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Getting a feel for the metre

Hi,

I've decided to take another crack at Homer now that I have a bit of free time but I want it to be more succesful this time around. I've got a decent grounding in the grammar, so I'm okay with (eventually) figuring out what a sentence means. My big problem was getting a sense for the rhythm of the poetry (basically, I can't tell why it is poetry) and it's something I'd really like ...
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Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?

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Diaeresis

Hi folks,

I've been working on memorizing the opening lines of the Iliad as Pharr suggests, and just realized I might be mis-scanning line 3.

In the Pharr text, I was reading Αιδι as having two syllables, the first of which is long because it's a dipthong.

But now I'm looking at other versions, like at Perseus, and they all print a diaeresis mark over that first iota, making the word three syllables (two short ...
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Back from an Odyssey

Greetings,

I am pleased to see my login still works!

It's been half an age since last I posted here, er, that is to
say, more than a year. A lot of time was spent traveling
throughout the mountains of northern California and southern
Oregon, and during that time I took with me my little Iliad
Loebs, you know those nifty books with the original to one side
and the translation to the other? Though ...
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So Pharr, so good...

OK, I apologise for the horrible pun. But I'm so excited! I did Pharr Lesson XIII today and read my first lines of actual Homer! I just wanted to say thanks to the textkit team for making such a great resource available, and Paul for his greekgeek website and the helpful answer keys, and also whoever put together the "pfarrnotes" pdf that I downloaded with all the stuff on accent rules (I didn't get the ...
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Lesson X

ouk autis axousi danaoi megaqumoi ekatombas pollas eis crush

The brave Danaoi will not again conduct the many sacrifices upon Chrysa

is this correct?
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pansud/h|

What type of word is πανσυδίῃ? Is it an adverb?
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HELP ME

:? Plaease help me with the first 10 th exercises of the Phaar Homeric Greek. I need the english-greek solution for the exercices
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Scansion of the Iliad

I am atempting to learn Homeric Greek by first learning how to recite the Iliad, line by line, and by parsing every single form, as well as getting its meaning. I want to do this for at least the first, hopefully the first four books. The problem for me is that, while I am able to come up with a scansion that fits, eventually, every line, I would truly like to know when I am ...
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Aoidoi.org: Hexameter Localization

The next time some commentator says "this word is emphatic because it's located here in the line", check the localization tables: Localization in the Hexameter.

Probably most people do not think of statistical tables when they think of literary analysis, but where a strict meter is involved, they can be quite useful. The article linked to above is a summary of a much larger work, but I hope the abbreviation will be useful.

Both the ...
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