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Idioms

Do there happen to be any idioms in Homeric Greek? If so, is there any sort of a compendium of them?

Thanks.
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Iliad 9:411?


410:mh/thr ga/r te/ me/ fhsi qea\ *qe/tis a)rguro/peza

411:dixqadi/as kh=ras fere/men qana/toio te/los de/.



My question is about 411:
the Loeb Translation says "Twofold fates are bearing me to the doom of death"

Now here's my question: I translated it as
"She said for me (Achilles) to bring here two fates: the end of which is death"
The reason I translated it this way:


"Double dooms" or "twofold fates" is plural,accusative: ...
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Shield of Achilles

Does anybody have ideas about translating Iliad 18.482: poiei daidala polla\ iduihsi prapidessin?

He made many elaborate designs to look at?

(I'm having trouble with the accents causing spacing problems. I downloaded it from the hyperlink provided. Any ideas?)
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Commentary Question

Hello All,

I am getting a bit more serious about Homeric (even though I'm waaaay behind on turning in translations to the Odyssey Group) and I'm looking at procuring a commentary. These are the commentaries recommended by my Classical Greek prof....have any of you used them? WHat would you recommend??

Here's the list:

Bloom, Harold Homer's Odyssey
Heubeck, Alfred and Hoekstra, Arie A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey
Page, Denys The Homeric Odyssey
Powell, Barry B. ...
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quandary about how omega sounds

Okay, I've heard omega sounds like o as in "Moe", "Joe", "snow," and "coal." I've also heard that it sounds like aw as in "awesome," "pawn," "lawn" (not as in "pop" nor "cop").

So which is it?

Eks ou day ta pr-AW-ta, or
Eks ou day ta pr-OA-ta?
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Pharr 648 and 649: Cases

I have some questions about the case tables in Pharr's book.

For example, in 648: First Declension, Singular, Masculine, Nominative.
Why is there an 'j (none)'? What exactly does the "(none)" mean in this context? Does this mean either I'll see an j or I won't?

Another question is in 649.
Are ALL forms in the brackets rare and not needing to be memorized? Or just the ones with the footnote attached to it specifying ...
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Fonts for Scansion

Happy New Years to All,

I wanted to know if there were any fonts other than Anaxiphorminx for displaying Greek and Latin meter?

Dean
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Genitive absolute in 1:301

The note in Pharr about line 301 led me to believe that a)e/kontoj e)mei=o is a genitive absolute. However there is no participle, just an adjective and a pronoun. Do we have to assume the participle, maybe e)/ontoj, or does a genitive absolute not always get a participle?
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Pronounciation difficulties

Hello,

In Pharr's book, there is a koppa, a kappa, and a chi. I think the koppa is an aspirated 'k' sound while the kappa is an unaspirated 'k' sound. But what is the chi? Aspirated 'k' sound? Or is it more like the ch in 'chance'?
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Hello/How long should it take

Hello all,

I just discovered this site, and I wish I had found it earlier. What a great site! For a long time, I thought I was the only one in the universe teaching himself Greek. B'bye, vacuum.

I am presently on Lesson 27, and this represents about a year of on-and-off study. Now, this "on-and-off" business has really got to go, because I waste so much time relearning.

So I've taken to making small ...
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