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by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: What's the weather like today (Ἑλληνιστί)
Replies: 3290
Views: 1070024

Re: What's the weather like today (φθινόπωρον)

Ἔτι καί ἔτι, οὐρανός πλήρης νεφελῶν ἐστί, αἱ δέ ἡμέρα σκοτώδης, πολιά καί ἄνευ ἱλαρότητος (εὐχαριστῶ σοι φίλε :D ) . Πότε ὀψόμεθα τόν ἥλιον λαμπρόν, τόν οὐρανόν ἀνέφελον, τό φῶς θερμαῖνον τήν γῆν;


Χαῖρε bedwere. Καλῶς ἦλθες :D
by renaissancemedici
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: D'ooge, Caesar and a decision
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: D'ooge, Caesar and a decision

Thank you for the answer. I like how there is always some connection between the two languages, one way or another.
by renaissancemedici
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: What's the weather like today (Ἑλληνιστί)
Replies: 3290
Views: 1070024

Re: What's the weather like today (φθινόπωρον)

Αἱ νεφέλαι τόν οὐρανόν καλύπτουσι, ποιοῦσαι τήν ἡμέραν φαιάν τε καί ἀγέλαστον...
by renaissancemedici
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: D'ooge, Caesar and a decision
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

D'ooge, Caesar and a decision

I decided to start with latin as well as greek (and everything else...) and after a lot of reading I ended up with this combination: D'Ooge + Orbis pictus + grammar/syntax books for help. But basically I'll follow D'Ooge. I remember a teacher telling us at school that Caesar's style was not very adm...
by renaissancemedici
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Orbis pictus
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: Orbis pictus

Same here :D
by renaissancemedici
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Favourite Textbooks?
Replies: 16
Views: 6869

Re: Favourite Textbooks?

Edit: I wrote this while the previous answer was being posted! :) No, they are books that contain lots of texts from several authors, a compilation for learning purposes mostly. I bet there is a term in english. Maybe readers? So, they can be from any publishing house, and for several levels, beginn...
by renaissancemedici
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Greek, Latin, and other languages simultaneously
Replies: 34
Views: 13457

Re: Learning Greek, Latin, and other languages simultaneousl

This is a very interesting conversation. I have also asked myself the same question because lately I have been handling quite a few languages. My answer whould be, yes you can, but the goals cannot be the same for all of them. If you want perfection I think you should focus on one or two, and go for...
by renaissancemedici
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: parathēráxousan
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

Re: parathēráxousan

Aha! Yes. It sounds right.
by renaissancemedici
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Favourite Textbooks?
Replies: 16
Views: 6869

Re: Favourite Textbooks?

Well, I learned with the greek highschool manuals, which took me (and the others of course) from beginner to reading any attic text in four years. We had good teachers that provided us with countless more texts and practice though. Add the θεματογραφιες, books that I still have and believe very stro...
by renaissancemedici
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Orbis pictus
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: Orbis pictus

Thank you! That review was very nice to read. Last night I read the introduction, and I understand one is encouraged to use a grammar together with Orbis, or rudiments as they are called in the book. The method works a bit like assimil, with pictures :) I was very impressed by what 7 year olds would...
by renaissancemedici
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Orbis pictus
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Orbis pictus

Any reviews or comments on Orbis pictus by Comenius?

It doesn't seem to help with grammar, so which other manual (from the ones textkit or the Internet Archive offer) would you suggest as a helpful read?

Thank you :)
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: What's the weather like today (Ἑλληνιστί)
Replies: 3290
Views: 1070024

Re: What's the weather like today (φθινόπωρον)

Φἰλε Μάρκε,

τήν ὑμβρέλλαν, ὀμβρέλλαν ἤ καί ἀλεξιβρόχιον δύνασαι καλεῖν, εἰ βούλει :)

Εὐχαριστῶ σοι διά τήν ἄσκησιν τῆς παραφράσεως. Λίαν χρηστή ἦν.

Χαῖρε!
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A problem and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 2535

Re: A problem and a question

I am not surprised though. He was probably spoiling the fun of certain people of his time with all his rwmeika and byzantion talk, and the Korais grammar thing :lol:

I will definitely read through his books. Being a Harvard professor is certainly something.
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A problem and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 2535

Re: A problem and a question

I already like him :)

I googled him, because didn't know anything about him. Which is strange...

I will look more into his works. Thank you for this.

Edit: I am officially a fan. Did I miss hearing about him at school or somewhere else?
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Περὶ τῶν ἐν τῇ Οὐκρανίᾳ πραγμάτων
Replies: 71
Views: 52631

Re: Περὶ τῶν ἐν τῃ Οὐκρανίᾳ πραγμάτων

Μιαρώτατος ὁ ἐμφύλιος πόλεμος, χείριστος πάντων πολεμων. Ἡ Οὐκρανία ἔτι αναφλέγεται, ή βία δέ κραταιά.

