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by danbek
Sun May 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Is this called reading Caesar?
Replies: 35
Views: 7515

Re: Is this called reading Caesar?

There is apparently another book that has an explicit discussion about reading word-by-word. Latin, A Structural Approach, by Sweet. There is a scan on the archive ( https://archive.org/details/latinstructurala00swee/ ), but it's not freely available - you have "check it out". I currently have it ch...
by danbek
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Rouses's Greek Boy, section II
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: Rouses's Greek Boy, section II

Thanks again everyone. I think a takeaway for me is that despite not understanding the purpose/meaning/point of every word, I'm still getting the general gist pretty well. So I will take that as encouragement to continue reading as much as possible, and try not to worry too much about the bits that ...
by danbek
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Rouses's Greek Boy, section II
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: Rouses's Greek Boy, section II

On to section IIα. 1. After telling us that his family all live in their χωριον, we have "εν δε τῃ οικίᾳ ἡμῶν οικεῖ τις και άλλη:". This must mean "But another lives in our house also:", but I don't understand what the τις is doing. How does it affect the meaning? Is it modifying άλλη, so that it is...
by danbek
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Rouses's Greek Boy, section II
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Re: Rouses's Greek Boy, section II

Thank you all, this is helpful!
by danbek
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Rouses's Greek Boy, section II
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

Rouses's Greek Boy, section II

Hi, I have a few questions about section II of Rouse's Greek Boy. 1. The phrase "και μην άλλα γε έχει τεκνα ὁ Θράσυλλος". I understand this as meaning something like "And in fact Thrasyllus has other children ...", but what is the γε doing? 2. Several times Rouse uses ονομάζουσιν to describe a perso...
by danbek
Wed May 02, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Can't download key to First Greek Book
Replies: 7
Views: 8744

Re: Can't download key to First Greek Book

An answer key (accuracy of which I cannot vouch for) is available on archive.org here: https://web.archive.org/web/20160306012213/http://www.rustymason.com/edu/lang/greek/jwwfgb/jww_first_greek_key.html It covers lessons 1 - 73 (out of 80). It looks like its author (Rusty Mason) was once active on T...
by danbek
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: πασι or δαιτα?
Replies: 10
Views: 4466

Re: πασι or δαιτα?

If I'm reading my Cunliffe correctly, he uses Illiad I.5 as an example of πᾶς meaning "All the" in definition 2.a. But under entry 2.b., I think he is saying that "all kinds of" is correct in some cases (or is he saying that is is only valid in E 60?)
by danbek
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: πασι or δαιτα?
Replies: 10
Views: 4466

Re: πασι or δαιτα?

Hylander, thank you for posting this, very interesting discussion. I'm just beginning my Homer studies, and wasn't yet aware that a question like this about the text occurs so early on in the Illiad! It's interesting to me that Pharr's textbook uses δαῖτα. Cunliffe uses this phrase with πᾶσιν in his...
by danbek
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr 610
Replies: 5
Views: 3906

Re: Pharr 610

Thank you both, that helps clarify!
by danbek
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr 610
Replies: 5
Views: 3906

Pharr 610

Hi, I'm having trouble understanding section 610.9, as well as the "Note" in 610 in Pharr. 610.9 states: τ + ι (when τ is final, or medial followed by another vowel) usually = σι: πλούσιος (πλοῦτος). My questions: 1. I don't understand how πλούσιος (πλοῦτος) is an example of this. I can see that wit...
by danbek
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Hello

Hi, My background in classical languages is that I took three semesters of ancient Greek in college (25+ years ago), sporadically looked at Greek for a few years after that, and then dropped it as my working career began. About 6 weeks ago my 10 year-old son asked me whether Homer's Greek rhymed (we...