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by Seumas Macdonald
November 13th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: Coining a phrase
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Coining a phrase

You should not be using the verb λέγω, which should be translated pronounce. Instead the proper verb would be ονομάζω, to give a name to something. Honestly, I try to stay out of arguments for the sake of arguments, but I think Ed's comment is over-restrictive and over-prescriptive of the range of ...
by Seumas Macdonald
September 8th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Cool Stuff
Topic: Map of Roman Empire in Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Map of Roman Empire in Greek

I've contacted the author to tell them to fix Cyprus.

bedwere is a font of useful Greek materials, should be more widely known.
by Seumas Macdonald
May 10th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 12:36 - Minuscule 157
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: Luke 12:36 - Minuscule 157

I think some of the constituents of the substantivised phrases are somewhat longer than you highlighted, Stirling. In the material from Nyssa AE 3.7.41f: τὸ ποτὲ μὴ 3.7.42 εἶναι τὸ ποτὲ μὴ εἶναι τὸν κύριον It's not that τὸ ποτε can't function as the constituent, but that these tend to be set phrases...
by Seumas Macdonald
February 16th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium

Hope the patristic reader materials are helpful! I stopped trying to work in that format, it became too labour-intensive for the small niche interest it was serving, and I decided it was better to try to work towards more machine-readable and data-rich versions of these kinds of things. Though the g...
by Seumas Macdonald
February 14th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium

Half my doctoral dissertation was on Basil's CE. I've looked at portions of Gregory's too. Yes, as, you've surmised the Schaff translation is difficult to sync with Jaegar. The recent Brill translation is well done, and useful for clarifying points where Gregory is obscure. Gregory also strikes me, ...
by Seumas Macdonald
September 10th, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: [Dickey] Group Progress
Replies: 18
Views: 16235

Re: [Dickey] Group Progress

Not in the sense that a competent editor has deliberately and systematically reviewed it, no. But the whole project is essentially an Alpha release. And a work in progress. And open to input and corrections from anyone, so feel free to send me your own. But if you catch "bad Greek" from it, well, I ...
by Seumas Macdonald
September 9th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: [Dickey] Group Progress
Replies: 18
Views: 16235

Re: [Dickey] Group Progress

I'm just well behind in every aspect of my life :)

But I have the advantage of having done several chapters of this book already, so I'm hopeful of joining back in the fun soon.
by Seumas Macdonald
August 18th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: [Dickey] Ch 2: Preliminary Exercises
Replies: 20
Views: 16279

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises

for the vocab, I would personally recommend taking her list, and typing things you personally need into a separate document, especially principal parts, since Dickey expects you to literally memorise all vocab with all principal parts each chapter. Reading whatever in CGCG that maps to the Smyth cha...
by Seumas Macdonald
August 8th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: [Dickey] Ch 1: Sentences
Replies: 8
Views: 7039

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 1, Sentences

Hmm, thanks for working through these Eric! 12. Yes, I took it as 'horses as a class'! 17. αἰεί? ah, that's the Homeric influence corrupting me! 29. I took books as a class of objects for the same reason as in 12. Even though Dickey gives ἐν ἀγορᾷ as a specific example of losing the article, I'm res...
by Seumas Macdonald
August 6th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: [Dickey] Ch 1: Sentences
Replies: 8
Views: 7039

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 1, Sentences

I certainly don't think I would take all of Dickey's advice on board. Or, rather, I don't really agree with her pedagogical position. Anyway, I've done some of chapter 1 sentences so far: 1. ὁ ἵππος τὸν δεσπότην φέρει. 2. ὁ μὲν φέρει βιβλίον, ὁ δέ οὐ. 3. οἱ ποιηταὶ οὐκ ἀεὶ εὖ βουλεύονται. 4. οἱ ποιη...

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