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"Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby CanadianGirl » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:43 pm

Hi-has anybody seen the scanned version of Pharr-Homeric Greek? My old paperback copy is really falling apart-need a new copy, & i notice the "scanned" version is cheaper than the original. Wonder about the quality though, if it's quality printing or not. Any thoughts? Thank you!
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby jswilkmd » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:01 am

This is what one reviewer at amazon specifically said about the scanned version you asked about:

Actually, I think very highly of the text itself, and largely agree with the praise most reviewers have given to this book. However, the quality of Kessinger Publishing's reprint is so far below that of the University of Oklahoma edition of some years back that I strongly discourage purchasing it. What they are offering here is actually a poorly photocopied version of a marked-up used copy! Moreover, it does not include the revisions that John Wright made to update Clyde Pharr's original text for the Oklahoma edition. There is no point whatever in producing an unpresentable version of an out-of-date text. Students of Homeric Greek should seek out either a used edition of the Oklahoma edition (in reasonable shape) or a modern text.

Kessinger has played a useful role in reprinting otherwise unavailable books (e.g., an early novel of Dostoyevsky), but I cannot see any value in this edition at all. I am returning mine. I think the Amazon page should provide some warning about the quality of the book (as Kessinger actually does on the reverse side of the cover page).


There is a used one in very good condition for only $10.75 at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used

Hope this was helpful,

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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby CanadianGirl » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:56 pm

Yes-thanks! I will order the used copy instead-I knew it was too good to be true! Paige.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby Osterdeich » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:38 pm

There is a new edition of Pharr's Homeric Greek coming out in April according to Amazon. From the website:

Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; Fourth Edition (April 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0806141646
ISBN-13: 978-0806141640

Book Description
Publication Date: April 2, 2012 | ISBN-10: 0806141646 | ISBN-13: 978-0806141640 | Edition: Fourth Edition

Notable features of this new edition include:
· Clear definitions of grammatical terms and explanations of forms and syntax
· Easy-to-read charts of grammatical paradigms
· A new reference map of the Aegean region, including sites mentioned in the first book of the Iliad
· An index of the book’s section on grammar
· A larger, more attractive format for the entire text, including more legible Greek characters

Not sure if I can post links yet because I am a newbie, so just go to Amazon…you'll see it in the search results for Homeric Greek.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby annis » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:08 am

Osterdeich wrote:There is a new edition of Pharr's Homeric Greek coming out in April according to Amazon. From the website:

Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; Fourth Edition (April 2, 2012)


Well, that's great. It's nice to know this book is being updated a bit, but still keeping its core benefit. The OUP page mentions that the first forty chapters have expanded intro material. That will help autodidacts who haven't had other inflected languages yet, I hope.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby Ahab » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:59 am

Good news indeed. Perhaps it would be an opportune time to start a new study group after the new edition is released.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby Diane Cotts » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:20 am

I hope you'll consider buying our new, offset edition of the 4th edition. We think this is an improved edition of a great work. The publication date is set for early April - with books to ship from our warehouse in mid-March. Diane Cotts, Asst Director/Chief Financial Officer, University of Oklahoma Press
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby jacob11 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:42 pm

I have a PDF version.I suggest you to look at amazone.com
or you can found it other market place with a cheap rate.Like i found it from a site only for $8.But at this moment i have forgot the exact site because of it was 2 years ago.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby Osterdeich » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:43 am

Diane Cotts wrote:I hope you'll consider buying our new, offset edition of the 4th edition. We think this is an improved edition of a great work. The publication date is set for early April - with books to ship from our warehouse in mid-March.


Diane, thanks for posting with your thoughts. I have the Pharr book (earlier edition) and I refresh my Greek from time to time using it. I definitely plan to get the new edition.

When Amazon sends it (I've pre-ordered it) I will post here with my observations for all. It says I will receive it around 04 April, two days after the release.

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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby Osterdeich » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:28 am

It seems the release has been delayed with no new date listed.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby Ahab » Fri May 11, 2012 3:45 am

Osterdeich wrote:It seems the release has been delayed with no new date listed.


It's now out. Just received my copy direct from O.U. Press this afternoon. Since you pre-ordered it from Amazon, you should have your copy in hand very soon.
My initial reactions are very positive. Overall the layout is very nice. Some very helpful grammatical comments right at the beginning of the book.
One small critique: although much more legible, the greet text is rather small. Considering the enlarged size of the book and that this is intended for beginning readers of Homer I am a little surprised they didn't go for a larger font.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby Markos » Fri May 11, 2012 4:07 pm

One small critique: although much more legible, the greet text is rather small. Considering the enlarged size of the book and that this is intended for beginning readers of Homer I am a little surprised they didn't go for a larger font.


λελύπημαι. τὰ γὰρ μακρὰ γράμματα δεῖ ἔχειν.

{ I'm disappointed. A large font is a must. }
I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby debbiek1945 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:14 am

Found an original one at my local book store : )
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby motchmaster » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:16 pm

Ahab wrote:
One small critique: although much more legible, the greet text is rather small. Considering the enlarged size of the book and that this is intended for beginning readers of Homer I am a little surprised they didn't go for a larger font.


I just got mine last weekend. While it is true that the book is, surprisingly, large (I should've read the dimensions, I almost jumped at the sight!), I have 0 problems making out the diacritics (Unlike the textkit pdf, no offense). I just now managed to read-out-loud Greek on sight, I think. Well worth it. I wish it was available in hardcover, and audio recordings.
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Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Postby peterr89 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:04 am

I will order the used copy instead-I knew it was too good to be true!
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