Tag: Acquiring 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

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

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

First Lesson from Πόλις: Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language

Yesterday I recommended Christophe Rico’s book, Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language. I thought some of you might like to see the method in action. Here’s a video of the first lesson.

Πόλις, a borrowed book

Today I borrowed a copy of Πόλις, Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language from a friend. Obviously I haven’t completed reading it yet, but I’ve read enough to know that I can recommend it. The forward alone… Read More

γραφὴ ζῶσα

On November 19 in the 1:00 pm session of the Global Education and Research Technology section of the Society of Biblical Literature meeting in San Antonio, Jonathan Robie and I will present our ongoing work on a communicative Koine Greek… Read More