Category: Speaking Ancient Greek

Vocabulary for Teachers and Students of Hellenistic Greek

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For some time now I have been working on compiling a list of useful phrases for speaking about Hellenistic Greek in Hellenistic Greek. I cannot claim originality for anything included in the list. I have consulted multiple existing… Read More

Kαλὰ Χριστούγεννα

With Christmas only a few days away, it’s time to say καλά χριστούγεννα That’s Merry Christmas as it would have sounded if someone had said it at the time of Jesus’ birth. No one actually did, though, because… Read More

Living Language in the Written Text at SBL 2018

Again this year, Jonathan Robie and I will be presenting about the work we are doing  to bring living language techniques to the teaching of Ancient Greek through the web. We have a somewhat unclear title for our… 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

Καλά Χριστούγεννα 2015

I wish you all a peaceful and joyous Christmas. Seeing the flow of traffic that comes in to this blog every year on Christmas Eve is a beautiful experience for me. I appreciate your visit, whether you come… Read More

Randall Buth's Reading of 1st John

1st John read in reconstructed Koiné.

ἡ ἡμέρα τῶν εὐχαριστιῶν καὶ ἡ χριστούγεννα

Merry Christmas in Greek: καλὰ χριστούγεννα

Καλά Χριστούγεννα

Do you want to learn to say “Merry Christmas” in Greek? View this post from 2010 to hear the phrase and read a little explanation. I wish all of you a beautiful and joyous Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving in Ancient Greek

In case you want to say “Happy Thanksgiving” in Ancient Greek to any of your friends, here’s the way to do it. Εὐτυχής ἡμέρα τῶν εὐχαριστιῶν Εὐτυχής  does not mean “happy,” but the expression εὐτυχής ἡμέρα τῶν εὐχαριστίων would be… Read More

εὐτυχισμένη ημέρα τῶν εὐχαριστίων

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.