Greek GCSE Literature Translation

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Hey, I realise this is very obscure but does anyone who is doing The Isle of the Blest in Greek GCSE know what the translation of this is?

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οὑτω μεν πινουσιν, αντι δε των στεφανων αἱ ἀνδονες και ἀλλα τα ὀρνεα ἐκ των πλησιον λειμωνων τοις στομασιν ἀνθολογουντα κατανειφει αὐτους μετ' ᾡδης ὑπερπετομενα
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It's lines 47-50 in the text. We did a translation in class but honestly it doesn't make sense.

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"So on the one hand they drink, but instead of garlands, the nightingales and other (musical - you seem to have omitted this word when copying the Greek) birds from the nearby meadows, picking flowers with their mouths, sprinkle them like snow as they fly overhead with songs"

Attached is an interlinear translation of the whole text that my teacher gave us, but more helpfully an analysis of each section in the notes. I also presume you've found OCR's newly published question packs for Greek? I believe that everything the teachers can put on your exams can be found there (unlike most other subjects), but I'm not too sure. Hope this helps!
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"So on the one hand they drink, but instead of garlands, the nightingales and other (musical - you seem to have omitted this word when copying the Greek) birds from the nearby meadows, picking flowers with their mouths, sprinkle them like snow as they fly overhead with songs"

Attached is an interlinear translation of the whole text that my teacher gave us, but more helpfully an analysis of each section in the notes. I also presume you've found OCR's newly published question packs for Greek? I believe that everything the teachers can put on your exams can be found there (unlike most other subjects), but I'm not too sure. Hope this helps!
Hi, thanks a lot for your reply and for the attachment. No, I haven't found the question packs but I'll check it out.
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https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualification...erials-finder/

Select GCSE, then Classical Greek, then download the Zip file provided. Lucian is Prose Literature B.
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https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualification...erials-finder/

Select GCSE, then Classical Greek, then download the Zip file provided. Lucian is Prose Literature B.
very helpful thanks again.
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