Wednesday, April 16, 2008

If you want to read Homer

but, like me, don’t know Greek very well, there are two resources for you:

  1. The Perseus Project under Philologic at the University of Chicago, which has a lot of Greek and Latin texts linked to lexica and morphology analyzers. Just select a word and press “d”, and a definition window pops up. This is a wonderful resource, and is working much faster these days than the Perseus servers at Tufts.

  2. The Chicago Homer, which gives you an interlinear Homer, with Greek on one line and the English on the next. It’s good for when one is puzzled, but it is also a great temptation to cheat.

If you don’t want to read Homer, then there’s no helping you.

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