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by Koala
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Most commonly used Greek words?
Replies: 8
Views: 7040

Hi

There is of course also the list from Eton

http://www.etoncollege.com/Eton.asp?state=load&di=1458

Cordially
by Koala
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Key to William Smith's Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 14732

I posted some suggested answers to the early exercises here:

viewtopic.php?t=3696

alas, they are in SPionic, the then current font

Cheers, -K
by Koala
Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Easy little texts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Hi egein
Some time ago I sent Jeff a book of easy Attic stories - I can't see it listed so will chase it up with him - it could be just what you're looking for
Cheers, Koala
by Koala
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Reader
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Latin Reader

Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles: A First Latin Reader, Edited With Notes and a Vocabulary -

- this has just appeared and is available for download from:

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/new.html

:)
by Koala
Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Smith's Greek Course
Replies: 0
Views: 3487

Smith's Greek Course

For those who, like me, might be dabbling with ‘Initia Graeca’ by Sir William Smith, I offer my suggested answers to the early exercises … others to follow, time allowing - Corrections and comments always welcome, naturally Best Wishes INITIA GRAECA – EXERCISES Ex I A. [size=142] τῆς πηγῆς τὴν ἀρεή...
by Koala
Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 653, 654, 656
Replies: 1
Views: 6548

JWW exercises, paragraphs 653, 654, 656

My ongoing thanks to Skylax! Attempted answers to Ex's in lesson LXX 653 1. I wonder that Cyrus has nowhere shown himself / hasn’t shown himself anywhere 2. Orders had been given to appear courageously before/to the cavalry 3. And hearing this, he became exceedingly agitated, and asked whether they ...
by Koala
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Smyth XREF
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Congrats, Paul

[size=134]χάριν ὀφείλομέν σοι[/size]
by Koala
Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 645, 646, 647
Replies: 1
Views: 4829

JWW exercises, paragraphs 645, 646, 647

Thank you Skylax for your help again.. [size=134]χάριν ὀφείλω σοὶ εὐνουστάτῳ ὄντι[/size] 645 1. The Greeks were both near and drawn up in line of battle 2. For the army had been drawn apart/separated 3. He heard/learned that a ditch had been dug through the field 4. I have gladly obeyed this man 5. ...
by Koala
Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 639, 640, 641
Replies: 1
Views: 4558

JWW exercises, paragraphs 639, 640, 641

more trial answers.... 639 1. We have thrown the other things into the fire. 2. Therefore, let thanks be (given) to the gods, for the enemy have not harmed us 3. They supposed the snow had thawed; and it had thawed on account of a spring that was in a nearby ravine 4. They said that Cyrus might have...
by Koala
Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 630, 631, 632
Replies: 1
Views: 5083

JWW exercises, paragraphs 630, 631, 632

suggested solutions to exercises in lesson LXVII all corrections gratefully recieved, as always 630 1. He heard that the general had triremes ὁ στρατηγὸς τριήρεις ἔχει 2. We have sent soldiers to burn the fodder 3. They say that he/they have reported to the King matters from the Greeks τὰ παρὰ τῶν Ἑ...
by Koala
Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 616, 617, 618
Replies: 6
Views: 7301

Ah oui - I'm not sure about nos amis les Allemands, but nous, nous avons une horreur de mettre the subject in the accusative

Merci bien
by Koala
Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Revelation Chaps. 2 and 3
Replies: 9
Views: 8978

Hi Bingley! - the ones from google are: lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/ b-greek/2004-March/028816.html lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/ b-greek/2004-March/028809.html www.bible.org/page.asp?page_id=2070 www.bible.org/netbible/1jo5_notes.htm these refer to the indentical construction in a passage from "1 Jo...
by Koala
Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 616, 617, 618
Replies: 6
Views: 7301

Ahh .. the light dawns ever so dimly.. :idea:

I baulked at putting 'hippeis' in the accusative since it was in opposition to 'einai', BUT I now see that the infin + accus contruction requires it

Merci beaucoup
by Koala
Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Revelation Chaps. 2 and 3
Replies: 9
Views: 8978

According to sources on the net, these are examples of "a pendant nominative construction" where a description of something within the clause is placed in the nominative case and moved forward ahead of the clause for emphatic reasons - this may be influenced by Semitic style.

Hope this helps

XAIPE
by Koala
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 616, 617, 618
Replies: 6
Views: 7301

Thank you again Skylax!

but, I'm not sure if I follow the reasoning on 617.4

what I was trying to say was:

it is said (that) to the king there was 6000 cavalrymen
i.e. - the king was said to have 6000 c...

was this not correct?

or perhaps its just my addled brain :?

