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by perispomenon
Sun May 20, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Gonzalo wrote::twisted:
A few days delay is not as bad as all that!
by perispomenon
Sat May 19, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Paul and William will have to approve the applications first. I do not know how long this will take, but it could be a few days.

Patience :-)
by perispomenon
Sat May 19, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Gonzalo wrote:Groet
FYI 'Groet' is the Dutch word for 'Greetings'. My name is the one below the greeting.
by perispomenon
Sat May 19, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

(I don't think he wants the address floating around, available for automatic "harvesting.") My thought. Alex and Gonzalo, could you please send an email to the address Bert provided, stating that you would like an account for Pharr-d and the account name you would like to have? You can then sign up...
by perispomenon
Fri May 18, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Hi Paul,

Could you tell our two joiners whereto they can email their preferred account names for Pharr-d?
by perispomenon
Thu May 17, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Alex Green wrote:How..? (a silly question)
Ask a Pharr-d account via this thread (so, post here and ask for an account) or via a PM (personal message) to Paul.
by perispomenon
Wed May 16, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Gonzalo wrote:Is it right now?
Yes, as you wish.

It is up to you. The ball is in your court.
by perispomenon
Sat May 12, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

I had suggested a while back to have a "perpetual Pharr Program." People start whenever they like to as long as there are not any more than a pre-determined total. Now we try to get a number of participants before we start a group and then we have 80% or more drop out. The problem is that we would ...
by perispomenon
Sat May 12, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread - Saturday, 12 May 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

The thread population has been rather thin lately, perhaps because it is summer. Is it summer already :-) ? As for participating in this thread: I see a use for a thread of this kind in a runner's forum (see Klewlis' original comparison). But there I have mostly seen people posting results, not int...
by perispomenon
Sat May 12, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Shall we start learning from the beginning or according with the Pharr-d schedule? You would start from the beginning, the Pharr-d schedule is too far ahead for you to be able to catch up, I would think. I look at lessons posted for Pharr-d every saturday, so I would also pick up the lessons you tw...
by perispomenon
Sat May 12, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Gonzalo wrote:Alex, maybe it was a painful joke... :cry:
Well, I am waiting for you to start. Perhaps we could make it simple by letting you join the Phar-d group after all. Then Paul would only have to create an account for you there.
by perispomenon
Thu May 10, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Bert wrote:You couldn't know no one was going to take you up on your offer
I was hoping to also provoke a reaction from the original requesters. Well, I'll wait and see.
by perispomenon
Wed May 09, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Paul wrote:Generous soul, indeed!
So easy to be generous if then no-one takes you up on your offer :-) (or were you being cynical? I am not quite sure)
by perispomenon
Fri May 04, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread - Friday, 4 May 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2945

klewlis wrote:It's COLD and rainy outside and has been raining for days...
I have summer temperatures right now and am still stuck in Iliad book 4. Wish I had rain and no opportunity to go out :-) Then I would have finished book 4 long ago.
by perispomenon
Thu May 03, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Monro's Homeric Grammar
Replies: 25
Views: 34397

I harbor fantasies of setting up a wiki where people with some free time could volunteer to transcribe Monro. Umpf! I am still working on Pharr's tiny little grammar :-) I know, but Monro and Pharr belong together. Is the Pharr Grammar project having any progress? Just curious. I am planning on rew...
by perispomenon
Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

Pharr's is a course called "Homeric Greek for Beginners". All Pharr groups on this site, I think, are beginners groups.

I would say any new members could not join the Pharr-d group. I would say this would have to be a new group, with someone other than me setting up the schedule.
by perispomenon
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr group... let's join in!
Replies: 94
Views: 54639

My Pharr-d group has kind of dwindled.. I have - some - room. But only for a limited group, which would be ok with corrections only once a week on Saturdays. Since I took on a new job recently, I have to limit the number of any new group members to tutor. I say, for me, right now, the limit is 5 mem...
by perispomenon
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Monro's Homeric Grammar
Replies: 25
Views: 34397

annis wrote:I harbor fantasies of setting up a wiki where people with some free time could volunteer to transcribe Monro.
Umpf! I am still working on Pharr's tiny little grammar :-) (well, compared to Monro's), getting that into a shape I like.
by perispomenon
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4086

William wrote:I thing it means general education (class)
I ended up with stuff like General Electrics and all, googling around...
by perispomenon
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4086

perispomenon wrote:
GlottalGreekGeek wrote:I'm taking a GE in the morning two days a week
What is a GE?
I'll probably never know :-(
by perispomenon
Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font size
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Thus, if your browser is configured NOT to ignore web page fonts, i.e., it will honor the CSS values, then it will render our posts using the first font (reading from left to right) that it finds on your system. Thanks for the info. Now I have to try and find a way to tell my browser (Safari) that....
by perispomenon
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font size
Replies: 15
Views: 4562

Bert wrote:I don't know why it takes Gentium automatically.
I would like to know why Textkit picks up Gentium automatically, too. The tip Ed gave is a good workaround, but I would like to fix it once and for all.

