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by seanjonesbw
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone interested in a Greek reading group for the Odyssey
Replies: 9
Views: 2931

Re: Anyone interested in a Greek reading group for the Odyss

I think this is a great idea. I've been following the GreekStudy collation mailing list for the Iliad but that's only really useful for comparing translations so I would be totally up for a more in-depth reading group. I think Altair's suggestion is a good one and I'd be happy to take on the role of...
by seanjonesbw
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Scanning Iliad 1.3
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

Re: Scanning Iliad 1.3

That's good advice - I'm not really sure how much of a breather to take at the caesura.
by seanjonesbw
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Scanning Iliad 1.3
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

Re: Scanning Iliad 1.3

Thanks! I'm planning to commit the first few lines to memory so it's a huge help knowing I've not completely messed it up.
by seanjonesbw
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Scanning Iliad 1.3
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

Scanning Iliad 1.3

I'm now pretty comfortable with the metrics of the first two lines of the Iliad based on the discussion in Pharr and elsewhere, but I'm stuck with line 3 based on the rules I've learnt. I can hear the vowel lengths in the first two lines in the Annis recordings but they all sound equal in the record...
by seanjonesbw
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ranking Greek writers by difficulty
Replies: 15
Views: 9022

Re: Ranking Greek writers by difficulty

i'd be interested to know, from those who've voted above, what was it in particular that you had in mind when you voted someone as super difficult, compared to an author as easier, i.e. what criterion did you use as your rule of thumb? was it e.g. still bashing your palm into your forehead when rea...
by seanjonesbw
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ranking Greek writers by difficulty
Replies: 15
Views: 9022

Re: Ranking Greek writers by difficulty

To kick things off

Homer 3
Hesiod 4
Lyric Poets (or not grouped together?) 6
Aeschylus 5
Sophocles 6
Euripides 6
Aristophanes 4
Plato 2
Aristotle 2
Herodotus 2
Xenophon 1
Thucydides 5
Demosthenes 4
Archimedes ?
Euclid ?
Septuagint 1
New Testament 0
by seanjonesbw
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ranking Greek writers by difficulty
Replies: 15
Views: 9022

Ranking Greek writers by difficulty

I think you'll find, as you progress, that this scale of measurement, which may work for modern foreign languages, isn't really useful or valid for ancient Greek. Some texts are easier than others; some authors have a style that's very difficult. Plato reads somewhat more easily for me at least tha...
by seanjonesbw
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Difficulty of Homer?
Replies: 4
Views: 6078

Re: Difficulty of Homer?

Thanks so much for your reply, that's really great advice and I've plunged right in.
by seanjonesbw
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Difficulty of Homer?
Replies: 4
Views: 6078

Difficulty of Homer?

While I was at university, I studied Koine as part of my Theology degree and can trot through most of the New Testament now without too much vocab-checking. I've been investigating Homeric on and off with Pharr for the past six months without getting more than my feet wet, but as have some more time...
by seanjonesbw
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared
Replies: 13
Views: 10612

Re: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared

False alarm! It's back. Thank you so much for your reply.
by seanjonesbw
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared
Replies: 13
Views: 10612

Wayback Greekgeek Pharr Key has disappeared

Hello, Does anyone have a mirror of the greekgeek.org answer key for Pharr saved? The Wayback machine has been down, I think because the current owners of the domain have denied access through robots.txt. http://web.archive.org/web/20080529041237/http://www.greekgeek.org/ Obviously if anyone knows a...
by seanjonesbw
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Linguistic terminology
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

That looks to be very helpful, from a quick glance at the links. Much better than trudging through an entire book of english grammar. Thank you very much, don't think I would have found these by myself.

Sean
by seanjonesbw
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Linguistic terminology
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Linguistic terminology

I have been learning Greek from an old Teach Yourself (F Kinchin Smith) and while I find the vocabulary and grammar fine to pick up when well explained, the sections where masses of terms are used to describe words are difficult to follow. I assume this is because I have never formally followed any ...