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by Helikwps
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: List of Greek compound verbs?
Replies: 0
Views: 1574

List of Greek compound verbs?

Does anyone know where I can find a good concise list of Greek compound verb meanings, either in a textbook or online? I can't seem to find it in Smyth, and although Mastronarde has a good list of mi compounds it doesn't extend beyond that. (The one list I've found online is pretty bad.) Any help wo...
by Helikwps
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Oikonomikos 7. 6
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Re: Oikonomikos 7. 6

My vocab flashcards list first the paunch of the belly, second the stomach itself and third, the womb? (!)
by Helikwps
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: οὐχὶ
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

Re: οὐχὶ

Thanks much for resolving my confusion over deictic and emphatic. Much appreciated!
by Helikwps
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: οὐχὶ
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

Re: οὐχὶ

I'm mortified to see that I never replied to all your kind replies to this question, which I forgotten I'd posted. More later after I go through them, and thanks so much and sorry.
by Helikwps
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Removed sorry
Replies: 0
Views: 1602

Removed sorry

Got an answer and never mind thanks.
by Helikwps
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: οὐχὶ
Replies: 15
Views: 4355

οὐχὶ

Technically speaking, is οὐχὶ the deictic form of οὐκ? Replies greatly appreciated.
by Helikwps
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Online list of datives?
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Online list of datives?

Thank you so much for these Scribo! Getting both laminated and I'm off to the races -- much appreciated!
Tim

(p.s. I've gotta say that as written the distinction between dative of purpose, "I fight for the king", and dative of benefit, "Every man toils for himself", is a subtle one indeed.)
by Helikwps
Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Online list of datives?
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Online list of datives?

Sorry if this has been answered here before, but is there a one or two-page online list of datives that can be used as a cheat sheet, interest and agent and means etc? Replies greatly appreciated! Thanks, Tim
by Helikwps
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Specialized vocabulary
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Re: Specialized vocabulary

These are incredibly helpful and thank you for posting them!
by Helikwps
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἀκρόδρυα
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: ἀκρόδρυα

Thanks much mwh -- I hadn't realized the reference to oaks, that's a big help -- and I'll keep an eye out for the appearance of both words in the future. Much appreciated,
Tim
by Helikwps
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἀκρόδρυα
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

ἀκρόδρυα

Hi and thanks much for all the help and instruction this board has given me. I've always assumed ἀκρόδρυα meant fruit, with an occasional second meaning of 'first fruits' or the fruit grown on the upper branches of trees (hence the ἀκρό). But my print edition of Liddell and Scott goes on to say "esp...
by Helikwps
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Arabian Nights
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

Re: Arabian Nights

Thank you all so much for your replies to this and here here to ailuros's praise of Qimmik, who has helped me out of a bind countless times. I learned some old english here as well! All best, Tim
by Helikwps
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Arabian Nights
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

Arabian Nights

I ran across this passage from Sir Richard Burton's translation of the Arabian Nights (The Second Kalandar's Tale): "Know, O my lady, that I was not born one-eyed and mine is a strange story; an it were graven with needle-graver on the eye-corners, it were a warner to whoso would be warned. I am a K...
by Helikwps
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thrasymachus by Peckett & Anthony
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

Re: Thrasymachus by Peckett & Anthony

I'm crazy about the book and learned more from it as a beginning reader of Greek than any other. The full-immersion approach reminded of the Archipel series of French-instruction books given by the Alliance Francaise. The site below was designed to address the faults in Thrasymachus you mention and ...
by Helikwps
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek conversation
Replies: 5
Views: 2580

Re: Greek conversation

by Helikwps
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Skype?
Replies: 14
Views: 5751

Re: Skype?

Btw I'd been a follower of Concordia Seminary's Greek Club podcasts for years, where seminarians met every Wednesday to go over sequential passages of NT Koine (all still available on iTunes). My hunch is something similar will eventually crop up for Attic & Epic online when a critical mass of inter...
by Helikwps
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Book-holder-opener?
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Re: Book-holder-opener?

Thanks so much for the replies and I'm sorry to not answer sooner. Victor your experience on this is similar to mine and I never considered the possibility of re-binding, that's brilliant. AND never knew that grain direction on paper mattered for a book to fall open. I'll seriously consider the bind...
by Helikwps
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Book-holder-opener?
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Book-holder-opener?

It occurs to me some of you might have dealt with this particular hassle: When sitting at a table reading a Greek text, with Perseus on computer taking up space and three or four commentaries etc open and near at hand, how do you keep all those volumes open and pages visible (not hidden under paperw...
by Helikwps
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Classical Languages for Toddlers
Replies: 27
Views: 18771

Re: Classical Languages for Toddlers

Wow well thanks Markos and hats off to them both, this is an amazing achievement.
by Helikwps
Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Classical Languages for Toddlers
Replies: 27
Views: 18771

Re: Classical Languages for Toddlers

Marcos do you or anyone else here know either of these folks? I'd very much like to get my kid set up in a similar situation. Thanks much for any help!
by Helikwps
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Skype?
Replies: 14
Views: 5751

Re: Skype?

Thanks much uberdwayne and I'm at Pacific standard time here, though I can schedule around UK hours. Sorry to say no premium Skype though.
by Helikwps
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Skype?
Replies: 14
Views: 5751

Re: Skype?

***EDIT*** I took a quick look at the website and it looks like its available on Android, Iphone, Linux, Mac and Windows. iPhone and iPad here -- Skype sounds workable and I could really see this turning into something. Btw has anyone here ever participated in language tutorial exclusively by Skype...
by Helikwps
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Skype?
Replies: 14
Views: 5751

Re: Skype?

