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by Paul
Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59211

Hi All,

Merely FYI: so far I have received exactly one request to be enrolled in GTSS for pharr-d.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Conditional clauses and tense (Hebrews 8:4)
Replies: 6
Views: 7301

The producers should learn some Greek. The "past tense" of εἰμί is here used to make unambiguous the verb's progressive (imperfective) aspect. A respected translator of Aristotle makes just this case when he renders the Stagirite's technical formula τί ἦν εἶναι. This does not mean "what it was to be...
by Paul
Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59211

As far as I know the problem was confined to the aforementioned releases, both of which are relatively old.

-pb
by Paul
Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59211

For future members of pharr-d: please see

http://www.greekgeek.org/gtss.pdf
http://www.greekgeek.org/gtssIntro.pdf

As the group gets going, please e-mail me if you have any questions about using GTSS.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Strategy to read Pharr
Replies: 12
Views: 13571

euphony wrote:I stand corrected.
I don't know about that; it IS expensive. :)
by Paul
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Strategy to read Pharr
Replies: 12
Views: 13571

by Paul
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59211

Socrates the Cyborg wrote:Everyone should look at the message from Paul and email me the appropriate information.
I second that emotion. I've yet to receive anything.

In the meantime, which is the dreamtime, I will set up infrastrux for pharr-d.

-pb
by Paul
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59211

Hi All, I need to know: a. who is in the group (e-mail @ and if they so desire, a userid) b. if the group will have "guides" - folks responsible for grading and commenting the work of others, then I need to know who the guides are. c. when you intend to start Perhaps the group organizers could coord...
by Paul
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59211

Hi All,

The "internet tool" that Adelheid refers to is still available. GTSS is far preferable to e-mail.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300 watch the trailer if you are brave enough
Replies: 63
Views: 20229

Hmm....given current east/west tensions, I wonder about the timing of this film....
by Paul
Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 2 graduates to Iliad 3.
Replies: 10
Views: 8165

Hi Bert and Adelheid, Unfortunately, I will have to renege on the offer of a GTSSed book 3. I have lately been receiving e-mails from my ISP admonishing me for the disk space I am consuming. In fact, as I will later post in the "Open Board", I may have to take down some of the older GTSS lessons. If...
by Paul
Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Best Attic Greek Grammar?
Replies: 11
Views: 5398

There is also Gildersleeve's "Syntax of Classical Greek", a more specialized work than Smyth's, but very good.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: me/n - de/ in Iliad 18 - 20
Replies: 9
Views: 9520

cdm2003 wrote:Could it even be a simpler contrast, as if Chryses is implying "I really hope you get what you want (μέν) and that I get what I want (δέ)?" Chris
Sure. That seems quite reasonable to me.
-pb
by Paul
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 13071

Socrates the Cyborg wrote:καλη βουλη
So far so good!

Try it again with some accents and a breathing or two.

-pb
by Paul
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 13071

Re: Fonts

3) Is it just a fact of life here now that because there is no central standard I must resign myself to being able see some posters greek while some other will be gibberish? It is too bad that a wealth of great information in the archives of this forum will be less accessible to people. Is there no...
by Paul
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 13071

Socrates the Cyborg wrote:I am able to read the first line, the second line has tags before hand and latin characters with =) and / mixed in.
As Ms. G-cubed notes, you're fine. It's simply time to say goodbye to SPIonic.

BTW GlottalGreekGeek: do I hear Arnold-speak in the spelling of your location? :)

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: me/n - de/ in Iliad 18 - 20
Replies: 9
Views: 9520

Interesting. I've always read this passage according to Bert's 2nd choice. But my reason for this reading is not based chiefly on syntax or morphology. Rather, I detect a meaningful contrast in the analogy gods:heros::heros:"regular men". So it is quite natural for me to locate the μέν / δέ contrast...
by Paul
Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 17
Views: 13071

Hi, I am sorry for your troubles. The Greek forums no longer support Greek glyphs by means of the SPIonic font; instead they expect Unicode characters. How do the next two lines appear to you? μῆνιν ἄειδε μῆνιν ἄειδε Barring an unexpected setting in IE, if you have any of the following fonts on your...
by Paul
Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 2 graduates to Iliad 3.
Replies: 10
Views: 8165

Bert, Give me an idea of when you two want to get started. I can't quite remember, but I think the infrastrux are in place. I need to start preparing the text. I can't promise to get lots of lessons done in advance. Rather, I will try to stay a lesson or two ahead of you and perispomenon. Cordially,...
by Paul
Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greekgeek.org on Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Hi tjnor,

I lately spoke to Will Annis about this. I am pretty sure that he can access GTSS on his Mac without difficulty.

