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scanned iliad book 1

hi, just in case people miss it in another post, i just put online a scanned iliad book 1 doc, using West's teubner text; the caesura as well as the bucolic diaresis (another important division in the line) is marked.

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/Ilia ... an2005.pdf

NB in particular the strange scansion of the 1st word of 193, which is usually spelled ἧος in other iliad editions to correct this.
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Fonts and Meter

I need to find a font that will display the symbols for marking the long and short syllables in poetry in Greek or Latin. The font could even be Unicode. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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frequency list

Is there a frequency list for classical Greek? In any shape or form?
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First Greek Writer Questions/Frustrations

Hello; I've been practicing my Greek composition (or rather, learning it) through Sidgwick's First Greek Writer. But I have a couple of issues/questions, particularly concerning the answer key.

1. It's quite often that the key uses vocabulary other than that given in the exercises. This is a minor annoyance, but wierd.

2. I'm having a hard time understanding the use of <i>tis</i>. The answer key seems to be using it as an indefinite article: that ...
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Thrasymachus and Athenaze: What do you think?

What is your opinion of Thrasymachus: Greek Through Reading and Athenaze? From the little I've read about these texts, it seems like they are similar in format, i.e., teaching Greek by means of a story. I had never considered using a text like this, but after I read so many good things about Lingva Latina on the Latin Forum, and thinking that Thrasymachus or Athenaze might be similar in approach to it, I thought it ...
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I'm using SPIonic, but it doesn't appear to be working.

I am using SPIonic, but when I paste it on a topic page, it gets all scrambled. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Chris Shelton
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Translation problem

Can anyone help me with this? I'm using SPIonic, but it doesn't appear to transfer well.

e0kei/nw| tw|~ rh&tori oi3de oi9 eu)dai/monej poli=tai ou)k e0bou&lonto pisteu&ein, dio&ti ou)k e1lege w#ster e0gi/gnwske: a!cioj ou}n do&chj ou)k h}n.

Basically I'm having trouble with the phrase: ou)k e1lege w#ster e0gi/gnwske.

I have rendered this sentence as follows: These fortunate citizens were not willing to honor/trust that politician because he was not saying/did not used to say what he ...
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Hi, i would like to ask your opinion on the duration of the greek diphthongs. long or short and why?
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