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Post by Joon Kim » November 10th, 2011, 8:24 am

Hello. I'm an undergraduate student who is majoring in ancient Greek and linguistics. I'm most familiar with the classical dialects as well as Homeric, but I've dabbled a bit in Koine as well.

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Post by cwconrad » November 10th, 2011, 10:07 am

Which "classical dialects" have you found particularly interesting? I've always found the Ionic of Herodotus sort of intriguing with that abundance of etas everywhere and I've had fun with the Aeolic of Sappho and the Sicilian Doric of Theocritus. There was a professor of University of Texas who wrote a beginning textbook for classical Greek that started out with Ionic dialect and gradually worked into Attic the second semester.

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Post by Jonathan Robie » November 10th, 2011, 2:58 pm

cwconrad wrote:One thing you're going to have to do in this forum is switch to a real-name identity. See the policy, "User names and profiles" at http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/vie ... &t=90#p292
Send me an email with your name (jonathan dot robie at ibiblio dot org), and I'll change your name for you.
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Post by Joon Kim » November 10th, 2011, 9:03 pm

cwconrad wrote:Which "classical dialects" have you found particularly interesting? I've always found the Ionic of Herodotus sort of intriguing with that abundance of etas everywhere and I've had fun with the Aeolic of Sappho and the Sicilian Doric of Theocritus. There was a professor of University of Texas who wrote a beginning textbook for classical Greek that started out with Ionic dialect and gradually worked into Attic the second semester.


Attic for Plato, the orators, tragic and lyric poetry, Ionic with Herodotus and Aeolic for Sappho. I've barely had anything to do with Doric. Sappho was actually the reason why I wanted to learn Greek in the first place. After reading Catullus' translation of her poem 51 (I did Latin in high school), I decided right then and there to learn Greek.
cwconrad wrote: One thing you're going to have to do in this forum is switch to a real-name identity. See the policy, "User names and profiles" at http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/vie ... &t=90#p292
Thanks, I sent an email.

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Post by Jonathan Robie » November 10th, 2011, 9:25 pm

Joon Kim wrote:I sent an email.
Thanks. You are now "Joon Kim", your password is unchanged.
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Re: Joon Kim

Post by Mike Noel » November 11th, 2011, 5:50 pm

There are still undergrad degrees majoring in Ancient Greek? I'm pleasantly surprised. I thought they had all gone the way of the dodo bird.

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Re: Joon Kim

Post by Joon Kim » November 12th, 2011, 11:46 pm

Well I live in Australia, so I don't know how it is in America.

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