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  1. I still can't write summa @#$% laude without it getting censored : P @Sundiata I don't think we're in the top IQ brackets with those lads
  2. From a diplomat family of three European nations, none of which is Greece; Attic is my 11th language, and it was only in the course of my past five years of Attic studies (I graduated with Latin thirteen years ago, sadly no Greek was offered even though my high school was in one of the wealthiest nations of the world) that I realized the poor state of knowledge which plagues the whole field. There is no reason that the public should be kept in this total ignorance, we have internet, new technology with which to offer a much better instruction to our youth, than the trash my generation was served. We just have to do it, and dare I say, with 0 A.D. some people have done some amazing work. Worth adding to!
  3. Well you seem not to have a very high opinion of the public? ("any of your choices are good enough for the public") But anyway, I actually agree with you, and you are technically right: Sovietstyle gray concrete blocks is also technically good enough for the public, but is it not our endeavour as human beings to try and improve on some of this? Most people, including sadly almost all modern Greeks, do not have the first clue about their own history or even the language of their ancestors who founded European civilization. The whole reason why I find this game praiseworthy and spend lots of time researching and contributing, is because it can help FIX THAT. Personally, I think it IS worth having a fight over, for our children and grandchildren can get a glimpse of the real antiquity through games such as this one: True understanding of antiquity comes from attention to detail. Certainly, all is not correct - but I predict that future mods of "0 A.D." are going to be part of the childhood education of my children and my grandchildren. I believe the research we did upon this forum will help many game developers setting games in antiquity for a long time to come. That is valuable. If this game can be a first introduction for young minds to correct Greek and Latin pronounciation amongst so many other cool things about it - then I am ALL IN in trying to make this as good as possible.
  4. Okay there is some serious winning going on in this thread. I think if you just lift your hands magically and stop touching those models, and just commit them as they are on this picture, then we FIXED the Ptolemaic walls. Just as long as those "player colour bands" are as thin as they can reasonably be - the more "sandstone-colour" dominates the facades of walls and towers, the better, and more realistic! 1000/1000 points!
  5. I can attack the subject a bit later in spring/summer - but boots were around from early ages, and in Greek military I am CERTAIN that laced military boots were around in the 5th century (Aristophanes) Expect boots to be around from prehistoric times onwards, everywhere where it is cold and extra protection is needed. There is no way cold expeditions through difficult terrain could get ahead without them. You need a armor/uniform expert for the details, what about the authoritative compendia which we use for all the other detailed info on units? (The illustrated ones?)
  6. I do not care so much about epithets, and I never get offended at anything. I am not the master of the universe. Results matter to me, good results. I have sent my mp3 to @LordGood. It would be nice if some of those who like to argue Greek pronounciation, would produce an mp3 to show that we are all in possession of just the most basic skills, right?
  7. I am confident enough in my Greek to let you all judge me and my results. I wonder whether anyone else on this forum is even willing to try. Am I too hard on people's feelings? Then I am sorry, my focus is on the result of good Greek pronounciation and transliteration. Edit: And as to the point of doing it in the proposed manner, it is to avoid what I predict will happen, namely that I will be the only one ever to upload a recording, and then it will again be subject to criticism by a lot of people who cannot in the end speak a word of Greek, and have it all in their imagination.
  8. As I said I am here to show you how to create optimal results based in a deep knowledge of the subject. A theoretical and practical knowledge, that I am willing to demonstrate so others can criticize it. Compare it to a situation where I would be criticizing several of the 3d-modelers on this forum and their skills in using maya or 3ds max in protracted discussions, engaging them in these time-consuming pursuits and always saying that I knew better how to do it - but in fact I had never opened either of these programmes a single time, and never produced even the simplest model. Then surely at some point you would say, it is very fine that you have these opinions, but we cannot say that you really understand the complex subject you are discussing, and this is evident in the fact that you cannot actually use the programme in practice, otherwise you would not have brought argument A, B, C and D which reveal that this is so. Of course my recording will be published for all to hear, but I am sending it first to a neutral leading user so that you can all be reassured that I made my recording FIRST. It will then be published here for comparison once everyone has shared their version, and if I hear superior pronounciation then I know to shut up and yield the field. Do you really want to prevent such a chance for participants to demonstrate that their expertise is not just claim, but substance, simply to protect people's feelings so they can continue to think of themselves as particularly clever?
  9. Anyone can certainly participate in any discussion, but I am exactly here for this purpose, to show you how to create optimal results based in a deep knowledge of the subject. A theoretical and practical knowledge, that I am willing to demonstrate so others can criticize it. Compare it to a situation where I would be criticizing several of the 3d-modelers on this forum and their skills in using maya or 3ds max in protracted discussions, engaging them in these time-consuming pursuits and always saying that I knew better how to do it - but in fact I had never opened either of these programmes a single time, and never produced even the simplest model. Then surely at some point you would say, it is very fine that you have these opinions, but we cannot say that you really understand the complex subject you are discussing, and this is evident in the fact that you cannot actually use the programme in practice, otherwise you would not have brought argument A, B, C and D which reveal that this is so.
