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by perispomenon
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5816

I call my myself an historian, by education. Why do we study history? Because humans have an understanding of the concepts of past, present and future.

But I have not gone any further into the subject. Interesting question. Curious to see the responses.
by perispomenon
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Let me introduce myself.
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Welcome Ramses,

Same here, long years of Greek and Latin in school, but not really able to write in the languages myself. But you will be able to get a lot of help here.

Just out of curiosity: who are you addressing in your signature? :)
by perispomenon
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wishing Everyone A Happy Ides of March!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7703

All I wanted to say: the Ides of March ring an ominous bell as far as I am concerned, no holiday bell. It is a day of murder, no matter who or what the victim. Turendil, I had this, to compare with your text (where does yours come from?): The Friends, Romans, countrymen speech from Julius Caesar, in...
by perispomenon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wishing Everyone A Happy Ides of March!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7703

Re: Wishing Everyone A Happy Ides of March!!

jeff wrote:The Ides are upon us and for Classics fans this is somewhat of a holiday
You all republicans then?
by perispomenon
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek prosody
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Is this of any use perhaps?
by perispomenon
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze - Book II
Replies: 13
Views: 5616

Lucus Eques wrote:Does anyone know the Italian æquivalent of Amazon?
www.bol.it springs to mind. Or www.unilibro.it .
by perispomenon
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Poll: The importance of pronunciation for beginners.
Replies: 34
Views: 10989

Please ignore my post.
by perispomenon
Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What does "oppidi" mean in this sentence?
Replies: 14
Views: 5695

Re: "Oppidum is a NOUN"

Oppidum, in this case, is a noun not an adjective, so, no, it doesn't have to agree. So is "deum", yet "deorum" agrees with "templa" in NUMBER, CASE as well as GENDER, why should "OPPIDI" be any different? deorum is genitive plural (masc.), templa is nominative of accusative plural (neut.). So, the...
by perispomenon
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading Plato
Replies: 12
Views: 8375

Beatus Pistor wrote:more archaic texts <snip>, which usually signify earlier stage of the language development, are less complicated
Maybe a bit off topic, but I have this idea in my head that languages become less complicated as time goes by. Where I got that idea, I don't remember. Is it a misconception?
by perispomenon
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Conversational Greek
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Hi Lucus,

The thread you started about this yielded some suggestions, didn't it? I purchased 'Ancient Greek Alive' (Saffire/Freis) on account of those suggestions. It looks really interesting and one of the authors (Freis) is very responsive.
by perispomenon
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classic Rap
Replies: 8
Views: 4958

Is this it?
by perispomenon
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Typing polytonic Greek in XP
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

IVSTINIANVS wrote:In other words, the Unicode standard does not provide for precombined combinations of accents and macrons (or breves).
On my Mac I can type them fine. ὰ̄, or ὺ̆, for example. So, if the Unicode standard does not provide this, what does?
by perispomenon
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

OK, we will make it 15 participants, but I can't handle more than that.

So the Pharr-d group is now officially closed.

I will post an introduction to the mailing list tomorrow and will make a schedule available.
by perispomenon
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

14 members will be quite enough for just the one guide, so yes, time to close the group.
by perispomenon
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

squinz wrote:Sorry to bother you, but I don't know waht you meant by "registered for the email list". How did you do it?
William Annis posted a link (see some posts earlier, it's from December 29):

To join the mailing list visit this web page: Pharr-D
by perispomenon
Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

The 5th of January we will start with introducing ourselves via the email list. Ofcourse you can work ahead, it is just important that you know that I myself will stick to the schedule when it comes to correcting. I will do corrections on Saturdays and Tuesdays, so everyone sticking to the schedule ...
by perispomenon
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

If someone can keep me apprised of the schedule I can keep a group web page up with that. Simply following pharr-a might be a bit too inflexible. For non-GTSS communication (announcements, longer discussion not about a particular exercise), a mailing list is helpful. pharr-d, then? William, since w...
by perispomenon
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

edonnelly wrote:we could use the schedule I proposed, but change the Tuesdays to Mondays. Would that work?
Yes, that will work fine.
by perispomenon
Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

Jan 05 (Fri) - Introductions Jan 09 (Tues) - Lesson III Jan 12 (Fri) - Lesson IV Jan 16 (Tues) - Lesson V Jan 19 (Fri) - Lesson VI Jan 22 (Tues) - Lesson VII Jan 26 (Fri) - Lesson VIII Jan 29 (Tues) - REVIEW/Questions Feb 02 (Fri) - Lesson IX / Groundhog Celebration ... Thoughts? For the introducti...
by perispomenon
Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

Yep, I was in Pharr-a. We did 2 lessons a week, and after the lessons were done, if memory serves me well, we did one large chunk of the Iliad a week.

