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Well, it seem to be easy to read Homer.
I really need some help with homeric verbs. Which way?
Well, there are known two endings for verbs (primary and secondary) in each voices. The problem I meet is, ¿What about pluscuamperfect form? I didn´'t see that endings anyway!?

On the other hand, it's a grat pleasure to read Homer. Really fantastic.
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A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey?

A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey

Does anyone here own this book by Irene de Jong? I was wondering what opinions were out there regarding this book.

Thanks, Mark D
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KAKHN in Iliad 1.10

I found it interesting in "The Traditional Epithet in Homer" when Milman Parry says of A10:

NOUSON could not appear so often in poetry and in such a variety of circumstances that we could imagine a traditional device by which it and the epithet modifying it could be placed in the line in the position in which we see them here; nor can we suppose that the essential idea 'he sent a plague throughout the ...
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concerning the translation of pyre

in translation would I add the word funeral or just leave it as pyre? :?:
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par 21 #8

the only way this makes sense is by putting the word "do' at the beggining of the sentence otherwise it is a statement. is this correct by looking at the punctuation?

also due to the verb being 2nd person plural is it correct to add "your homeland" or would "the fatherland" work?
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Paragraph 21 #7

the 'kai' does not translate well.

it is better "we have many 'good, noble, beautiful...' plans."

should this concern me?
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Homeric Haikus

Here's a challenge for aedoi: Finding small poems within Homer's lines, small fragments that could stand by themselves as a poem and condense "everything that's good about Homer's poetry". (I'm starting to find a bit lame the recitation of the first lines of Book 1, especially if you're not intending to get to the end.)

I'll start with some lines chosen by Benner: Θ 555-565.

As when in heaven the stars about the moon
Look ...
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Dactylic Pruritus

Dear Textkitanici, I’m having some trouble digesting bits and pieces of information that I’ve gathered here and there concerning stress and pitch:

William Harris, in The Musical pitch accents in Greek says: “(...) Greek had no stresses (...)”

Benner, in his Selections from Homer’s Iliad says: “The first syllable of each foot is emphasized in oral reading. This stress of the voice is called ictus (...)”

Our own annis says somewhere in this forum (I ...
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Hexameter Blues

Hello people, I'm glad to have found you.

I'm an apprentice bard, and I started learning the Iliad last Christmas (and greek along the way). I'm stuck with Homer's hexameters, trying to put stresses, pitches and length of vowels together. I started with the convention of using the accents as stress, which probably works fine with prose, but not with poetry: first because I cannot stress a short vowel without making it long in the ...
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Study Groups for Pharr

Hey,

I noticed one of the pharr study groups finished (it is beyond the last day in the schedule). When will another one start up again? I'm interested in joining one.

Thanks.
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