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by Seumas Macdonald
August 18th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Writing in Greek
Topic: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises

for the vocab, I would personally recommend taking her list, and typing things you personally need into a separate document, especially principal parts, since Dickey expects you to literally memorise all vocab with all principal parts each chapter. Reading whatever in CGCG that maps to the Smyth cha...
by Seumas Macdonald
August 8th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Writing in Greek
Topic: Dickey, Composition: Ch 1, Sentences
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 1, Sentences

Hmm, thanks for working through these Eric! 12. Yes, I took it as 'horses as a class'! 17. αἰεί? ah, that's the Homeric influence corrupting me! 29. I took books as a class of objects for the same reason as in 12. Even though Dickey gives ἐν ἀγορᾷ as a specific example of losing the article, I'm res...
by Seumas Macdonald
August 6th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Writing in Greek
Topic: Dickey, Composition: Ch 1, Sentences
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 1, Sentences

I certainly don't think I would take all of Dickey's advice on board. Or, rather, I don't really agree with her pedagogical position. Anyway, I've done some of chapter 1 sentences so far: 1. ὁ ἵππος τὸν δεσπότην φέρει. 2. ὁ μὲν φέρει βιβλίον, ὁ δέ οὐ. 3. οἱ ποιηταὶ οὐκ ἀεὶ εὖ βουλεύονται. 4. οἱ ποιη...
by Seumas Macdonald
July 28th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Writing in Greek
Topic: Group Working Through Dickey's Greek Composition
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Group Working Through Dickey's Greek Composition

I do plan to work on this, I don't plan on doing the accents chapter though. But I should be contributing to chapters 1 and onwards.
by Seumas Macdonald
July 22nd, 2019, 1:52 am
Forum: Writing in Greek
Topic: Group Working Through Dickey's Greek Composition
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Group Working Through Dickey's Greek Composition

I tend to think the more subdivided the threads, actually the better. So yes, I'd like to see threads for each chapter as:
"general questions about the grammar raised", then "preliminary exercises", "sentences", and "prose analysis".
by Seumas Macdonald
November 29th, 2018, 5:27 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John 1:18 μονογενὴς
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: John 1:18 μονογενὴς

Since Mike has been kind enough to reference my work, I have 2 papers on this, one the direct result of that SBL presentation, currently in the limbo of the "resubmitted" part of "revise and resubmit", focused on all 470 references to μονογενής in Athanasius, Basil, and the two Gregories. The second...
by Seumas Macdonald
August 2nd, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Pronouncing passage references (e.g. Κατά Ιωάννην 1:1-2)
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

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

I have used/heard ἁπὸ and μέχρι for specifying range. Ordinals are preferred but I confess to lapsing to cardinals when my brain can't bring up the right ordinal.
by Seumas Macdonald
April 14th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.

Any article will suffice for using an adjective substantivally. A neuter will either make it a definite 'black thing', or the abstracted quality, 'blackness'. But a gendered pronoun will almost certainly make it personal, and that's what's going on in Barnabas 4:9, ὁ μέλας - the Black One.
by Seumas Macdonald
February 9th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: help with prayer text, please

The text does seem odd, I just thought I should add that κἄν is generally crasis for καὶ + ἄν or καὶ + εἰ + ἄν, and the addition of the εἰ might make this more intelligible.
by Seumas Macdonald
January 28th, 2018, 4:45 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: B-Greek as a platform for teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Re: B-Greek as a platform for teachers

I tend to read B-Greek a lot more than I post, but I thought I'd jump in and say that I did try and run an online group through Dickey's composition book. We got to about ch 6/7 before things fizzled. Two main factors, I suspect. 1) It's a considerable time investment, more than I think most partici...