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by aloimonon
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Two new Sappho fragments
Replies: 53
Views: 26800

Re: Two new Sappho fragments

Thanks for that info! I should have checked "Scribes and Scholars" as well. I didn't know that a 4rth edition is currently out, thanks for pointing that out. Correct me if I'm wrong, but apparently Sappho's poems were never copied onto parchment, which meant that her poems did not survive past the B...
by aloimonon
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Two new Sappho fragments
Replies: 53
Views: 26800

Re: Two new Sappho fragments

I'm curious, what was the latest century in which Sappho was actually copied and read? As I was reading N. G. Wilson's "Scholars of Byzantium" last night, I noticed a reference to several authors still being read and copied in Egypt in the 6-7th centuries, one of whom was Sappho (or was it 5-6th cen...
by aloimonon
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Looking for: "large" e-book reader
Replies: 6
Views: 6226

Re: Looking for: "large" e-book reader

Hmm, a 10 inch tablet would certainly solve the problem of complex PDF viewing, but personally I don't like to use tablets for reading long texts, as I vastly prefer e-ink due because it gives me less eyestrain. From your research, it looks like layered archive PDFs are sometimes problematic. Unfort...
by aloimonon
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Looking for: "large" e-book reader
Replies: 6
Views: 6226

Re: Looking for: "large" e-book reader

When it comes to reading PDFs, my own research indicates that the Onyx M92 (9 inches, *Pearl screen*, the only such for large e-Readers) is probably the best candidate. Read about it here in the Mobile Read forum: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=220 Specifications from the offici...
by aloimonon
Wed May 09, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aethiopica, by Heliodorus of Emesa
Replies: 14
Views: 9075

Re: Aethiopica, by Heliodorus of Emesa

Thank you Scribo for that bit of information.
by aloimonon
Tue May 08, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aethiopica, by Heliodorus of Emesa
Replies: 14
Views: 9075

Re: Aethiopica, by Heliodorus of Emesa

Pardon me for replying to my own query, but I have realized that I asked my question in haste, as of course there are no commentaries for the Loeb series. Still, a quick Google search did not help me answer my question, although it seems that a Loeb edition is in the works: http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by aloimonon
Tue May 08, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aethiopica, by Heliodorus of Emesa
Replies: 14
Views: 9075

Re: Aethiopica, by Heliodorus of Emesa

It's easy to read in terms of language. The actual story itself is absolutely....dire beyond all means. I know one person writing a commentary on it, god knows how they can stand it. This survived? THIS? of all the texts...grr... May I ask who is writing the commentary, and for which series (Loeb, ...
by aloimonon
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading on iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 4846

Re: Reading on iPhone

Yes, thanks for the Diogenes link and for all the responses that I've received from all. I'll have to look at this another day in more detail, as I've been really stymied thus far. I'm really new to mobiles and taking my e-texts with me, but there is nothing like the real thing. Like edonnelly said,...
by aloimonon
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading on iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 4846

Re: Reading on iPhone

Incredible...even with the new version provided by spiphany I cannot view this file, even when I manually ssh it over to a random directory outside the purview of iFiles. So far I am cursed with this book. In fact PDF viewer locked up and I had to kill it manually (-9) as root from a shell... So far...
by aloimonon
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading on iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 4846

Re: Reading on iPhone

Thank you for the reply, I'll have a look at epub, but IIRC, it cannot be used for charts (I hope I'm wrong). But in any case, I will give it a try and check the results. Obviously it's good enough for Greek, so it will be useful for me. Just a request: could any non-US posters check and see if edon...
by aloimonon
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading on iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 4846

Re: Reading on iPhone

*sigh*

It appears that the Google Books link does not work for me...is this a restriction for non-US IPs? If so, I'm going to have to find a free proxy server somewhere.
by aloimonon
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading on iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 4846

Re: Reading on iPhone

Thanks a lot for that link, I'll try it when I get home. It's strange how Smyth which is far longer than Keagi works without a hitch (though much shorter in pages, Kaegi is almost as large in bytes, implying, perhaps, more tables?). As for Apple locking down the iPhone, this is quite unfortunate. Si...
by aloimonon
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading on iPhone
Replies: 10
Views: 4846

