29 June 2012

Aoidoi: the Cologne Epode of Archilochus

Bret Mulligan and some of his students worked up the (in)famous Cologne Epode, Archilochus 196A, and very kindly sent it on to Aoidoi.org.

14 April 2012

Double Dactyl Redivivus

It is spring, and the bunnies are once again grazing on plants I care about. My double dactyl on this issue, well, bunnies and bonsai, appeared on my early blog, long gone. It seems worth a little revival, if only to document my use of the word dendromaniacally.

Hippity, hoppity,
Lepus sylvalica
sits in the yard and de-
vours my trees.

Neighbors watch on as I
Dendromaniacally
dash out the door while the
furry fiend flees.

17 March 2012

Aoidoi: Delectus Indelectatus updated

I've added six new poemlets to the Delectus Indelectatus, a collection of Greek poets being cranky, vulgar or mean. I resisted the urge to just add the totality of Palladas' output.

03 March 2012

Scholiastae: Alciphron 2.6 and 2.7

Two more letters from Alciphron today. Since they are a dialog between Anicetus and Phoebiane, both are in the same document: Alciphron 2.6-7.

The first sentence of 2.7 was such a monument of Greek word order, I decided to make a dependency graph of it:

26 February 2012

Aoidoi: Cleanthes' Hymn to Zeus

Newly commented, Cleanthes' Hymn to Zeus, for a little Stoic reading.

22 February 2012

Scholiastae: Lucian "Pan and Hermes" and Alciphron 1.3

Two more brief texts for Scholiastae.org: Dialog of the Gods 2, Pan and Hermes; and Alciphron 1.3, Glaucus to his wife Galataea.

07 February 2012

Aoidoi: Bion 9 and 11

I've worked up two shorter fragments by Bion. I was looking something up recently in Theocritus, and happened to notice the smaller of Bion's works hanging out way at the end of the book (the OCT Bucolici Graeci), and found them straightforward to read, even in dialect.

Bion 9 is about whom the Muses will and will not help. Bion 11 is an appeal to Hesperus, the evening start.