I just set a preference in my browser to never go below font size 12. That helps a bit.
by perispomenon
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Daily Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4086

GlottalGreekGeek wrote:I'm taking a GE in the morning two days a week
What is a GE?
by perispomenon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Verb list or equivalent?
Replies: 9
Views: 6093

1%homeless wrote:Well, let's not forget perseus: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu

It is down right now
But the mirror site in Germany seems to be up and running.
by perispomenon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rome, season 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

The fact that I had spent most of the two seasons hating their representation of Antony and then finding him sympathetic in the end was not lost on me. Same here. And the same goes for the Atia character. I was irritated at first by the prominence in the series of this person, while in reality, har...
by perispomenon
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rome, season 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Re: Rome, season 2

elduce wrote:After watching the last episode of Rome S2, I found the entire season disappointing
I found the very last episode gripping and even chilling. It had a bitter twist to it which I have rarely encountered in other representations of Augustus' era.
by perispomenon
Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: HTML editor (person, not program) needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

perispomenon wrote:I would also advise proofreading. There are bound to be typo's in my text.
I seem to harp on it: proofreading is required, unless you trust me (not wise ;-) )
by perispomenon
Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Accenting of ?σύλα Iliad 4:105
Replies: 1
Views: 2972

Accenting of ?σύλα Iliad 4:105

The accenting of ?σύλα confuses me. I would expect the accent to be on the antepenult.
I know the υ is long here, but I have seen examples where the accent would still be on the antepenult. Or is the -α also long here (the meter seems to suggest it)?

Or do I have to read ?σύλαε?
by perispomenon
Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: 300
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

What suprised me in the trailer I saw for '300': I heard two lines Wheelock presented to me when I started out learning Latin again (not Greek, mind you): 'TONIGHT WE WILL DINE IN HEEEEELLLL' (yes, it was not spoken, but screamed), and 'Our arrows will blot out the sun, well we will fight in the sha...
by perispomenon
Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59191

Bert wrote:Just curious. Is the Pharr-D group alive and well?
I have the impression that Pharr-C is also still running?
by perispomenon
Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: How do I get the 16+ MB Pharr Greek text?
Replies: 3
Views: 4459

I downloaded the file a long time ago (CP_Homeric_Greek_PRINT), but I think we should ask Jeff about the missing link. But I don't know how to get his attention :-)
by perispomenon
Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59191

Hello Aggelos,

The Pharr group, organized after this thread, started in January. We are now at paragraph 96.

How do envisage joining at this point? Are you already on your way with Pharr or do you have to start out from the beginning?
by perispomenon
Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: HTML editor (person, not program) needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

I would also advise proofreading. There are bound to be typo's in my text.
by perispomenon
Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you had to pick just one
Replies: 21
Views: 6637

�Buadhaigh wrote:JPII said the Church needs to breathe with both lungs
Ah, beautiful!

I am into Greek right now, but Latin is on the backburner only for a while.
by perispomenon
Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5810

Even if you do adequately argue that such a disposition is present in human beings, all you will have done is changed the frame of the question slightly, but you won't have answered it. for we can then ask, "why are human beings disposed to study history?" Rindu, I didn't state anything much yet. I...
by perispomenon
Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: whats for breakfast? spam again? (caution shouting on post)
Replies: 19
Views: 4729

skullaria wrote:I get about 1000+ spam emails a day
I guess I am lucky: my provider must have a very good spam filter in place, because I get no more than 10 spam emails a day. 1000+ sounds like a nightmare.
by perispomenon
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5810

Chris Weimer wrote:Are all human beings interested in its past? I don't think so
I was talking about 'the' human being, not every single human being.
by perispomenon
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5810

Chris Weimer wrote:I study history because it's fascinating to me. That's the simple answer.
It is your personal motivation. And it is very valid, as far as I am concerned. But I understood the question as "why is the human being interested in its past?'.

And that is a very intriguing question.
by perispomenon
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5810

It is useful. Why not learn from the good and bad decisions that were made before. When I studied history, the message was that history does NOT repeat itself, contrary to popular belief. Circumstances are hardly ever the same. An example was the reaction, with WW1 in mind, to the threat Hitler pos...
by perispomenon
Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why do we study hostory?
Replies: 21
Views: 5810

Chris Weimer wrote:It's fascinating.
That is no explanation, that's an opinion. The mere word 'fascinating' implies it. Please elaborate?