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Herodotus Histories 1.8Candaules makes a foolish proposition to Gyges genitive absolute | δε pointing forward | οἱ for ἀυτῳ | possessive dative | ὦν for οὖν | article as pronoun | dative of agent
AEuripides Bacchae 215-234Pentheus explains to the audience how he will punish the bacchantssupplementary participle | accusative and infinitive | correlative | μέν…δέ...
AEuripides Hecuba 303-320Odysseus explains the double need to honour the dead Achillescorrelative | accusative and infinitive | genitive absolute | δε pointing forward | present general temporal clause | τις | οὐκοῦν or οὔκουν | μέν…δέ... | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | τις | future real conditional | μέν…δέ... | crasis | future unreal conditional
AEuripides Helen 557-574Menelaus and Helen recognise each other after a long separation.stichomythia | prohibition
AEuripides Iphigeneia in Tauris 499-516Iphigenia questions a mysterious visitor (Orestes) to Tauris before he can be sacrificed at the temple where she serves as priestess
AEuripides Iphigenia in Tauris 1056-1073Iphigenia asks the chorus for supportthird person imperative | crasis | τε | ethic dative | ὁστις | primary purpose clause | ὁστις
AEuripides Phoenissae 10-25Jocasta tells how Oedipus came to be born, and how Laius, in remorse for his disobedience to Apollo’s command, handed the baby over to be exposed.prohibition | γάρ | future future conditional | infinitives | relative clauses
AEuripides Suppliants 513-24 526-530Theseus tells Adrastus to bury the deadpresent real conditional | crasis | result clause with infinitive | participle in indirect statement after verbs of perceiving | ὥστε
AHerodotus Histories 1.8Candaules makes a foolish proposition to Gyges genitive absolute | δε pointing forward | οἱ for ἀυτῳ | possessive dative | ὦν for οὖν | article as pronoun | dative of agent
AHomer Odyssey 19 474-490Eurycleia makes a dangerous realisationπρίν | negative | deictic δε
AHomer Odyssey 4 554-569Menelaus has asked the Old Man of the Sea which members of the returning army are alive. He is given the answer, and also told of his own fate.potential optative | article as pronoun | article as pronoun | tmesis | potential optative | prohibition | third person imperative | infinitives
AHomer Odyssey 7.22-36Odysseus asks for directions from Athena, who is disguised as a young girl.
AHomer Odyssey 9 252-266The Cyclops asks Odysseus and his men to introduce themselves; Odysseus swallows his fear to explain where they’ve come from.
ALysias Against Agoratus 13.3-6The political situation in which Agoratus, according to the prosecution, committed his crimes.δεῖ | genitive of hearing | primary purpose clause | relative clauses | ὁστις | μέλλω | deictic iota | circumstantial participle | correlative
ALysias Speeches 1.23-25Eratosthenes caught red-handedindirect command | μέν…δέ... | genitive absolute | μέν…δέ... | circumstantial participle
ALysias Speeches 1.37-40Euphiletus explains why he was right, and why he wouldn't have acted in the way he did if he had been planning to murder Eratosthenespast unreal conditional
ALysias Speeches 1.47-50Euphiletus points out the unjustness of the current system
ALysias Speeches 19.1-3A speaker asks for the jurors’ goodwill by arguing that defendants are always at a disadvantage.
ALysias Speeches 30.27-30The prosecutor contrasts Nicomachus’ character with that of the great law-makers of the past.
APlato Crito 47d-48aSocrates shows Crito that we must listen to experts when considering questions of right and wrongpresent general conditional | τος sufix
APlato Crito 53a-cSocrates imagines how the laws might respond if he breaks them
APlato Euthyphro 7a-cSocrates establishes what is holy, what is unholy, and which kinds of disagreements lead to hatred and anger.
