[Dickey] Group Progress

A subforum for working through Eleanor Dickey's An Introduction to the Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose, which can be purchased online at Cambridge press or Amazon.

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Re: Group Working Through Dickey's Greek Composition

Post by Jason Hare » August 25th, 2019, 10:02 am

EricSowell wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 11:32 pm
Alrighty. Starting chapter 2! We can extend the next chapter to 3 weeks if people aren't caught up enough.
Yeah, if you don't mind. I've had a busy couple of weeks. I worked from 5:30am to 3:00pm today, and I'm now home (5pm). I'm finally getting to sit down with Smyth and Dickey after giving two two-hour Hebrew sessions on Skype yesterday morning to a couple of students.

I've got a lot of reading to do, and I put together the vocab for the first five chapters of Dickey on Quizlet. Just haven't had the time that I wanted.

I'm requesting an extension of the activities of chapter 2. ;)
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Re: Group Working Through Dickey's Greek Composition

Post by Daniel Semler » August 25th, 2019, 10:42 pm

Jason Hare wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 10:02 am

I'm requesting an extension of the activities of chapter 2. ;)
Wouldn't worry me. I am just into the Analysis exercises myself. Slowed myself down by typing them (probably be a benefit in the end) into a LibreOffice doc so I could apply Dickey's analysis method from Appendix C more rigorously. And had to switch keyboard mappings on the way due to problem with one of them. Oh well.

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Re: Group Progress

Post by EricSowell » August 25th, 2019, 11:18 pm

Jason Hare wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 10:02 am
I'm requesting an extension of the activities of chapter 2. ;)
I concur.
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Re: [Dickey] Group Progress

Post by EricSowell » September 2nd, 2019, 8:11 am

We've now had 3 weeks for chapter 2, so it's about time we start on chapter 3. I, however, won't be ready for a couple days (it has been a few busy weeks for me). We can move on anyway and I can get caught up, but full analyses for ch 2 haven't been posted yet, so I'm guessing we're not ready yet. So I guess we'll extend for a few more days

I plan on posting my analyses for chapter 2 in the next two or three days.
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Re: [Dickey] Group Progress

Post by Jason Hare » September 8th, 2019, 1:51 pm

EricSowell wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 8:11 am
We've now had 3 weeks for chapter 2, so it's about time we start on chapter 3. I, however, won't be ready for a couple days (it has been a few busy weeks for me). We can move on anyway and I can get caught up, but full analyses for ch 2 haven't been posted yet, so I'm guessing we're not ready yet. So I guess we'll extend for a few more days

I plan on posting my analyses for chapter 2 in the next two or three days.
I just finished the analysis section of chapter 2. I tried to follow the instructions from chapter 6 and from Appendix C on how to perform the analysis. I didn't follow the "name that rule" instruction at all. It just doesn't stick for me that way.

I'm just beginning to read chapter 3. By the way, I looked forward to chapter 5 the other, and it's gonna get interesting.
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Re: [Dickey] Group Progress

Post by Seumas Macdonald » September 9th, 2019, 6:56 am

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.
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Re: [Dickey] Group Progress

Post by Jason Hare » September 9th, 2019, 9:33 am

Seumas Macdonald wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 6:56 am
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.
Hey, Seumas. A little off-track, but I just saw your LGPSI yesterday. Have you passed it through competent editors to get corrections?
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Re: [Dickey] Group Progress

Post by Seumas Macdonald » September 10th, 2019, 6:02 am

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 take responsibility but not blame.
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Re: [Dickey] Group Progress

Post by Daniel Semler » September 13th, 2019, 12:16 am

Just got through the reading and vocab for ch 3.
Will start exercises tomorrow hopefully.

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