Category: Acquisition (of Hellenistic Greek)

Verbal Semantics in Ancient Greek Possessive Constructions with eînai

Journal of Greek Linguistics

In 2015 Maria Carmela Benvenuto and Flavia Pompeo published an article in the Journal of Greek Linguistics with the title above. The theoretical framework they use is Construction Grammar. The version of “Ancient Greek” they examine spans from Homer… Read More

Acquiring Hellenistic (Koine) Greek

Donovan Nagal runs a podcast at mezzoguild.com. In this episode he discusses his ongoing experience in learning Koine Greek. He has a clear awareness of both the need to study Greek the without focussing on grammar, and the… Read More

Mark 8 in Koine Greek

Here’s chapter 8 of Mark’s Gospel from the LUMO Project, Faith Comes by Hearing, and KoineGreek.com. As with chapter 7, there are no captions (yet) in this video, so I recommend listening with your Greek New Testament in… Read More

Movable ν in the Communicative Greek Classroom

An astute reader pointed out that I have listed the following phrases in my “Classroom Words and Phrases for Hellenistic Greek” and raised the question of why I included the ν in the first case and why it… Read More

Mark 7 in Hellenistic Greek

Are you ready for chapter 7? The video in ancient Greek is now available from KoineGreek.com, the LUMOS Project, and Faith Comes by Hearing. It was released on July 25. It does not (yet?) have captions, so I… Read More

Mark 6 from the LUMOS Project and KoineGreek.com

KoineGreek.com, the LUMOS Project, and Faith Comes by Hearing released chapter 6 of Mark’s Gospel in koine (hellenistic) Greek on July 18, the day before I returned from Peru. Since the subtitles are not yet ready, I recommend… 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

Mark 2 is now available

While you can view the video here, please visit KoineGreek.com to thank Benjamin Kantor for the work he is putting into providing the Hellenistic Greek voice for these videos!

The Gospel of Mark in Koine Greek with Video Support

A few days ago (June 14, 2019), Mike Aubrey at koine-greek.com announced a new film project promoted at koinegreek.com (a different site with a confusingly similar URL). Benjamin Kantor has provided narration for the film using the Greek… 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