APlato Gorgias 522c-eShould Socrates worry about his inability to defend himself by rhetoric?γε | dative of agent | articular infinitive
APlato Protagoras 319b-cSocrates describes the Athenians' practice of turning to the professionals for expert advice.τος sufix | correlative | present general conditional | crasis | καί as also/too
AXenophon Memorabilia 1.1-3Xenophon ponders some of the charges brought against Socrates
AXenophon Anabasis 2.6.16-19The ambitions and weaknesses of the Boeotian soldier Proxenus are dissected.infinitives | future infinitive
AXenophon Anabasis 3.2.9-10At a council of war, the Greeks interpret a sneeze as a sign from the godsgenitive absolute | deictic δε | optative in indirect speech | supplementary participle | ὁστις | third person imperative | μέν…δέ... | genitive absolute
AXenophon Economics 7.4-8Socrates enquires as to the training of Ischomachus' wifeκαί as also/too | πότερον or πότερα | result clause with infinitive | οἱος | ὥστε | μέν…δέ... | ἄν | future optative | ὅπως | connecting relative | result clause with infinitive | γε | τε | ὥστε
AXenophon Hellenica 2.3.54-6Critias hands over Theramenes to the Eleven. The Eleven and their servants drag him off and Xenophon recalls his subsequent behaviour.relative clauses | circumstantial participle | deictic iota | relative clauses | articular infinitive | μέν…δέ...
AXenophon Hellenica 2.3.6-9The surrender of Samos marks the end of the war and the Spartan Lysander returns with the spoilsεἴ τι ἄλλο | circumstantial participle | κατά distributive
AXenophon Hellenica 4.8.4The Spartan governor of Abydus asks the citizens to remain loyal even in the aftermath of a naval defeat.
AXenophon Memorabilia 2.9.1.3The narrator remembers a discussion between Socrates and Crito on the subject of self-interest.
AXenophon Symposium 2.3-4Socrates on good and bad ways for people to smell.μέν…δέ... | ὥσπερ | dative of instrument | stichomythia | attributive participle
AXenophon Symposium 4.29-31Charmides explains how to live in the city and explores the problems of being rich, going on to explain why a poor man has fewer worries.fear clause with the optative | ὡς | optative in indirect speech | comparison
BEuripides Alcestis 935-953Admetus recognises that he should not have let his wife Alcestis die instead of him.genitive of comparison | genitive of touch after ἅπτομαι
BEuripides Andromache 56-73Andromache's former servant warns her of a Greek plan to kill her sonὡς | indefinite question words
BEuripides Children of Heracles 1018-38The chorus, Alcmene and Eurystheus debate the fate of Eurystheusἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | relative clauses
BEuripides Electra 341-357Electra and her husband discuss the arrival of strangersμέν…δέ... | οὐκοῦν or οὔκουν | που | γάρ | deictic δε | ἀλλά
BEuripides Electra 503-519The Old Man (who had been Agamemon's guardian) has some encouraging news for Electra.μῶν | τε | που
BEuripides Medea 231-251Medea bewails the lot of womenἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | crasis
BEuripides Medea 869-894Medea tells Jason she repents of her previous wordsinfinitives
BEuripides Phoenissae 452-470Jocasta tries to mediate between her two sons Polynices and Eteocles, who are locked in a life-and-death struggle for control of Thebes. She advises them to exercise judgement and restraint. Polynices answers.
BHerodotus Histories 1.36The Mysians ask Croesus for his help with a beast who is ravaging their fields
BHerodotus Histories 2.118The Egyptian priests tell Herodotus their version of the Trojan war.genitive absolute | δε pointing forward
BHerodotus Histories 2.120Why Herodotus believes the Trojans’ claim that Helen was never in Troy.
