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New Pharr Group?

I hope this message finds everyone well. I'd like to begin a new Pharr reading group for others, like me, who either have no prior Greek, or who are willing to put up with those who have no prior Greek, & who would like to move at a rapid clip.

Here's how I plan to learn:
I'll not be trying to memorise paradigms for production, but only for recognition. (That is, for the beginning, I'd ...
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Free Liddell and Scott Greek-English Lexicon for the Kindle

For anyone interested I have ported the complete LSJ to the Kindle.
here is the link.

Warning 70MB and that's compressed...still it's FAST


The ninth edition of Liddell & Scott's Greek-English Lexicon (LSJ) has been freely available in electronic form since 2007, having been released by the Perseus Project under the Creative Commons Attribution–Noncommercial–Share Alike 3.0 license. In addition Handheldclassics.com has added all known Greek word-forms, corresponding grammatical parsings and headwords to the ...
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Homer - Odyssey - Book II

I just started Book II again. And almost immediately stumble on the use of the aorist, where I would expect a present tense:

line 25: 
κέκλυτε δὴ νῦν μευ, Ἰθακήσιοι, ὅττι κεν εἴπω·

What does the use of the aorist convey here, in this direct speech? The speaker is not referring to something he already said, he's just starting to talk, so it can't be the 'constative' use Rijksbaron talks about in his 'The syntax ...
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Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared


Does anyone have a mirror of the greekgeek.org answer key for Pharr saved? The Wayback machine has been down, I think because the current owners of the domain have denied access through robots.txt. http://web.archive.org/web/200805290412 ... kgeek.org/

Obviously if anyone knows another site that I could get the answer key at, that would be fantastic.

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Imaging the Iliad app

Discovered this interesting Ipad app a couple of days ago. It contains a complete digital image of the Venetus A manuscript alongside an English translation of the Iliad.
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Future Tense with Middle-Passive Endings

I'm working with Schoder's book and there's something I don't understand.

There are some active (not deponent) verbs that have active endings in the present stem.

Then in the future stem, they suddenly have Middle-Passive endings. Do this mean that in the future they still have active meaning?

If so, my question then is how, for those verbs, is the Future Middle-Passive expressed?

Thanks for any help...
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Translation help needed for Iliad

Apologies for not including the accents and breathings for the greek text, but I wrote this on my ipad and have not yet found an app that will let me type ancient greek on it.

I have need of translation help for line 97 from book one of the Iliad:

The Monroe and Allen OCT text has this:
ουδ᾽ ο γε πριν Δαναοισιν αεικεα λοιγον απωσει

A literal translation of this seems pretty straightfoward:

"and ...
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Homer's Odyssey workbook

Is there a Greek learning workbook for "The Odyssey" similar to the Pharr book for "The Iliad"?

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M. L. West's edition of the Iliad

Does anyone know what happened to West's edition of the Iliad? It doesn't appear to be available for purchase at any online site.
I know that there were some critical reviews of it when it was first published, but was it really so bad that it would go out of print so soon?
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"Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Hi-has anybody seen the scanned version of Pharr-Homeric Greek? My old paperback copy is really falling apart-need a new copy, & i notice the "scanned" version is cheaper than the original. Wonder about the quality though, if it's quality printing or not. Any thoughts? Thank you!
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