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Pharr Lesson XXV, Paragraph 150, sentence 6

(/Hrh e)kh/deto Danaw=n o(/ti tou\s qnh/skontas w)ra/eto.

What's confusing me is the second part of the sentence - o(ra/w does not seem like a deponent verb, yet if the w)ra/eto is in middle/passive, what is the relationship of tou\s qnh/skontas in the accusative case with the rest of the sentence?

And now that I look at this again, since the first verb there is also non-deponent and in mid/pass, how do the two nouns relate?
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Some Comments about the Epic Caesura

In response to some questions about the caesura in the Odyssey-a group, I was able to indulge in my taste for all things metrical.

In Some Comments on the Epic Caesura I give a possible origin for the heroic hexameter which accounts for the caesura, and then analyze the first 21 lines of Iliad A with special attention on interesting things that happen around the caesura.
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Scanning 1.15

xruse/w| a)na\ skh/ptw|, kai\ e)li/sseto pa/ntas )Axaiou/j

I'm fairly sure that the last three feet are - u u | - u u | - -, but there seem to be way too many vowels in the first part of the line.

Overall, scanning Homer seems slightly easier than Shakespeare, even though the latter is in my mother tongue.
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Hello!

Hello all,

I'm beginning my foray into the world of Homeric Greek today - I went to a computer lab at my university and printed 100 pages of Pharr's book!

I just wanted to write a note to say hello, and that I'll be posting on here regularly I'm sure.

Thanks!

Achates
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Dative of location

(I’m referring to the use of a dative noun to indicate the location of the verb’s action in poetic dialects.)


Is this just e)n +dative with the e)n left off?

Or, is the meaning in any way different from e)n +dative?
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Homeric Frustrations:

Just looking for sympathy: I'm reading through the Iliad and I'm on book 6: line 240: I'm going to make it through the first Loeb book even if it kills me, and then I'm going to frame the little tattered green paper cover and hang it on my wall as a trophy.

I almost always get messed up following complicated trails of pronouns; I can never seem to get the right he and him who ...
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New edition of Schoder & Horrigan's READING COURSE

It appears that a new edition of Book I of A Reading Course in Homeric Greek is due to come out next month. The first 80 pages or so are available for download at the publisher's website (Focus Publishing):


www.pullins.com/Books/00978%20Reading%20Course%20in%20Homeric%20Greek.htm


The publisher also states that a new edition of Book II is due out next year.
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Possible to Audit the Pharr Class Beginning on Nov. 8?

I saw that the Pharr Homeric Greek course starting on November 8 is full.
When will the next course be offered? Any chance I could just get on the
mailing list for the November 8 course if I promise not to ask any
questions? I'd be eternally greatful for a chance to sit in quietly.
Thanks!
Patrick
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Homeric conditional sentences

I wrote this up for the Pharr-a group. Some others might find it useful.

http://www.textkit.com/groups/pharr/conditions.pdf

The chart on the last page is probably the most useful part. I would like eventually to add more specifically Homeric examples, but not just now.

Feel free to suggest improvements.
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Line 1.3

I found this line tricky (al least to me).

polla\j d' i)fqi/mous yuxa\j )/Aidi proi/ayen

According to Pharr, i)fqi/mous modifies yuxa\j, but they have different genders, so which word does i)fqi/mous modify?
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