BHerodotus Histories 4.97Darius is advised not to destroy a bridgegenitive absolute | attributive participle | circumstantial participle | εἰ as whether | genitive of time or place within which | correlative | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | γε | indefinite question words | fear clause with subjunctive
BHerodotus Histories 9.82Pausanias compares Greek and Persian meals
BHomer Iliad 1.23-42Agamemnon’s curse angers Chryses, who prays to Apollo for vengeance
BHomer Iliad 1.498-516Thetis pleads with Zeus to honour her son
BHomer Iliad 19.28-41Thetis reassures Achilles about what will happen to Patroclus’ corpse. She will tend to it and ensure its preservation.third person imperative | article as pronoun | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | possessive dative
BHomer Iliad 24.32-49Apollo suggests that the other immortals respect Hector
BHomer Iliad 24.692-709Hector’s corpse is brought back to Troy
BHomer Iliad 6.214-231Glaucon and Diomedes realise old allegiancesaccusative of respect | subjunctive for indefinite future | μέν…δέ... | present general relative clause | hortative subjunctive | primary purpose clause | deictic δε | hortative subjunctive
BHomer Iliad 6.466-481Astyanax is frightened by his father’s appearance
BHomer Odyssey 13 128-145Poseidon complains that the Phaeaecians have been disrespecting his wishes in taking Odysseus back to Ithaca. Zeus placates him.exclamatory relative | relative clauses | past unreal conditional | infinitives
BHomer Odyssey 16 70-86Telemachus tells Eumaeus what can be done to entertain a stranger who has recently arrived in Ithacaμέν…δέ... | primary purpose clause | negative | present real conditional
BHomer Odyssey 5.299-314Odysseus, threatened by a storm at sea, remembers the predictions of Calypso, and wishes that he had died honourably, fighting at Troy.
BLysias Against Agoratus 13.3-6The political situation in which Agoratus, according to the prosecution, committed his crimes.δεῖ | genitive of hearing | primary purpose clause | relative clauses | ὁστις | μέλλω | deictic iota | circumstantial participle | correlative
BLysias Speeches 1.23-25Eratosthenes caught red-handedindirect command | μέν…δέ... | genitive absolute | μέν…δέ... | circumstantial participle
BLysias Speeches 1.37-40Euphiletus explains why he was right, and why he wouldn't have acted in the way he did if he had been planning to murder Eratosthenespast unreal conditional
BLysias Speeches 1.47-50Euphiletus points out the unjustness of the current system
BLysias Speeches 1.9-11Euphiletus describes the background to the killinggenitive of touch after ἅπτομαι | καί as also/too | μέν…δέ... | negative | optative in historic indefinite clause | secondary purpose clause with the subjunctive | result clause with indicative | future participle expressing purpose | ὡς | ὥστε | secondary purpose clause with the subjunctive | negative | result clause with indicative | accusative and infinitive | genitive absolute | secondary purpose clause with the subjunctive
BLysias Speeches 3.5-7The defendant relates how Simon broke into his house and embarrassed his female relatives in his amorous pursuit of Theodotus μέν…δέ... | correlative | μέν…δέ... | infinitives | relative clauses | result clause with infinitive | genitive absolute | ὥστε | pronouns | result clause with infinitive | πρίν | ὥστε
BLysias Speeches 6.50-52The accuser recapitulates his argument at the end of the speech and lists the various crimes that have led the defendant Andocides to be brought to trial for impiety.dative of agent | γάρ | result clause with indicative | articular infinitive | ὥστε | third person imperative | personal δοκεῖ | correlative | γάρ
BPlato Charmides 159 a-cModeration in all thingsεἴτε | accusative and infinitive | πότερον or πότερα | optative in indirect speech | pronouns
BPlato Crito 44e-45b3Crito tries to allay some of Socrates' fearsgenitive of comparison | ἆρα μή | fear clause with subjunctive | ὡς | circumstantial participle
