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Greek Rudiments

Post by jeidsath » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:15 pm

Ex. 3.

1. The days are long. The shadows of the houses are long. The market-place is fine.

μακραὶ αἱ ἡμέραι. μακραὶ αἱ σκαὶ τῶν οἰκιῶν. καλὴ ἡ ἀγορά.

2. Here comes (ἥκει) the procession through the market-place to the holy ground. Hurrah for the procession!

ἥκει ἡ πομπὴ διὰ τῆς ἀγορᾶς εἰς τὴν ἱερὰν χώραν.

3. What a beautiful evening! In the evening (τῆς ἑσπέρας) the moon is visible.

Ὡς καλὴ ἡ ἑσπέρα. φανερὰ ἡ σελήνη τῆς ἑσπέρας.

4. Towards evening (πρὸς ἑσπέραν) I get home from the market place. I bring my sister from Athens.

πρὸς ἑσπέραν οἴκαδ᾽ ἐξ ἀγορᾶς ἥκω. ἄγω τὴν ἀδελφὴν ἐξ Ἀθηνῶν.

5. Wisdom is worthy of honour. Folly is worthy of punishment.

τιμῆς ἀξία ἡ σοφία. ζημίας ἀξία ἡ μωρία.

6. In battles, skill is the cause of victory. Chance is often the cause of victory.

νίκης αἰτία ἐν μάχαις τέχνη. πολλάκις τύχη νίκης αἰτία.

7. To-day I get home to the village from Athens with (μετά c. gen.) my sister.

Τήμερον οἴκαδε ἥκω εἰς τὴν κώμην ἐξ Ἀθηνῶν μετὰ τῆς ἀδελφῆς.

8. The girl comes to Athens from the village for (διά c. acc.) the procession. I take the girl to Athens to see the procession.

ἡ κόρη ἥκει εἰς Ἀθήνας ἐκ τῆς κώμης διὰ τὴν πομπήν. ἄγω τὴν κόρην εἰς Ἀθήνας ἐπὶ θέαν τῆς πομπῆς.

9. Here comes my sister. Good day, sister; where do you come from? I come from Athens, from the procession.

ἥκει τὴν ἀδελφήν. χαῖρ᾽, ὦ ἀδελφή, πόθεν ἥκεις; ἥκω ἐξ Ἀθηνῶν ἀπὸ τῆς πομπῆς.

10. Towards evening you get home from the Assembly to the village.

πρὸς ἑσπέραν οἴκαδε ἥκεις ἀπὸ τῆς ἐκκλησίας εἰς τὴν κώμην.
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