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Is μαχομαι second aorist?

I'm a little confused at the moment because some verbs like μαχομαι have aorist stems (different to the present stem) in brackets next to them when I look them up in my textbook (Reading Greek), but they follow 1st aorist endings...so for example, the aorist stem of μαχομαι is μαχεσα- and I thought if the stem is different in the aorist then it's second aorist? But it actually follows first aorist endings (so ἐμαχεσαμην etc). ...
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Please allow me to introduce myself

Hello, per the forum rules I will introduce myself and try my best not to come across as an odd-ball.
I have been marginally aware of this forum's existence for years, but for whatever reason have never joined. Now I have a specific question I'd like to ask, so here I am after all. Looking at the board a little more closely, maybe I will have cause to regret not joining sooner.
My name is ...
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Miscellaneous Koine

I have a few miscellaneous questions concerning biblical Koine Greek. When should I be using λέγω vs. λαλέω? Also, where can I find the paradigm for εἶπα?

I have had some odds and ends that I skipped to keep a faster pace at learning. Is it worth it to learn the paradigm for οἶδα and ἤδειν and ἔγνων?

My biblical Greek text is primarily teaching me to read Koine. I want to reinforce my mind ...
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Perfect Deponent Koine

Hello, I have learned all tenses of biblical Koine Greek, but my text book kind of confused me recently regarding deponents. How can I tell if a Perfect is deponent (I realize it should be the same way across all tenses), because when I see the principal parts the Perfect middle/passive is always with a primary middle/passive personal ending and thus it always looks deponent to me? How should I translate deponent Perfects?
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Is anyone familiar with the term perindie? I am having difficulty finding a dictionary entry for the word.
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New Member Introduction


My name is Mario.

I want to learn ancient Greek so I join this forum.

Sorry I cannot write good English.
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Andocides, On the Mysteries

On Hylander's recommendation, I've started Andocides, "On the Mysteries," using the MacDowell commentary. I picked up the first edition, as it was cheap to find in hardback, and from what I could tell on the internet, the second edition involved no substantial revision (perhaps no revision?). I've read all of the introductory material, but none of the appendices. I read the first pages on the train this morning.

You'll notice that I'm mostly using digressive ...
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1 Timothy 3:16

Nestle GNT 1904
καὶ ὁμολογουμένως μέγα ἐστὶν τὸ τῆς εὐσεβείας μυστήριον· Ὃς?? ἐφανερώθη ἐν σαρκί, ἐδικαιώθη ἐν πνεύματι, ὤφθη ἀγγέλοις, ἐκηρύχθη ἐν ἔθνεσιν, ἐπιστεύθη ἐν κόσμῳ, ἀνελήμφθη ἐν δόξῃ.

The above is an ancient hymn current during the apostolic period (including obviously apostle Paul). The hymn has no syntactical connection to the rest of the Epistle but is an obvious allusion to ὁ Λόγος becoming flesh, from verses like John 1:1, John 1:14 and 1 ...
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Greek board games, Fraenkel, and πέντε γραμμαί

I have been thinking of Greek board games lately because of a note in Fraenkel's commentary to Agamemnon and because some of my relatives gifted me with a game of Hnefatafl for Christmas / my birthday.

Fraenkel's note concerned lines 32 and 33:

τὰ δεσποτῶν γὰρ εὖ πεσόντα θήσομαι
τρὶς ἓξ βαλούσης τῆσδέ μοι φρυκτωρίας.

Fraenkel says that this refers to a Greek game where movement of the pieces is determined by a throw of ...
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Ancient Greek Wikipedia


I am not personally involved in anything ancient Greek, but while surfing the net I stumbled upon the Wikimedia Incubator-project Ancient Greek Wikipedia. The Incubator-site is a site...

"where potential Wikimedia project wikis in new language versions of Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wiktionary and Wikivoyage can be arranged, written, tested and proven worthy of being hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation." This specific one does not seem to be ready, but perhaps with some more ...
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