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by Paul Rittman
November 26th, 2012, 8:20 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching children ancient Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Teaching children ancient Greek

I would like to teach an 8-year-old child of mine, classical Greek. I still have my textbooks when I learned it in college, but they are too advanced at this point. I have seen products marketed for teaching Greek to children, but they seem to cost an arm and a leg. Has anyone here done this on thei...
by Paul Rittman
November 25th, 2012, 1:19 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: υδροβαϕη ενωσιν
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: υδροβαϕη ενωσιν

Sorry, my Greek isn't that good--that's why I come here. :D But I'm pretty sure I'll be able to remember that word from now on. And I did discover another Greek word that is in the full edition of the L&S, but not the little Liddell. I always thought that they put all of the Greek words that were in...
by Paul Rittman
November 24th, 2012, 9:55 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: υδροβαϕη ενωσιν
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: υδροβαϕη ενωσιν

The relevant passage from Theophanes is: Γεωργίου δὲ τοῦ Ἀλεξανδρείας τελευτήσαντος, ἀποστέλλεται Κῦρος ἐπίσκοπος Ἀλεξανδρείας, καὶ ἑνωθεὶς Θεοδώρῳ, τῷ ἐπισκόπῳ τῆς Φαράν, ἐποίησε τὴν ὑδροβαφῆ ἐκείνην ἕνωσιν , μίαν καὶ αὐτοὶ γράψαντες ἐν Χριστῷ φυσικὴν ἐνέργειαν. Hmmm….. An English translation is o...
by Paul Rittman
November 24th, 2012, 7:23 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: υδροβαϕη ενωσιν
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

υδροβαϕη ενωσιν

I just came across this phrase in J. B. Bury's History of the Later Roman Empire (from Arcadius to Irene, 395-800 AD)--vol. 2, p. 253. He was saying that the attempt of Heraclius' ecumenicism (of orthodox, monophysites, etc.) was as unstable as water. Then, Bury in a footnote gave this phrase from T...
by Paul Rittman
June 9th, 2012, 10:55 am
Forum: Other
Topic: B-Greek equivalent for Latin?
Replies: 3
Views: 2457

Re: B-Greek equivalent for Latin?

thanks. I've got a post in the textkit forum now.
by Paul Rittman
June 8th, 2012, 11:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: B-Greek equivalent for Latin?
Replies: 3
Views: 2457

B-Greek equivalent for Latin?

Is there a forum like this one, but for Latin? I'd like to get some information on Latin language resources.

Thanks.
by Paul Rittman
August 2nd, 2011, 4:55 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT
Replies: 24
Views: 5877

Re: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT

Dear MAubrey, I agree that I must also read Wallace’ book to have a better view of the linguistic subject. I would be very interested to see how Wallace deals with cases as the ones below: σαφῶς τὰ δύο πρόσωπα ἐπέδειξεν͵ τοῦ πατρὸς καὶ υἱοῦ.—Hippolytus, De benedictionibus Isaaci et Jacobi 76.4. τὴν...
by Paul Rittman
July 30th, 2011, 10:11 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Greek accents
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Greek accents

OK, I see that pronunciation is being tethered to the argument about accents here. The argument being, that a confusion (among inscriptions even, as well as papyri) between the omicron and omega, demonstrate that both o-sounds were the same. Other homophones developed, such as epsilon and the ai dip...
by Paul Rittman
July 30th, 2011, 8:19 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Greek accents
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Greek accents

Thanks. Carson's work (at least from what I could glean from Google Books and amazon) mentioned differing views but didn't really come down and provide evidence for one view or the other. I did see a more comprehensive grammar by Dan Wallace (Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics), which looked pretty int...
by Paul Rittman
July 29th, 2011, 6:45 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Greek accents
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Greek accents

I’m looking for some direction on Greek accents, specifically in a NT/koine Greek context. (1) are they an accurate representation of how koine Greek was pronounced? (2) I read that they were only written down from 900 AD onward, although the grammarian Herodian (early 200s AD) is supposed to have d...