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by Devenios Doulenios
October 22nd, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Best passages to read from Philo
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

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: 1427

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: 1427

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: 1427

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...
by Devenios Doulenios
October 18th, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Extended Greek Passage to Memorize
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Extended Greek Passage to Memorize

I also encourage you to dip your toe(s) into the Septuagint. You could memorize some favorite Psalm, e.g., Psa. 23 (22 in the Greek order), some of Proverbs, or passages from Genesis (e.g., the creation accounts in Gen. 1-2). Whichever passage you start with, you are about to embark on a great adven...
by Devenios Doulenios
October 5th, 2018, 9:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperatives and encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Imperatives and encouragement

If it helps any, Matthew, I found your examples and explanations clear and helpful. I am not as well read in current linguistic theory that is applicable to Greek as I would like. I have read a little in lexical semantics (Silva) and discourse theory. I would like to look at additional Greek example...
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)

Honestly, I don't know. The recordings he did only cited the chapter number, not a range of verses. They are the ones he had on his site some time back (LetsreadGreek.org; the site is now defunct. He has a .com site now with the same name, but I don't see the Psalm files on it.). I'd be interested t...
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 1949

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

I would agree with Stirling's advice about writing notes on the Greek by hand. (You can always type them later also.) Another option is learning by heart passages that are meaningful to you, whether in the Greek Bible or in other authors. Writing these out by hand several times helps, as well as rec...
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 24
Views: 1949

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

Reading out loud certainly helps. Another great help is to get and listen to audio of the passages you want to read. Listen to a chapter several times and then read the text form. Then listen again while reading the text form. If you go to the Resources page of my blog, Let Ancient Voices Speak, htt...
by Devenios Doulenios
August 3rd, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)

Our own Louis Sorenson used the cardinals in his recordings of selected Psalms, e.g., Ψαμος εις, Ψαλμοσ εις και εικοσι.