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by Devenios Doulenios
January 19th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Who is getting the captcha screen?
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Who is getting the captcha screen?

I logged in just now and didn't get the captcha.
by Devenios Doulenios
January 18th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 23
Views: 809

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

J.B. Phillips’ English version used both “expressed” and “expression” as well as “word” in John 1:1, “At the beginning God expressed himself. That personal expression, that word, was with God…”. For some reason, though, he reverts to “word” in 1:14, “So the word of God became a human being and lived...
by Devenios Doulenios
December 27th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: ὄνομα and ὄνομά. What's the difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: ὄνομα and ὄνομά. What's the difference?

Jonathan wrote: And if you don't know Greek, how can you possibly be in a position to criticize the translations? Amen! Translation, and the skill to evaluate translations, requires a high order of competency in the language(s) the translation is made from, and the target language . As Dr. Seamus Ma...
by Devenios Doulenios
December 27th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: ὄνομα and ὄνομά. What's the difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: ὄνομα and ὄνομά. What's the difference?

I definitely second what Barry and Jonathan said about learning Greek. If you aren't yet learning the language, how can you research it in any meaningful way? How could you evaluate your findings? In the present state of your knowledge, things might seem odd to you that are, in fact, perfectly norma...
by Devenios Doulenios
December 18th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Learning pronunciation for "Living Greek"
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Re: Learning pronunciation for "Living Greek"

And of course, if you want to be a real outlier, you can use Spanish pronunciation for Latin, like me. :lol: (I'm fine with ecclesiastical pronunciation for Latin, if you can use it and lose your native accent. Or at least hide it well...) The main thing is, work at treating the Greek and pronouncin...
by Devenios Doulenios
October 22nd, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Best passages to read from Philo
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Best passages to read from Philo

A follow-up question: are there some texts in Philo and Josephus that are less difficult to read than others?
by Devenios Doulenios
October 21st, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Best passages to read from Philo
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Best passages to read from Philo

It seems there are a number of helpful digital texts and aids to the Anabasis. Sounds good. Thanks again, Barry.
by Devenios Doulenios
October 20th, 2018, 10:31 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Best passages to read from Philo
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Best passages to read from Philo

Ευχαριστω σοι, ω φιλε Βαριε. Gratias ago tibi, o amice Barie. The Republic has always sounded interesting to me. So I'll probably read it next after I finish working through Lucian's Dialogues of the Gods and Rouse's notes on them in Greek. (Sometimes challenging, but always helpful. I recommend rea...
by Devenios Doulenios
October 20th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Best passages to read from Philo
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Best passages to read from Philo

I was musing on this topic the other day and found this old thread. Carl, I was wondering if there are certain works of Plato whose vocabulary are particularly helpful to master as a prep for reading Philo. I've read the Symposium and the Apology of Socrates --that is, some excerpts of the latter, i...