I have long wanted to read Homer in the original. Now, the timing is coming for me to make that a reality.
PelianAsh wrote:Hello everyone,
Great suggestions! My teacher last year recommended the https://skinnyexpress.com/phen375-review phen375 program and a book that I found to be really useful as well, Selections From Homer's Iliad by Allen Rogers Benner. It seems to be out of print and the copy I found online isn't exactly the best quality, but it came highly recommended. Unfortunately, I borrowed quite a bit and no longer have the books, but I still have Benner and the Owen and Goodspeed Homeric Vocabularies.
BenThumb wrote:Hi Scribo, where can I get a copy of Chantraine's book? I can't find it on Amazon or eBay. I'm in the UK if that helps. Thanks.
Markos wrote:Paul is right about the Loebs. The revised editions work well as cribs, but Murray's old versions are written in an archaic English that is sometimes harder to understand than the Greek.
Paul Derouda wrote:A very good book (or actually 3 books) is the Homer Encyclopedia. It's basically an encyclopedia on all things Homer: the epics themselves, Homeric scholarship and later reception of Homer, and it's aimed at Homerists of any level. Unfortunately, it's quite expensive, but go for it if you can find an affordable copy. Any good university library should have it as well.
Paul Derouda wrote:That's the problem. At present, the price at amazon.com is $500. When it came out a couple of years ago, it was about half that, I think - not cheap but not impossibly expensive.
jeidsath wrote:So the price of old books isn't necessarily set by value. It tends to be set by the algorithm used by the world's largest bookseller (Amazon). This algorithm has several flaws, but the biggest one is that one stupid buyer will make an old book more expensive for everyone.
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