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Is there a dictionary that gives syllable lengths

Hi all,

I am a new poster and am glad I found this site. I have been studying Pharr for the last two months. As part of my Homeric reading, I have been trying to read the text out loud and get a feel for the meter of the poem. There are times when i do struggle in determining whether a syllable is long or short. Is there a dictionary that includes the lengths. I ...
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Iliad with Attic Parallel Text

Unless I dreamed about it, I think I saw on Google Books an edition of the Iliad with parallel Attic text. Does anyone know? Thanks!
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Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect Online

Browsing over on the TLG site this am and was happily surprised to find that Cunliffe's Lexicon is also online there along with the LSJ.

Here is a link: http://www.tlg.uci.edu/cunliffe/#eid=1&context=lsj
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Greek Hexameter Analysis

Nifty online program that analyzes greek hexameter verse can be found here:
http://www.thesaurus.flf.vu.lt/eiledara/
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Odyssey - Book II - Use of imperfect

In the first 4 lines of book 2 of the Odyssey I see the use of imperfect and aorist, where I would only expect the use of the aorist:

ἦμος δ᾽ ἠριγένεια φάνη ῥοδοδάκτυλος Ἠώς,

ὤρνυτ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἐξ εὐνῆφιν Ὀδυσσῆος φίλος υἱὸς

εἵματα ἑσσάμενος, περὶ δὲ ξίφος ὀξὺ θέτ᾽ ὤμῳ,

ποσσὶ δ᾽ ὑπὸ λιπαροῖσιν ἐδήσατο καλὰ πέδιλα,

ὤρνυτ᾽ is an imperfect , θέτ and ἐδήσατο are aorists. The aorists I can rationalise, the imperfect not ...
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Difficulty of Homer?

While I was at university, I studied Koine as part of my Theology degree and can trot through most of the New Testament now without too much vocab-checking. I've been investigating Homeric on and off with Pharr for the past six months without getting more than my feet wet, but as have some more time as the Scottish winter approaches (no light, no heat) I'm going take a proper look. Something that I read again ...
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Pharr Lesson XX - English to Greek exercises

I'm working my way through Pharr's Homeric Greek and it's been fairly straightforward up until now. I've done the exercises in section 117, could someone review my answers please? Any feedback and corrections are more than welcomed!

1. Σκῆπτρον καὶ στέμματα θεοῦ οὒ χραισμήσουσι γέροντι, ἢ δηθύνων κοίλῃσι πάρα νηυσὶν ᾿Αχαιῶν μεγαθύμων ἢ αὖτις ἰὼν ὕστερον, οὕνεκα τὸν ὀλέξει ᾿Αγαμέμνων, ψυχήν δε ᾿Αιδι προϊάψειν.

2. Οὒ λύσει παῖδα φίλην, γῆρας δε ἔπεισί μιν ἐν οἴκῳ ...
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The Onion -- Homer Reading Group

Not sure if this had been posted before...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/you-ar ... gro,11063/
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Odyssey book 9 - lines 343-344

Dear all

I have a question about the above mentioned lines, which read:

αὐτὰρ ἐπεὶ δὴ σπεῦσε πονησάμενος τὰ ἃ ἔργα,
σὺν δ᾽ ὅ γε δὴ αὖτε δύω μάρψας ὡπλίσσατο δόρπον.

I fail to understand what σὺν is doing in this sentence. Is it that he made this dinner with (i.e. out of) two men? I don't know if I have seen that use if σὺν before...

Thanks in advance.
Kasper
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Struggling with cases - help please!

Hi,
I have just started with Schoder and Horrigan. I have no previous experience of Latin or of declensions & cases. I am now stuck at lesson 6, paragraph 19. Two particular questions:

1) Why is απο (away from, from) GEN., whereas επι (to, towards) is ACC. They would appear to be the same form, only the direction of movement changing.

2) επι can be 'upon' (GEN.), 'on, at, beside' (DAT) or 'to, towards' (ACC). ...
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