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by ed krentz
August 13th, 2012, 10:41 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings
Replies: 25
Views: 4067

Re: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings

Just for the sake of historical accuracy Greek in the age of Dionysios Thrax did not use accents in writing. They come into Greek orthography later. In Dionysios' day Greeks heard accents, whether tonal or stress accents. But they did not write them. Ed Krentz
by ed krentz
August 2nd, 2012, 10:29 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jonah - short, easy, nice for early reading outside of GNT
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Jonah - short, easy, nice for early reading outside of G

Jonathon, The way one grows is to keep readingr texts that are more difficult than the NT. The LXX is good for this. I would suggest reading Psalms as a starter. They are short (not Ps 119!) and their content is familiar. But then move into the apocrypha. Try reading sections of Sirach, start with c...
by ed krentz
July 28th, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Default word order in Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 3436

Re: Default word order in Greek

Dear Friends of Greek, is there a consensus that the Default word order in Greek is verb-subject-object (direct-indirect) ? This question is important - I think - because all deviation from that order would indicate a special meaning (e.g. emphasis). Thank you for any comments Yours Peter There is ...
by ed krentz
July 25th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings
Replies: 15
Views: 4831

Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Open this web site. Carl Conrad has supplied the English version of an older work giving classical Greek equivalents for many English/German phrases. Mutatis mutandis many would be useful also in koine Greek. Ed Krentz Re: [CLASSICS-L] Conversational Greek? FROM: ‪Wm Annis‬   TO: ‪CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY...
by ed krentz
July 23rd, 2012, 11:11 am
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Athenaze
Replies: 21
Views: 6036

Re: Athenaze

Uncontracted forms often occur in Homer and in some poetry.
by ed krentz
July 23rd, 2012, 11:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Happy Birthday, Carl Conrad!
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: Happy Birthday, Carl Conrad!

I agree! Happy birthday indeed to one who taught at my alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis. His web site, very useful, is still there.
by ed krentz
July 21st, 2012, 3:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: James Earl Ardino
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: James Earl Ardino

Helma Dik of the University of Chicago posted this recently on the classics list. i'm already ducking in anticipation, but ... There's a youtube video that takes the entire segment to establish the 3sg m-p indicative (with a somewhat unfortunate example, ἀκούεται) and the website states that "This m...
by ed krentz
July 20th, 2012, 10:18 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases
Replies: 29
Views: 10375

Re: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases

I wonder whether Rom 1:17 might not be an example of syntaxis apo koinou, that is ek pisteos should be constrrued both with ho dikaios and with zesetai.

Ed Krentz
by ed krentz
July 20th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases
Replies: 29
Views: 10375

Re: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases

Eduard Norden, the great classicist at Berlin University, called Eph 1:3-14 "the most monstrous conglomerate sentence in ancient Greek." He was a specialist in ancient Greek stylistics and rhetoric. His major works in this area were AGNOSTOS THEOS and DIE ANTIKE KUNSTPROSA. (This occasioned by Carl ...
by ed krentz
July 10th, 2012, 2:14 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Is pronouncing Greek out loud important for learning Greek?
Replies: 17
Views: 4849

Re: Is pronouncing Greek out loud important for learning Gre

When I was taking a course on the Greek orators, we were allowed to read the Greek text out loud rather than translate. Prof. Tom Gould could tell dfreom our reading whether we understood the text or not, depending on which words we emphasized, where we paused, etc. Reading out loud presumes a certa...