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I spent a while today listening to Stefan Hagel's great Homer performance reconstruction. Hagel introduces an extra introductory verse at the beginning and I can't get the exact words, and that has bothered me a long time already. He begins with words ἄρχεο Μοῦσα and there's something like ἀθανάτοισι later on. Has anyone else got the rest?
hi, i actually was speaking to stefan hagel about reconstructed pronunciation about 10 yrs ago (discussing our models for showing the pitch and length) and i asked him this very question. see my 2003 post on this which gives his response and the extra line at the beginning of the realplayer version (scroll to the bottom):
PS whenever i've had questions like this about work by some well-known classicist, e.g. stefan hagel, martin west etc, whenever i've reached out to them they've always been kind enough to reply, even though i have no formal link to the classics world (taught myself)… worth trying, you can often find out really interesting stuff this way not covered in the books they've put out, and it just goes to show how in the classics people are in my experience always more than willing to help out others who have the same obsession... cheers, chad