Perhaps he can weigh in on this.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad B:445
Replies: 6
Views: 4575

Hi Bert,

The commentators are trying to get across that the preposition here means to include Agamemnon, e.g., "but those Zeus-nourished kings around (and including) Agamemnon."

See Cunliffe's discussion of ἀμφί

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: omission of direct object from relative clause
Replies: 27
Views: 7384


by Paul
Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help! Typing and viewing Greek fonts on the internet
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Re: Help! Typing and viewing Greek fonts on the internet

2) When I visit certain webpages, for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attic_Greek, I cannot get all the Greek characters to display properly. In this case, I can see the the first three letters of the Greek word for "land" in the paradigms, but cannot see some of the fourth characters--I can ...
by Paul
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek prepositions: Why are they so strange ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4289


by Paul
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek prepositions: Why are they so strange ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4289


by Paul
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aspect vs time
Replies: 10
Views: 3352

Hi Bert, As I remarked in the aspect tutorial that Will and I wrote a few years ago, "The technical literature concerning aspect is vast and difficult." Having lately revisited this literature I can again attest to this painful truth. Permit me, then, without committing myself to a particular positi...
by Paul
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Plato Commentary?
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

The history of human thought makes plain that, sooner or later, a particular te/xnh, or "know-how", itself becomes the object of scientific study. Thus there is a science of ship-building which sets forth the best practices, materials, price/performance trade-offs, etc., for the building of all mann...
by Paul
Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 970

I don't know if all these are free, but you can start from here: http://scholarsfonts.net/ http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/greek_extended.html http://gainsford.tripod.com/archive.htm http://www.russellcottrell.com/greek/fonts.h...
by Paul
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Plato Commentary?
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Hi Mofmog,

If you are interested in a commentary on Plato's thought as opposed to his Greek, you'd be hard pressed to do better than Jacob Klein's "A Commentary on Plato's Meno."

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55936

Peter, what's wrong with you? There's not even the suspicion of racism in what Lucus said.

Having soberly considered Lucus' post, perhaps you should, in the manner of the Persians, get drunk and reconsider it.

I'm sure Mel Gibson would gladly join you in a drink.

Love and Kisses,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Types of Speech
Replies: 5
Views: 5540

Thanks Bert. That helps some. I raise this question in the context of certain of Paul's remarks about how women are supposed to behave, e.g., 1 Cor 14:34. This is an interesting passage because it uses both verbs. Women may not λαλεῖν ; The Law speaks in the manner of λέγειν . It's a weak induction,...
by Paul
Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Types of Speech
Replies: 5
Views: 5540

Types of Speech

How sensitive were the NT authors, especially Paul, to the semantic differences between λαλέω and λέγω ?

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63750

Chris, Did you e-mail me and request GTSS login tokens? On June 15 in this thread I wrote: "Would everyone on this list please e-mail me, requesting GTSS login tokens? You can construct my e-mail address out of the domain name 'optonline.net' and the userid 'greekgeek'. After receiving your e-mail, ...
by Paul
Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: meaning of Ὀδυσσεύς
Replies: 13
Views: 4482

Hyptia,

So the final alpha in )Arizw/na is long? :)

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: meaning of Ὀδυσσεύς
Replies: 13
Views: 4482

Chantraine records a few interesting points: 1. Outside of "literary" works, the form with δ is not well-attested. However, it appears frequently in forms Ὀλυσεύς, Ὀλυσσεύς, Ὀλυττεύς, Ὀλισεύς, Ὠλυσσεύς . Although some of these forms may be faulty, Chantraine asserts that they completely guarantee an...
by Paul
Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: English Grammar
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

I would recommend House and Harman's "Descriptive English Grammar" and P.H. Matthews' "Syntax". The first is an older work with an emphasis on diagramming a la Reed & Kellog. But it is quite thorough and clearly written. The second, a member of the Cambrdige Textbooks in Linguistics series, is a dem...
by Paul
Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63750

Hi Sara, Thank you for letting us know about this. I trust that things will settle down for you soon enough. I have asked Fernand, known in these parts as "Skylax", to take your place and he has graciously accepted. I think that the group is now more or less underway. But maybe Bert can officially w...
by Paul
Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 52
Views: 15214

I try to round-robin a few core texts that reflect my current interests. These presently include: De Anima - tr. by Joseph Sachs The Doctrine of Being in the Aristotelian Metaphysics - Joseph Owens The Psychology of Aristotle - Franz Brentano What is the Name of This Book - Raymond Smullyan The Web ...
by Paul
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63750

Hi Carola,

Are you referring to "full" as it appears in http://www.textkit.com/groups/ ?

If so, that entry refers to the first sailing of pharr-c.

I suspect that Will Annis can help in the matter of the mailing list.

Cordially,

Paul