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HELP: Scanning Line 1:89


I'm having the dickens of a time trying to scan line 1:89 in the Iliad. Any help out there?

-- -- | -- u u | -- u u u | -- -- | -- u u | -- --

Obviously something is HORRIBLY wrong in my third foot. Can the "ba" in bareias be long? I'm I crazy? Which syllable I'm I mis-scanning?

Thanks for the help in advance!

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Iliad 2:768-769. Antecedent of O(

a)ndrw=n au)= me/g' a)/ristoj e)/hn Telamw/nioj Ai)/aj
o)/fr' )Axileu\j mh/nien: o(\ ga\r polu\ fe/rtatoj h)=en,

When I read these two lines I understood O( to refer to Telamw/vioj.
Every 10-15 lines I check my understanding with an English translation.
This is how I found that O( refers to Achilles.
This makes perfect sense, but when you read Greek as slow as I do, it is hard to use context to determine something like this.
Is ...
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swift footed like a road-runner.

Iliad 2:764 caused some puzzlement for me. Horses being podw/keaj o)/rniqaj w(\j ?
First of I thought o)/rniqaj looks like 'birds' but horses are not swift footed like birds are they? So it must be something else.
It turned out to be birds after all. My next thought was that Homer must be reffering to Road-runners or Ostriches.
Another thing I learned from this verse is that w(/j can come at the end of a ...
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Iliad X 418

"hossai men trwwn puros escharai"

Whatever does this mean? "As many hearths of fires of the Trojans..."? And how does it fit with the rest of the sentence?

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lao/s: Iliad lines 10 and 54

In line ten, Homer uses the word laoi/.

In line 54, he uses the word lao\n.

In both cases he seems to be referring to the Achaean army, so how can it be singular in one case, but plural in the other?
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Help in Knowing in Iliad 1:70

I'm having problems conjugating the pluperfect of ᾔδεα (ᾔδη), to know. I'm particularly interested in the 1st person plural form.

Can anyone out there help?

My apologies if this has been posted before.

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Iliad 2:278 Sg. subject with Pl. verb

(\ Wj fa/san h( plhqu/j:
Is it common to have sg. nouns that indicate a group with a pl. verb or is it an exception?
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Pharr groupC third Question

I have tried to log into the email for the group in the Textkit page.

it says that it is full or I get an error.

HOwever I recieve emails from those in the study group and I do have a log on in GreekGeek study groups.

I have used my loggin in both textkit and study group-C (The same) and I have tried to use my password from the study group as well as ...
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Pharr group C second Question

I type in a question in the Q&A tab it remains there until I exit my lesson then it is gone. What's up with that? :?

How do I use this. Right now the only thing I know how to do is post in a Textkit forum.
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Pharr C group first question

How do you Type your answers ( like lesson Twelve) in Greek text?

I have Tried boulh/ it doesn't seem to work. (without the apostophee before spionic.

also I have tried to type it in word it also reverted back.

What do I do?
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