BPlato Crito 47d-48aSocrates shows Crito that we must listen to experts when considering questions of right and wrongpresent general conditional | τος sufix
BPlato Crito 53a-cSocrates imagines how the laws might respond if he breaks them
BPlato Gorgias 524b2-d4Socrates describes the similarity between soul and body after the two are separated at death and continues to explain how other, more extreme experiences of the body would be reflected after death.dual
BPlato Hippias Major 285b7-e2What sort of lectures do the Spartans enjoy?result clause with indicative | ὥστε | μήν
BPlato Hippias Minor 364 c-eSocrates and the sophist Hippias discuss Homerenclitic τις with an accent | infinitives | δε pointing forward | infinitives | μέν…δέ... | mixed conditional | present real conditional | γάρ
BPlato Ion 540d5-541a6Socrates makes distinctions between different artsἄρα | καί as also/too
BPlato Republic 2 375a2-b11The similarity between human and canine guardsοἱος | relative clauses | pronouns
BXenophon Anabasis 3.2.4-6Cleanor bewails deceit and bad faith on the part of the Great King, Tissaphernes and Ariaiosδε pointing forward | relative clauses
BXenophon Constitution of the Athenians 1.13-16How athletics, music and the allies are treated in Athens μέν…δέ... | γοῦν | primary purpose clause | circumstantial participle | circumstantial participle | dative of advantage | potential optative | τις | εἰ as complement
BXenophon Economics 7.35-7The duties of a wife are explained to herκαί as also/too | correlative | μέν…δέ... | correlative | μέν…δέ... | gerundive | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | γε
BXenophon Hellenica 2.3.47-48Theramenes and Critias are discussing their political views. Theramenes responds robustly to the accusation that he is two-faced. He criticizes Critias’ attitude towards the political system, and puts forward his views as to who should participate in the government.ὡς | correlative | γάρ | μέν…δέ... | articular infinitive
BXenophon Hellenica 2.3.54-6Critias hands over Theramenes to the Eleven. The Eleven and their servants drag him off and Xenophon recalls his subsequent behaviour.relative clauses | circumstantial participle | deictic iota | relative clauses | articular infinitive | μέν…δέ...
BXenophon Symposium 2.3-4Socrates on good and bad ways for people to smell.μέν…δέ... | ὥσπερ | dative of instrument | stichomythia | attributive participle
CAeschylus Eumenides 454-469Orestes relates his history to Athena.crasis | ὡς | relative clauses
CAndocides On the Peace 17-19The Athenians are reminded just how generous the terms of peace given by the Spartans are.μέν…δέ... | past unreal conditional
CDemosthenes On the Peace 5.1-2Demosthenes bemoans the Athenians' approach to decision-makingarticular infinitive | μέν…δέ... | genitive absolute | participle in indirect statement after verbs of perceiving | μέν…δέ...
CDemosthenes Speeches 18.177-9Demosthenes recalls a speech in which he gave some advice on how best to handle the Thebansaccusative and infinitive | δεῖ | μέν…δέ... | genitive absolute | word order
CDemosthenes Speeches 57.34-6A litigant complains that his opponent's speech has proved nothing; what is more, he has wrongly tried to stir up prejudice against women serving as wet-nurses.infinitives | μέν…δέ... | relative clauses | word order | prohibition | καί as also/too | γάρ | future real conditional | attributive participle | present unreal conditional | οὔτε…οὔτε | prohibition | articular infinitive | attributive participle | γε
CDemosthenes Third Phillippic 9.53 Demosthenes advises strong action against the Athenian supporters of Philip. circumstantial participle | πρίν | attributive participle | connecting relative | καί as also/too | result clause with indicative | fear clause with subjunctive | ὥστε | articular infinitive
CEuripides Alcestis 614-32At the funeral of Admetus’ wife Alcestis, his father Pheres offers words of consolation.
