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Pharr Lesson XXXII

Back in college, some 47 years ago, I took 2 semesters of Homeric Greek using Clyde Pharr's Homeric Greek as my text. I kept the book in hopes of completing it someday. Now that I've retired, that day has come! I have started from scratch and am now up to lesson XXXII, learning the regular -μι verbs. For the first 52 lessons, there are translation exercises, Greek to English and vice versa and I've been ...
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Nonnus Paraphrase of the Gospel of John

An earlier post by chalimac, Works in Homeric Greek not by Homer viewtopic.php?f=22&t=59669&p=153700&hilit=argonautica#p153700, lists a paraphrase by Nonnus of the Gospel of John, but the link is dead. Here is a working link: http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/0 ... R.pdf.html
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Anyone interested in a Greek reading group for the Odyssey

I haven't been able to find an active one yet. Just getting started again after a loooong hiatus...anyone want to join me?
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Homer in the Economist

There's an interesting article in the latest issue of the Economist (unfortunately only available for subscribers) under the title 'Adrift on the Wine Dark-Sea'. It deals with Homer as a source of inspiration for modern fiction. The following novels are mentioned and shortly reviewed:

-The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
-Circe by Madeline Miller
-The Penelopiad by Margeret Atwood
-Odysseus Abroad by Ananda Sen
-Ransom by David Malouf

I have to confess I haven't ...
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Odyssey 3, 92-95

I'm rereading the first books of the Odyssey using the Oxford commentary by Heubeck, Stephanie West and Hainsworth. This is from the beginning of book 3. Telemachus is adressing Nestor, asking him information about his father.

τοὔνεκα νῦν τὰ σὰ γούναθ᾽ ἱκάνομαι, αἴ κ᾽ ἐθέλῃσθα
κείνου λυγρὸν ὄλεθρον ἐνισπεῖν, εἴ που ὄπωπας
ὀφθαλμοῖσι τεοῖσιν ἢ ἄλλου μῦθον ἄκουσας
πέρι γάρ μιν ὀιζυρὸν τέκε μήτηρ.

I take πλαζομένου with ἄλλου, so "...or heard (something) from ...
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Is Pan mentioned in Homer?

He makes an appearance in the Homeric Hymns and Pindar, but doesn't show up in the Iliad/Odyssey, that I'm aware of (but correct me if I'm wrong). Was the Arcadian influence on Homer that limited?
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Where is the brazen sky?

In discussions of colour perception, authours mention that Homer saw the sky as brazen. I can only find it described as "iron". Are there other words for bronze besides the χαλκ- family and other words for heaven besides οὐρανός?
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On ancient Greek music

Fascinating to think we may be hearing the way it actually sounded...

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Cognate themes in SKT and Homeric epic

I would like some feed back on this problem: Nagy sees the Iliad as a demonstration of the aristo Akhaian (no diacritics): Achilles, in the male kleos world. Does Helen have a similar status as kallisto in the Homeric female world?
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adjectival compounds with first element ending in -σι-

I'm wondering if anyone here knows about the linguistic history of such adjectives as

    ἑλκεσί-πεπλος 'pulling (ἕλκω) a robe (πέπλος)'
    ἐννοσί-γαιος 'shaking (ἐν-ϝόθω 'push, strike') the earth (γή)'
    ἐνοσί-χθων 'shaking (id.) the ground (χθών)'
    τερψί-χορος 'rejoicing (τέρπω) in the dance (χορός)'
Seems that τερπι-κέραυνος 'rejoicing in the thunderbolt' ought to be in here too, even though it lacks the /s/.

Just wondering how the vocalism at the end of the first element is to be ...
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