With many thanks
by Koala
Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Question on Colloquia Familiaria
Replies: 5
Views: 2670

unlikely suggestion but... I wonder whether this may just be a case of scribal omission or transposition, so that the word might be
something like [size=150]ἀνθρωπινα[/size], to agree with the [size=150]αὐτη[/size]..??
by Koala
Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 616, 617, 618
Replies: 6
Views: 7301

JWW exercises, paragraphs 616, 617, 618

answer suggestions for ex's in lesson LXVI 616 1. He led twenty horsemen, and coming forward asked where he might see the generals 2. On the fourth day I/they fled into the stronghold 3. And a reward (of) more than three minas was owed to the soldiers 4. For if we (at) once withdrew/distanced-oursel...
by Koala
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Revelation Chapter 1
Replies: 12
Views: 12042

Does it help to know that 'furnace' is feminine? [size=150]ἡ κάμινος[/size] One commentary on this says "[size=150]πεπυρωμένης[/size] fem. and gen., defies explanation as it stands, amendments are suggested but these have poor MS support" An Analysis of the Greek New Testament , Zerwick & Gosvenor C...
by Koala
Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 611, 612, 613
Replies: 1
Views: 5182

JWW exercises, paragraphs 611, 612, 613

[size=150]σφόδρα εὐχαριστῶ σοι, Σκύλαξ[/size] Some suggested answers to exercises in chapter LXV 611 1. The Greek army fell upon the barbarians/Persians 2. He said that he should flee: [size=150]φύγοιμι ἄν[/size] 3. All his friends are choosing to die fighting for Cyrus 4. For I have triremes so tha...
by Koala
Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 599, 600, 601
Replies: 1
Views: 4814

JWW exercises, paragraphs 599, 600, 601

Thank you Skylax for your ongoing help!! [size=150]τούτου τίς ἄν μοι τἀνδρὸς ἦν προνούστερος;[/size] Some further grist for the mill.. 599 1. while they live the brave continue/pass-the-time happily 2. on hearing (this), the soldiers became violent and were extremely angry with Clearchus 3. if one/w...
by Koala
Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 592, 593,594
Replies: 1
Views: 5268

JWW exercises, paragraphs 592, 593,594

some suggested answers for lesson LXIII - all criticism welcome! 592 1. will he report this or will you stay? 2. you (are/were) the first to express your opinion 3. they all wondered at what the other Greeks might/would answer 4. we are at a loss (as to) whether we will burn the wagons we have 5. so...
by Koala
Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 579, 580, 581
Replies: 1
Views: 4809

JWW exercises, paragraphs 579, 580, 581

posting some work for feedback 579 1. he said it was better to throw the other things into the river 2. you, O men, have a very great opportunity 3. Aristippus had no fewer than three hundred cavalrymen 4. it is better to endure these things than to quit 5. turning about, most fled through the river...
by Koala
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 574, 575, 576
Replies: 1
Views: 4293

JWW exercises, paragraphs 574, 575, 576

my suggestions for the exercises from Lesson LXI - with thanks 574 1. he ordered the generals to draw up the Greeks 2. those who were pursuing quickly stopped 3. for Cyrus thought that the King would come to fight with his army 4. send villagers to spy out (lit: spying out) how the rear guard are (l...
by Koala
Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 562, 563, 564
Replies: 3
Views: 5863

Merci beaucoup encore, M. Skylax, pour vos remarques, vos conseils et surtout pour votre gentillesse With respect to the ‘one of the soldiers’ construction, I borrowed it from Koine and the LXX, with which I’m a little more familiar – vel: [size=150]λέγει αὐτῷ ει[j e0k tw~n maqhtw~n au0tou=,7 0Andre...
by Koala
Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 562, 563, 564
Replies: 3
Views: 5863

JWW exercises, paragraphs 562, 563, 564

some further suggested answers . . . thank you for the last corrections! 562 1. Cyrus, being both at a loss and vexed by these things, summoned Clearchus 2. it seems best to me (that) we ask Cyrus what use he wishes to make of us 3. for we say that they are more cowardly about us, than we are about ...
by Koala
Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 549, 550, 551
Replies: 1
Views: 4752

JWW exercises, paragraphs 549, 550, 551

some answer suggestions for lesson 59 many thanks for the last lot of corrections! 549 1. the flesh of these birds was sweeter 2. let us not be greater cowards than the other Greeks 3. the man has become most difficult at the end of his life 4. surely I have not(yet?) tasted a sweeter wine in a long...
by Koala
Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, paragraphs 538, 539, 540
Replies: 1
Views: 3693

