As the title says I am trying to decided which dialect to start my studies with. I have read the other threads on this topic and if I was doing this all in my own time I would certainly start with Attic or Homeric and move onto Koine.
Well I know that I have 6 months and then I start Koine "officially" so the questions is :
Do I just get stuck in and ahead on the koine greek, then at a later date branch out (in the later parts of or after bible college) OR do I start with one of the other dialects now and switch in October?
I lean towards starting with Homeric or Attic because as much as I get ahead with Koine I will then turn up to a absolute beginners class again, I would still be a little ahead due to the overlap but counteracted by changing semantics.
My budget says Koine greek as I can find out the texts I will use at college and buy those ones to save buying more than I have too.
Another questions : if I go non koine do I go Homeric or Attic?
In the long run (I know this won't be achievable within my bible college years) I want to be able to comfortably (ish) read the greek new testament and hopefully other works in Ancient Greek.
ps. hello everyone, I am new here but I intend to stay around as I learn. I am currently in the Czech Republic so have been learning a language with 7 cases!