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by perispomenon
Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: question sur l'etymologie et la grammaire~~~~~~~
Replies: 13
Views: 4333


by perispomenon
Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: me/n - de/ in Iliad 18 - 20
Replies: 9
Views: 9524

I went for the imperative option: the gods may grant the Achaeans to sack a city, but it seems strange to me to say 'may the gods grant you to free my daughter'. The Achaeans are free to decide for themselves to do that, I would think. I translated it as 'may the gods grant you to sack the city (......
by perispomenon
Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 2 graduates to Iliad 3.
Replies: 10
Views: 8166

Ofcourse not. December 11th will be fine.
by perispomenon
Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Lesson XI - Aorists
Replies: 2
Views: 4906

Re: Pharr Lesson XI - Aorists

thesaurus wrote:Is it because the next word starts with a vowel?
It is a movable ν, see Pharr paragraph 561.
by perispomenon
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice book on the Oracle
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

In the book it says it must have been ethylene (which would explain the sweet smell ancient sources describe). There's some debate on it recently, but the book had some convincing arguments.
by perispomenon
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: And now for something completely, er, not exactly different
Replies: 13
Views: 3875

Re: And now for something completely, er, not exactly differ

Green's "Alexander to Actium" was my bedside reading for something like three months, and I recently finished "The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization" by Ward-Perkins. I have time for new bedside reading. Which one do you recommend: Alexander or Rome? To elaborate: both subjects are of inter...
by perispomenon
Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nice book on the Oracle
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Nice book on the Oracle

Finished the book 'The Oracle; the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi' by William J. Broad. A slow starter, that's true, but a fascinating look into the cooperation of different sciences to shed light on ancient mystery (history, archaeology, geology, chemistry). I could have done wit...
by perispomenon
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 2 graduates to Iliad 3.
Replies: 10
Views: 8166

I just joined the group. I suppose it will be just the two of us then, Bert.
by perispomenon
Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Indefinite or interogative?
Replies: 3
Views: 4017

Pharr paragraph 554 lists the indefinite pronoun τὶς, τὶ as an enclitic, so that would explain it losing the accent. I didn't see τινες as an interrogative therefore, but as an indefinite pronoun. Not sure about how I would translate it exactly. Perhaps '(we don't know) which ones were the leaders a...
by perispomenon
Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huzzah! Ι asserted my right to vote!
Replies: 37
Views: 9679

Hi IreneY,

I was just wondering how to bring across what you just posted :-)

Not voting because voting encourages politicians, I'm still brewing over that one. I just think that such a statement must be flawed, but I can't put my finger on it yet.
by perispomenon
Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Huzzah! Ι asserted my right to vote!
Replies: 37
Views: 9679

Agrippa wrote:I'm eighteen and didn't vote. To a lifetime of not voting!
In the Netherlands we vote on 22 November, so quite soon. I don't know who I'll vote for (I'm a "floating" voter), but I will most definitely vote.

Why would you like to celebrate a lifetime of non voting?
by perispomenon
Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sanskrit (new member)
Replies: 23
Views: 7602

Is that a daytime course?
by perispomenon
Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greekgeek.org on Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

You're welcome. Enjoy :)
by perispomenon
Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greekgeek.org on Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Which browser do you use? Safari doesn't work, Mozilla does.
by perispomenon
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Consilium ad legendum (vel: Insanusne sum?)
Replies: 23
Views: 5910

Re: Consilium ad legendum (vel: Insanusne sum?)

Hu wrote:In particular, I'd like to finish the entire Iliad and Aeneid before I turn 20 (on March 20, 2007). I have no reason for doing this other than that GlottalGreekGeek finished the Iliad before she graduated from high school.
Don't miss out on the Odyssey! And is that really your ONLY reason????
by perispomenon
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad B:445
Replies: 6
Views: 4577

Hi Bert,

I translated it exactly as you did. Which commentary states it should be 'But the son of Atreus and those around him'?
by perispomenon
Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: BARGAIN!
Replies: 18
Views: 5669

So, is this article available on the internet? Could you otherwise present a summary of the arguments? Or else, month of publication, title of article, full name of author? My question being: if there is no testimony from antiquity, where did we get this idea that Seneca the Younger was the author o...
by perispomenon
Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: BARGAIN!
Replies: 18
Views: 5669

Well, that tells me that Seneca the philosopher was indeed the same person as the writer of 'Medea', right?
by perispomenon
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: BARGAIN!
Replies: 18
Views: 5669

Rindu wrote:But the Seneca who wrote the plays is not the Seneca who was a philosopher.
I would have sworn he was. It wasn't his father who wrote them, was it?
by perispomenon
Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Je viens d'obtenir dix-sept ans
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

Episcopus wrote:remembering fondly the days of being seventeen
Isn't GGG 18 now? Congratulations anyway :-)
by perispomenon
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I may have just gone insane...
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

A while ago, I found this site , also mentioned on the wikipedia site that Chad refers to: excerpt: Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professo...
by perispomenon
Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: For those who know French
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

For those who know French

They can look up ancient Greek words in Dictionnaire Grec Ancien/Français - Abrégé de Bailly

A work in progress, so it seems. No idea how far along it is, but the maker is available for questions.

