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Shield of Achilles

Postby swiftnicholas » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:09 pm

Does anybody have ideas about translating Iliad 18.482: [face=SPIonic]poiei daidala polla\ iduihsi prapidessin[/face]?

He made many elaborate designs to look at?

(I'm having trouble with the accents causing spacing problems. I downloaded it from the hyperlink provided. Any ideas?)
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Re: Shield of Achilles

Postby Eureka » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:17 pm

swiftnicholas wrote:(I'm having trouble with the accents causing spacing problems. I downloaded it from the hyperlink provided. Any ideas?)

I find it's not a problem if you use Netscape.
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Postby swiftnicholas » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:32 pm

So if other people are using Netscape the accents will appear correctly to them?
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Postby Eureka » Sun Jan 09, 2005 1:06 am

They should, I think. I can't really talk for everyone else though.
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Postby Adelheid » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:18 pm

About [face=spionic]iduihsi[/face]:

I checked it in Cunliffe's 'Lexicon of the Homeric dialect' (arrived yesterday, love it already), and he states it is an adiective use of the perfectum participle of [face=spionic]eidw[/face] and it should mean skillfull.
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