CEuripides Alcestis 779-793Advice from Herakles: enjoy life while you canrelative clause misbehaving | γάρ | ἀλλά
CEuripides Andromache 1-6, 8-19Andromache introduces herself to the audience with a brief summary of what she has suffered so far.ἵνα with indicative
CEuripides Children of Heracles 501-22One of Heracles' daughters considers the options and decides it would be best if she died for the city rather than anyone else.πρίν | μέν…δέ... | accusative absolute | infinitives | future real conditional | question | crasis
CEuripides Electra 341-357Electra and her husband discuss the arrival of strangersμέν…δέ... | οὐκοῦν or οὔκουν | που | γάρ | deictic δε | ἀλλά
CHomer Iliad 1.23-42Agamemnon’s curse angers Chryses, who prays to Apollo for vengeance
CHomer Iliad 1.498-516Thetis pleads with Zeus to honour her son
CHomer Iliad 24.32-49Apollo suggests that the other immortals respect Hector
CHomer Iliad 24.692-709Hector’s corpse is brought back to Troy
CHomer Iliad 24.723-745Andromache laments for her husband
CHomer Iliad 6.214-231Glaucon and Diomedes realise old allegiancesaccusative of respect | subjunctive for indefinite future | μέν…δέ... | present general relative clause | hortative subjunctive | primary purpose clause | deictic δε | hortative subjunctive
CHomer Iliad 8.1-17Zeus calls a council of the gods and goddesses to warn them about helping either sidethird person imperative | μή
CHomer Odyssey 1.345-359Telemachus reproaches Penelope for telling the bard to stop singing about the Trojan Warquestion | relative clauses | present general relative clause
CHomer Odyssey 15 265-281Telemachus befriends a refugeepossessive dative | future participle expressing purpose
CHomer Odyssey 2 6-20Telemachus marks his assembly debut with a dashing entranceγάρ
CHomer Odyssey 3 79-97Telemachus asks Nestor for news of his fatherdeictic δε | ἐαν as 'in the hope that' | μέν…δέ... | relative clauses
CHomer Odyssey 6 175-194Odysseus asks for, and receives, help from Nausicaa
CHomer Odyssey 6 236-257Nausicaa realises that Odysseus is an important guest and takes care of him accordingly.
CHomer Odyssey 7 244-58Odysseus tells Arete how he reached Calypso's island Ogygiaτις | dative of time when or place at which
CHomer Odyssey 8 62-82A bard is brought in to sing to the Phaeacians
CIsocrates To Demonicus 1.13-15Isocrates gives Demonicus some advice on how to become virtuous and improve one's reputationcorrelative | correlative | μέν…δέ... | μέν…δέ...
CLysias Speeches 14.1-2No excuse is needed for prosecuting someone so thoroughly disgraceful as Alcibiades.result clause with indicative | present real conditional | relative clauses
CLysias Speeches 2.55-57The speaker praises the great achievements of his Athenian ancestorspotential optative | μέν…δέ... | circumstantial participle | connecting relative
CLysias Speeches 24.21-23The speaker pleads for retention of a disability allowancecorrelative | circumstantial participle | μέν…δέ...
CPlato Gorgias 483a7-c6Callicles describes different kinds of wrong-doingμέν…δέ... | articular infinitive | cognate accusative | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | circumstantial participle | attributive participle
CPlato Lysis 207e1-208b1Socrates asks a teenager whether his parents allow him to drive their chariotδε pointing forward | ἄν | οὐκοῦν or οὔκουν | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | ἄν
CPlato Protagoras 310b-dSocrates has an unexpected visitgenitive of time or place within which | deictic iota
CPlato Protagoras 310d-311dSocrates questions Hippocrates' motives for going to see Protagorasμῶν | ὡς | ὡς | ὡς | ὡς
CPlato Protagoras 334c7-335a3Socrates asks Protagoras to adjust his arguments to his audienceτυγχάνω | πότερον or πότερα | correlative
CPlato Theaetetus 142a6-d3How Socrates recognised Theaetetus' early promiseμῶν | ἄλλα τε καί | δοκεῖ μοι
CSophocles Antigone 497-511Antigone and Creon argue about how shameful her actions arewish optative | exclamatory relative | potential indicative | future unreal conditional | crasis | τε | γάρ
CSophocles Oedipus at Colonus 1-18Oedipus and Antigone arrive at the outskirts of Athenscrasis | ἄν | primary purpose clause | indirect question | deictic δε | ὡς
CSophocles Oedipus Coloneus 1291-1307Polyneices explains his actionsconnecting relative
CSophocles Oedipus Tyrannus 447-462Teiresias boldy tells Oedipus that he will not leave before revealing a horrible truthrelative clauses | infinitive as imperative
CXenophon Anabasis 4.8A former slave, instructed by Xenophon, negotiates a truce between Greeks and barbariansaccusative and infinitive | optative in indirect speech | accusative and infinitive | present real conditional | indirect question | ἀλλά | ὄτι in direct speech | indirect command | future participle expressing purpose | γε | indirect question | potential optative | καί…καί | accusative and infinitive
CXenophon Economics 3.10-12Some men try to live co-operatively with their wives: but whose fault is it when they go wrong?μέν…δέ... | result clause with infinitive | ὥστε | μέν…δέ... | question
