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Difficulty of Homer?

While I was at university, I studied Koine as part of my Theology degree and can trot through most of the New Testament now without too much vocab-checking. I've been investigating Homeric on and off with Pharr for the past six months without getting more than my feet wet, but as have some more time as the Scottish winter approaches (no light, no heat) I'm going take a proper look. Something that I read again ...
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Pharr Lesson XX - English to Greek exercises

I'm working my way through Pharr's Homeric Greek and it's been fairly straightforward up until now. I've done the exercises in section 117, could someone review my answers please? Any feedback and corrections are more than welcomed!

1. Σκῆπτρον καὶ στέμματα θεοῦ οὒ χραισμήσουσι γέροντι, ἢ δηθύνων κοίλῃσι πάρα νηυσὶν ᾿Αχαιῶν μεγαθύμων ἢ αὖτις ἰὼν ὕστερον, οὕνεκα τὸν ὀλέξει ᾿Αγαμέμνων, ψυχήν δε ᾿Αιδι προϊάψειν.

2. Οὒ λύσει παῖδα φίλην, γῆρας δε ἔπεισί μιν ἐν οἴκῳ ...
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The Onion -- Homer Reading Group

Not sure if this had been posted before...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/you-ar ... gro,11063/
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Odyssey book 9 - lines 343-344

Dear all

I have a question about the above mentioned lines, which read:

αὐτὰρ ἐπεὶ δὴ σπεῦσε πονησάμενος τὰ ἃ ἔργα,
σὺν δ᾽ ὅ γε δὴ αὖτε δύω μάρψας ὡπλίσσατο δόρπον.

I fail to understand what σὺν is doing in this sentence. Is it that he made this dinner with (i.e. out of) two men? I don't know if I have seen that use if σὺν before...

Thanks in advance.
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Struggling with cases - help please!

I have just started with Schoder and Horrigan. I have no previous experience of Latin or of declensions & cases. I am now stuck at lesson 6, paragraph 19. Two particular questions:

1) Why is απο (away from, from) GEN., whereas επι (to, towards) is ACC. They would appear to be the same form, only the direction of movement changing.

2) επι can be 'upon' (GEN.), 'on, at, beside' (DAT) or 'to, towards' (ACC). ...
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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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