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by grdSavant
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software
Replies: 21
Views: 22118

Re: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software

Thanks for the links. Well I downloaded Anagnostis from the given link a second time. This time the program loaded fine and had no gibberish. I was not impressed with the conversion - it was virtually worthless for Abbott-Smith's lexicon. From what I see in your file, AbbottSmith_TestWords.doc, I d...
by grdSavant
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software
Replies: 21
Views: 22118

Re: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software

Well, I found a .bmp image and tried Anagnostis (free trial, can't save file after recognition). It did a tolerably (?) decent job:
051002.jpg
Without any training it was recognized as:
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Which isn't too bad.
by grdSavant
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software
Replies: 21
Views: 22118

Re: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software

Well I tried the download of Anagnostis. My Mcafee SiteAdvisor warned me that the site was unsafe. The program downloaded fine, but it seems that it must have a different codebase/regional language setting. Many of the dialogs were in gibberish, I switched the Windows regional language to Greek, an...
by grdSavant
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Good tools
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

Good tools

Thanks to Lex for pointing out some helpful tools to me. Both Kalós , http://www.kalos-software.com/index.php , and Diogenes , http://www.dur.ac.uk/p.j.heslin/Software/Diogenes/ have helped minimize some of the more intense aspects of studying Greek. Only a small part of Diogenes works without buyin...
by grdSavant
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad book 1 Vocabulary
Replies: 3
Views: 6263

Re: Iliad book 1 Vocabulary

I have done as someone suggested and created a list of relevant vocabulary for the first book of the Iliad using the Perseus Project's vocabulary tool. I formatted it and put it into a spreadsheet and turned it into a pdf. It can be accessed here (12 pages, 43KB).... What is there, I hope it will b...
by grdSavant
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: controversial zues
Replies: 11
Views: 4179

Re: controversial zues

IreneY wrote:Where's the controversy?
Would it not be that contemporary people expect better behavior from their diety?
by grdSavant
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: controversial zues
Replies: 11
Views: 4179

Re: controversial zues

what makes him controversial for me he overthrow his father; many wives; womanizer; no correct judgement; passive; rude many thigs to mention what can you say are you against with me Those were my responses to him, also. What I wonder, though, is if he was represented this way as a mirror of human ...
by grdSavant
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19500

Re: What's everyone reading?

We probably can't call Michener's "Hawaii" great literature, but for pure pain it takes at least the first twenty-five pages to even get the islands born. At least Dickens got paid by the word.
by grdSavant
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19500

Re: What's everyone reading?

I've read somewhere that everybody is either a Tolstoy person or a Dostoyevsky person; that nobody really loves both. I wanted to love T, but his stuff is, as paulusnb said, "...sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling sprawling s...
by grdSavant
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19500

Re: What's everyone reading?

I'm very close to death with my workload, and somebody has to finish the deed. :wink: I have to stop and rest when I simply think of it. One of my own: I didn't much like Tolstoy (stories, Resurrection, Anna Karenina...), and for the last of my his books I finally (almost) read War and Peace, but q...
by grdSavant
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Adobe Reader Setup Problems and Text Copying
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Re: Adobe Reader Setup Problems and Text Copying

To put the finishing touches on this, In the case of Anne Mahoney's documents, I recognize the look — she used LaTeX, probably using the Ibycus4 encoding, which no public tools except LaTeX and maybe Diogenes will cope with. Some of my older documents at Aoidoi will use the same thing, I'm afraid, t...
by grdSavant
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19500

Re: What's everyone reading?

1%homeless wrote:Although I don't know if I can call her a poor writer, but Rand's style irritates me. Is it me or is her writing patronizing?
Geez, I find your word "patronizing" much more acceptable than the word I had for her intellectual presentation. --jerry
by grdSavant
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Adobe Reader Setup Problems and Text Copying
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Re: Adobe Reader Setup Problems and Text Copying

You might find Transcoder (a java program, see the bottom of this page ) useful for some of this. Thanks for the help and the link. The transcoder helps, almost. It stumbles for me on almost any diacritical, Mahoney or anything else that is not unicode based, but it does transcode what Adobe gives ...
by grdSavant
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Adobe Reader Setup Problems and Text Copying
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Adobe Reader Setup Problems and Text Copying

There are some great, invaluable Greek tutorials and notes for me out on the web, e.g., http://www.stoa.org/~mahoney/teaching/greek100.pdf, "100 Essential Greek Words," by Anne Mahoney, and others documents which can be of huge benefit to those of us who are beginning Greek study. (Personally, I'm g...
by grdSavant
Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19500

Re: What's everyone reading?

