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Pharr Lesson VIII (Section 38.9) - Typo in Greek sentence?

So. I'm wondering if there is a problem with the gender of the last pronoun in sentence 9 of section 38 of Pharr's Homeric Greek.

The sentence is:

ἡ θεά της δεινης θαλάσσης ἔχει τὸ σκηπτρον χρύσεον.

(roughly transliterated: 'h Thea ths deinhs thalasshs exei to skhptron xruseon')

My question is about the pronoun τὸ (to) - shouldn't it be 'τὸν' (tov) in reference to/agreement with σκηπτρον χρύσεον (skhptron xruseon)? σκηπτρον χρύσεον (skhptron xruseon) seem ...
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Confused by 601 vs. 681

In 601 it says that omicron, by compensative lengthening, becomes oυ, but 681 reads that δαιmov becomes daimων and γεροντ becomes γερων (which is what I thought it should do). Which is correct? Is there something here that I am not understanding correctly?

601 also says that epsilon becomes ει. Why doesn't it become η?

Thank you!! This is a wonderful website for self-learners.
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Metrical quantity of the participle, grapsas?

I hope you all don't mind me asking for your opinions on something. Thank you in advance for your time and trouble.

In Iliad 6.169, the participle (at least the only way I can scan it) grapsas must be a spondee. Since the preposition en which follows begins with a vowel (and never had an initial digamma as far as I can tell), the aorist active participle nominative masc/fem singular ending, -as, must be intrinsically ...
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Help with questions, please

Hello! I am self-taught with Pharr's wonderful book, and I'm about to start Chapter 13. I've been doing a review in advance, and come up with several questions that have me stumped. Does anyone know the answers to these? Thank you! possum

1) Ἀχαιοισι θυμω -- there is an iota subscript under omega. Does this mean "to the Achaeans to the spirit"? If it's "to the spirit
of the Achaeans", shouldn't it be Αχαιων ?? ...
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Supplemental exercises/extra practice?

I've been working through the book for the last week I'm finding the need for extra review of the chapters. Is there any way better way to review than returning to the old chapters and going over the vocabulary and grammar again? Are there any other resources I might look to to make review a bit more interesting or thorough -- especially more translation exercises with an answer key?
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Scansion of Iliad I.14

στέμματ᾿ ἔχων ἐν χερσὶν ἑκηβόλου Ἀπόλλωνος
Iliad I.14
I cannot figure how to scan this line. All I doubt is that βό in ἑκηβόλου is long. Could someone tell me how to scan this line and why?
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Lesson XII: ἀνάσσω, ἁνδἀνω, ἔιρω, φέρω

Hey, all-

I've been working thru the lessons, & have taken some time out to ensure that I really know the vocab up thru Lesson XII completely. It's been helpful for me, in learning verbs' principal parts, to understand the patterns of sound changes. I know that some verbs will just be irregular, & that we might not be able to identify them as part of any pattern. But to the extent that this pattern-finding ...
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fallen for greek

hello guys, Christopher here, am just wondering why all English word comes form greek origin?
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Pharr and Wheelock - simultaneously?

Hello folks - lurking for a while, brand new as a poster to this wonderful forum.

I have tried to find some fairly consistent experience points, but as I haven't actually seen too much on this, here goes.

I really desire to read both Homeric Greek and Latin, as I tire of reading some much-beloved authors in translation. My "Greek" plan, using Pharr, is to gain some fluency with Homer, then Hesiod, then Lyric poets ...
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Difference between ψυχή and θυμός?

According to Pharr, both mean "soul," among other things. I'm having a little trouble understanding the distinction.
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