Αἱ δέ ἕτεραι δυνάμεις τά τῶν Οὐκρανῶν δεινά χείρω ποιοῦσι.

Προσεύχομαι ὑπέρ ὑμῶν, Βλαδίμηρε.
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A problem and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 2535

Re: A problem and a question

From B. C. 146 to A. D. 1100 is perfect!

Thank you very much. I have already downloaded it :D
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A problem and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 2535

A problem and a question

I know this is silly in so many ways, but I'll ask anyway. Is there a way (a dictionary perhaps) that might help me with using era appropriate words? By era, I mean everything between 1st c. AD and say 15th c. ? I know this is broad, I know people used different language according to education, clas...
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: a syntactic skeleton from herodotos (1.1.1)
Replies: 8
Views: 5560

Re: a syntactic skeleton from herodotos (1.1.1)

Thank you.

I also think this is an excellent exercise, and a great idea. It really gets you using not only syntax, but everything else as well.
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: More Greek Paraphrases of Bible Verses
Replies: 7
Views: 5103

Re: More Greek Paraphrases of Bible Verses

Εὖγε, φίλτατε! Σύ πᾶσι λόγοις ἀριστεύεις, καί βέλτιστον παράδειγμα τελεῖς.
by renaissancemedici
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: What's the weather like today (Ἑλληνιστί)
Replies: 3290
Views: 1070024

Re: What's the weather like today (φθινόπωρον)

Markos wrote:
renaissancemedici wrote:Δοκεῖ μοι τό γλυκύ ἔαρ γοργῶς φθήσεσθαι.
Hi, Penelope, I don't quite understand this sentence. Could you restate it, paraphrase it in Greek? (don't give an Engish translation.) χάριν σοι!
Πιστεύω ὅτι ἡδεῖα ἄνοιξις (ἔαρ ) ταχέως ἐλεύσεται. :D
by renaissancemedici
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: What's the weather like today (Ἑλληνιστί)
Replies: 3290
Views: 1070024

Re: What's the weather like today (φθινόπωρον)

Ἑσπέρα ὑγρά ἦν, ἀλλά πρώιος ἥλιος λάμπει. Δοκεῖ μοι τό γλυκύ ἔαρ γοργῶς φθήσεσθαι.
by renaissancemedici
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A question on iternet terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: A question on iternet terms

Εὐχαριστῶ! Λίαν χρηστοί οἱ λόγοι σου, ὦ φίλε!
by renaissancemedici
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: a syntactic skeleton from herodotos (1.1.1)
Replies: 8
Views: 5560

Re: a syntactic skeleton from herodotos (1.1.1)

So, we take these texts as examples and create a syntactically similar one of our own?
by renaissancemedici
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A question on iternet terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: A question on iternet terms

Thank you for that. After all, I could always use a latin word here and there, and be a cosmopolitan speaker of koine :D
by renaissancemedici
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: ειπε εμοι παρακαλω
Replies: 187
Views: 132971

Re: ειπε εμοι παρακαλω

Πηνελόπη Μάρκῳ χαίρειν.

Λέγω σέ ὅτι πλήρης χαράς εἰμι, οὖσα μεθ' ὑμῶν .

Ἑλληνιστί πολλάκις λαλήσομεν . Ἑγώ μέν πολλά σφάλματα ποιήσω, ὑμεῖς δε γελάσεσθε. :lol:

Χαῖρε φίλε Μάρκε .
by renaissancemedici
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: parathēráxousan
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

Re: parathēráxousan

Maybe it would help if we knew the text, and the greek spelling. I couldn't find anything on that word but maybe I spell it wrong. Παραθηράχουσαν? Παραθεράχουσαν? Παρά + θήρα + έχουσαν ? :lol:

I really don't know! Sorry...
by renaissancemedici
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Μυριόβιβλος
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

Re: Μυριόβιβλος

I am happy you liked it :) Edit: you might like some byzantine secular music then. Like this one, which is pretty famous http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC8AWhEZp5s Εἰς πρασινάδα λιβαδιοῦ καὶ κάτω 'ς κρύο πηγάδι, κόρη ἔσκυψε νὰ πιῇ νερόν, (νὰ πιῇ καὶ νὰ γεμώσῃ). Φωνήν ἀκού, λαλιὰν ἀκού, φωνὴν καὶ δρά...
by renaissancemedici
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A question on iternet terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: A question on iternet terms

Good observations, thanks David. I was also thinking of our weather thread :D , but also of the fact that if I use ancient greek conversationaly in this forum, modern words are bound to pop up. In modern greek we do use κλῖμαξ as scale. Κλίμακα Ρίχτερ, for example. I wasn't aware that the ancients d...
by renaissancemedici
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Μυριόβιβλος
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