Reading on iPhone

Hello all, I wonder if any of you who have iPhones have started to load their texts for reading on the go? Myself, I'm very new to the iPhone, and so far I use this for reading: iFiles (NOT iFile) http://www.ifilesapp.com/ Yes, it does cost $0.99, but it supports folders, PDFs, and a lot more (see w...
by aloimonon
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Question on List Moderation
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

Re: Question on List Moderation

Hi Jeff, thanks for replying to that old query! I do appreciate your effort in maintaining and improving Textkit, and I'm sure it will pay off handsomely! :)
by aloimonon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Horrocks' Book on the History of the Greek Language (2nd ed)
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Horrocks' Book on the History of the Greek Language (2nd ed)

Wow, did anyone else notice that the paperback has mysteriously gone absent? This query concerns Geoffrey Horrocks' _Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers_, second edition. I had pre-ordered the paperback for less than 30 USD, but now the paperback is no longer available, and only the ha...
by aloimonon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Textkit Members?
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

Re: New Textkit Members?

Honestly, I have not seen too much spam here lately. But other facts might stop new members from staying here (assuming that they could register), such as: a) If new members cannot register, then it goes without saying that this is the biggest problem facing the forum. b) The "Outside Links Of Inter...
by aloimonon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Theodosius' Kanones
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: Theodosius' Kanones

Thanks a lot Chad! Much appreciated :)
by aloimonon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Theodosius' Kanones
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Theodosius' Kanones

Hi all, Does any know where I could find Theodosius' kanones on Google books? The best edition is supposedly by Hilgard (see URL below), but I cannot access it, despite the fact that it was published in 1887. Can anyone in the US access it? I know the title says Herodian, but according to Eleanor Di...
by aloimonon
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

Re: Where do I go from here?

Do you by any chance have a link, and are there other classical Greek texts as well (Xenophon in particular)? I got mine here . They mostly have biblical texts, and I don't know of any classical texts like Xenophon in this format. (But that doesn't mean they don't exist; I just don't know of them, ...
by aloimonon
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

Re: Where do I go from here?

Libronix Digital Library System has a version of the Iliad that has the lexical form and declension of every word. In essence, it's a word study version of the Iliad. So if you're up for Homer, you might enjoy this. Do you by any chance have a link, and are there other classical Greek texts as well...
by aloimonon
Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Eureka ! Eureka !
Replies: 9
Views: 3815

Re: Eureka ! Eureka !

Also, is that not the first person perfect active indicative, and not the first person aorist active indicative? As far as I know, the first person aorist active indicative is εὗρον.
by aloimonon
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Question on List Moderation
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

Question on List Moderation

Hello,

I attempted to post a link in the "Outside Links of Interest", but it was submitted for moderation prior to posting. Is this a new policy? If so, why? Does it only apply to some subforums (if so which ones)?
by aloimonon
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: History Blogs
Replies: 0
Views: 978

History Blogs

Hi all,

I came upon this on the BYZANS-L mailing list, and thought you might find it useful:
http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/9665.html

It is an attempt to index various history blogs.
by aloimonon
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)

In the US, the magic cut-off date seems to be 1923. That is, items before 1923 are no longer covered by copyright (you may have noticed that textkit itself is "developed by the Pre23 Web Development Group, Cleveland Ohio," which is presumably named for this fact). The converse is not necessarily tr...
by aloimonon
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)

More information- my version's publisher is: # Publisher: Clarendon Press; Ninth Edition with Revised Supplement edition (April 30 1999) # Language: English The one available on amazon.com (NOT .ca) is from Oxford Press: Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 9 edition (December 7, 1995) So I supp...
by aloimonon
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)

Thank you Nathan. Meanwhile, I would urge anyone who is thinking of putting aside the princely sum for the LSJ try to make sure that the edition in question is printed in Great Britain. On a side note, I looked online (archive, Google), but could not find a LSJ 9th edition 1940 version (without supp...
by aloimonon
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)

No gap in mine. Hi Nathan, thanks for taking the time to check. Might I ask if your copy was printed and bound in Great Britain or China? This should be printed below the ISBN number. Honestly I'm not sure what the problem is, but this was the only difference I could see so far between my hard copy...
by aloimonon
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)

