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Lesson 19: Passive Voice of Greek Verbs, Part II

In Lesson 18, we learned about the Simple and Continuous tenses of the Passive voice of Greek verbs. In Lesson 19, we’ll examine the Perfect tenses*, the Passive Participle and we’ll learn a few tricks for correct spelling. ——— *In … Continue reading

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Syros island, the Lady of the Aegean

The island complex of Cyclades, to which Syros belongs, is located at the southern Aegean sea. With such islands like Melos, where the famous statue of Venus (the one adorning today the Louvre Museum) was discovered; Santorini, a favorite destination … Continue reading

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Lesson 18: Passive voice of Greek verbs

Up to now, we have learnt the Active voice of Greek verbs. In the Active voice, the subject of the verb performs an action, and this action either  has an effect on a person or object (transitive verbs), or does … Continue reading

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Lesson 17: More Greek Prepositions

Besides those Prepositions of modern Greek language that we learned in Lesson 16, there are also some Prepositions coming from ancient Greek. These are rarely or never used alone in a sentence — most usually, they are added to words … Continue reading

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Lesson 16: Prepositions of the Greek Language

Today we will devote our lesson to the Prepositions of the Greek language. We will learn which are the Prepositions, their meaning, the construction (syntax) of prepositional phrases. Prepositions are the little undeclinable words that are placed before nouns or adverbs, and express … Continue reading

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Holy Mount Athos, Northern Greece, Macedonia

In Northern Greece, to the east of Salonika, second largest city of the country and a great commercial port of the Balkans, stands Chalkidiki. Chalkidiki is one of Greece’s 51 prefectures; it spreads over 720,053 acres, and it’s been home … Continue reading

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Lesson 15: Adjectives, Numerals, Pronouns in Greek

In this post, we’re going to wrap up the chapters on Adjective comparison, Numerals, Pronouns, in order to move on to entirely new grounds in our next lesson. ———————————————- I. Adjectives: Degrees of Comparison In Lesson 9, we talked about … Continue reading

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Lesson 14: Greek verbs, Active voice, Revision

. In order to close the chapter on the Active voice of Greek verbs, today we shall examine the Auxiliary verbs ‘to be’ (είμαι) and ‘to have’ (έχω) in the remaining tenses and modes, the Impersonal verbs, and some Irregular verbs. Then, … Continue reading

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Lesson 13: Greek verbs

In this lesson, we will complete our exploration into the forms of the Active voice of verbs by learning about the Subjunctive mode the Imperative mode, and the Participle.   Verb Declension – Active voice Subjunctive mode: While Indicative is … Continue reading

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Pelion, The Mountain of the Centaurs

Mount Pelion rises in Central Greece, at 200 miles from Athens. This distance is, of course, an approximation, as Pelion is a big mountain stretching over a whole peninsula — it is, nevertheless, where you will find Volos, the capital … Continue reading

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