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- August 17th, 2018, 10:22 am
- Forum: Beginners Forum
- Topic: What is the difference between ἐδύνατο and ἠδύνατο?
- Replies: 3
- Views: 76
Both augments are attested for both the imperfect and the aorist. This is simply a formal difference, nothing else. Variations like this are not uncommon in Hellenistic Greek.
First, apologies to Barry and others, if I upset them. It was not intended. Maybe I should be asking where on this site, forum members might share incites/examples of the greek way of life, revealed through some of the many ancient sources which are read by members here. Education and schooling, oc...
- August 13th, 2018, 11:36 am
- Forum: Introductions
- Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
- Replies: 16
- Views: 438
What I find works for me is to read a passage straight through, aloud, even if I don't understand it completely. Then I go back and read it aloud again, but slowly, and make notes of words or grammar that I need to check out. Then I check the words etc - and write them out in a notebook keyed to Bo...
Yesterday and this morning I was doing something remotely similar to your study. I was looking at how προφανῶς is used in Greek Patristic authors particularly John of Damascus. I don't have a concordance so I had to search on the word and read each context. It is time consuming but you learn someth...
This is where I normally launch into my "interlinears are the spawn of Satan diatribe" but I'll save that for later. As it is, whatever your perception, this is not the best way to go about learning the language. You are far better off using a standard primer for basic grammar and syntax, a reader e...
- August 9th, 2018, 1:37 pm
- Forum: New Testament
- Topic: Finding Old Greek-Latin Lexicons
- Replies: 11
- Views: 322
I don't know whether Ryan has included Latin, but the best online source for ancient lexica is Ryan Baumann's: https://dcthree.github.io/ancient-greek-lexica/ The lexical works on the page are in the Greek language, and search results refer to TLG, which contains only Greek texts. Very old Greek-La...
- August 9th, 2018, 10:04 am
- Forum: Word Meanings
- Topic: Lawrence O. Richards ὑπόκρισις word group
- Replies: 4
- Views: 192
I had a professor who would always render it "under-actor" and υπερετής as "under-rower." He was being facetious, of course, but also claimed that it helped him remember the "real meaning" of the words.
Seneca ut mater philosophiae, multum rideo! (Seneca as a mother of philosophy, laughing a lot!)
I find this perspective entirely plausible. Can you give us any pointers to ancient sources that substantiate "ancient texts were not meant be read once, but over and over, with much reflection on what the author is trying to communicate"? It would be a help to those of us whose exposure to the cla...