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some recordings from Homer

Judging from the one I listened to the format is a comment on the extract, then a translation and then the reading of the Greek original.
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Can participles get the definite article?

In Iliad 1.428-429...

ὣς ἄρα φωνήσασ' ἀπεβήσετο, τὸν δὲ λίπ' αὐτοῦ
χωόμενον κατὰ θυμὸν ἐϋζώνοιο γυναικὸς

...what does that τὸν refer to -- αὐτοῦ? χωόμενον?

If αὐτοῦ, it seems redundant. And if χωόμενον, well, hence the title of this post.
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What's the τερπι- part of τερπικέραυνος?

Iliad 1.419 says

τοῦτο δέ τοι ἐρέουσα ἔπος Διὶ τερπικεραύνῳ

LSJ (in its various forms) says it's τερπι+κέραυνος -- delighting in thunder, and I know the κεραυνός part but what's τερπι? I can't find anything on it. Does it ever appear elsewhere, by itself or as a prefix?
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Iliad 1.395-407

Could someone explain the background to what's going on here? I've read it in Greek, I've read it in English: I understand the words fine but I'm still confused about the backstory. Pharr, like Achilles, seems to just assume we already know!
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Od. 1.241

Od. 1.230 ff.:
τὴν δ᾽ αὖ Τηλέμαχος πεπνυμένος ἀντίον ηὔδα:
‘ξεῖν᾽, ἐπεὶ ἂρ δὴ ταῦτά μ᾽ ἀνείρεαι ἠδὲ μεταλλᾷς,
μέλλεν μέν ποτε οἶκος ὅδ᾽ ἀφνειὸς καὶ ἀμύμων
ἔμμεναι, ὄφρ᾽ ἔτι κεῖνος ἀνὴρ ἐπιδήμιος ἦεν:
νῦν δ᾽ ἑτέρως ἐβόλοντο θεοὶ κακὰ μητιόωντες,
οἳ κεῖνον μὲν ἄιστον ἐποίησαν περὶ πάντων
ἀνθρώπων, ἐπεὶ οὔ κε θανόντι περ ὧδ᾽ ἀκαχοίμην,
εἰ μετὰ οἷς ἑτάροισι δάμη Τρώων ἐνὶ δήμῳ,
ἠὲ φίλων ἐν χερσίν, ἐπεὶ πόλεμον τολύπευσεν.
τῷ κέν οἱ τύμβον ...
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Shield of Heracles

Is there any commentary on this work available? It's the only bit of early Epic of any substantial length I haven't read. I don't know much about it, any thoughts about it?
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Was Dactylic Hexameter Suitable for Ancient Greek?

A Finnish blogger read Harald Haarmann's brand new book Auf den Spuren der Indoeuropäer (2016) where Haarmann apparently says (I haven't read the book) that dactylic hexameter fits badly into the Ancient Greek language and thus is probably a loan from those mysterious Πελασγοί from the Minoan culture.

This raises two questions. First, I have long (but quite possibly naïvely) thought that the dactylic hexameter is superb for Greek language. I may simply have thought ...
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Gaza Transcription Project

Χαῖρετε, ὦ Ἑλλήνες!

I have already transcribed the first two or three pages of Theodoros Gaza's Iliad paraphrase, and I was wondering if anyone was interested in joining the project. I hope that by transcribing the paraphrase we might be able to produce a clean, easy-to-read parallel e-text with Homer on the one side and Gaza on the other.

Bedewere's Lulu paperbacks are all well and good (I own copies of both volumes), but I ...
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First 100 lines of the Iliad

Below is a marked text of the first 100 lines of the Iliad. There are some very minor errors that I am still working out (noted below). Along with the text is a recording, which is also a bit of a rough draft.

Line 57: ἐφῑεὶϲ should have a lower macron to indicate an extended short, not an upper macron. This is already fixed in the latest version. (Yes, I know what Autenrieth says, and ...
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Homer concordance

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