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Iliad,1, 137

I could wait no longer and jumped in. Especially the commentary by Karl Ameis is very helpful so far.
I have however a question about the following verse:

εἰ δέ κε μὴ δώωσιν ἐγὼ δέ κεν αὐτὸς ἕλωμαι

ἕλωμαι must be a subjunctive used instead of the future indicative; conjunctivus futuralis it is called in my Dutch grammar of Homeric Greek. But I'm not sure about δώωσιν: is it also a conjunctivus futuralis (sorry, I'm ...
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Hagel's Song of Demodokos

I spent a while today listening to Stefan Hagel's great Homer performance reconstruction. Hagel introduces an extra introductory verse at the beginning and I can't get the exact words, and that has bothered me a long time already. He begins with words ἄρχεο Μοῦσα and there's something like ἀθανάτοισι later on. Has anyone else got the rest?
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Homeric prepositions/preverbs

Some of you might be interested in this discussion of the development in the Indo-European languages, including English, of those little words in Homer such as ὲπὶ that function as preverbs or adverbs or prepositions (I'm thinking of you, Paul, even though you're not Indo-European).

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=9569#comment-538265
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Help with some irregular forms of the Iliad

I am doing this exercise that Pharr's book recommends: to take each word of the Iliad as it appears in the text, locate the form, and give the meaning of the word according to the model found in the vocabulary.
I encountered this exercise very enlightening for many words, but I have stuck with the following contracted words:

δέχθαι, δέξασθαι, 23
κλυθί, κλύε, 37
δαμᾷ, δαμάσει, 61
ἐρείομεν, ἐρέομεν, 62
(The first column is the ...
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Anki flashcards for Homeric Greek (S&H course)

Does any one use Anki (http://ankisrs.net/) or any spaced repetition flashcard software?

I leave here my flashcards to Schoder & Horrigan (A Reading Course in Homeric Greek, Book 1). I didn't tagged the words with the number of the lessons, because I were adding them as I were going forward in the book, but you could tag them basing on the indexes of words per lesson at the end ...
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My answers to Schoder & Horrigan course, Lesson 113

Index of lessons

Lesson 112

Odyssey passage exercise:

#424 ἥδε δέ μοι κατὰ θυμὸν ἀρίστη φαίνετο βουλή·
#425 ἄρσενες οἴιες ἦσαν ἐϋτρεφέες, δασύμαλλοι,
#426 καλοί τε μεγάλοι τε, ἰοδνεφὲς εἶρος ἔχοντες·
#427 τοὺς ἀκέων συνέεργον ἐϋστρεφέεσσι λύγοισιν,
#428 τῇς ἔπι Κύκλωψ εὗδε πέλωρ, ἀθεμίστια εἰδώς,
#429 σύντρεις αἰνύμενος· ὁ μὲν ἐν μέσῳ ἄνδρα φέρεσκε,
#430 τὼ δ᾽ ἑτέρω ἑκάτερθεν ἴτην σώοντες ἑταίρους.

Scanned verses:

#424 η̄δε̆ δε̆ | μοῑ κᾰτᾰ | θῡμο̆ν ᾰ|ρῑστη̄ | φαῑνε̆το̆ ...
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My answers to Schoder & Horrigan course, Lesson 111

Index of lessons

Lesson 111

Odyssey passage exercise:

#415 Κύκλωψ δὲ στενάχων τε καὶ ὠδίνων ὀδύνῃσι
#416 χερσὶ ψηλαφόων ἀπὸ μὲν λίθον εἷλε θυράων,
#417 αὐτὸς δ᾽ εἰνὶ θύρῃσι καθέζετο χεῖρε πετάσσας,
#418 εἴ τινά που μετ᾽ ὄεσσι λάβοι στείχοντα θύραζε·
#419 οὕτω γάρ πού μ᾽ ἤλπετ᾽ ἐνὶ φρεσὶ νήπιον εἶναι.
#420 αὐτὰρ ἐγὼ βούλευον, ὅπως ὄχ᾽ ἄριστα γένοιτο,
#421 εἴ τιν᾽ ἑταίροισιν θανάτου λύσιν ἠδ᾽ ἐμοὶ αὐτῷ
#422 εὑροίμην· πάντας δὲ δόλους καὶ μῆτιν ...
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My answers to Schoder & Horrigan course, Lesson 110

Index of lessons

Lesson 110

Odyssey passage exercise:

#407 τοὺς δ' αὖτ' ἐξ ἄντρου προσέφη κρατερὸς Πολύφημος·
#408 "ὦ φίλοι, Οὖτίς με κτείνει δόλῳ οὐδὲ βίηφιν."
#409 οἱ δ' ἀπαμειβόμενοι ἔπεα πτερόεντ' ἀγόρευον·
#410 "εἰ μὲν δὴ μή τίς σε βιάζεται οἶον ἐόντα,
#411 νοῦσόν γ' οὔ πως ἔστι Διὸς μεγάλου ἀλέασθαι,
#412 ἀλλὰ σύ γ' εὔχεο πατρὶ Ποσειδάωνι ἄνακτι."
#413 ὣς ἄρ' ἔφαν ἀπιόντες, ἐμὸν δ' ἐγέλασσε φίλον κῆρ,
#414 ὡς ὄνομ' ἐξαπάτησεν ἐμὸν ...
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My answers to Schoder & Horrigan course, Lesson 109

Index of lessons

Lesson 109

Odyssey passage exercise:

#398 τὸν μὲν ἔπειτ' ἔρριψεν ἀπὸ ἕο χερσὶν ἀλύων,
#399 αὐτὰρ ὁ Κύκλωπας μεγάλ' ἤπυεν, οἵ ῥά μιν ἀμφὶς
#400 ᾤκεον ἐν σπήεσσι δι' ἄκριας ἠνεμοέσσας.
#401 οἱ δὲ βοῆς ἀίοντες ἐφοίτων ἄλλοθεν ἄλλος,
#402 ἱστάμενοι δ' εἴροντο περὶ σπέος ὅττι ἑ κήδοι:
#403 "τίπτε τόσον, Πολύφημ', ἀρημένος ὧδ' ἐβόησας
#404 νύκτα δι' ἀμβροσίην καὶ ἀύπνους ἄμμε τίθησθα;
#405 ἦ μή τίς σευ μῆλα βροτῶν ἀέκοντος ἐλαύνει; ...
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My answers to Schoder & Horrigan course, Lesson 108

Index of lessons

Lesson 108

A.

1. name: dat. pl. = ὄνομα ὀνόματος
2. ἅψαι = to catch fire; to fasten
3. before = πρόσθεν
4. vapor: gen. pl = ἀϋτμὰων
5. τάχα = quickly
6. thick: n. pl. acc. = παχέα
7. ὀφρύων = of the eyebrows

B.

1. Translate ἥσατο δ' αἰνῶς = he was greatly pleased.
2. In line 215, identify ᾔτεε = he asked (augmented αἰτέε).
3. In line 219, explain ...
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