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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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Allen's 1931 Iliad

Allen's 1931 Iliad, in three volumes.

Does anyone know what exactly this consists of?
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Homeric Pluperfect

Whatever does the Homeric Pluperfect mean? A past tense of a stative verb (which is what the Homeric perfect basically is) is surely impossible.
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spionic key board arrangement

I have moved and had to change email and have had problems on my computer as well.

I cannot remember where the link to the spionic key layout is.

I'll keep looking but if anyone knows I'd appreciate the help.
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Thucydides' Grand Summer Iliad Reading

This summer I'm going to read the whole Iliad in Greek. I have assembled a vast array of scholarly tomes to help me:

Monro's Commentary
Willcock's Commentary
Autenreith's Dictionary
Seymour's Grammar
Monro's Grammar
Iliad Loebs
EV Rieu's translation
Hammond's translation
Vocab lists for a lot of the books

Anything I'm missing? What's the Leaf commentary like for instance?
Are there any outstanding commentaries on particular books? (I hear MacCleod on 24 is very good).

At ...
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Iliad 2:207

(\Ws o(/ge koirane/wn di/epe strato/n;

The translations I used to check my word have something like; 'Thus he masterfully went through the host.'
I took the participle to go with o(/ge to mean something like; 'the ruling one.'
How does this participle get to act as an adverb?
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Iliad 2:205-206

ei(=j basileu/j, w(=| e)/dwke Kro/nou pai=j a)gkulomh/tew skh=ptro/n t' h)de\ qe/mistaj, i(/na/ sfisi basileu/h|

w(\j o(/ ge koirane/wn di/epe* strato/n: oi(\ d' a)gorh\n de\

Line 205 ends with a full stop, and there is some question about the validity of line 206.
Without line 206 the thought of line 205 seems to be incomplete.
One king to whom the son of sheming Cronus gave. Gave what? Does the reader have to supply the rest? ...
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Iliad 2:200-201

a)/llwn mu=qon a)/koue*,
oi(\ se/o* fe/rteroi*/ ei)si,

I don't understand how the translations (on Perseus) I checked come up with; 'listen to the word of others who are better than you.'
I came up with; 'listen to the word of others, they are better than you.'
In order for it to mean listen to those who are better than you oi(\ fe/rteroi would have to be in the dative. (or accusative -> obey ...
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eorgas / eeipen


According to Munro, e)orgaj < "weworgas". Presumably this (like leloipa is a perfect formation? In the context (Iliad III.57) it would work fairly well as a stative.


Though I see it all the time, I'm still not sure what's going on here. I thought the stem was "wep", so an aorist formation would be ewep- > eip (as in Attic?). Whence then has come the extra epsilon?

thanks as ever
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