Unit 6

Answers to the ‘Drill’ and ‘Exercise’ questions of Unit 6 of Greek: An Intensive Course by Hansen and Quinn. If you spot an error then please leave a comment below.

Note: Answers to Drill questions will be coming soon.

Answers to ‘Exercise’ Questions

Section I

  1. He will station five of the soldiers beside the sea in order that the six messengers may not be hindered by the men in the plain.
  2. Let us harm the unjust women on the one hand, let us send goats and silver to the just women on the other hand.
  3. Homer, whose eyes were not guarded by the gods, taught both young and old men the art of words.
  4. Are goats being sacrificed to the gods by slaves?
  5. If you send the old men with guards five stades from the land, they will not be harmed by the bad strangers who were ordered to destroy the peace.
  6. The grace of good men is not in body but in soul.
  7. After the victory, the guards, on the one hand, were dancing; the enemies, on the other hand, whom we harmed were being guarded by the old men in the market place.
  8. If the country was being governed well, we would also be ruling the islands.
  9. If, you know, the wise should rule the country, on the one hand during the day you would be doing the business of the council and the assembly; during the night, on the other hand, you would be dancing.
  10. Let me tell you, in a battle, at least, the hope of victory is not a sufficient thing.
  11. In fact, let us, in fact destroy the democracy. For terrible things have been done by the people.
  12. If six of the dancers had danced well on the first night, animals would have been sacrificed to the goddess by the wise citizens. For dancers are friends to the gods.
  13. The young men, for whom books concerning the freedom of the ancients were written by Homer, will be stationed into battle within five days for the sake of the people.
  14. You know, Old Man, the wisdom of the unjust woman is a terrible thing.
  15. The ancients used to be ruled by good men on the one hand; the people of today, on the other hand, are slaves to those unworthy of ruling.
  16. On the one hand, the strangers were sacrificing a horse before the start of battle; the Greeks, on the other hand, did not.
  17. The fate for the body is death, but at least the soul is immortal.
  18. The guard who was sent to the island during the day prevented the slaves from harming the free women for five nights.
  19. To things of the sea are terrible to the wise men.
  20. O Brother, the bribes for which you are persuading free Greeks to be slaves to bad strangers are in fact bad.
  21. Since the war was stopped, the fear of the people was destroyed.
  22. You know, the poet is bad because books about small things have been written by him.
  23. O Friend, do not persuade good men to do unjust and bad things with long speeches.
  24. If just men ever govern, the unjust men, by whom the people are being harmed, are sent from the land.
  25. Are we to write a book concerning goats if the citizens send money?
  26. If you were ever taught by poets, [by] good men, you at least did well.
  27. Wisdom is not a small gift, in fact.
  28. According to the opinion of the old man at least, the wise men are bad.
  29. The speeches against the Greeks are unjust. And yet, you were writing long speeches during the night against the Greeks.

Section II

  1. διδασκώμεθα τῆς γε ἡμέρας ἵνα χορεύωμεν τῆς νυκτός.
  2. ὦ νεανία, εἰ τῆς χώρας πέντε ἡμέρας ἄρχοις, βλαπτοίμεθα ὑπὸ ἂν τῶν πολέμων ἡμῶν;
  3. ὦ φίλε, μὴ θάψῃς τοὺς ἀδίκους ἐν τῷ πεδίῳ. τὸ πεδίον τοι ἱερὸν τῆς θεοῦ ᾗ ἡ γῆ πεφύλακται.
  4. ἐὰν τοὺς ἵππους βλάψητε οἳ παρὰ τοὺς στρατιώτας ἐπέμφθησαν, ἓξ ἡμερῶν ὁ πολέμος παυθήσεται.
  5. οἱ νεανίαι ὑπὸ ὧν οἱ αἶγές τε καὶ οἱ ἵπποι πεμφθήσονται εἰς τὴν ἀγορὰν οὐκ ἐθέλουσι παιδεύεσθαι ὑπὸ τοῦ σοφοῦ ποιητοῦ.

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