Introductory Course Based on Pharr

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Barry Hofstetter
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Introductory Course Based on Pharr

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For those wanting an online course using the Pharr Homeric Greek approach. As part of a survey course, I recently taught a section where we read selections from the Odyssey. It struck me that the Greek was actually quite easy once metrics and odd vocabulary were considered. I wonder if that's one reason why the Romans normally started Greek instruction with Homer? :)

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From: Classical Greek and Latin Discussion Group [CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDU] on behalf of Barry H. [nebarry@VERIZON.NET]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: Online Homeric Greek

On 6/11/2014 4:52 PM, Judith Hallett wrote:
> On 6/11/14 1:32 PM, Walter Roberts wrote:
>> I am putting a call out for participants for this online course
>> starting up next week. Please forward this to whomever you think might
>> be interested in it. I am thinking especially of AP Latin teachers and
>> collegiate Latinists, etc. Any other recommendations of where I might
>> send notice would be appreciated. Enjoy your summer.
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Instructor of Latin
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
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Stephen Carlson
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Re: Introductory Course Based on Pharr

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I don't have anything to say about this course in particular, but I learned Greek first with Pharr, who starts with the Iliad. I really enjoyed reading as soon as possible one of the greatest pieces of human literature ever in the "original."
Stephen C. Carlson, Ph.D.
Melbourne, Australia
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