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by Ahab
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pamela Draper Iliad I
Replies: 8
Views: 10208

Re: Pamela Draper Iliad I

Those who have found Draper's book on the Iliad to be helpful may be interested to learn that she has a new book out on the Odyssey.

It can be found here on Amazon's site:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047205 ... 00_s00_i00
by Ahab
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect Online
Replies: 6
Views: 7685

Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect Online

Browsing over on the TLG site this am and was happily surprised to find that Cunliffe's Lexicon is also online there along with the LSJ.

Here is a link: http://www.tlg.uci.edu/cunliffe/#eid=1&context=lsj
by Ahab
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Greek Hexameter Analysis
Replies: 1
Views: 3089

Greek Hexameter Analysis

Nifty online program that analyzes greek hexameter verse can be found here:
http://www.thesaurus.flf.vu.lt/eiledara/
by Ahab
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Exercise-heavy textbooks?
Replies: 4
Views: 3772

Re: Exercise-heavy textbooks?

I haven't used this one but it looks interesting:

Learn to Read Greek by Keller and Russell

http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book ... 0300167719

One can download some pdf examples from the above link to get a rough idea of the nature of the book.
by Ahab
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Agamemnon of Aeschylus recorded in Ancient Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 5246

Re: The Agamemnon of Aeschylus recorded in Ancient Greek

And how is the recording? Do you think the CDs are worth getting? I am very interested in reconstructed pronunciation, but I find most renderings disappointing. Stephen Daitz turns my blood cold... I think they do a good job with the pronunciation. I can't speak to their handling of the pitch accen...
by Ahab
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Agamemnon of Aeschylus recorded in Ancient Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 5246

The Agamemnon of Aeschylus recorded in Ancient Greek

Those interested in listening to Ancient Greek will likely be interested in the following information. There is a fairly recent commentary on Aeschylus' Agamemnon published by Oxford Press. The BMCR review can be found here: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2012/2012-07-57.html . A recording of the play was...
by Ahab
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Elliot (1969) Medea (Oxford) - the commentary, anyone used?
Replies: 7
Views: 3537

Re: Elliot (1969) Medea (Oxford) - the commentary, anyone us

C S I'm surprised at your comment on Finglass, I thought it was decent briefly flicking through it. In general I'm a fan of his work and he is a very affable and friendly chap. Me too. "This is a superlative commentary whose learning and acuity would do credit to a much older scholar..." is how Dav...
by Ahab
Fri May 11, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 11513

Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

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 ...
by Ahab
Tue May 08, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: iPad app
Replies: 1
Views: 2007

iPad app

In the Classical Greek and Latin Discussion Group Helma Dik posted a link to an iPad app for students of Greek.

Here is the link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/attikos/id522497233?mt=8

It has a very clean interface and is quite easy to use. And it is free.
by Ahab
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Which dialect to start with knowing that I will do koine in
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: Which dialect to start with knowing that I will do koine

Welcome to Textkit. :) Speaking from my personal experience, I would suggest spending the 6 months on Koine in order to be fully prepared for your class. I would not think that short of a time period would be enough to give you a good grounding in either Attic or Homeric Greek, unless you are also p...
by Ahab
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: About the nuance of aorist.
Replies: 16
Views: 7331

Re: About the nuance of aorist.

Philosophical Greek, like Philosophical English, can be... strange. I have always found Greek philosophers' use of forms of εἰμί quite puzzling. It is certainly a deep subject. Apparently the philosopher Charles H. Kahn has been struggling with it for over 40 years. For those interested in this top...
by Ahab
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 11513

Re: "Scanned" text of Homeric Greek

Good news indeed. Perhaps it would be an opportune time to start a new study group after the new edition is released.
by Ahab
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Paradigms and Synopses
Replies: 31
Views: 15732

Re: Paradigms and Synopses

How well do you know the Kalos folks Ahab? Not very well. Just exchanged a couple of emails with maker of that program. It has been around for many years. First tried the program about 7 or 8 years ago. It was not very good at that time. The interface has improved greatly, but it looks like there a...
by Ahab
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Paradigms and Synopses
Replies: 31
Views: 15732

