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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.

Monolingual Ancient Greek Lexicon from 16th century

Hey all,

Thanks to the great folks at Vivarium Novum, (indirectly thanks to Carolus Raeticus's thread which got a reply linking to their resource list", I have found a lexicon of Ancient Greek compiled by an Italian named Varino Favorino in the 16th century, with all definitions in the language, with nary even a trace of Katharevousa to be found (something which deflates my enthusiasm whenever I discover a new "monolingual" lexicon on the internet). ...
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Parsing Od. VI.256-7 : nominative subject of an infinitive?

I'm wondering about the following:

255 "Ὄρσεο δὴ, νῦν, ξεῖνε, πόλινδ' ἴμεν, ὄφρα σε πέμψω
256 πατρὸς ἐμοῦ πρὸς δῶμα δαΐφρονος, ἔνθα σέ φημι
257 πάντων Φαιήκων εἰδησέμεν ὅσσοι ἄριστοι

I am having a bit of trouble understanding why ὅσσοι ἄριστοι is in the nominative, because it looks like the object of φημι is the whole infinitival phrase in line 257, and then σε in 256 is the object of εἰδησέμεν.

Does my question make ...

Did Jowett know Greek?

A.E. Housman was not a fan:

https://sententiaeantiquae.com/2015/03/ ... or-jowett/

“The Regius Professor of Greek throughout Housman’s time was Jowett, and from the single lecture of Jowett’s which he attended, Housman came away disgusted by the Professor’s disregard for the niceties of scholarship.”

-A.S.F. Gow, A.E. Housman: A Sketch (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press) p.5

“The story is current in Oxford, I am told, that the particular offense of the ...
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ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν...

ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν, ἀποθνῄσκει νέος.

Is the meter incorrect for this famous quote? Why is there a broken anapest in the fourth foot? Shouldn't it be:

ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσ’ ἀποθνῄσκει νέος.

This puts a quasi-caesura at the end of the third foot and seems to fix the difficulty. However I must be missing something important because I can't find the second version anywhere.
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Didot's Greek Classics (with Latin translation)


in the 19th century Ambroise Didot edited a series of books containing Greek classics with a facing Latin translation. I am trying to hunt these down. I created a list of those I have found and put it on my web-site (Download-section, sub-section Various or direct link to the html-file).

Can anyone here point me to any of the missing books?


Carolus Raeticus
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Web Software for Dictionaries?


Is there any expert among you who could write some web software for searching dictionaries? I am thinking something like these pages:


There are several interesting freely available works that it would be nice if they were searchable. For example,

https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_oR0LAAAAIAAJ ...
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Anabasis book 2

2.2.1. Ariaeus' men come to the Greek camp to negotiate.

Φαλῖνος μὲν δὴ ᾤχετο καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ. οἱ δὲ παρὰ Ἀριαίου ἧκον Προκλῆς καὶ Χειρίσοφος: Μένων δὲ αὐτοῦ ἔμενε παρὰ Ἀριαίῳ: οὗτοι δὲ ἔλεγον ὅτι πολλοὺς φαίη Ἀριαῖος εἶναι Πέρσας ἑαυτοῦ βελτίους, οὓς οὐκ ἂν ἀνασχέσθαι αὐτοῦ βασιλεύοντος: ἀλλ᾽ εἰ βούλεσθε συναπιέναι, ἥκειν ἤδη κελεύει τῆς νυκτός. εἰ δὲ μή, αὔριον πρῲ ἀπιέναι φησίν. ὁ δὲ Κλέαρχος εἶπεν: ἀλλ᾽ οὕτω χρὴ ποιεῖν: ἐὰν ...
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