Took us 1,5 years in all.

-edit- How soon I forget: I was in Pharr-b.
by perispomenon
Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

Hello everybody, I was interested in the starting date and schedule we would be following. Socrates, if you have no time to further organize this, could you please inform us? If your too busy (always possible), I would like to take over. It seems a waste to let this group wither before it starts. My...
by perispomenon
Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: pronouncing letter Z
Replies: 15
Views: 15829


by perispomenon
Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

I need to know: a. who is in the group (e-mail @ and if they so desire, a userid) (...) send these data to me by e-mail. Construct my e-mail address with the userid "greekgeek" and the domain name "optonline.net". Hi Pip, You could send Paul an email directly (see above) or email Socrates (see belo...
by perispomenon
Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: High Tech Classics
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

GlottalGreekGeek wrote:If only the ancients had computers ...
Well, they did, didn't they: See this
by perispomenon
Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What'cha Reading??
Replies: 24
Views: 6154

Paul wrote:The Other God by Stoyanov
Can you recommend it?
by perispomenon
Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What'cha Reading??
Replies: 24
Views: 6154

I am reading Stefano Benni's 'Achille piè veloce' right now. Four reasons: 1. It's in Italian 2. It's about contemporary Italian society 3. Its title refers to Homer (literally 'πόδας ὠκὺς Ἀχιλλεὺς', hmmm, yes, I'm a snob :-) ) 4. It uses modern Italian language as opposed to the Italian I am used t...
by perispomenon
Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: AAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2868

I will try to get the Oracle OCA (Oracle Certified Associate) certification next month (some very techie kind of exam). Does that count for stress? I am not stressed yet, but I'll let you know in a week or two how I feel :D Studying just never stops, I tell you. Just a few weeks ago I heard from a c...
by perispomenon
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you brag about knowing Greek or Latin?
Replies: 17
Views: 4960

Chris Weimer wrote:it actually bolstered my "sexiness"
Hmmm, I guess you started out with some sexiness to begin with then :D . It sure didn't work out that way for me, although being the one female in a working force of only men. They just think I'm completely insane, as opposed to being moderately insane before.
by perispomenon
Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you brag about knowing Greek or Latin?
Replies: 17
Views: 4960

I sneakily made a screensaver out of Iliad book 1 + translation. When I turn my laptop in screensaver mode, I just have to wait. Someone will always want to know what it is :) Roughly, there are two groups: people who really couldn't care less, and people who start remembering their schooldays and w...
by perispomenon
Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

There's no mailgroup to subscribe to yet?
by perispomenon
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

Socrates the Cyborg wrote:I take it you are definitely willing to be the guide for the group perispomenon?
Yes, I would be glad to do that.
by perispomenon
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

Paul wrote:Perhaps the group organizers could coordinate with potential members to send these data to me by e-mail. Construct my e-mail address with the userid "greekgeek" and the domain name "optonline.net".
Socrates, do you, as initiator of this new group, take the lead in this?
by perispomenon
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

An inventory as to how many people are interested would be in order. Then we would have to determine how to conduct this group. We had an internet tool up to now, but it may not be available right now. I have no experience with email groups, but it might be the way to go right now. How about request...
by perispomenon
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59205

I finished a Pharr group as a participant. I could offer some level (not the highest) of support.
by perispomenon
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλαγγή // χ?ύση
Replies: 10
Views: 11200

Funny, I actually downloaded that file this very morning.

Thanks Chad!
by perispomenon
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλαγγή // χ?ύση
Replies: 10
Views: 11200

I also have the idea that the dualis is not rare in Homer. When I started reading the Iliad many many years ago, almost the first thing I stumbled over, were dual forms. Took me quite a while to actually figure out what they were, because I had not encountered them much learning Attic Greek in schoo...
by perispomenon
Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Poll: The importance of pronunciation for beginners.
Replies: 34
Views: 10989

ο υπολογιστής, that's modern Greek though.
by perispomenon
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Monro's Homeric Grammar
Replies: 25
Views: 34401

Apparently the link shows different options for different people. When I go there, there is NO download option. I know that when I go to www.google.com , google redirects me to www.google.nl . Perhaps with google books there is also such a mechanism at work?
by perispomenon
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 2 graduates to Iliad 3.
Replies: 10
Views: 8163

I will send it to the mailinglist :wink:
by perispomenon
Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 2 graduates to Iliad 3.
Replies: 10
Views: 8163

Paul, No worries. Just a thought: I have the Iliad I course downloaded and all, put together in one file. Perhaps it could be made public via Textkit, and then you might be able to free some space? Bert, can we test wether we can send each other emails with unicode text? Otherwise, we could just sti...