Ditto! Or better yet one of those newfangled meeting apps. I'll even groom! What apps are those? I have Windows RT on my tablet, so I'm limited on what I can install. I recently visited someone who was taking a class with five other students and a prof over the net, where video of each person was t...
by Helikwps
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Skype?
Replies: 14
Views: 5751

Re: Skype?

Ditto! Or better yet one of those newfangled meeting apps. I'll even groom!
by Helikwps
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Poll Abolish smooth breathings
Replies: 11
Views: 4083

Re: Poll Abolish smooth breathings

The two breathings give kid-learners of the language a surprising amount of trouble, as well as old folks like me who are growing farsighted. Enjoy those years of crystal clarity folks!
by Helikwps
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: the Greek of Αρειος Ποτηρ καὶ ἡ φιλοσόφου λίθος
Replies: 8
Views: 4751

Re: the Greek of Αρειος Ποτηρ καὶ ἡ φιλοσόφου λίθος

I read somewhere that Rowling herself was thrilled with both the Greek and Latin editions. I too tried just the first few pages, with the English beside as a crib. Certainly I can't tell good from bad yet but there were enough broad Attic-study jokes to keep me smiling. Hope a second edition has wid...
by Helikwps
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Another word for pericope?
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Another word for pericope?

Good point! (And idea.)
by Helikwps
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Traditional Second Year Greek Text
Replies: 25
Views: 9985

Re: Traditional Second Year Greek Text

Anabasis is the usual second-year text but for those who find it a slog there are alternatives: Lucian's True History parts I and II, pseudo-Lucian's The A$$ (censored by textkit? honestly), the anonymous Life of Aesop, selections from Daphnis and Chloe and Dio's Euboean Hunter. All are more enterta...
by Helikwps
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Another word for pericope?
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Another word for pericope?

Thank you much for your help mwh and that's a fascinating little history of the paragraph, I'd never heard that before -- makes sense as a demarcation if the words are being crowded together without spaces on a roll of papyrus. Also didn't know kefalaion to mean summary, only kefalei and proskefalai...
by Helikwps
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Another word for pericope?
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Another word for pericope?

Hi and thanks for any help on this: I think the word "pericope" is used to describe a numbered chunk of reading text in New Testament study. Is there a word for it in Attic reading? What are those similarly-numbered divisions called (often bigger than a paragraph)? Replies much appreciated! Thanks.
by Helikwps
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Excerpt from The Grecians, by James Elroy Flecker, 1910
Replies: 0
Views: 1584

Excerpt from The Grecians, by James Elroy Flecker, 1910

Posted as the continuation of an old and interesting thread, 'Tips for Self-Study'. "The Grecians" was written as a Socratic dialogue on the perfect English education, held between three old schoolmasters on their walks through the hills above Florence. A short and amusing read... "It is here that w...
by Helikwps
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: three difficult lines A.Ag. Χορός 1625
Replies: 16
Views: 6433

Re: three difficult lines A.Ag. Χορός 1625

I'll definitely go to both after Agamemnon thanks and I ordered Denniston last night (Raeburn and Somerstein Loeb to come...). Much appreciated Qimmik!
by Helikwps
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: three difficult lines A.Ag. Χορός 1625
Replies: 16
Views: 6433

Re: three difficult lines A.Ag. Χορός 1625

Thanks Qimmik I'll keep that order in mind and thanks much for the Housman link, which I'll save for the end of it all. These are all some truly amazing Ag. resources and I'd never have known about them without the help of you all. This board has caused a quantum leap in the quality of my Greek stud...
by Helikwps
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: three difficult lines A.Ag. Χορός 1625
Replies: 16
Views: 6433

Re: three difficult lines A.Ag. Χορός 1625

C. Stirling, Qimmik and Paul -- Thanks so much, your comments are extremely helpful and I'm very sorry for not getting back to you until now. I wasn't aware of the Denniston-Page, Fraenkel and Raeburn & Thomas commentaries and that will be a huge help. Given the word alterations and missing syntax y...
by Helikwps
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: three difficult lines A.Ag. Χορός 1625
Replies: 16
Views: 6433

Re: three difficult lines A.Ag. Χορός 1625

C. Stirling -- Coming to this thread two months late, can I ask what your general impressions are of the play and of Aeschylus's notorious difficulty? (Rebarbative indeed!) I want to give Agamemnon a try this fall and am willing to tough it through difficult passages like the Χορός, but not if the w...
by Helikwps
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anonymous Life of Aesop
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Re: Anonymous Life of Aesop

That saved the day. Thanks so much Qimmik! Best,
Tim
by Helikwps
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anonymous Life of Aesop
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Anonymous Life of Aesop

Hi -- Does anyone know where I might find an online or print source for the full-text Life of Aesop in Greek -- or any Greek volume that's more complete than the abridged Bryn Mawr edition? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much!
Tim
by Helikwps
Mon May 06, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Nicomachean Ethics on Perseus or elsewhere
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: Nicomachean Ethics on Perseus or elsewhere

Fantastic!!! Thanks so much Chad -- It's greatly appreciated!
by Helikwps
Mon May 06, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Nicomachean Ethics on Perseus or elsewhere
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Nicomachean Ethics on Perseus or elsewhere

Thanks in advance Textkit people for any help you can give with this problem. You've been a huge help in the past. It looks like the Greek-language version of Nicomachean Ethics on Perseus displays only Bekker pages, which I can't figure out how to navigate.  Is there a Book/Chapter option in the Gr...
by Helikwps
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek proverbs
Replies: 7
Views: 4676

Re: Greek proverbs