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Hello all!

I'm new in this community and I'm glad to be here. Hope to learn Latin here. Thanks!
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Materials for reading Homer in Greek

I have long wanted to read Homer in the original. Now, the timing is coming for me to make that a reality.

Which books are recommended for self-study?

Is the Pharr book the best launching point? ...how does something like Beetham's Beginning Greek with Homer compare? Amazon seems to suggests that the latter is better for auto-didacts.

What about vocabulary books - it seems that Pharr has one but then there is one from Cunliffe ...
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A mono-lingual Greek Lexicon for Homer now available

I just posted my Amazon review:

http://www.amazon.com/Homeric-lexicon-A ... ewpoints=1

As I say there, you can preview very much of the book on the Amazon cite. (Just keep on hitting the "surprise me tab" under "look inside.")

Here I will only add that even after the publication of this book, for which I am grateful, there remains a huge need for Ancient Greek dictionaries in Ancient Greek. Really, a modern ...
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Learning the Greek Alphabet

Hi all,

I can't help but feel that the following questions must have been discussed previously in this forum, but I could not find anything when searching. Apologies then, if I'm asking dull questions that have been discussed ad nauseam.

I'm going to attempt to learn Greek on my own, starting with Homer. I picked up the new, 2012, edition of Pharr and cracked it open last night. As you know, the first challenge is ...
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Homeric Greek pronunciation

I'm new to Homeric Greek, in fact I'm new to all Ancient Greek, and had a question with some pronunciation.

When I learned a little about Classical Greek, I was told that φ was pronounced like an English 'f', and θ like an English 'th', but my Homeric Greek textbook says that they're pronounced 'p-h' and 't-h' respectively. I'm having some trouble understanding how ἴφθιμος would have been pronounced. Would it still be pronounced with ...
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Body language in Homer and today

In Homer κατανεύω means "nod in assent" or the like e.g. Il. 1.514 (νημερτὲς μὲν δή μοι ὑπόσχεο καὶ κατάνευσον / ἢ ἀπόειπ’) while ἀνανεύω means the opposite, "nod in refusal" e.g. Od. 9.468 (ἀλλ’ ἐγὼ οὐκ εἴων, ἀνὰ δ’ ὀφρύσι νεῦον ἑκάστῳ, / κλαίειν).

A little googling told me that in Greece an upward nod/rising the eyebrows now, over 2500 years later, still means "no" and a downward nod still means "yes". Can someone ...
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Project: Anki Flashcards for Pharr's Greek

To whom it may concern:

I would like to create a flashcard set using Anki that would be available for anyone using Pharr's Homeric Greek. There is one part that is slow going for me due to my internet connection and ability: the image searching. If the small community here would be able to help, I do believe that everyone using Pharr's would benefit greatly. Here is what I need help finding: copyright free images ...
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Od 4.95-96

μάλα πολλὰ πάθον καὶ ἀπώλεσα οἶκον
εὖ μάλα ναιετάοντα, κεχανδότα πολλὰ καὶ ἐσθλά.

Menelaos is speaking to Telemachus. I always thought οἶκον refers to his own home, i.e. that when he came back from Troy his own house was ruined, although the whole speech is a bit incongruous. All the translations I've seen as well as the Oxford commentary and Ameis-Hentze-Cauer's commentary agree.

But now I find that Oliver Taplin in Homeric Soundings, p. 117 ...
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Kindle Edition of Irene J.F. de Jong's Commentary on Bk 22

Amazon is offering a very low price on the just released kindle edition of this book. Currently listed at $1.99. The paperback edition runs about $35. Certainly worth picking up as a backup copy even if one already owns the paperback.

I've noticed that Amazon will randomly lower the prices of their kindle books considerably for short times.
Picked up Blackwell Companion to Augustine for about one fifth of the usual selling price a couple ...
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