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a composition book based upon homer???

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:41 pm
by Tertius Robertus
is there such a thing? if not, what could be used to supply the scarce exercises presented on pharr. [they are quite effective - at least for me - but they are few in number, thereby i want something to serve as a complement]

cheers!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:12 pm
by annis
I have never heard of such a thing. That doesn't mean no such resources exist, but I expect they would be rare. Attic has always been the preferred dialect for both prose and verse composition. The mixed-dialect Kunstsprache of Homer would make prose exercises a bit odd.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:04 am
by Tertius Robertus
:cry: that is too bad :cry:

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:39 pm
by IreneY
But why? It's not as if anyone actually spoke in the dialect used by Homer :D

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:19 pm
by annis
IreneY wrote:But why? It's not as if anyone actually spoke in the dialect used by Homer :D


The aoidoi did! :) Not conversationally, but we've good reason to expect they could improvise in verse using that dialect.

I suspect 3us Robertus is looking for extra practice, not to start a Homeric prose movement, fun though that sounds.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:26 am
by Tertius Robertus
I suspect 3us Robertus is looking for extra practice


indeed that is what i need :wink:

not to start a Homeric prose movement, fun though that sounds.


but this idea pleases me :D

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:49 am
by IreneY
Oh, OK, so there are people more crazy than I am :D And the aoidoi didn't really speak Homeric, they just used it (said splitting hairs Irene).

But you shouldn't listen to me, I am prejudiced I must say :oops:

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:29 pm
by annis