Every click on textkit takes a minute or more to process. I suspect that it is because of my temporary internet connection situation. But it is curious that it is only textkit that behaves this way and not other forums. Jeff, can you adjust some parameter or another for me? :D
My name is Tim and I would like to be certain regarding the understanding of the ancient Greek text I am reading. I'm beginning in Matthew chapter 1 and have already noticed a couple of interesting things. For instance I found this text in the early Codex Purpureus Rossanensis (Σ) (6th century):
Ιωσηφ υιος ΔΑΔ μη φοβηθης παραλαβειν Μαριαμ την γυναικα σου· το γαρ εν αυτη γεννηθεν εκ πνευματος εστιν αγιου·
Hello, my name is Peter and I'm imputerate. I have been reading serious literature for over two-thirds of a century, much of it from the trove of classical texts. I taught Russian lit at UCLA for a third of a century. I have studied and lived in the homelands of six "modern" languages, and now it's time to seriously take on Greek and Latin (two years of the latter in high school, but...).
I am really interested in ancient Greek and Roman cultures. I find it fascinating. I decided that I wanted to learn Latin as well as Greek, and here I am. I look forward to learning with everyone here.
This has absolutely no bearing on anything, but I just saw that the second paragraph of the Textkit site main page reads «... posted to the Interent here at Textkit.» Maybe the lapsus digiti could be corrected!
Although I've received paltry welcome or replies to my posts so far, I figure it's more important to persevere with my goals than to expect instantaneous courtesy or avid assistance. Perhaps another enthusiast trying to learn multiple languages with monolingual resources will benefit from my efforts, and for their sake, I'll just keep walking.
I partially killed other threads discussing possible monolingual sources with what I presume to have been my overenthusiastic requests, so I'm ...
I recently became interested in Homeric Greek and have started in Pharr's Homeric Greek: A Book for Beginners. I see that there's a forum for it so I hope I am in good company. What do Classicists think of Pharr's assertion that Homeric is a better start to learning Greek than Attic, and of the textbook in general? It seems quite dated but I haven't heard anything bad about it.
Salvete- I'm an expat English teacher in Asia who recently has had a lot of time off due to the new year break and picked up Victor Hanson's Who Killed Homer? and it has sucked me in. It's inspired me to dabble in learning Latin (which I imagine makes more sense than trying to learn ancient Greek first) and I got a copy of Wheelock's (6th ed). I'm only at Chapter 1 because I've been ...