θαύματα μωροῖς -> miracles for fools

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One Greek character I can't quite make out in this phrase, and I'm not sure if I got the rest correct:



ϑαυμκτ μ?ροις
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The characters for the first word don't seem to quite match up with the printed Greek text. I'm more interested in getting the Greek characters correct than the translation.

I understand that one character I wasn't sure of must be ω

Is ϑ an acceptable script form of θ?
2nd to last character of 1st word, is that κ? Because it looks like an 'x'.


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The characters for the first word don't seem to quite match up with the printed Greek text.

This is because the printed text is erroneous.



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OK that's good to know. What are the erroneous Greek characters? I'm transcribing the book from print to digital, so I want to get the original correct, and I can add a footnote that it's erroneous.


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What are the erroneous Greek characters?
1)  The acute accent over the upsilon of θαύματα is missing
2)  The second alpha of θαύματα is missing its left side (defective type)
3)  The third and final alpha of θαύματα is missing entirely
4)  The iota of μωροῖς is missing a perispomenē (circumflex accent)

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Is ϑ an acceptable script form of θ?
Old-fashioned (19th century & earlier) but acceptable.


[P.S.  Thnx Σπύρο!]  
« Last Edit: 15 Mar, 2012, 22:41:35 by billberg23 »


 

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