Re: Paradigms and Synopses

How well do you know the Kalos folks Ahab? Not very well. Just exchanged a couple of emails with maker of that program. It has been around for many years. First tried the program about 7 or 8 years ago. It was not very good at that time. The interface has improved greatly, but it looks like there a...
by Ahab
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Paradigms and Synopses
Replies: 31
Views: 15732

Re: Paradigms and Synopses

For αιρεω, it botches the following: 3pl active imperative present and m/p, all active and middle aorists, 3pl aorist passive imperative, 3pl perfect m/p indicative (indeed, all periphrastic forms), 3pl plup. m/p indicative Well that's no good. Program must be buggier than I realized. Sorry now tha...
by Ahab
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Paradigms and Synopses
Replies: 31
Views: 15732

Re: Paradigms and Synopses

Pster- Have you tried the Kalos program? It can be found here: http://www.kalos-software.com/ How is this better than what pster already mentioned? ...It also does not seem to recognize the original form he asked about, ἔρριφας. The inflection charts are no better than other sources he listed, e.g....
by Ahab
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Paradigms and Synopses
Replies: 31
Views: 15732

Re: Paradigms and Synopses

Pster-
Have you tried the Kalos program? It can be found here:

http://www.kalos-software.com/
by Ahab
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 8607

Re: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

I know this is late but the Nook reads pdf's if you are interested in that. If you don't mind talking to a salesman, you can go to a Barnes and Noble and try it out or have them show you. Have never used a Nook myself, but there is an android app call RepliGo Reader that, based on the reviews I've ...
by Ahab
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs
Replies: 5
Views: 8607

Re: Does Kindle work with large image-PDFs

I have both the Kindle and iPad and find the iPad to be clearly superior in reading pdf documents. Much easier to adjust the viewing parameters, navigate through large documents and annotate text. Haven't tried the Kindle Fire or an android tablet but I think they also would be superior to the regul...
by Ahab
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: What are good books to help you study greek mythology?
Replies: 6
Views: 10051

Re: What are good books to help you study greek mythology?

Myths of the Ancient Greeks by Richard P. Martin is a good modern retelling of the myths. If you are interested in reading what the Greeks themselves wrote there is a nice anthology edited and translated by Stephen M. Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith and Stephen Brunet: Anthology of Classical Myth:Primary...
by Ahab
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Imaging the Iliad app
Replies: 0
Views: 2350

Imaging the Iliad app

Discovered this interesting Ipad app a couple of days ago. It contains a complete digital image of the Venetus A manuscript alongside an English translation of the Iliad.
by Ahab
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Modern Greek
Replies: 48
Views: 28644

Re: Learning Modern Greek

If one's goal is to be a better thinker, speaker or writer in any field, learning new languages—whether ancient or modern—is an excellent means to the end of having a mature intellectual mind. My college German teacher often remarked to his students that merely learning another language does not ma...
by Ahab
Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Modern Greek
Replies: 48
Views: 28644

Re: Learning Modern Greek

If one's goal is to be a better thinker, speaker or writer in any field, learning new languages—whether ancient or modern—is an excellent means to the end of having a mature intellectual mind. My college German teacher often remarked to his students that merely learning another language does not ma...
by Ahab
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Modern Greek
Replies: 48
Views: 28644

Re: Learning Modern Greek

Why listen to a Bob Dylan album when you can read the liner notes Since none of us ever have or ever will be able to listen to an authentic ancient Greek performance of Homer then why bother learning Homeric Greek? To read the Iliad in Greek is little more than reading the lyrics of a song you neve...
by Ahab
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Modern Greek
Replies: 48
Views: 28644

Re: Learning Modern Greek

Why listen to a Bob Dylan album when you can read the liner notes Since none of us ever have or ever will be able to listen to an authentic ancient Greek performance of Homer then why bother learning Homeric Greek? To read the Iliad in Greek is little more than reading the lyrics of a song you neve...
by Ahab
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is anyone else bothered by that "Support" tab?
Replies: 19
Views: 9488

Re: Is anyone else bothered by that "Support" tab?

On the ipad it overlaps the text on the left side. Rather irritating.
by Ahab
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Determining the Syllables
Replies: 4
Views: 3329

Re: Determining the Syllables

What still trips me up when it comes to syllabification is the situation in which the ε augment is placed in a compound verb such as απολυω. As I understand it the syllables for this verb should be: απολυω : α - πο - λυ - ω απολυσω : α - πο - λυ - σω απελυσα : απ - ε - λυ - σα I keep finding myself ...
by Ahab
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: some guidance needed...
Replies: 5
Views: 3139

Re: some guidance needed...

