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by Laertiades
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: how does ἔστιν ὅτε function in this segment from Thucydides
Replies: 1
Views: 992

how does ἔστιν ὅτε function in this segment from Thucydides

I´m struggling with how ἔστιν ὅτε is functioning in this passage from Thucydides, Book 1 - chapter 25. If someone would be willing to provide some insight, I would be grateful. Thanks in advance for any help. ναυτικῷ δὲ καὶ πολὺ προύχειν ἔστιν ὅτε ἐπαιρόμενοι καὶ κατὰ τὴν Φαιάκων προενοίκησιν τῆς Κε...
by Laertiades
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Oedipus at Colonus [l. 74]
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

Re: Oedipus at Colonus [l. 74]

Is this some sort of 'royal we' that the Greeks have
Most of my experience is with poetry and I have encountered this issue frequently. Perhaps it is a poetic usage.
by Laertiades
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Exercise-heavy textbooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 3559

Re: Exercise-heavy textbooks?

I used "Teach Yourself Ancient Greek". I found it heavy on the reading exercises and light on the grammar charts. I am convinced that grammar is better learned by reading than by memorization.
by Laertiades
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Is Vocabulary King?
Replies: 21
Views: 9186

Re: Is Vocabulary King?

What I try to do is review several pages of the Greek that I have already learned before I move on to learning a new page. -I have used the same technique and recommend it. I also recommend going over as many words as possible when studying vocabulary rather than taking the time to make sure your d...
by Laertiades
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἄλλο τι
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Re: ἄλλο τι

Thank you Nate, that was very helpful.
by Laertiades
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Is Vocabulary King?
Replies: 21
Views: 9186

Re: Is Vocabulary King?

I feel I have solved the vocabulary problem with the following method: For the first three years of study I marked every word I looked up. If I looked up a word twice I wrote it down on a piece of paper. Every morning I would look over 1 or 2 hundred of the words I wrote down recently. I now have a ...
by Laertiades
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἄλλο τι
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

ἄλλο τι

I am unable to determine the grammatical function of ἄλλο τι in the following from Euthyphro 10 D: τί δὴ οὖν λέγομεν περὶ τοῦ ὁσίου, ὦ Εὐθύφρων; ἄλλο τι φιλεῖται ὑπὸ θεῶν πάντων, ὡς ὁ σὸς λόγος; it seems to mean "is it something other than...?" Is some comparative like ὴ implied? Any suggestions wou...
by Laertiades
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ajax 1140 θαπτέον
Replies: 25
Views: 12806

Re: Ajax 1140 θαπτέον

I don't think there are other options. I don't see what else the subject of the phrase could possibly be.
by Laertiades
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 219403

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Hello. Just joined today. I have been studying ancient Greek for 4 and Latin for 3 years. I would like to interact with others of similar interest. I am currently working on Euthyphro.