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Σιγμα sued Ταυ

Postby mingshey » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:45 am

This topic may fit for Open Board,
Yesterday I read Lucian's "The Consonants at Law,"
in which Sigma sues Tau for taking greedily the post of sigma, in the court of vowels.
( I got the Loeb volume from "Internet Archive." )- Lucian (Volume 1)

It's funny after learning a little bit of Greek ,
especially you are acquainted with different dialects for "sea(θάλασσα/θάλαττα)", etc.
And it sheds some light upon the history of the Greek language.

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* url corrected.
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Re: Σιγμα sued Ταυ

Postby benissimus » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:09 pm

Mingshey,that's a very cruel joke to promise someone Lucian and then give them Caesar.
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Re: Σιγμα sued Ταυ

Postby LSorenson » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:58 am

I've created a web page which I think has the text. It can be found at http://www.letsreadgreek.com/misctexts/lucian_sigmavstau.htm
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Re: Σιγμα sued Ταυ

Postby aloimonon » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:39 pm

I guess that this was what mingshey wanted to post:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... pe%3Atexts

In the URL above, there are links to volumes 1-7 (of 8) of the Loeb edition. I did not find volume 8, however.
ἀλλ' ἔγωγε ἐξ αὐτῶν τούτων μᾶλλον αὐτὸν τεθαύμακα, ὅτι ἔν τε ἀλλοκότοις καὶ ἐν ἐξαισίοις πράγμασι αὐτός τε διεγένετο καὶ τὴν ἀρχὴν διεσώσατο. Dio LXXII 36.3
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