I wondered if there was a method to learn that kind of Greek or more exactly its evolution, history, &c., and which one you would recommend.
I have tried to understand it and I am able to figure out what such texts tell (ex.gr., I have had a look at Constantin Lascaris' Grammatices graecae epitome and I can understand a considerable part of the text) but I cannot produce texts by means of such a language... because I do not know which differences might be found out (at least, I can imagine there was an expansion on vocabulary, simplification of syntax,...) with, for instance, Attic. I have also been able to imagine what is told in Modern Greek when it is written (v. gr., in subtitles of a movie) but it is driving me crazy. I have studied some works on the subject but I wish to know more.
I have read about RodrÃguez Adrados' works on Greek literature and language... but I just wanted to know your opinion, specially about Medieval Greek, about which I am very interested.
Many thanks in advance.
Verus enim amor semper tempore tristi elucescit magis. (Philipp Melanchthon: Decl. de studiis Linguæ Græcæ)
Quin age, si quid habes (P. Vergilii Maronis Ecloga III:52)