Herman Hesse was an integral genius, and by integral I mean he tried to integrate the external, internal, individual, collective, dimensions of human (and one can assume animal) existence, and that is otherwise expressed as subjective, objective, intersubjective and interobjective quadrants of real...
by grdSavant
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?

Learning 10 words a week isn't enough; the slow progress will frustrate you. Is your reading knowledge of French passable? I have looked at a great number of Greek textbooks. Assimil is by considerable distance the best course I have come across ... in 3-6 months ... you'll be pretty well positione...
by grdSavant
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19500

Re: What's everyone reading?

Adelheid wrote:I bought "Mycenaeans" by Rodney Castleden a while ago. Can't comment on how authorative it is, but it was a good read.
I did look up this book. My use of "authorative" may have been too limiting. "A good read" is good enough for sure.
by grdSavant
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete! I'm new!
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: Salvete! I'm new!

I'm just a pedestrian here (first weeks of greek), but I feel less distressed and braver reading all y'all's experienced words of encouragement.
by grdSavant
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Small question -- what does "in apodeses" mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Small question -- what does "in apodeses" mean?

Lex wrote:Apodoses is the plural of apodosis.
Yes, of course. I was going to mention that but it seemed obvious.
by grdSavant
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Small question -- what does "in apodeses" mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Small question -- what does "in apodeses" mean?

Lex wrote:Could this be a typo of apodoses?
Ya, thanks Lex, it must be. Maybe a variant. Now I see that LSJ says ἀλλά in one form is: "2. in the apodosis[my emphasis] of hypothetical sentences, still, at least, “εἴπερ γάρ τε . . ἀλλά τε”."
by grdSavant
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Small question -- what does "in apodeses" mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Small question -- what does "in apodeses" mean?

I have the VocEd Attic Greek flash cards and they define ἀλλά (a conjuction) as but. But they also say that it means, "in apodeses", still, at least.
by grdSavant
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?

How to Study As I begin my studies of Classical Greek, I have spent an inordinate amount of time the last month reading about texts, textbooks, and study aids, and the learning techniques and methods a person may employ. I have invested this time because I was not a very successful student in the pa...
by grdSavant
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?

I'd advise going at a slow pace at first. After a while, you will start noticing word formation patterns, and getting more of a "feel" for the vocabulary. At that point, you can step up the number of words per week. Chase and Phillips Intro to Greek starts very simply, but that's what I learned fro...
by grdSavant
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?

My goal is to sit a read some of the easier Platonic dialogs without having to laboriously look up 25-75% of the word forms. I'll read the Iliad, too, but I don't mind having to work at it a little harder. I know this is a rather giant topic and there are myriad opinions, so I will not be bothered b...
by grdSavant
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: about the way you find verbs in the dictionary
Replies: 48
Views: 10723

Re: about the way you find verbs in the dictionary

I'm still not 100% sure how to use it. For instance, Kalos says that ἀείδω has perfect and pluperfect active forms. But LSJ (at least Little Liddell) doesn't list a perfect active principal part. What's up with this? Is this a mistake on Kalos' part, or am I supposed to know to form the perfect and...
by grdSavant
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19500

Re: What's everyone reading?

I got a 1st ed/1st pub ($5 USD) of Chadwick's The Mycenaean World . Although not completely authoritative any longer, I'm reading it as an homage to all his research and great efforts with Ventris on Linear B. Hey! it has pictures, too. [ ed. I do, although, appreciate his views on the Dorian invasi...
by grdSavant
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 19500

Re: What's everyone reading?

I'm reading Herman Hesses Glassbead Game. This is a disturbing but very good book. I have called this book my favorite of all time, perhaps because when I read it I was about to return to college, and I was full of academic pretensions. This book can be well appreciated for its artful expression an...
by grdSavant
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: about the way you find verbs in the dictionary
Replies: 48
Views: 10723

Re: about the way you find verbs in the dictionary

I had a temper tantrum on my blog about this a while ago, when some classics bloggers tried to find the silver lining behind the Perseus web site being brought down by security problems, by saying we should sometimes study without these tools. This is madness. ...we should use every single tool we ...
by grdSavant
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning the Greek Alphabet
Replies: 11
Views: 4808

Re: Learning the Greek Alphabet

Well good. I have been looking for a measure of how difficult it would be learning this stuff. It took me two weeks to do the alphabet and I thought that seemed excessive--but I guess that time-frame is okay. For me, I used: http://ucbclassics.dreamhosters.com/ancgreek/pronunchtml/alphaU.html from t...