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Missing vocative in first declension

In Pharr, the paradigm for nouns of the first declension ending in α, such as θάλλασσα, are shown without giving the singular vocative.
This makes memorizing the declension difficult, since it does not contain the same number of elements as for the other paradigms,
which contain all the NGDAV cases.
So, is the missing vocative really absent in Homer, or is there another reason ?
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Iliad 2 graduates to Iliad 3.

The reading group Iliad 2 has almost comleted book 2 of the Iliad and some of us are continuing with book 3.
If any one is interested in joining us, this is the time to do it.
We can start in early November.
(I don't know what constitutes a "goup" but right now there are only two of us. If no one joins us we may have to change the name from reading group to ...
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Iliad B:445

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Help me!

please how i am write whit greek caracteres?
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Question

Please wath is the basic diferences of the classiacl greek and the koinè dialetic?
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Confusion with conjugating ανεβην

Hi...

In Lesson XI (p. 17), the vocabulary lists the principal parts of ἀναβαίνω as:

ἀναβαίνω, (βαν-, βα-), ἀναβήσω (ἀνα-βήσομαι), ἀνέβησα (ἀνέβην)

I'm unclear about what's in the parentheses following the future and aorist forms. Are they future and aorist exceptions to the regular conjugations or rarer conjugations? In the exercises (53.1), ἀνέβη is used as a 3rd person singular. This led me to wonder if they were using it to mean that ἀνέβη- could ...
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Meter of Iliad B, line 206

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dieresis

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Please help me

I downloaded Pharr's Homeric Greek and have been trying to understand how it works. Could anyone ever tell me what the figures present in the paragraphs (see Lesson One, Introductory-1, ...501-508, 519-520 ETC) mean? Since there are no more than 391 pages in the booh, what are these references for? I would like to start learning Homeric Greek, a poem which has fascinated me for years. Please help me and I am sure I can ...
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Translation of Iliad I.59-67

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