I've been working on memorizing the opening lines of the Iliad as Pharr suggests, and just realized I might be mis-scanning line 3.
In the Pharr text, I was reading Î‘Î¹Î´Î¹ as having two syllables, the first of which is long because it's a dipthong.
But now I'm looking at other versions, like at Perseus, and they all print a diaeresis mark over that first iota, making the word three syllables (two short followed by one long, I think).
My question is, is there some way I should have known that wasn't a dipthong just from reading the Pharr text? I couldn't tell from the meter, could I? And why doesn't Pharr print the mark, when he does so later in the very same line?