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Textkit versus study

there are days when self discipline is totally gone. I find myself with my books open paper and pens ready to to begin and textkit forums open reading every possible post new and archived and noticing my time for study has just up and gone.

I presume I am not the only one that does this.
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Seeking a new Pharr Homeric Greek group (Pharr D?)

Would it be possible to get another Pharr group (Pharr D) started soon, at 1x/week?

Thank you.
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Iliad 3:181 to/n

w(\j fa/to, to\n d' o( ge/rwn h)ga/ssato fw/nhse/n te:
What is the function of the acc. to/n in this line.
I can't get it to agree with anything.
As refering to Priam does not work for he is the subject, and as refering to Helen does not work because she is not masc.
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iterative e)/ske in Iliad 3:180

dah\r au)=t' e)mo\j e)/ske kunw/pidoj, ei)/ pot' e)/hn ge.

I can't seem to translate the iterative e)/ske iteratively (is that a word?)

Isn't iterative characterized by repeated action?
I can understand 'he used to be' or 'he was' but not 'he was again and again.'
Is there another aspect indicated by an iterative ending?
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Homeric Greek group starting

I will be starting a new Homeric Greek group in early September using the newly revised edition of "A Reading Course in Homeric Greek" by Schoder & Horrigan.

The first 60 lessons cover grammar and then the text proceeds to readings from Book 9 of the Odyssey.

For web-site information: www.geocities.com/homericgreek

Beth
homericgreek@yahoo.com
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Iliad 3:159 nee/sqw

I cannot figure out the last word of this line. Is anyone out there willing to help me out? (Silly question. Of course you are willing.)
a)lla\ kai\ w(=j toi/h per e)ou=j' e)n nhusi\ nee/sqw
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Greek Homeric text

I am cruising right along in the Iliad. I'm at line 100 of book 3 and it is starting to get easier.
I only have the first 6 books of the Iliad and none of the Odyssey.
I would like to have all the books of both poems.
What is the best way to get them.
Are they available in one volume?
Thank you.
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HELP: Scanning Line 1:89

Heya,

I'm having the dickens of a time trying to scan line 1:89 in the Iliad. Any help out there?

-- -- | -- u u | -- u u u | -- -- | -- u u | -- --

Obviously something is HORRIBLY wrong in my third foot. Can the "ba" in bareias be long? I'm I crazy? Which syllable I'm I mis-scanning?

Thanks for the help in advance!

KDG
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Iliad 2:768-769. Antecedent of O(

a)ndrw=n au)= me/g' a)/ristoj e)/hn Telamw/nioj Ai)/aj
o)/fr' )Axileu\j mh/nien: o(\ ga\r polu\ fe/rtatoj h)=en,

When I read these two lines I understood O( to refer to Telamw/vioj.
Every 10-15 lines I check my understanding with an English translation.
This is how I found that O( refers to Achilles.
This makes perfect sense, but when you read Greek as slow as I do, it is hard to use context to determine something like this.
Is ...
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swift footed like a road-runner.

Iliad 2:764 caused some puzzlement for me. Horses being podw/keaj o)/rniqaj w(\j ?
First of I thought o)/rniqaj looks like 'birds' but horses are not swift footed like birds are they? So it must be something else.
It turned out to be birds after all. My next thought was that Homer must be reffering to Road-runners or Ostriches.
Another thing I learned from this verse is that w(/j can come at the end of a ...
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