Μυριόβιβλος

http://www.myriobiblos.gr/texts/index_gen_en.html This is a link of many texts, mainly religious. It has both testaments in greek, and many liturgical texts. For example it has the liturgy of st. Chrysostom, which is the most common mass today. Many people know parts of it by heart, because you hea...
by renaissancemedici
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A question on iternet terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: A question on iternet terms

Not at all, thank you for the reply.
by renaissancemedici
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: What's the weather like today (Ἑλληνιστί)
Replies: 3290
Views: 1070024

Re: What's the weather like today (φθινόπωρον)

Σήμερον ἥλιος ἔλαμπε σφοδρῶς, ἅλς κυανῆ, οὐρανός γλαυκός, βροτοί δέ τῇ ὡραιότητι τῆς φύσεως ἠγάλλοντο. Πάσης μελαγχολίας ἥλιος μέγας ἰατρός ἐστί.

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by renaissancemedici
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A question on iternet terms
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

A question on iternet terms

How do you say "forum" in greek? I have been thinking about modern terms, and how to say them, but other than the vague αγορά, I can't think of anything else for "forum". For keyboard I'd use the modern word, πληκτρολόγιο, which is good enough for the job. For an audio recording it would be ηχογράφη...
by renaissancemedici
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Χαίρετε
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

Re: Χαίρετε

I haven't been posting for quite sometime, but it's the time to really study greek, so I'm back to your inspired company. After giving it a lot of thought, I will be focusing of NT greek. Most of my sources are attic, from school. However the hellenistic and byzantine world always inspired me a lot....
by renaissancemedici
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: ειπε εμοι παρακαλω
Replies: 187
Views: 132971

Re: ειπε εμοι παρακαλω

Ἐξηφανίσθην, ἀλλά λήσμων οὐ γέγονα, ὅτι ἡ κοινωνία ἡμῶν ὠφελιμωτάτη τε καί λίαν εὐχάριστος ἐστί.
by renaissancemedici
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Learning Ancient Greek through :) emoticons
Replies: 6
Views: 4684

Re: Learning Ancient Greek through :) emoticons

Οὐχί μωρός, σοφός εἶ, ὅτι παίζων μανθάνεις . Λίαν χαίρω :D
by renaissancemedici
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: The Agora
Topic: What's the weather like today (Ἑλληνιστί)
Replies: 3290
Views: 1070024

Re: What's the weather like today (φθινόπωρον)

τρίς ημέρων οὐκ εβρεχεν ἡ βροχή ἀλλά οὐκ ξηραίνει ἡ γή δια πολλά βροχήν ἥ ἔπεσεν προ τρίτην ἡμέραν. Your post reminded me of a word, and here it is. You may find it useful. Πρότριτα πρότρῐτα, Ἐπίρρ. (τρίτος) πρὸ τριῶν ἡμερῶν ἢ ἐπὶ τρεῖς κατὰ συνέχειαν ἡμέρας, Θουκ. 2. 34, Συλλ. Ἐπιγρ. (προσθῆκαι) 3...
by renaissancemedici
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Learning Ancient Greek through :) emoticons
Replies: 6
Views: 4684

Re: Learning Ancient Greek through :) emoticons

daivid wrote:[ :roll:οὗτος νομίζει τινά μόρον εἶναι[/size]
Φίλτατε, μωρόν, οὐχί μόρον

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Λίαν φοβοῦμαι!
by renaissancemedici
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: My Name in Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

Re: My Name in Greek

How about Βρυέννιος? It was a byzantine last name actually, but it is close enough.

In fact you could turn things around and call yourself

Ιωάννης Βρυέννιος

Ίων Βρυέννιος

or simply Ίων, that sounds a bit like your last name.
by renaissancemedici
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Gathering Good Ancient Greek Resources in Demotic Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 4855

Re: Gathering Good Ancient Greek Resources in Demotic Greek

I would only like to add that the names of the contributors of the lexicon include some of the best (Hadjidakis, Kriaras, Tzartzanos etc) so I would definitely trust it.
by renaissancemedici
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: odd (to me) infinitive: γεγονέναι
Replies: 7
Views: 3421

Re: odd (to me) infinitive: γεγονέναι

This is from Chariton's Chaereas and Callirhoe Τοιοῦτον ὑμνοῦσι ποιηταὶ τὸν Θέτιδος γάμον ἐν Πηλίῳ γεγονέναι. You could also go this way: What is the verb? Sing. Who sings? The poets. What do they sing? γεγονέναι. I think this is the object of ὑμνοῦσι. What is the subject of γεγονέναι? An accusativ...