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As early as the Geometric period, ancient Greeks were venerating the spirits of dead men, women, and children (even babies) through cult activities focused around the location of the dead individual’s putative grave sites.[1] (Nagy 2001:xv) Individuals who received such honor, often denoted by the words τιμή and γέρας, were called ἥρως or “hero.” Although […]

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For a very quick introduction to the ancient Greek hero, read these “Relevant facts about ancient Greek hero cults,” by Gregory Nagy and posted by the University of Houston Classics Department. http://www.uh.edu/~cldue/3307/herocults.html

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H&Q give us extensive notes on accentuation. Here are a few simple definitions and rules that help to explain everything. In class we discussed contonation, mora, and the Contonation Rule. Contonation is the rise and fall of pitch in a word, either in a single syllable (marked by a circumflex) or across two syllables. δρᾶμα […]

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The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum where our class can work collaboratively to supplement Hansen and Quinn’s Greek: and Intensive Course. We will be adding thematic content, comments, and questions. Notionally we are adding content “in the margins,” but online annotation allows us to add so much more than text. On this […]

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