Unit 7

Answers to the ‘Drill’ and ‘Exercise’ questions of Unit 7 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 sometime in 2014.

Answers to ‘Exercise’ Questions

Section I

  1. If only during the night and day those good guards would guard well against the thieves so that they may not steal the people’s money.
  2. If only the other soldiers would not leave the bridge but hinder the enemies.
  3. The bad men might steal the things of the citizens. Let us guard, then, those small houses.
  4. Whoever is a slave to the body is not free, let me tell you; but whomever the soul rules is both wise and free.
  5. Whoever is left on the island will not be freed.
  6. Could we send that thing? Or are we to send the other thing?
  7. Whoever was left behind in that house, they were slaves.
  8. Starting the battle without a leader is not a good thing, at least. And yet the soldiers have refused to stop in the plain but are falling in order in battle. Let us, therefore, persuade them to stop.
  9. A leader who orders his hoplites well is in fact good. For without a leader the soldiers do not fall in order well.
  10. Let me tell you, whoever had shamefully stolen the gold, the citizens would have indicted him on a charge of theft.
  11. Those evil soldiers who left their weapons in the plain after the battle have stolen both the silver and the goats of Homer. If only we would indict them, therefore, of theft.
  12. We should obey the good teachers, at least. For they teach both art and virtue by writing. In fact, without art and virtue, young men do not fare well, let me tell you.
  13. Let us, in fact, teach the five brothers the art of the wise poet. For the citizens should send gifts, either crowns or gold, to the good poets.
  14. While the speaker, on on the one hand, writes the long speeches; the other man, on other hand, indicts.
  15. Let us stop in the shrine. For there we should sacrifice to the goddesses.
  16. Homer teaches the men, on the one hand; on the other hand, he is causing them to be taught.
  17. One man teaches some for his own benefit; another teaches others.
  18. Even thieves could be saved by rhetoric, at least, that is, the art concerning speeches, since, let me tell you, in the lawsuits those without judgment are persuaded by words on the one hand, while the wise are persuaded by deeds on the other hand.
  19. You would be doing shameful things if you would not cause the household to be taught poems.
  20. The things of war are unclear, let me tell you. So let us consult the gods concerning the present things. Are we to destroy the peace or not? For we might persuade the citizens to leave their houses.
  21. If only we may sacrifice goats to the gods, to the saviors of the citizens.
  22. If you had not been stationed in the plain, you would have saved your brothers.
  23. The honor of the good poet is not small. The price of his books in the market place is also not small.
  24. Let us stop there in order that we may stop the strangers.
  25. To the soldiers, at least, the stones in the plain are visible.

Section II

  1. εἰ γὰρ τὰ ζῴα καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον πεμφθείη εἰς τὴν νῆσον ὑπὸ τῶν ἐν τῇ ἀγορᾷ. οἱ τῆς νήσου θύσαιντο ἂν τοῖς θεοῖς.
  2. εἰ γὰρ οἱ νεανίοι εὖ παιδευθεῖεν τοῖς τοῦ σοφοῦ ποιητοῦ λόγοις. φυλάξαιντό γε τοὺς πολεμίους ἄν.
  3. εἰ γὰρ οἱ θεοὶ σῴσαιεν τήν ἐκκλησίαν καὶ τὴν βουλήν. μὴ λίπωμεν τοὺς στρατιώτας ἐν τῇ χώρᾳ.
  4. οἱ αἶγες τῶν τοῦ πεδίου ἀνθρώπων ὑπὸ τοῦ ἐχθροῦ κλαπεῖεν ἄν. μὴ κωλύσητε τοὺς τοῦ πεδίου ἀνθρώπους φυλάττειν τὰ ζῷα.

2 responses

  1. Hi, I’m currently doing this method and I’d like to thank you for sharing these answer keys, they’re really useful! Looking forward to the rest of the keys!

  2. I’m confused by #24 and wonder if you could enlighten me. The verb in the main clause seems to be an aorist middle optative, but it does not conform to any optative usage I’ve encountered in the book (conditional, wish, potential). It looks like you have translated it as if it were a horatory subjunctive. Is that right? Also, the verb in the secondary clause seems to be subjunctive, but doesn’t this go against the sequence of moods rules? I think I must be missing something obvious, but I can’t figure it out.

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