Thursday, January 13, 2022

Robert C. Schmiel, University of Calgary, reviewed The Iliad of Homer, Part One: Books 1-6, Read in Ancient Greek by Stephen G. Daitz, at Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

"Although the arguments for the correct pronunciation of Ancient Greek are overwhelming, and the excuse that we cannot teach and practice what we cannot know is more convenient than convincing, far too little attention is paid to correct pronunciation. ...

"Stephen Daitz has waged vigorous war against this vice, by recording numerous tapes in the series The Living Voice of Greek and Latin, and by persuading the APA to include practical sessions on the reading of Greek and Latin poetry in various meters. ..."

See Homer in Great Books of the Western World (first edition, 52 Vol., 1952) volume 4, and (second edition, 60 Vol., 1990) volume 3.

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