I don't believe there is any OCR software that would do a good job with a dual language text like Smyth's. If there is any, then it would likely be rather expensive.

Why not just pick up a paper copy of Smyth? It is readily available in either used or new condition.
by Ahab
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homeric Greek Interlinear on the Kindle
Replies: 7
Views: 5663

Re: Homeric Greek Interlinear on the Kindle

Ufortunately, I can only disply 2 lines on my Ipad using the Kindle app if I set the fonts large enough to read comfortably. I do agree that what is displayed is nicely formatted. Obviously a lot of work went into this. However, given that fantastic online resource The Chicago Homer , I'm having tro...
by Ahab
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homeric Greek Interlinear on the Kindle
Replies: 7
Views: 5663

Re: Homeric Greek Interlinear on the Kindle

Link doesn't work for me either. However, you can search for "interlinear Iliad" in the kindle store and that should pull up a link to the book. I did download a sample of it to my kindle. Main problem I see with it is that I can only display one line of greek text per page unless I set the font to ...
by Ahab
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Translation help needed for Iliad
Replies: 2
Views: 3117

Re: Translation help needed for Iliad

Thanks much for the info, Markos. It was very helpful.
by Ahab
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homeric Greek study group?
Replies: 11
Views: 7095

Re: Homeric Greek study group?

If there is still an interest in this, I also would like to join.
by Ahab
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Translation help needed for Iliad
Replies: 2
Views: 3117

Translation help needed for Iliad

Apologies for not including the accents and breathings for the greek text, but I wrote this on my ipad and have not yet found an app that will let me type ancient greek on it. I have need of translation help for line 97 from book one of the Iliad: The Monroe and Allen OCT text has this: ουδ᾽ ο γε πρ...
by Ahab
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help - translation exercises
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Re: Help - translation exercises

'From sea to sea' doesn't strike me as a particularly weird expression. But perhaps I've heard the song "America the Beautiful" a few times too often. :D

You might want to take at look here:
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/from ... 20sea.html
by Ahab
Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Alternatives to Loeb texts for English speakers?
Replies: 7
Views: 7367

Re: Alternatives to Loeb texts for English speakers?

Here are the links to Cambridge and Oxford classical texts: http://www.cambridge.org/aus/browse/browse_highlights.asp?subjectid=111750 http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/series/OxfordClassicalTexts/?view=usa&view=usa I find that Amazon's search engine is not always of the best. If you locate a...
by Ahab
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: M. L. West's edition of the Iliad
Replies: 45
Views: 40304

Re: M. L. West's edition of the Iliad

Just a follow up for those who may be interested in West's edition. I did manage to find a site that is still selling new copies. It is located here: https://www.degruyter.com/cont/glob/neutralMbwEn.cfm?rc=36212 . Both volumes are available in paperback. Nice to find out that I was mistaken in assum...
by Ahab
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: M. L. West's edition of the Iliad
Replies: 45
Views: 40304

Re: M. L. West's edition of the Iliad

Thanks for the suggestion, but I have tried that. Amazon itself does not carry it in stock. But it does indicate that the vol. I hardcover is available used for $296.99 from one 3rd party vendor. While the paperback is listed as 'Out of print - limited availability'. The vol. II hardcover is availab...
by Ahab
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Intro
Replies: 0
Views: 1796

Intro

Hi,
Am here mainly to improve my ability to read Homeric Greek. Have struggled with it on and off for a few years but now looks like I'm going to have a liitle more free time to work on it.
This is a great site. Have already picked up much useful info in the Homeric Greek forum.
Thanks,
Hal
by Ahab
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Pedagogy of contract verbs
Replies: 11
Views: 7182

Re: Pedagogy of contract verbs

Thanks for posting those links, Chad. Some very useful information there.
by Ahab
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: M. L. West's edition of the Iliad
Replies: 45
Views: 40304

M. L. West's edition of the Iliad

Does anyone know what happened to West's edition of the Iliad? It doesn't appear to be available for purchase at any online site.
I know that there were some critical reviews of it when it was first published, but was it really so bad that it would go out of print so soon?