Textkit Logo

what does the cover say?

Here's where you can discuss all things Ancient Greek. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

what does the cover say?

Postby gigas phoberos » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:43 pm

on the cover of An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek there is a round-thingy, and I can make out the name Themistoles scratched in, but what does the rest say?

http://www.amazon.com/Independent-Study ... 324&sr=1-4

User avatar
gigas phoberos
Textkit Neophyte
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:02 pm
Location: Texas, USA

Re: what does the cover say?

Postby IreneY » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:08 pm

Hey there! Well, my neck works fine I guess :D
It says "ΘΕΜΙΣΤΟΚΛΗΣ ΝΕΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ" (Θεμιστοκλής Νεοκλέους, Themistocles Neocleous). It looks like it's on a piece of pottery used for ostracism.
User avatar
Textkit Zealot
Posts: 800
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:27 am
Location: U.S.A (not American though)

Re: what does the cover say?

Postby modus.irrealis » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:56 am

The archaic spelling is interesting. Since you have Ε representing later Η in ΘΕΜΙΣΤΟΚΛΕΕΣ, I'm guessing it's quite old. But does the -ΟΣ of ΝΕΟΚΛΕΟΣ represent later -ους or -ος? With the lack of contraction in the first word, it seems similar to the form in Herodotus: Θεμιστοκλέης ὁ Νεοκλέος.
Textkit Zealot
Posts: 1093
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:08 am
Location: Toronto

Return to Learning Greek

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: daivid and 44 guests