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Vocabulary Lists for the Apostolic Fathers

Postby refe » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:01 pm

I am putting together vocabulary lists of rarer words in the Apostolic Fathers collection (specifically the Michael Holmes 3rd edition) as I translate through them. You can find all of these words in Perseus, but I wanted the definitions from BDAG wherever possible, as it is the lexicon best suited for these texts as apposed to LSJ and Middle Liddell which are likely to define these words from older literature.

I have started with the letters of Ignatius, beginning with Ignatius to the Magnesians. Since there aren't a ton of resources available for the Apostolic Fathers I thought I would share my feeble efforts with the world. If you are interested you can see the first list in progress here: http://www.greekingout.com/groups/trans ... ulary-list. I am up to Ch. 3 so far, and will be adding further chapters as I get through them. Comments, suggestions and criticisms welcome!
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Re: Vocabulary Lists for the Apostolic Fathers

Postby Markos » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:24 am

This is a great resource you are making available, Refe. I wish I had this when I read Ignatius. Somebody on Textkit recently made the case that when reading Greek, you should learn the new words FIRST, and then read the text. If this is the case, your site will be very helpful. I think this is what the on-line Greek community is all about, sharing resources that will help real people read Greek.

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Re: Vocabulary Lists for the Apostolic Fathers

Postby refe » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:50 pm

I completely agree with whoever said that. If you attempt to translate first you will spend all your time in the lexicon and it really breaks up the flow of the text. If you try to get the vocab down ahead of time though, you will only need to occasionally glance at your list when you can't remember a word or two. Reading is about more than words and grammar - it's also about thought-flow and style. The only way you can get those last two are in big chunks of reading without the distraction of a lexicon.
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Re: Vocabulary Lists for the Apostolic Fathers

Postby refe » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:29 pm

The full list for Ignatius to the Magnesians is up now, along with the greeting and 1st chapter of Ignatius to the Romans.
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Re: Vocabulary Lists for the Apostolic Fathers

Postby refe » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:38 pm

Just a quick update for anyone that might be interested. I've taken the vocabulary list and turned it into a full-fledged (albeit technologically basic) online reader for the letter of Ignatius to the Magnesians. I've started Ignatius to the Romans as well, but I've only got a chapter or two so far. I'd love to get some feedback, or even some help on these if anyone is interested!

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