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Intermediate Reading Passages: Women and Men in Athens

Man and Woman at a Tomb, Berlin V.I. 3262

In general, these passages assume that you have completed all the basic grammar, but occasionally they use a form you may not be familiar with. Don't panic. Keep your wits and make an educated guess. Then go on.

If you want to review some endings before tackling the passages, visit Smythe's Greek Grammar. Feel free to skip over the explanations to find what you are looking for. If you are looking for help with Greek syntax (e.g., the meaning of the cases), click on Rydberg-Cox, Overview of Greek Syntax

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Introduction to Lysias' life and works

Trial and Court Procedure during the time of Lysias

Lysias, On the Murder of Eratosthenes (selections)

"I will prove that Eratosthenes raped my wife." Lysias 1.4-6

"In the beginning my wife was the best of all women." Lysias 1.7-10

"Time passed and I came home unexpectedly from the country," Lysias 1.11-14

"After this, a certain old woman approached me," Lysias 1.15-17

"Returning home, I ordered the serving girl to follow me to the market," Lysias 1.18-22

"I had a friend and relative named Sostratos," Lysias 1.23-26

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