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Pronunciation of δεω in πηληιαδεω (Iliad line 1...)


I think I understand the principle of sinizesis (paragraph 586), which dictates that the εω in πηληλιαδεω should be pronounced as a single long syllable. However, I'm not clear how it actually should be pronounced - εω doesn't seem to be one of the diphthongs listed and any other way of pronouncing seems to involve two vowels (however quickly one of them is pronounced) so it's not actually a single syllable at all. Is ...
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Version of the Iliad that references Grammar of the Hom. Di.

Does anyone know of an edition of the Iliad (it would probably be relatively old) that references "A Grammar of the Homeric Dialect" by Monro in the notes. I like reference grammars and would like to familiarize my self with this one. I really like how certain books will reference well known grammars, such as Helm's edition of Plato's Apology and it's references to Smyth. If there exists an Iliad with similar Grammar notes specifically ...
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Flashcards on iFlipr

Another set of Homeric Greek Vocabulary from Pharr, through §120 is now shared on iFlipr
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Iliad in Print

Just wondering if someone can suggest an edition of the Iliad that I can purchase online that includes the Greek text and notes for students. I have the first volume of the Loeb Iliad back in the States, but it does me no good at all here in Israel. I'd like to purchase something to carry with me as I go through the Homeric study.

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Printing errors in Pharr book still?

I purchased a copy of the revised edition of Pharr's Homeric Greek shortly after the Univiversity of Oklahoma Press released it. The copyright year is given as 1985 so that must be close to when I bought it. (The price back then was $11.95) I didn't notice anything unusual until one day I tried to look up a word in the Greek - English vocabulary at the back of the book. I couldn't find it ...
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Happy Dance Anyone?

I got a little slip in the mail today confirming that I have a package waiting to be picked up at the post office. I'll leave for ulpan early tomorrow to run by and get it. Do you know what I think it is?

Here's a subtle clue:


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Has a new group been formed?

I just joined. William said that a new group was forming. Is there a syllabus?

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Pamela Draper Iliad I

I haven't seen much discussion here of the Iliad I by Pamela Draper. Much more effective learning tool than Pharr, in my opinion. You do need to learn Attic Greek first, but for learning Homer it's much easier to use. Has anyone else tried this, either in place of Pharr or in addition to Pharr?
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New Group Waiting

So, I'm still waiting for my book to arrive. I expect it either this week or the following week. I haven't done much this week with my preparation. I have already made printed and laminated vocabulary cards for the words that I was unfamiliar with and carry them with me -- up to the first review section. When I get my book I'll start carrying it with me on the bus to work and back. ...
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Poetry and Homeric Study

How important is poetry, meter and scanning to the study of Homer? Can we study it solely for the linguistic benefit without delving into the intricate poetic nature expressed in the books?

I'm not good at analyzing poetic style even in English. Doing it in Greek seems a little overboard.
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