CXenophon Hellenica 2.3.24–27Critias explains why it is necessary to kill not only democrats, but also his fellow oligarch Theramenes.μέν…δέ... | accusative and infinitive | potential optative | correlative | accusative and infinitive | third person imperative | future real conditional | articular infinitive | articular infinitive
CXenophon Hiero 6.1-4Uneasy lies the head that wears a crownμέν…δέ... | articular infinitive | articular infinitive | μέν…δέ... | articular infinitive | εἴ τι ἄλλο | dative of similarity
CXenophon Memorabilia 1.1.20-2.2.2 How could Socrates have made other people bad since he was so wise himself?correlative | accusative and infinitive | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | articular infinitive
DAeschylus Eumenides 454-469Orestes relates his history to Athena.crasis | ὡς | relative clauses
DAeschylus Persians 447-65Xerxes' disastrous strategyτις | exclamatory relative
DAntiphon On the murder of Herodes 5.26-27Amphibious murdergenitive absolute | μέν…δέ... | μέν…δέ... | word order
DAristophanes Clouds 1043-57The Better Argument and the Worse Argument debate: are hot baths bad for one's character?question | word order | question | δῆτα
DAristophanes Ecclesiazusae 1144-1162Blepyrus goes off to celebrate, and the Chorus commend their play to the judgesarticular infinitive | οὐκοῦν or οὔκουν | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | infinitives
DAristophanes Peace 215-233Hermes predicts to the Athenian Trygaeus what Peace and War will do if a truce with the Spartans is rejectedgenitive of time or place within which | accusative of respect | gerundive | mixed conditional | γοῦν
DDemosthenes On the Peace 5.1-2Demosthenes bemoans the Athenians' approach to decision-makingarticular infinitive | μέν…δέ... | genitive absolute | participle in indirect statement after verbs of perceiving | μέν…δέ...
DDemosthenes Speeches 18.177-9Demosthenes recalls a speech in which he gave some advice on how best to handle the Thebansaccusative and infinitive | δεῖ | μέν…δέ... | genitive absolute | word order
DDemosthenes Speeches 57.34-6A litigant complains that his opponent's speech has proved nothing; what is more, he has wrongly tried to stir up prejudice against women serving as wet-nurses.infinitives | μέν…δέ... | relative clauses | word order | prohibition | καί as also/too | γάρ | future real conditional | attributive participle | present unreal conditional | οὔτε…οὔτε | prohibition | articular infinitive | attributive participle | γε
DDemosthenes Third Philippic 9.25–27Demosthenes catalogues Philip of Macedon’s recent military and political victories to prove that nothing in Greek history can compare to his recent injustices.μέν…δέ... | κατά distributive
DDemosthenes Third Phillippic 9.53 Demosthenes advises strong action against the Athenian supporters of Philip. circumstantial participle | πρίν | attributive participle | connecting relative | καί as also/too | result clause with indicative | fear clause with subjunctive | ὥστε | articular infinitive
DEuripides Andromache 1-6, 8-19Andromache introduces herself to the audience with a brief summary of what she has suffered so far.ἵνα with indicative
DEuripides Andromache 624-44Peleus reproaches Menelaus for his record of bad behaviourμή | μή | infinitives
DEuripides Children of Heracles 501-22One of Heracles' daughters considers the options and decides it would be best if she died for the city rather than anyone else.πρίν | μέν…δέ... | accusative absolute | infinitives | future real conditional | question | crasis
DEuripides Electra 341-357Electra and her husband discuss the arrival of strangersμέν…δέ... | οὐκοῦν or οὔκουν | που | γάρ | deictic δε | ἀλλά
DHomer Iliad 1.498-516Thetis pleads with Zeus to honour her son
DHomer Iliad 16.2-19Achilles asks Patroclus why he is crying.primary purpose clause | epic τε
DHomer Iliad 16.439-457Hera warns Zeusexclamatory relative | μή | article as pronoun
DHomer Iliad 24.692-709Hector’s corpse is brought back to Troy
DHomer Iliad 24.723-745Andromache laments for her husband
DHomer Iliad 6.214-231Glaucon and Diomedes realise old allegiancesaccusative of respect | subjunctive for indefinite future | μέν…δέ... | present general relative clause | hortative subjunctive | primary purpose clause | deictic δε | hortative subjunctive
DHomer Odyssey 1 80-95Athena outlines her plan for Odysseus' returnἐαν as 'in the hope that' | future participle expressing purpose
DHomer Odyssey 2.87-103The suitor Antinous accuses Penelope of foul play
DHomer Odyssey 3.75-91Telemachus answers Nestor's questions and asks in turn about Odysseusἐαν as 'in the hope that' | accusative and infinitive | circumstantial participle
DHomer Odyssey 6 175-194Odysseus asks for, and receives, help from Nausicaa
DHomer Odyssey 6 236-257Nausicaa realises that Odysseus is an important guest and takes care of him accordingly.