Forgive me if my last post was vulgar, and also for replying to myself, but I thought to warn others. I have consulted an electronic version of the same dictionary and it does not have the fault referred to in my original post. It has the same ISBN number. There is one significant and apparently fat...
by aloimonon
Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Question on LSJ (gap in the text)
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Question on LSJ (gap in the text)

Hi, Please forgive my ignorance. Concerning the 1996 LSJ (with revised supplement), while I was trying to search for a word under β (beta), I noticed a terrifying gap in the text. The gap exists both in the word listing and in the pagination. The gap in the pagination can clearly be seen from 328 to...
by aloimonon
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Σιγμα sued Ταυ
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

Re: Σιγμα sued Ταυ

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.
by aloimonon
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Interesting 15 Volume Lexicon Scanned
Replies: 0
Views: 1256

Interesting 15 Volume Lexicon Scanned

I admit that this lexicon is interesting to myself, and it's just possible that some members might also find it of use. I did not post this in the "Outside Links" section of the forum because the lexicon is written in Puristic Greek, and claims to span the entire unity of the Greek language from sta...
by aloimonon
Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Easy/Graded Attic Greek reader?
Replies: 23
Views: 20670

Re: Easy/Graded Attic Greek reader?

I believe the second section is for translation into Ancient Greek. At least that what the notes suggest to me, since they give hints for case usage and give ancient equivalents to modern words. Of course, makes sense. In any case, the reader is good for me considering my low beginner status. So fa...
by aloimonon
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Easy/Graded Attic Greek reader?
Replies: 23
Views: 20670

Re: Easy/Graded Attic Greek reader?

Do you know anything more about this book? Is it an Ancient Greek reader for Greeks? I've just started look at it and it seems extremely useful. Like the Italian Athenaze but without the marginal aides. What are the notes on individual words? Are they just synonyms? Is all of the book Attic Greek o...
by aloimonon
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Easy/Graded Attic Greek reader?
Replies: 23
Views: 20670

Re: Easy/Graded Attic Greek reader?

Maybe this one could help. It's easy to read and delightful. Regards! Wow Gonzalo, thanks! There are many history textbooks there written in (light) puristic Greek! Using the "downthemall" extension for Firefox, I was able to automatically download all those PDFs instead of tediously clicking on th...
by aloimonon
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: lost texts
Replies: 15
Views: 5849

Re: lost texts

Off the top of my head, here are some contenders, all of which indicate my interest in political history: a) Cassius Dio, Roman History http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassius_Dio Photius' appraisal: http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/photius_03bibliotheca.htm#71 b) Dexippus, Skythika http://en.wikipedi...
by aloimonon
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ἅρειος Ποτήρ -- longest work since 3rd century?
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: Ἅρειος Ποτήρ -- longest work since 3rd century?

I have two guesses concerning Byzantine histories written in (mostly) Attic which might be longer than the Attic version of Harry Potter: - The History of the Wars by Procopius dates from the 6th century. It encompasses five Loeb volumes, but I'm not sure that it rivals Anna Comnena's work mentioned...
by aloimonon
Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: [MG] αγέ?ας κτλ.
Replies: 15
Views: 4691

Well, everything just is , but some things stick out more than others, isn't that right? I first saw the third conjugation many years ago when my father gave me his dictionary which he was using when in university. Of course, being made in his day, it was blessed with the full range Greek, including...
by aloimonon
Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: [MG] αγέ?ας κτλ.
Replies: 15
Views: 4691

...so the third conjugation died out in the turbulent period of Late Antiquity, amid invasions and dislocations. Funnily enough, it did not die off before its nominative plural endings invaded the first conjugation. Sorry if my remark came off as somewhat snarky, it's just that I've always looked at...
by aloimonon
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: [MG] αγέ?ας κτλ.
Replies: 15
Views: 4691

Actually, neuter third conjugation nouns ending in -μα have survived in Modern Greek, like π?όβλημμα (correct me if I'm wrong). Personally, I don't know what's so bad about the third conjugation, but I've never had to speak it much.
by aloimonon
Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Which one author to start with?
Replies: 16
Views: 5591

Thanks mingshey, The fault is mine, because in this case I had forgotten to mention that I'm was looking for a compact hard copy for when I'm on the road and have free time. Again, thanks for your help- maybe I'll just print out PDF out. Oops, I'm sorry! I've been too far accustomed to referring on...