Wayne wrote: Χαίρετε,
I would like to work on my composition skills, but when I look for a textbook they're all rather "ancient" (North & Hillard, Sidgwick, etc.). Am I looking in the wrong place? There seems to be a new Greek primer shipping every few months, but nothing in decades for composition.
ed krentz wrote:In my humble opinion no seminary student who has only had NT Greek knows enough Greek to do Greek prose composition, not even of the NT koine or first or second century literary Greek. Why not? Shortage of vocabulary, little understanding of Greek word order, no knowledge of ancient rhetoric, etc. Prose composition requires a deep knowledge of ancient Greek. I had some 70 hours of graduate courses in classics before my adviser suggested I was ready for prose composition. And I sweat "bullets" in doing my short compositions each week.
Wayne Kirk wrote:So is learner early in their studies (first or second year) better off focusing on reading than doing composition? I've seen that a lot of the primers have English to Greek exercises. Are these ineffectual?
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