


Litteris Latinis deditos linguaeque Latinae studiosos hortamur, quicumque studium litterarum Latinarum cum Latine sermocinandi et scribendi consuetudine copulare soleant, ut ambobus conventibus intersint. Pretium adeundi ab unoquoque poscetur haud magnum: nam thaleros centenos vicenos (120) solvent singuli, ut aditum et in conventiculum et in conventum habeant. Scitote nos adeundi pretium iis ...
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Conventiculum Graecum ΣΥΝΟΔΟΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ

ΣΥΝΟΔΟΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ

Anyone with at least intermediate knowledge of ancient Greek and an interest in developing active competence in the language is invited to the first σύνοδος ἑλληνική at the University of Kentucky, modeled on the well-known Latin conventicula organized by Professor Terence Tunberg since 1996. From July 12-19, 2017, we will use ancient Greek as an active language of communication to talk about everyday objects and events and to discuss selections from a wide ...
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realistic learning goals for scanning??

Context: I've been working on scanning hexameters. My recent scanning, say the last 150 lines is going pretty well, so far as mechanical application of rules is concerned. I can mark off the feet with fair accuracy.

But I can't perform an "unseen" line correctly, while automatically detecting the poetic feet and speaking the Latin in correct meter. Each line is like a grade-school math problem in say long division.

I can imagine the Romans ...
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Athenaze Italian Edition and Le Grec Ancien sans Peine

Two questions. First, would not knowing Italian really hinder me in using the Italian Athenaze? I already have the corresponding (American) English edition and have already gone through a lot of the grammar in both books (had three semesters of instruction in Greek and read a little Xenophon). Is there extra compressible input in the Italian book?

Similar query for Assimil. I want some good audio, but don't speak French. If I know Greek well ...
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New member introduction

salvete omnes! So, here's my obligatory introduction post?

I'm a beginner in Latin, currently learning with CLC and LLPSI. I am also interested in learning Greek in the future and hope to one day be able to read Classical writings in their original languages. (And maybe write poetry in Latin/Ancient Greek as well - over-ambitious?) I'll mainly be on Textkit to ask questions/for grammar help (so expect one from me soon, I guess).

Cheers!
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Hello, . . .

My name is Al Kidd. I am a retired electronics technician and DC power technician. I have taught myself to read the New Testament in Greek, and the LXX, too; however, I want a greater proficiency in reading classical Greek texts, too. I think this resource (Textkit) will be very helpful.

Al
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Affordable Greek and Latin Texts

As it happens, the French take Classics very seriously. I just discovered this line of affordable bilingual texts from the French publisher Les Belles Lettres:
https://www.lesbelleslettres.com/collections/54-classiques-en-poche

They also have lines of more high quality texts (for varying prices):
https://www.lesbelleslettres.com/collections

If you can put up with the French textual apparatus and facing translation, it might be the thing for you.

As I understand, there are thriving communities of classical studies in other countries as well. Does ...
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Aristophanes, Clouds 263 ff.

Not much time for Greek lately, even less for posting... Since Christmas, I've been slogging through a play I've been wanting to read longer than I remember: the Clouds. For some reason, every time I've began reading, something else diverted me. I'm reading now the Budé text with translation along with K.J. Dover's commentary.

Lines 263 ff. are written in a meter that has never caught my attention before. I take it to be anapestic ...
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