DHomer Odyssey 8 214-234Odysseus recounts his skills
DHomer Odyssey 8 62-82A bard is brought in to sing to the Phaeacians
DIsocrates Letters 3 (Nicocles) 14-16Monarchy rules OKμέν…δέ... | present general conditional | γε | articular infinitive
DLysias Speeches 24.4-6A defendant argues that he should not be deprived of a disability allowance from the cityaccusative and infinitive
DPlato Charmides 156a9-c9Socrates introduces Charmides to the idea of holistic medicinecorrelative | relative clauses | indefinite question words | optative in indirect speech | καί as also/too
DPlato Euthydemus 273c1-e2What do two sophists, Euthydemus and Dionysodorus, teach?correlative | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | dual
DPlato Gorgias 523a1-c1Socrates explains how the judgement of men at their death changed after the age of Kronos. δε pointing forward | μέν…δέ...
DPlato Lysis 207e1-208b1Socrates asks a teenager whether his parents allow him to drive their chariotδε pointing forward | ἄν | οὐκοῦν or οὔκουν | ἐάν as ἄν or ἤν | ἄν
DPlato Menexenus 238b7-d5As part of a funeral oration, Socrates praises the ancestral constitution of Athens.deictic δε | word order | μέν…δέ... | μέν…δέ...
DPlato Protagoras 310b-dSocrates has an unexpected visitgenitive of time or place within which | deictic iota
DPlato Protagoras 310d-311dSocrates questions Hippocrates' motives for going to see Protagorasμῶν | ὡς | ὡς | ὡς | ὡς
DPlato Republic 3 393d3-394b2The start of the Iliad rewrittenpast unreal conditional | μέν…δέ...
DSophocles Ajax 485-503Tecmessa seeks her husband's understandinggenitive of comparison | relative clauses
DSophocles Antigone 902-20Antigone contemplates her punishment at the hands of Creon for honouring her brother Polyneices' bodyword order | attributive participle
DSophocles Oedipus Tyrannus 447-462Teiresias boldy tells Oedipus that he will not leave before revealing a horrible truthrelative clauses | infinitive as imperative
DThucydides The Peloponnesian War 3.47Diodotus explains why the Athenians should not punish the demos of Mytilene for the island's rebellion from the empire.future future conditional | τε | relative clauses | genitive of comparison | imperative | relative clauses | potential optative | circumstantial participle
DThucydides The Peloponnesian War 4.59Hermon tries to persuade the Sicilians that, given the risks involved in waging war, mediation is their best policy.οὔτε…οὔτε | οὔτε…οὔτε | μέν…δέ...
DThucydides The Peloponnesian War 5.27After the Spartans have established an alliance with Athens, the Corinthians try to persuade the Argives to make a defensive alliance of their own with other cities.accusative and infinitive | καί as also/too
DThucydides The Peloponnesian War 7.8.1-3Nikias asks for reinforcements, considering carefully how best to deliver his messageμή | articular infinitive | ἄν