  10. ὃν Ἀθηναῖοι πολλάκις ἑαυτῶν στρατηγὸν ᾕρηνται; ξένον ὄντα: καὶ Φανοσθένη τὸν Ἄνδριον καὶ Ἡρακλείδην τὸν Κλαζομένιον, οὓς ἥδε ἡ πόλις ξένους ὄντας, ἐνδειξαμένους ὅτι ἄξιοι λόγου εἰσί, καὶ εἰς στρατηγίας καὶ εἰς τὰς ἄλλας ἀρχὰς ἄγει: Ἴωνα δ᾽ ἄρα τὸν Ἐφέσιον οὐχ αἱρήσεται στρατηγὸν καὶ τιμήσει, ἐὰν δοκῇ ἄξιος λόγου εἶναι; τί δέ; οὐκ Ἀθηναῖοι μέν ἐστε οἱ Ἐφέσιοι τὸ ἀρχαῖον, καὶ ἡ Ἔφεσος. οὐδεμιᾶς ἐλάττων πόλεως; ἀλλὰ γὰρ σύ, ὦ Ἴων, εἰ μὲν ἀληθῆ λέγεις ὡς τέχνῃ καὶ ἐπιστήμῃ οἷός τε εἶ Ὅμηρον ἐπαινεῖν, ἀδικεῖς, ὅστις ἐμοὶ ὑποσχόμενος ὡς πολλὰ καὶ καλὰ περὶ Ὁμήρου ἐπίστασαι καὶ φάσκων ἐπιδείξειν, ἐξαπατᾷς με καὶ πολλοῦ δεῖς ἐπιδεῖξαι, ὅς γε οὐδὲ ἅττα ἐστὶ ταῦτα περὶ ὧν δεινὸς εἶ ἐθέλεις εἰπεῖν, πάλαι ἐμοῦ λιπαροῦντος, ἀλλὰ ἀτεχνῶς ὥσπερ ὁ Πρωτεὺς παντοδαπὸς γίγνῃ στρεφόμενος ἄνω καὶ κάτω, ἕως τελευτῶν διαφυγών με στρατηγὸς ἀνεφάνης, ἵνα μὴ ἐπιδείξῃς ὡς δεινὸς εἶ τὴν περὶ Ὁμήρου σοφίαν. This is an excerpt of a Plato text. Everyone who has anything they want to say in discussions about pronounciation, in order to verify that you actually have real knowledge of Attic Greek pronounciation, please record this text to show us that you can do more than read wikipedia articles. Based on some recent replies I have serious doubts about whether it is reasonable to continue explaining things. I will send my recording to one of the admins/top longterm contributors, who will confirm receipt within this thread. Then you can start uploading your recordings. Time to show the cards on your hands - if you have any, should be a piece of cake? And don't start more arguments, instead just upload your recordings. I can already see the endless list of excuses for why it is "not possible" or "not relevant" or "not necessary".
  11. You do not want help, nor to reach a real result from reasonable discourse. You want to quarrel and be right. This is pointless taunting, and abuse of my honesty and friendliness, ridicule of my contributions which were always open to real discussion.
  12. @Nescio I have now had enough of this non-sense. I am going to record a passage of Plato's Ion, and I am going to send it to one of the people on this forum who is neutral in these matters. Then I want you guys to record the same passage, and then produce real Attic Greek! If you can! I have been friendly and polite, for so long, but it is a joke that you just continue arguing, for no reason whatsoever. You do not seem to want help at all, you just seem to be right with your wikipedia-knowledge. I doubt that you can speak even one paragraph of Greek, and I challenge you to prove otherwise. I am willing to present my Greek here to establish my expertise as more than just empty speech, but real result.
  13. It is fantastic how what seems to be half of the community of this forum, including @Nescio and several others, are really interested in just starting quarrels just for the sake of it. It is as if you do not want help, at all! I am now going to record Greek for the other thread, but I am going to force the other ones to do the same. I want to expose the incompetence of these so-called experts, once and for all. I am tired of presenting polite arguments that are not met with serious responses, and I invite the admins of this forum to follow this closely. Skill will stand, and ignorance will embarass itself and hopefully lead to the end of these preposterous episodes. I am met with stubborn people who would like to be right, and not any rational arguments or proofs of correctness. No more, gentlemen!
  14. Ah come on @wowgetoffyourcellphone I am already spending all my free time making 3d models of palaces and theatres, team spirit plz
  15. To be annoying here are some pickaxes from antiquity - indeed I think the pickaxe above looks too modern, because it is too "pretty" and smooth. Just trying to help, maybe we can get the point across and also get a little closer to reality. I can tell you if I had to send ten thousand slaves into a mountain mine, I would choose this model of pickaxe for them:
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