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Postby catfishpkt » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:42 am

Greetings:

Just starting my study of Greek with Pharr's Homeric Greek. This is one of the long term projects I have been putting off till after college. I look forward to finishing the Iliad, Odyssey, then branch in to other dialects to explore Greek philosophies and sciences. Ultimately my goal is to read the New Testament in Greek to satisfy my bucket list.
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Re: Intro

Postby Tim » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:05 pm

Hello Catfishpkt!

I'm also new to greek, about 2 years into it, it's been rewarding to learn this. Reading the NT in greek was also my motivation from learning greek. Particularly the letters of Paul.

But can I ask you, why are you starting with Homer if your goal is to read the NT? Is it so that you will have a much better understanding of greek when you do read the NT? I just jumped right into the NT, which they say is easier to read than the Iliad. I'm not saying this to discourage you from reading Homer, which I would also like to do someday. I'm just curious.

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Re: Intro

Postby catfishpkt » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:57 am

I did weigh the benefits of learning Koine in order to read the NT straight away. I decided to start with Homer because I would like to explore Greek beyond the NT. I could not justify learning the language in order to read one collection of writings. Learning with Homer seems to allow access to the greatest amount of interesting text.

Also I do not want the NT to be my first reading in Greek. I would much rather approach Koine as my second (preferably third) dialect and be able to read the text with greater competency. I fear that to go directly into the NT would make it an academic chore instead of the enlightening experience I desire it to be.
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Re: Intro

Postby catfishpkt » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:58 am

Also I thought I posted this to the new member intro thread, many apologies to the moderators.
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Re: Intro

Postby Tim » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:09 pm

catfishpkt wrote:I did weigh the benefits of learning Koine in order to read the NT straight away. I decided to start with Homer because I would like to explore Greek beyond the NT. I could not justify learning the language in order to read one collection of writings. Learning with Homer seems to allow access to the greatest amount of interesting text.

Also I do not want the NT to be my first reading in Greek. I would much rather approach Koine as my second (preferably third) dialect and be able to read the text with greater competency. I fear that to go directly into the NT would make it an academic chore instead of the enlightening experience I desire it to be.


I like your reasoning on this.
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Re: Intro

Postby Markos » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:00 pm

catfishpkt wrote

Also I do not want the NT to be my first reading in Greek. I would much rather approach Koine as my second (preferably third) dialect and be able to read the text with greater competency. I fear that to go directly into the NT would make it an academic chore instead of the enlightening experience I desire it to be.



I like your reasoning on this.


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