OU CAN download some of Elpenor's
bilingual texts and work with
them. Except for your love and discipline, which you must provide, all you need, you have it
Just buy a
is available from Perseus, and you can save it for off-line study
Don't get a smaller dictionary than Liddell-Scott, which is already
small enough: from Diels we know that Ancient Greek words are ten times
the Latin words, so that a Greek dictionary should have 120 volumes - without Byzantine and Modern Greek!
If you think Homer is unfit for beginners, you should read Clyde Pharr's Homer and the study of Greek,
where sound reasons are given why Homer is the best
possible preparation for all
later Greek literature. Pharr's Homeric Greek can also be
your first textbook, whether you study alone or in a study group, and
you can use the recent, revised, print version of 1985, or download in
pdf format the first (1918) edition.