"Homer's use of particles..."

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"Homer's use of particles..."

Post by annis » Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:03 am

My student's Odyssey i-xii by W.B. Stanford has a sketch of the Homeric language. This is his summary after a quick list of the particles, which I thought some others would appreciate:

"Homer's use of particles is copious, fluid and perplexing."
William S. Annis — http://www.aoidoi.org/http://www.scholiastae.org/
τίς πατέρ' αἰνήσει εἰ μὴ κακοδαίμονες υἱοί;

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Re: "Homer's use of particles..."

Post by Bert » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:52 pm

Copious, Yep.
Fluid, Well... it slows the flow of my reading.
perplexing, Absolutely.

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Post by Emma_85 » Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:05 pm

Lol, well I try not to translate them where possible - that helps :wink:

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