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Emperor Pharr's new clothes

Hello All

This is a terrific forum.

I've been reading the Pharr book "Homeric Greek A book for Beginners" and I want to register my advice to beginners: I don't believe this is truly a book for beginners.

Like all other Greek instruction books I've read (with the possible exception of the Paul Jones "Learn Greek" book), the Pharr book is written in the style of turn-of-the-century British schoolmaster-ese. Example: Lesson 1 (yes, the very ...
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Homeric Perfect

Would it be fair to say that Homeric 'perfects' are in fact present statives?
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Different editions of Pharr

Hi there, first post here...

My name is Augusto de Ornellas Abreu and I am a new member from Brazil. I've been working with Pharr for a couple of weeks now and I'm loving it. I'm also a member in the Pharr-A mailing list (although, not in an active way - I'm still catching up to them).

I have a question, though. Can anyone describe to me in detail the differences between the original Pharr ...
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Iliad, Book 1 line 408

In this line, the ver "eqelh|sin" is used, from eqelw. I had great difficulty understanding the form of this verb, until I checked with Autenreith and saw that this verb has a "mi" form when used in the subjunctive, ie, "eqelwmi" !!

How common is it a for a verb to switch from a thematic to an athematic form when changing moods? ( like from indicative to subjunctive ) ...
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Answer keys

Does anyone have the answer key or teachers guides to Pharr/Wright "Homeric Greek" and "Elementery Classical Greek" by Williams ? ?
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Attic and Homeric

I have a book on Attic greek, but I really would like to read homer. How different are both dialects? It's better to learn one after the other, or would be nice to learn both together? or just one?
thanks
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frequency list

Is there a list available that shows how often Homer used a particular word?
It would help in determining how much effort to put into memorizing that word.
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Schoder Homeric Greek on E-Bay

I already own these, but for those searching for Raymond Schoder's out of print textbooks, the complete set, including the elusive volume 1, is currently on E-bay. See following link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=29306
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question about Homeric

How many written texts are there in Homeric? Is Homer the only recovered author who used this language, or are there other less-known writers?
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Interesting article on Studying Homer/ Recollection of Pharr

Some interesting homeric links:

Prof William Harris details his own approach to studying Homer: "the Old Idiosyncrat's Method for Starting Homer" and " New Approaches Reading for Iliad I:

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris ... gomena.pdf

Former Vanderbilt student provides recollection of his most memorable professor (Clyde Pharr). Includes a photo of Pharr:


http://www.vanderbilt.edu/alumni/public ... #professor
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