JWW exercises, paragraphs 538, 539, 540

Merci beaucoup encore M. Slylax pour tous vos conseils! Voici des exercises que j'ai achevés tout à l'heure... 538 1. Cyrus is a worthy friend, to he who would be his friend 2. wherever a general was still alive, they called-to/urged the general 3. for I would fear the guide, who they might send to ...
by Koala
Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 519, 520, 521, 528, 529, 530
Replies: 1
Views: 4762

JWW exercises, para 519, 520, 521, 528, 529, 530

Thank you++ Skylax for your last comments and corrections. Herewith some further answer suggestions.. 519 1 ask (the) guide, who will lead you back 2 he was marching on through Phrygia one day?s journey to an inhabited, pleasant and large city 3 they had cattle which they sacrificed to Zeus the pres...
by Koala
Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 497, 499, 503, 504, 505, 509, 510, 511
Replies: 1
Views: 4472

JWW exercises, para 497, 499, 503, 504, 505, 509, 510, 511

next set of answer suggestions from JWW.. cordially 497 1 I had fine omens, O men, when offering sacrifices 2 it is now possible, for those who have been saved to proceed or (?) it is now possible, since they have been saved, for them to proceed 3 although they feared the way, they followed 4 let us...
by Koala
Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 473, 475, 479, 481, 489, 491
Replies: 2
Views: 5964

merci beaucoup encore une fois
by Koala
Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 473, 475, 479, 481, 489, 491
Replies: 2
Views: 5964

JWW exercises, para 473, 475, 479, 481, 489, 491

further offering of suggested answers.. 473 1 the others say they would be willing (original words: βουλευσόμεθα ) 2 he said a Greek was shot on the right (orig: Ἕλλην τοξεύθην ἐπὶ ...) 3 he declares to me that he would prove to be a faithful friend (orig: [size=150]φίλος καὶ πιστός γενήσομαι[/size]...
by Koala
Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 440, 442, 450, 452, 463, 463
Replies: 2
Views: 4177

thank you Skylax again for all the comments!

Best wishes
by Koala
Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: uden allo... e
Replies: 11
Views: 5054

yes, my Thrasymachus has [size=150]κ’ἀγαθός[/size] too - but I've always taken it
as a contraction of [size=150]καὶ ἀγαθός[/size] -
? is this correct[face=Arial][/face]
by Koala
Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: Pages still missing....
Replies: 9
Views: 21994

the missing early vocab pages can be found here:

http://www.geocities.com/firstgreekbook/

best wishes
by Koala
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:05 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 440, 442, 450, 452, 463, 463
Replies: 2
Views: 4177

JWW exercises, para 440, 442, 450, 452, 463, 463

suggested translations - comments, corrections gratefully received 440 1 but I-was/they-were spending the darics on you 2 the same equipment is (both) for you and us 3 at the side of your tent the soldier was splitting wood with an axe 4 for I consider you to be friends to (of) me/to be my friends 5...
by Koala
Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 342, 344, 350, 352, 357, 359
Replies: 2
Views: 4277

[size=150]εὐχαριστῶ σοι, Σκυλαξ ὀξύτατον δέρκεσθε[/size]
by Koala
Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Most of you have probably seen this before, but...
Replies: 21
Views: 7104

While correct from its Greek origin κονίω -
to make dusty, fill with dust,
in English this lung disease is spelt with a 'c' in place of a 'k' twrosad het den fo shti glno rwod

stuj engib epadncit :D
by Koala
Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 417, 419, 423, 425, 430, 432
Replies: 1
Views: 3397

JWW exercises, para 417, 419, 423, 425, 430, 432

a few more suggested renderings... 417 1 if you (sing.) want/need, go to the mountain 2 let the Greeks be gathered in the plain 3 do not send for the boats 4 urge Tissaphernes to send necklaces to the rulers with (and) bracelets and garments 5 let him proceed with the sword in his right hand 6 buy t...
by Koala
Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 390, 392, 397, 399, 410, 412
Replies: 1
Views: 3305

JWW exercises, para 390, 392, 397, 399, 410, 412

some suggested translations 390 1 how should I make the battle/engagement? 2 if I should hear the name of this man, I should/would avenge myself (on him) 3 there was a danger that the satrap would/might molest/annoy the Greeks 4 if the Greeks should conquer the barbarians, it would be well 5 therefo...
by Koala
Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: JWW exercises, para 319, 321, 328, 330, 336, 338
Replies: 2
Views: 4095

Merci Skylax pour vos 'bons mots'

je vais rectifier les miens

à bientôt