Timotheus wrote:I would like to have more excersises instead of just those in "Pharr's homeric Greek"
Glutton for punishment, eh?
I still want to work more with the paradigms of the first declension as well as drive the Vocabulary deeper.
In the big picture, it's not always necessary to learn every single word in the First Book of the Iliad. In fact, according to The Chicago Homer
, there are at least 29 words in Pharr you will never see anywhere else in Homer. On the other hand, it's annoying to have to look words up in the vocabulary. My advice, use flashcards, either physical ones or software that does the same thing. I'm investigating the latter.
As for declension, one of the things that happens in a classroom is recitation of paradigms. To simulate this, decline a different noun every day (or a couple of times a day) before working on exercises. So with conjugating a verb. The only thing missing would be someone to correct your work. Those accents can be tricky.
also the grammer in the back of the book for the most part I get but a little further explanation would be nice to have. But i know that is what the forum is about, asking questions and getting answers, but sometimes I like to read with pictures
If you want more detail, look it up in the corresponding parts of Smyth's Greek Grammar
available on this site. Be advised that for the most part, he's talking about Attic Greek and pointing out respects in which Homeric Greek differs.