Category: Reading Greek

World News in Ancient Greek

Coderch, Classical Greek: A New Grammar

Dr. Juan Coderch, University of St. Andrews (Scotland) maintains a website that provides world news in Ancient Greek. The site provides thoughtful discussions of some of the difficulties faced in producing current news articles in an ancient language…. Read More

The wrong and right way to learn ancient Greek

Boy reading a book

Not too long ago I ran across this Washington Post article by Stephen Krashen entitled “The wrong and right way to learn a foreign language“, and it reminded me of a number of issues in current approaches to… Read More

SBL 2018 – Popup Greek?

Once again this November, Jonathan Robie and I will present an update on the work we are doing to create free materials for teaching Hellenistic Greek as a living language. I look forward to seeing many of you… Read More

Sound of 1st Century Greek: Mark 1-9

Louis Sorenson has produced a nice reading of the first nine chapters of Mark’s Gospel following Westcott and Hort’s 1881 text using the Restored Koine pronunciation. His Let’s Read Greek website has numerous helpful resources for reading Greek texts…. Read More

Randall Buth's Reading of 1st John

1st John read in reconstructed Koiné.

Euphorion and "a boar"

While reading fragments of Hellenistic poetry today, I ran across this bit from Εὐφόριον: καὶ ταύτην τὴν Κορινθίαν Σαρωνίδα καλοῦσιν, ὡς μὲν Εὐφορίον φησὴν, ἐπειδὴ Σάρων τις κυνηγὸς ἐπιδιώκων <σῦν> ἐκεῖθεν κατεκρημνίσθη εἰς θάλασσαν, καὶ δία τοῦτο Σαρωνικὸν κληθῆναι τὸ… Read More

Multilingual Experience and Reading Greek

I had an interesting experience reading the Greek text of Acts 2:1-20 this morning in church. Yes. I confess to being one of those geeks who takes his Greek New Testament to church. There are quite a few people… Read More