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Schoder and Horrigan

Postby fordprefect » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:53 pm

I've found this book far easier and better organized than Pharr's, but also far less detailed, and enjoy it quite a bit. On the other hand, I haven't got an answer key. Someone posted a link to one a while back, but that link is dead. Anyone save the link, or have an updated key?
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Re: Schoder and Horrigan

Postby Lex » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:38 pm

I couldn't find anything on the 'Net. There is a reprint of the answer key available from Amazon for $20, though.
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Re: Schoder and Horrigan

Postby mtcougar832 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:34 am

Found a copy via Archive.org - through lesson 94. Its been a life-saver. I saved it to my computer too, just in case.
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Re: Schoder and Horrigan

Postby fordprefect » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:50 pm

Thank you! Fantastic find.
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Re: Schoder and Horrigan

Postby Lina » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:23 am

I've been considering getting the revised "Reading Course in Homeric Greek" (3rd Ed.)

I've gone through Athenaze, books I and II. How different is Homeric greek for a person who has already gone through an Attic grammar? Take your IQ, subtract 30 points and that's probably my IQ. Horrible memory.

Any good advice about trying this?
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Re: Schoder and Horrigan

Postby modus.irrealis » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:53 am

I'm not familiar with that book, but my experience has been that at first the going is slow but then it becomes much better, so if you're willing to slog through the early stages, you'll be fine. The syntax rules are pretty much the same as Attic and I'm sure the book would point the few differences -- and in fact the sentence structure in Homer is easier than what you typically get in Attic works, although the fact that it's poetry can obscure that at times. There are differences in the inflections, but my main problem was the number of inflectional alternatives, especially with the pronouns (and of course, learning the vocabulary). But once you get used to it, and it's similar enough to Attic that you can pick it up as you go, it becomes much more reasonable.

There's also an edition of the first book of the Iliad by Draper, which is designed for people in your position, who want to go from the Attic they know to reading Homer. It's very thorough, so you might want to take a look at it as well.
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Re: Schoder and Horrigan

Postby Lina » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:31 am

Thank you, modus.irrealus.

There were some glowing reviews of the Draper book on Amazon and it appears to be exactly what I was looking for!
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