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indirect speech in Iliad 1:110-115

I would consider the sentence from line 110 to the first two words of line 113 indirect speech.
How about from there to the end of line 115?
In other words, is Aggamemnon saying; 'I certainly prefer the girl to my wife..... 'or is it; ' You Calchas, said that I certainly prefer the girl to my wife.....'
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"Homer's use of particles..."

My student's Odyssey i-xii by W.B. Stanford has a sketch of the Homeric language. This is his summary after a quick list of the particles, which I thought some others would appreciate:

"Homer's use of particles is copious, fluid and perplexing."
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DOQEIH in Pharr section 216 line 6

doqei/h h( kou/rh patri\ fi/lw| I don't understand the first word in this line. It appears that it might be the 2nd person sg. aorist passive of di/dwmi. I would have expected e)do/qh. The lack of augment doesn't bother me, but what about the extra Epsilon and Iota.
Maybe it is a different verb or form altogether.
It might help if I could find the paradigms of the passive voice of -mi verbs in the ...
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hOI in Iliad 1:104

pi/mplant', o)/sse de/ oi( puri\ lampeto/wnti e)i/kthn. I am a little puzzled about oi(. I can't see it belonging to anything except o)/sse. However o)/sse is dual and oi( is plural.
Can someone help me out of my puzzlement?

Thank you.
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adverb vs adjective

I have noticed several times that Greek uses an adjective while it has to be translated as an adverb.
I assumed that the Greek adjective then functions as an adverb. According to the note on line 77 of the Iliad in Pharr, this is not the case.
Line 77 reads as follows: h)= me/n moi pro/frwn e)/pesin kai\ xersi\n a)rh/cein.
The note reads; "observe that the Greek uses the adjective where the English idiom would ...
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Pharr section 165 line 6

I don't know why I keep having questions doing a review, I should have it all figured out by now...(just kidding.)
I can't figure out the form of e)da/mhsan If it is a aorist it would have been e)da/masan would it not? So what is it?
Thanks
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Pharr section 150 line 7

I don't understand the form h)ge/ronto. I am quite certain it is from a)gei/rw and that it is 3rd person plural middle or passive but I don't know if it is aorist or imperfect. The aorist form is given as having and Epsilon and an Iota, and the imperfect is (usually ?) build on the present tense stem, so that means again with an Epsilon and a Iota. Is this a unusual form or am ...
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Pharr section 209 line 4

)Axaioi\ d' o)/ssontai ma/ntin kaka/. kaka/ is neuter pl. Ma/ntin is msculine sg. Does that mean that kaka/ functions as an adverb so that it means something like - but the Achaeans evilly glared at the seer-?
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Iliad 1:98

pri/n g' a)po\ patri\ fi/lw| do/menai e(likw/pida kou/rhn
After seeing a)po\ I was looking for a word in the genitive but there isn't one. How do I translate this word, and why isn't it followed by a genitive?
Thanks in advance.
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Pharr section 202 line 4

I am almost getting excited about translating a fairly long sentence without help, but...before my elation gets the better of me, I should have it checked first.
ei) e(khbo/loj a)pw/sei loigo\n a)eike/a Danaoi=sin, dw/sousi e(likw/pida kou/rhn fi/lw| parti\ a)pria/thn ana/poinon, a)/couci d' i(erh\n e(kato/mbhn e)j Xru/shn; to/te qeo\n i(lassa/menoi pei/sousin.

If the Sharp shooter will drive off the grievous destruction for the Danaans, they will grant the bright-eyed girl to her beloved father unransomed (without ...
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