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best text for going from Attic to Koine

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best text for going from Attic to Koine

Postby bjk » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:22 pm

For somebody with a solid grounding in Attic greek, what is a good text/pdf for learning to read Koine? I suppose I could just dive in, but wondering if there are any quick tutorials to get me up to speed. I realize this is such a basic question, and has probably been asked a million times, that somebody has a very good answer!
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Re: best text for going from Attic to Koine

Postby Markos » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:35 am

Hi, bjk,

Somebody who knows Attic well can easily read any Koine text. In my opinion, you do not need to work through a separate Koine text book. Just start reading!

However, you may found this book helpful as an overview.

http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/project/f ... pre-alpha/

It focuses, of course, as do virtually all "Koine" textbooks, on the Greek NT, which is a good thing!


{ χαιρε bjk

μαθων τις την Αττικην γλωσσαν δυναται αναγιγνωσκειν ρᾳδιως την Κοινην. κατα με, ουκ εχεις χρειαν αλλου βιβλιου. αρχου δη αναγιγνωσκειν.

πλην τουτο το βιβλιον ωφελιμον εστιν.

http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/project/f ... pre-alpha/

ωσπερ τα αλλα Κοινα βιβλια, τουτο διδασκει την Καινην Διαθηκην. καλον δε τουτ' εστιν.

ερρωσο. }
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