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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...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hOK7bU0S1Y
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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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What does Autenrieth mean by "doubtful word"?

For example, παιπαλόεις, which appears fourteen times in Homer, so what's "doubtful" about it?
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How many eyes did the Cyclops have?

Does it ever say, explicitly, that the cyclops had just one eye? True, the word κύκλωψ refers to a singular eye, and Odysseus does gouge out a singular eye,
μοχλὸν ἀείρας τρῖψαι ἐν ὀφθαλμῷ

On the other hand, just before they all part company, the cyclops manages to heave two rocks at Odysseus' ship, with fair accuracy, despite the loss of his eye.
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εἰνάτερες in Ω769

Ω769 wrote:δαέρων ἢ γαλόων ἢ εἰνατέρων εὐπέπλων,


If the singular is ἐνάτηρ, why is the initial epsilon diphthogonalised in the plural to εἰνάτερες?
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Is the digamma in δαήρ a stem or morphological element?

Is the digamma in δαήρ (PIE dayh₂wḗr, Lat. lēvir) a part of the root of the word or is it a morphological affix added to the stem before the ending, in the same way that the "w" element is added to πατήρ (PIE *ph₂tḗr) to form πάτρως?
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Trouble with Young's edition of Theognis

So, while reading Young's edition of Theognis I came upon a couple of references I've been unable to track.

1) On his apparatus Young quotes a correction of Semonides 7.27 and attributes it to Wilamowitz.

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I've not been able to locate this particular edition of Bergk's Poetae Lyrici Graeci with Wilamowitz's notes on it. Any help locating it would be very appreciated.

It's also interesting that on his apparatus to Semonides West makes ...
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