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Post by Eureka » Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:06 am

Just a post to introduce myself. (According to local forum customs. :) )

I live in Melbourne.

I'm a university student. And I've just started learning ancient Greek independently (using John Williams White's book).





In High School I did two years of Latin, so learning the grammar should (hopefully) be easyish. 8)

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Post by Raya » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:23 am

Hi there!

Be sure to check out the Greek forums, both the general Learning board and the specific one for your textbook, and feel free to post any questions you might have!

And... Melbourne, eh? Which university are you studying at? (I've been looking into the University of Melbourne and Monash, myself.)

Anyway, good luck with the Greek, and do contact the moderators should you have any trouble with the forums.

All the best!
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Post by tdominus » Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:02 am

G'day from another Australian.

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Re: G'day

Post by mariek » Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:52 pm


Hi Eureka! Welcome to Textkit! I love your Avatar. Don't forget to check out the Greek downloads available from this site. Just click on the Learn Ancient Greek near the top of the screen. And feel free to post any questions an the Greek forums.

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Post by Helen of Troy » Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:25 pm

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Post by waraysa » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:01 am

Welcome and g'day from another Australian.

I live in Canberra. Am currently learning Greek using Pharr.

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Post by Eureka » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:12 am

Raya wrote:And... Melbourne, eh? Which university are you studying at? (I've been looking into the University of Melbourne and Monash, myself.)
I'm at Melbourne Uni. I recomend it, but Monash isn't that far behind (although I didn't just say that ;) ).

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Re: G'day

Post by Eureka » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:28 am

mariek wrote:I love your Avatar.
Thanks. It's Archimedes' Palimsest. Does anyone here know what dialect he wrote it in? I guess he would most likely have been a Dorian, but didn't books like this tend to be written in Attic by his time?

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Post by N30F15H » Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:33 pm

is it me or is everyone who posts in intros australian except me??
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Post by Raya » Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:54 pm

I'm not Australian... I'm just thinking of going there to study!
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Post by Episcopus » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:37 pm

Damn foreigners...refugees...

I'm sure mariek is a robot :lol:

Welcome Eureka, you've come to the right place, although I am sure that you are clever enough to find the Ancient Greek Forum!

May I ask are the females as beautiful as they are said to be in Australia? Or is it just all the propaganda, term used loosely, from Australian T.V. coming to the U.K. for example in which every girl is stupidly pretty?

Hmm...

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Post by Dillman » Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:44 pm

N30F15H wrote:is it me or is everyone who posts in intros australian except me??
Fear not my friend for I AM CANADIAN!!!! hehe.....

Good luck with the Greek Eureka, where is Melbourn uni?
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Post by klewlis » Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:08 pm

Dillman wrote:Good luck with the Greek Eureka, where is Melbourn uni?
I'm guessing it's in Melbourne.

;)

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Post by N30F15H » Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:05 pm

so it's me....

anyway
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Post by Eureka » Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:28 am

Episcopus wrote:May I ask are the females as beautiful as they are said to be in Australia? Or is it just all the propaganda, term used loosely, from Australian T.V. coming to the U.K. for example in which every girl is stupidly pretty?
TV is an exaggeration. (I presume you're talking about shows like Neighbours.)

I haven't been to the UK, so I can't really comment on the women over there. But in any case there is no giant government conspiracy to make our women appear more attractive in the international media. :)











...But they are poisoning your water supply.

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Post by tdominus » Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:39 am

Australian women tend to get more exercise than UK women. I'm being polite and politically correct here. :)

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Post by Eureka » Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:43 am

Dillman wrote:where is Melbourn uni?
I hope the answer you were looking for wasn't "Melbourne". :shock:
...So I'll presume it wasn't.

The University is located centrally, nestled in between various pubs, hospitals, and a very large cemetery. (How are those things related? :wink: )

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Post by N30F15H » Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:14 pm

i have to correct you, WE are poisening OUR water supply

and i have an official invisible document stating that your government does do that!?!!!
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Re: G'day

Post by Skylax » Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:47 pm

Eureka wrote:I guess he would most likely have been a Dorian, but didn't books like this tend to be written in Attic by his time?
Archimedes wrote in Doric dialect. Example :

παντὸς παραλληλογράμμου τὸ κέντρον τοῦ βάρεός ἐστι* το σαμεῖον** καθ’ ὃ αἱ διάμετροι συμπίπτοντι***. "The centre of gravity of any parallelogram is the point where the diameters meet."

* Attic τοῦ βάρους ἐστὶ
** Attic σημεῖον
*** Attic συμπίπτουσι

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