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Hello from India.

Postby Xavier » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:36 am

Dear brothers, sisters and friends.

I am a pre-seminarian who is really interested in learning ancient Greek and Latin. I would love to get a good grasp of Koine Greek to read some of the New Testament manuscripts. Although religious studies is my main forte, I also like the Greek and Latin secular classics, especially the Roman histories and the Greek philosophers. I hope to complete Latin studies and aim to master Church and Vulgate Latin in 2 years.

So much about me. This seems like a nice forum. Hope you all have a pleasant learning experience in Greek and Latin. God bless.

Xavier.
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Re: Hello from India.

Postby bedwere » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm

Welcome to Textkit, Xavier!
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Re: Hello from India.

Postby ἑκηβόλος » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:01 pm

Xavier wrote:I am a pre-seminarian who is really interested in learning ancient Greek and Latin

Are you following a course of study over these coming 2 years with frequent and achievable goals? If you are coming from an Indo-Ayrian language background, you may find that the word-stock and declensional system that your language derives from Sanskrit will give you a small initial boost in your studies of both Greek and Latin.

Xavier wrote:I would love to get a good grasp of Koine Greek ... I also like the Greek ... classics, especially the Roman histories ...

Over the past few years, I have been reading from some of the Roman historians, who composed in Greek. That is a task that is made more straightforward by the fact that the content is generally arranged in an intuitive (chronological) sequence.
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And of Heaven -- and the giant wars,
And Love, and Death, and Birth, --
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