So far, πόποι, was the only word I could find :)
by perispomenon
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: And now for something completely, er, not exactly different
Replies: 13
Views: 3875

I would be interested in your view on those books.
by perispomenon
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why the Classics?
Replies: 31
Views: 9343

alauda wrote: I get so frustrated when I go to re-read something only to find that I've already forgotten something I thought I'd learned.
I share that emotion. But I know (from experience in other fields) that with perseverance, those frustrations will become less frequent, and in the end, will even disappear.
by perispomenon
Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 18659

I just hate the fact that textkit only seems to remember me for a week before I have to log in again - Maybe the textkit system only remembers you for a week but we textkittens have not forgotten you. Same here, I have to log in again repeatedly, but that's just a technical thing. On a individual l...
by perispomenon
Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: And also: Google Books followup
Replies: 22
Views: 6743

Yes, it is a free download. Google states that a high level of compression is used in the pdf's. I suppose only the latest versions of Acrobat Reader will be able to deal with that. I remember that the pdf's on textkit were also compressed at a certain time: Preview couldn't handle those either, and...
by perispomenon
Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Meter of Iliad B, line 206
Replies: 4
Views: 4309

Re: Meter of Iliad B, line 206

Skylax wrote:Hope this helps.
It sure does! Thank you, Skylax.
by perispomenon
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: And also: Google Books followup
Replies: 22
Views: 6743

On my macbook pro (OSX 10.4.7) my preferred pdf viewer Preview crashes when I open the pdf I downloaded. Acrobat 7.0.8 works however.

It says on the google.book site that there are no known issues with Preview, but obviously there are.
by perispomenon
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Brush up your conversational latin!
Replies: 10
Views: 2413

Lucus Eques wrote:Or better still: carrus, the origin of our English word.
Just as good as vectura, the origin of the French word ;-)
by perispomenon
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Brush up your conversational latin!
Replies: 10
Views: 2413

Would, in conversations at least, anyone nowadays prefer the word 'automobile' over 'car'? I would think in conversational Latin words like vectura or carrucha would be more appropriate.

Just a thought. I couldnt' check the site, it doesn't respond at the moment.
by perispomenon
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Meter of Iliad B, line 206
Replies: 4
Views: 4309

Found this on Perseus: Allen Rogers Benner, Selections from Homer's Iliad [206] Omitted in most MSS. The interpolator evidently had in mind I 99, but made a bad metrical blunder when he used basileuêi for bouleuêisin. But I do not exactly get that: the 'interpolator' didn't use basileuêi for boul...
by perispomenon
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Meter of Iliad B, line 206
Replies: 4
Views: 4309

Meter of Iliad B, line 206

According to one commentary (Willcock) this line is 'certainly an interpolation' and 'unmetrical as it stands'. I know some editions omit line 206, but I am curious about the meter anyway: σκῆπτ?όν τ᾽ ἠδὲ θέμιστας, ἵνά σφισι βουλεύῃσι I have tried to add the macrons, but that didn't quite work. I ha...
by perispomenon
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Verb Tables
Replies: 4
Views: 5727

Very nice!
by perispomenon
Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Font Issue: Macs and Yahoo Messenger
Replies: 25
Views: 6855

There is Microsoft Office 2004 for the Mac. I have it installed and it works fine. It is not optimized for Intel Macs (the new ones) but it performs well enough.
by perispomenon
Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Handheldclassics!!! A reality?
Replies: 9
Views: 8021

Ah well, it's working now :-)

It is indeed an excellent resource.
by perispomenon
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Handheldclassics!!! A reality?
Replies: 9
Views: 8021

Well, I am going to have to uninstall, unfortunately. The software crashes my Palm continuously.
by perispomenon
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Handheldclassics!!! A reality?
Replies: 9
Views: 8021

Hi John, I just installed all the software on my Palm, plus the ZIliadCP.pdb and ZOdysseyCP.pdb. But now I am a bit lost: I can startup Bible+ and see notes (Greek font, so that works), but I do not see the original Greek text, only the notes. And what do I do with RoadLingua? Are there specific dic...
by perispomenon
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Handheldclassics!!! A reality?
Replies: 9
Views: 8021

Hi John,

I was quite impressed with the sample you provide on your site (I tried it some time ago), so I will try and get it installed.
by perispomenon
Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Handheldclassics!!! A reality?
Replies: 9
Views: 8021

I've seen it too. However, the installation seemed like quite a hassle to me, so I stuck with my "Greek-only" version of the Iliad and Odyssey on my palm.

But it sure looks good.
by perispomenon
Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rebuild Your Vision
Replies: 8
Views: 2823

I love my glasses.

But I am a curious person, so I will probably have a look at that site anyway :)