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by Redhead
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Homeric Hymns, resources
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: TLGMarathon: Homeric Hymns, resources

Paul Derouda, it's a classic for me and my friends. Some of them even know a lot of it by heart. It's simply hilarious. :lol: KAMELÅÅÅSÅÅ! I will get my hands on those translations as well, thank you! Menoeceus, good to hear! :D You might want to check out my TLGMarathon thread for the Odyssey, wher...
by Redhead
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Homeric Hymns, resources
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: TLGMarathon: Homeric Hymns, resources

If you can read Italian, there is a commentary on the entire set of Homeric Hymns by Filippo Càssola: For Hesiod, try to get your hands on West's commentaries. They're 50+ years old, but they are really rich in information and insights. It's too late to correct och. You've been exposed as Swedish. ...
by Redhead
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Homeric Hymns, resources
Replies: 5
Views: 621

TLGMarathon: Homeric Hymns, resources

So, I'm not sure if there's much interest in this series of mine, but I will keep it up. The Odyssey is now finished and I'm about to start reading Hesiod. I'm only waiting for the last commentaries to arrive. Thus, I'm starting this thread in the meantime. If you have any suggestions on commentarie...
by Redhead
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Digital lexica and commentaries
Replies: 0
Views: 866

Digital lexica and commentaries

What projects are you aware of that is developing proper digital lexica and commentaries? It seems to me that the possibilities that could be found in a properly thought out digital format are not really explored, or am I missing something? Sure, some stuff are published online, but I have yet to se...
by Redhead
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Latin Poetry
Topic: Reading early fragments
Replies: 9
Views: 2347

Re: Reading early fragments

If you are not married to the idea of running chronological from the start, I do think you could make the process easier and richer for yourself by raising your Latin ability first before reading fragmentary early poets. Sorry, I'm fanatically obsessed with the idea. I spend basically 14-15 hours a...
by Redhead
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Latin Poetry
Topic: Reading early fragments
Replies: 9
Views: 2347

Re: Reading early fragments

Having now gone through Andronicus and Naevius, I definitely see your point. It was hard, boring and not very rewarding(and as I understand, a little dangerous, given the faults of the old Loeb edition). But it still feels good to at least have had a personal acquaintance with them, and have had a f...
by Redhead
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Latin Poetry
Topic: Reading early fragments
Replies: 9
Views: 2347

Reading early fragments

Salvete! I'm reading through Conte's "Latin Literature: A History" and the actual texts parallel in latin based on the bibliography on each section and stuff found online. The goal is to have this as a side project in my more serious study of greek. I've made it through the fragments of Livius Andro...
by Redhead
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources

I take the liberty to post the resource list by seanjonesbw from the post "Odyssey Reading Group: Introduction" https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bk06uapk0hhhbiz/AADhSIe4VqkH6JygAcW52wL-a?dl=0&preview=Odyssey_Reading_Group_Resources.pdf https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bk06uapk0hhhbiz/AADhSIe4VqkH6JygAcW52wL-a?d...
by Redhead
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?

I'm wondering how you plan to order the text you read, especially after the Classical Attic period. Who do you read first, Marcus Aurelius or the Apostolic Fathers? Well, I haven't made up my mind yet, but that's a minor issue. I just started this year, and I'm still in the Odyssey. It will take *s...
by Redhead
Thu May 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources

There's no mention of the Cambridge "Green and Yellow" commentary on books VI to VIII by Garvie, which I think is particularly good (even if it's slightly older than the rest). On the hand, I would bracket Dawe's book, which is interesting if you're looking for an analytical dissection of the Odyss...
by Redhead
Sun May 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Hesiod, resources
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: TLGMarathon: Hesiod, resources

Not at all. It took me from Jan 1 to May 17. But I started the Odyssey topic at the end of my reading of the Iliad, and now I have started the Hesiod topic at the beginning of the Odyssey. :) It's seems like there's limited interest at the moment, so I thought I should give it some time. :)
by Redhead
Thu May 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Hesiod, resources
Replies: 3
Views: 859

TLGMarathon: Hesiod, resources

Χαίρετε! Since I have just now finished the Iliad and will begin The Odyssey tomorrow, I thought I might as well post the topic on Hesiod in the meantime. See the first post of TLGMarathon for background. Of course I haven't yet acquired any of the items below but I have gone through L’Année phil. a...
by Redhead
Tue May 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources

When it comes to Scholia, wouldn't Erbse, "Scholia" and van der Valk, "Researches" be a better option? Not if you're reading Odyssey :wink: HA! I'm an idiot. Thank you for pointing that out. Of course I never bothered to look if those texts included the Odyssey as well as the Iliad. My bad. :lol:
by Redhead
Tue May 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources

I am afraid I'm a little short on time to add names but I hope you enjoy your Homer. I would wish you good luck but you won't need it for a while. Can I ask what kind of secondary literature / 'resources' you are looking for exactly? Enough commentary to help you with language points for comprehens...
by Redhead
Mon May 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

Re: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources

Thanks for this! Now, I'm no expert when it comes to Homer, but one might add: The Making of the Odyssey/M. L. West; Oxford 2014 . The Loeb editions (HUP; 1998^2), and perhaps (though not so *modern*) Scholia Graeca in Homeri Odysseam ex Codicibus Aucta et Emendata/Gulielmus Dindorfius; Oxford, 185...
by Redhead
Sun May 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources
Replies: 10
Views: 1891

TLGMarathon: Odyssey, resources

So, I thought this topic could serve as a place to efficiently display the items of interest for the first reading of the Odyssey. I know this has been discussed in several other places, but as a part of my the TLGMarathon series, I thought it would be nice to have it all conveniently stored in the ...
by Redhead
Sun May 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?

Why just read it? Why not profit from your efforts *and* encourage future generations to pursue the same? A worthy goal! Instead, produce a "Highlights Learning" version of the TLG as you read it. See here: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AHighlights+Learning&s=relevancerank&text=Hig...
by Redhead
Thu May 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?

Your scattered reading from a high-quality sample of the finest Attic authors may have sorely misled your expectations. The reason you would presumably be the first(?) to pull this off isn't that it's fundamentally 'difficult' to read that much - see jeidsath's estimate and you can easily get faste...
by Redhead
Wed May 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?

There are only 110 million words in the TLG. If you can work yourself up to a good reading pace, say 100 words/min, and devote your working days to it, you'll be done in 6 years. Considering that I am struggling to do 40 lines of Homer every hour, it will take some time before I reach that insane t...
by Redhead
Wed May 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

Re: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?

Good luck. Which is the one to begin with, one's favourite or one that is deemed expendable for practicing on? Is the last one the goal or the afterthought? Perhaps it would be better to read through the corpus at least twice, so that every work both adds to the competency with which you read the o...
by Redhead
Wed May 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The TLG all the way through. Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 1697

The TLG all the way through. Anyone?

Hi, I'm a student of Greek at the university of Göteborg. I've read quite a few of the threads here at Textkit, but now I would like to interact more directly with y'all. My main purpose is to find updated and good secondary literature, mainly commentaries and grammatical resources, for MY GRRAND PL...