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by chad
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aoidoi.org em Português; also Menander
Replies: 1
Views: 967

thanks v much to both of you! this is great. :)
by chad
Mon May 28, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: how to do the pitch accent
Replies: 17
Views: 8683

hi, also worth pointing out that some of the advice given above doesn't agree with the authoritative book on greek prosody, the one by devine and stephens 1994. (when i say authoritative, i don't mean conclusive (because what is in grk?), i just mean that there isn't anything else yet which really t...
by chad
Mon May 14, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Change from 3rd to 1st person.
Replies: 7
Views: 2124

hi bert, i think i get your qn now, it's a little bit like Βατ?αχομυομαχία 17-18 (although the case of the predicate is of course different, following εἰμί): εἰμὶ δ' ?γὼ βασιλεὺς Φυσίγναθος, ὃς κατὰ λίμνην τιμῶμαι the predicate of the main clause βασιλε?ς (like ἄνθ?ωπον) is general (the species rath...
by chad
Mon May 14, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Change from 3rd to 1st person.
Replies: 7
Views: 2124

hi bert, also always remember your iliad :) :) cheers chad.

1.37 κλῦθί μοι ἀ?γυ?ότοξ', ὃς Χ?ύσην ἀμφιβέβηκας
by chad
Fri May 04, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Links between Latin and French
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

hi, knowing latin can help your french vocab a little bit. the rules for latin -> french are set out in the grevisse and also in eg bourciez 1967 which is the book i use. the general rule is that vowels in the latin word's accented syll and (if different) the word-initial syllable tend to persist in...
by chad
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Commentary Discovered in Archimedes Palimpsest
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

i can't believe they found this! to put this in perspective, you can already find ancient commentaries on the same book by e.g. porphyry, dexippus &c., but they were all later than alex. of aph. re. the part they quote in the article linked above, looks to me like a commentary on a passage of ar. in...
by chad
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Neighing Horses
Replies: 2
Views: 3676

hi, have a look at how the tragedians use φ??αγμα (see LSJ for refs), cheers, chad.
by chad
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aoidoi.org — another Homeric Hymn
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

hey will, thanks for that :) your posts, along with paul's, wrap it up i think (but it'd be interesting, from a curiosity standpoint only, to know how the grk epic bards knew about this archaism, i.e. from earlier grk, or from one of the other non-grk IE traditions you mention above... interesting i...
by chad
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aoidoi.org — another Homeric Hymn
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

hi paul thanks for that :) can i ask, point 4 of your post, and further question 1 of will above, imply (to me) that there was a phase at some point prior to homer where preverbs were separated from verbs in grk, and moved towards a "fusion". how do we know this, if our earliest grk records (myc) do...
by chad
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aoidoi.org — another Homeric Hymn
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

hey will, i don't know, cheers, chad. :)
by chad
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aoidoi.org — another Homeric Hymn
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

hi yeah but those aren't grk... the artificiality point will mentioned is that preverbs were attached to verbs in earlier grk (myc), but are sometimes separated in homer, cheers, chad.
by chad
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aoidoi.org — another Homeric Hymn
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

hey will, yeah re tmesis i agree both readings work, i just mentioned my 1st reading in passing (if you wanted to add it as a note for your readers who study homer), nb that whole phrase is lifted from iliad 16.670 and 16.680, and lsj states that the verb there is πε?ιέννυμι , and so i doubt the tme...
by chad
Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Arateia Notia :: the stars as seen from Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 3709

hi, just waiting for the betacode if possible, as mentioned above, looking forward to it because i'm an aussie :) cheers, chad. :)
by chad
Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aoidoi.org — another Homeric Hymn
Replies: 17
Views: 4927

hey will, thanks very much for this excellent doc! just v. quickly, you took πε?ί (in line 6) as adverbial, but my 1st reading was in tmesis, i.e. πε?ιέννυμι ; also you read ἑλικοβλέφα?ος (in line 19) as "quickly-glancing (?)", but I thought it was quite similar to the familiar homeric ἑλίκωψ , whic...
by chad
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Geoffrey Horrocks and his learned book
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

by chad
Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: my old iliad a notes
Replies: 0
Views: 908

my old iliad a notes

hi all, i'm getting ready to move overseas in a few weeks, and so going through my old docs... found some old notes on iliad A i made a while ago... i've drawn together notes from many sources, and parsed some scholia from the 3 great alexandrians. http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/IliadANotes.pdf ...
by chad
Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Arateia Notia :: the stars as seen from Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 3709

anthony this looks great, are you able to convert it into betacode? if not it's ok, i'll definitely read this and the one you posted recently, thanks, chad.
by chad
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: [leipous' androte_ta kai he_be_n]: persistent false scansion
Replies: 1
Views: 3368

hi, yep have you seen bolling's iliad? he prefers that reading over a)na\ in line 15, following lehrs. i posted a link to the 1st page of bolling's iliad recently:

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/Pg1Atheniensium.jpg

cheers, chad.
by chad
Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: [leipous' androte_ta kai he_be_n]: persistent false scansion
Replies: 1
Views: 3368

hi, yep martin west discusses the same line and others and gives the same explanation, in "a new companion to homer" chapter 9 pg 229. i've scanned the relevant page for you, which has other e.g.s too: http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/WestSonantR.pdf i've also discussed other homeric scansion irre...
by chad
Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Memory techniques and Roman memory books
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

hi, ok, take any fact (numerical or not)... to remember it, you can link it to an image in your head. but how do you remember the image? that's what memory systems like this do, they help you sequence the images you've linked to the facts. i used memory systems at uni, not anymore though, cheers, ch...
by chad
Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Memory techniques and Roman memory books
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

hi, see this 2005 thread for refs:

viewtopic.php?t=3560

cheers, chad.
by chad
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἀνέθεσαν What is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

hi, have a look at the aor. paradigm of τίθημι here (no. 30): http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/paradigmsU/paradigmtables4BOM.html add on the verb prefix ἀνα , and you have a common verb for "dedicate". your e.g. is in the aor. plural but here's a nice e.g. in the aor. sg (see start of line 2):...
by chad
Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλαγγή // χ?ύση
Replies: 10
Views: 11127

hi, that form is clearly constructed, as the alpha-decl dual in the gen/dat isn't found in homer: see my notes linked above, s4.2. pharr admits that this very form is uncertain: see s654. other homeric grammars, e.g. chantraine 1958 chapter 17, thompson 1890 s17 &c., leave this part of the table bla...
by chad
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: youtube classics links?
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

hi, i did my 1st and only youtube search yesterday...

just typed "ancient greek" and got all these videos on e.g. the ancient greek melody fragments performed, stuff on ancient greek religion and archaeology...

surely someone who's done 2 or more searches on youtube has found even better stuff :)
by chad
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: youtube classics links?
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

youtube classics links?

hi, i'm a bit new to youtube, has anyone found some good links re. the classics? thanks :)
by chad
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλαγγή // χ?ύση
Replies: 10
Views: 11127

no problemo :)
by chad
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλαγγή // χ?ύση
Replies: 10
Views: 11127

hi, no, no alpha-decl fem duals in homer, see s4.2 of my notes:

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/pharrnotes.pdf

cheers, chad.
by chad
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Declension inconsistencies?
Replies: 6
Views: 7526

hi, i was just showing an e.g. of spelling differences between editions...

but btw on the grk side, have another quick think about the case, nom? gen?. cheers, chad.
by chad
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Declension inconsistencies?
Replies: 6
Views: 7526

hi, yep the spelling differences have all sorts of reasons. i just uploaded for you pg 1 of another one of my iliad editions, this one by Bolling 1950, Ilias Atheniensium: The Athenian Iliad of the Sixth Century BC, which tries to capture the iliad at an earlier stage than previous iliad editions. h...
by chad
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Declension inconsistencies?
Replies: 6
Views: 7526

hi, see sections 3.2 (1st declension) and 6.1-6.2 (2nd) in my notes here:

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/pharrnotes.pdf

cheers, chad.
by chad
Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Direct Method
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

hi, the book is beginners, cheers :)
by chad
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Direct Method
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

hi, yeah i have it, it was good, only downside no audio which beginners need, cheers, chad.
by chad
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Direct Method
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

hi, there's this 2003 one, you just start reading easy french from page 1:

http://www.amazon.com/Easy-French-Reade ... F8&s=books
by chad
Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice book on the Oracle
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

hi thanks, yeah there was a doco on it a few years ago. googling "delphi ethylene" shows some 2006 science articles contesting it though, all v interesting, cheers :)
by chad
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice book on the Oracle
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

hi, what did it say caused the hallucinations? i saw a doco a few years ago by some geologists on delphi, and they thought they finally found what caused them, some sort of build up on the walls of the channel where the water flowed underneath, but i forget what, i'm not very sciency, thanks :)
by chad
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: translation
Replies: 13
Views: 3949

hi, for the gen use without preposition here, check out moorhouse 1982 pages 72-74 discussing this usage in sophocles electra 317 and other lines, cheers, chad.
by chad
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Acquiring Reading Knowledge of German and Spanish
Replies: 13
Views: 5472

hi, in addition to courses, read the same news article each day (and listen to dubbed video) in your chosen euro languages at: http://euronews.net/ i've also bought the oxford CD-ROM instant pop-up dictionaries for french, italian and german (which all work together in one little window on your scre...
by chad
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: disyllabic enclitic
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

hi, yep, see e.g. aristophanes, ach. 390:

σκοτοδασυπυκνότ?ιχά τιν' Ἄιδος κυνῆν
by chad
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How Different are all the Dialects?
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

hi, there are real differences. as for aeolic, see the consolidated grammar here:

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/writingsapphics.pdf

i specifically compare differences in dialects, e.g. spelling differences from attic and e.g. syntax differences from homer (see pg 12), cheers, chad.
by chad
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ΤΩ, ΑΔΕΚΤΟΡΙ ΑΡΤΥΡΟΤΟΞΩ ΘΠΑΩ? ΑΔ
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

hi irene, nah don't trust my guess, i don't study epigraphy, and i know how long it took to learn to read papyri... there'll be an edited version of this inscription somewhere... good luck cracking it :)