Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Postby Nigel Chapman » November 8th, 2011, 1:53 am

Coming back to classroom sayings...

The back few pages of Randall Buth's 'Living Koine Greek' Part 2-a list Greek terms for grammar and parsing; that could make for some fast Q&A; "How many words in this sentence? How many letters in this word? How many words in the Genitive case?" (ἠ γενικὴ πτῶσις), etc.
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Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Postby Mark Lightman » November 8th, 2011, 6:28 pm

The back few pages of Randall Buth's 'Living Koine Greek' Part 2-a list Greek terms for grammar and parsing; that could make for some fast Q&A; "How many words in this sentence? How many letters in this word? How many words in the Genitive case?" (ἠ γενικὴ πτῶσις), etc.

Great idea, Nigel. The key to successfull Q.&A. in Greek is having something to do talk about (like a text) and having very easy questions. I'll try your approach with my various conversational groups.
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Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Postby Shirley Rollinson » July 24th, 2012, 7:32 pm

Next semester I'll be teaching an online Greek class, and I want to get the students seeing and reading as much Greek as possible.
I'd like it to be as close as possible to what Greek children might see on a school webpage, rather than something I cobble together myself.
So I'd be interested to hear from a native Greek speaker, what phrases (either modern or koine) one would use for :

Beginning Greek (as a course title)
Chapter xxx Section xxx
Writing Practice
Write out the Greek text by hand, while saying the Greek aloud.
Check here when done ___
Add the vocabulary words to your stack of flash-cards.
Go through the stack once, Greek to English
Go through the stack once, English to Greek, if time permits
During the day, go through your Flashcards, Greek to English
During the day, go through your Flashcards, English to Greek
Drill the Practice Sentences until you can do them easily.
Sentences for reading and translation
Read aloud and translate the sentences
Write out the Declension of . .
Chant the Declension of . .
Write out the conjugation of . . .
Chant the conjugation of . . .
In your GNT, read Mark 1:11 aloud several times
Without referring to an English Bible, write out your translation of this passage
Now look at the passage in the KJV, and compare it to your translation.
What corrections might you make to your translation
Are there any things you have a question about
Make a note here of any questions you may have
Review and Consolidation
Review the forms of . . .
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Thank you so much,
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Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Postby ed krentz » July 25th, 2012, 1:18 pm

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  
Friday, July 13, 2012 12:14 PM
You might also find this interesting:

If you have German, the original book this is from is
also interesting.
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Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Postby Louis L Sorenson » August 2nd, 2013, 1:14 pm

Here are a few additional items taken from The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: The Hellenistic Period and the Empire (1989);

κόλλήματα· The individual sheets of papyri which were later connected (glued) together to create
χάρτης· a roll of papyri sheets (usually 20). This was a scroll and the format in which papyri was sold, like a ream of paper. It would remain as a scroll until pieces were cut off of it., the scroll
σωμάτιον, ου, τό the codex
διφθέρα, -ας, ἡ (the old term for) parchment
περγαμήνη, -ης parchment (a later term based off of Pergamum and first used by Diocletian's price edict)
ὀμφαλός, -ου, ὁ 4. pl., knobs at ends of stick round which books were rolled (made of wood or bone), Luc.Merc.Cond.41, Ind.7,16,AP9.540.
βίβλοι, βιβλία roll, rolls, books (usually scrolls which often contained only part of an entire text)
ἄξων, ονος, ὁ: pl. οἱ ἄξονες the wooden tablets of the laws in Athens, made to turn upon an axis, Plu.Sol.25: sg. in IG1.61, D.23.31.
παιδοτρίβης, ου, ὁ a teacher of gymnastics
κιθαρίστης, ου, ὁ a music teacher (singing and playing the kithara)
γραμματίστης, ου, ὁ a teacher of letters (e.g. English teacher)
γραμματικός, -οῦ, ὁ language teacher; textual critic
ῥήτωρ, ορος, ὁ a teacher of rhetoric;
σοφιστής, οῦ, ὁ II from late v B.C., a Sophist, i.e. one who gave lessons in grammar, rhetoric, politics, mathematics, for money,
ἀνελίσσω to unroll (a scroll)
ἐκλέγεσθαι to extract meaning (from a passage)
διαστίξαι (>διαστίζω) to punctuate
(λόγοι) ἀναγνωστικοί (words written) with readers in mind
βαστάζονται 'in wide cirrulation'
διαδοτέος - a personal distribution (requested ) of a book
ἐκδόσις - the release of a book to the public, lit. an abandonment
ἐκδιδόναι to release a book to the public
δέσμας πάνυ πόλλας (δικανικῶν λόγῶν) 'plenty of bundles of law-court speech'
παίδεια, ας, ἡ training, education or its result; culture
προγυμνάσματα ων, τά preporatory exercises given to students
χρεία, ας, ἡ a short essay (based on a character or myth) which was developed and formed according to particular rules
τὸ Μουσεῖον, the library at Alexandria
τὰ μουσεῖα (older) shrines of the muses
διορθῶσαι to correct
οἱ ἐγκριθέντες the included authors
πίνακες, ων, οἱ the index at the library of Alexandria made by Callimachus (more complete than the catalogue)
τὰ ὑπομνήματα commentaries written about any given book

ὀβελός obelus, (†) II horizontal line,—(representation of an arrow acc. to Isid.Etym.1.21.3), used as a critical mark to point out that a passage was spurious, Gal.15.110, Luc.Pr.Im.24, Sch.Il. ip.xliii Dind. ; with an asterisk to denote misplaced lines, ibid. ; but with one point below and one above, <*>, ὀ. περιεστιγμένος, in texts of Plato, denoted τὰς εἰκαίους ἀθετήσεις, D.L.3.66.

ἀστερίσκος, ου, ὁ astericus (※) II asterisk, the mark <*> by which Gramm. distinguished fine passages in Mss., Id.599.34, etc.; also used as a metrical sign, Heph.Poëm.p.74C.

διπλῆ, ἡ, (διπλοῦς) the diple, (>) a marg. mark used by Gramm. (<*>, <*>), to indicate vv. Il., rejected verses, etc., and, in dramatic poetry, a new speaker, Cic.Att.8.2.4, Heph.
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Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Postby Paul-Nitz » August 27th, 2013, 1:28 pm

Thanks much, Louis. Interesting stuff. I've added these to the Koine Phrasebook. ... QdlE#gid=0
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