2. Homo narravit ea quae scivit quoniam senatus ei fidem publicam dedisset.
When you have mastered the grammar of a language like Latin (and unlike English) that is highly inflected, you should have a head start on Greek. But Greek has many more verb forms and many more irregularities than Latin. There are very few completely regular verbs in Greek. (The verb pauo, "to stop", is typically used as a paradigm because it is completely regular.) Also, Classical Latin is relatively standardized, whereas in Greek there is a sometimes bewildering proliferation of dialect forms and even of alternative forms in the same dialect, and there are at least three dialects that have to be mastered to read Greek poetry. Many students find Greek syntax more complicated than Latin (although in some ways Greek seems to me at least less artificial than Latin). However, what seems like the most daunting aspect of Greek to those who haven't studied it--namely, the alphabet--can be assimilated in just a few weeks (although the accentuation is complicated).It's not too far of a leap from Latin right?
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