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Greekstudy Homeric Hymn to Demeter reading group

There will start a new greekstudy reading group on January 9th with the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. This hymn is of course written in Epic dialect and consists of 500 lines. We will read the text in portions of approximately 20 lines per week and perhaps there will be an on-line chat about the grammar established.

Everyone can join in at any time, just subscribe to greekstudy. More information about greekstudy can be found at ...
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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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