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Optative in Iliad 3:216

ἀλλ' ὅτε δὴ πολύμητις ἀναΐξειεν Ὀδυσσεύς,

I am trying to understand the meaning of the optative ἀναίξειεν but I am failing miserably.
Isn't Antenor (or however his name is supposed to be Englished) just recounting an event of the past?
I would have expected an aorist indicative.
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Reading course in Homeric Greek

Has anyone got this book? Its by )Raymond V. Schoder and Vincent C. Horrigan, I just bought it on eBay, could anyone say anything about it>?
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Iliad 3:195

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pronouncing letter Z

hi everybody!!!
if my english seems to be rough, excuse me, it is.

my question
in the phonetics guide of this book there is written that ZETA is pronounced like ZD in Ahura-MaZDa

but, i'm sorry, is that TRUE?
as i think now, it is not!!!!

is that situation common in english tradition of pronouncing AncientGreeek? or, may be, contemporary people do not pronounce this letter so?
lo que pasa es que in our (soviet ...
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Arateia Notia :: the stars as seen from Australia

anthony this looks great, are you able to convert it into betacode? if not it's ok, i'll definitely read this and the one you posted recently, thanks, chad.
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[leipous' androte_ta kai he_be_n]: persistent false scansion

hi, yep martin west discusses the same line and others and gives the same explanation, in "a new companion to homer" chapter 9 pg 229. i've scanned the relevant page for you, which has other e.g.s too:


i've also discussed other homeric scansion irregularities in the intro to my scansion of iliad b here:

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/Ilia ... xt2006.pdf

cheers, chad.
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Strategy to read Pharr

I read the Iliad 5 years ago in French, and always thought that reading it in the original Greek must be even more enjoyable. My aim is to be reading the Iliad in Greek in a not so distant future. I am aware of the differences between Homeric Greek and classical Greek. So of course I am learning from Pharr’s homeric Greek. It is a very abstract and pedantic book. You can really feel it’s ...
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Declension inconsistencies?

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