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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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Needed a workbook

I would like to have more excersises instead of just those in "Pharr's homeric Greek"

I find the more excersises i do the more I hold onto mentally. However, I am not ready to push forward until I work more at the lesson I am on.

For Instance working in First Declension there is singular dual and plural Paradigms. Teh next lesson deals with verb congugation.

I still want to work more with the paradigms ...
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Nu

Can anyone succintly describe the precise force of this particle?
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Digamma?

Do modern editions of the Iliad contain any digammas at all?

Line 33 is definitely missing a digamma in e1dveisen, and, as a result, the line no longer scans. Is it known whether performances in 5th century Athens would have involved the digamma-sound in words such as this?
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Lesson 4 Par. 16 number1

In lesson 4 of Pharr's book (paragragh 16) is translations into english from greek.

I transelate it as (The good godess has a beutiful plan) the kalh\ qea\ is in the nom. sing. case and the boulh\n kalh\n is in the acc sing. case.

however in in Annis' key it is translated as "does the beautiful godess have good plans?"


My Question is shouldn't it be singular 'plan' and is the "does the... " come ...
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