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Postby sphendonetes » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:48 pm

All,

As requested, I am posting a quick note as a new member.

My primary interest is Greek (all dialects), which I have been studying since 1998, but also Latin. I have taken numerous classes at UC Berkeley Extension with Dr. Christo, and have also worked independently with her. I started with Homeric, then moved to Attic and Koine. I have also assisted her and done some independent tutoring of lower level students.

My interests and struggles are common ones. Reading Greek fluently as opposed to mechanical and painstaking decoding; vocabulary acquisition; making sense out of Aristotle. (I can read the Anabasis at full speed but every time I pick up Aristotle I quit after a page or two!) I hope I can both help with people's struggles as well as receive help with my own.

The appellation was my teacher's idea, I promise not to sling too much!

Jeff
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Re: New Member

Postby Markos » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:29 pm

My interests and struggles are common ones. Reading Greek fluently as opposed to mechanical and painstaking decoding;


Are you interested in speaking it so as to gain reading fluency?

ἆρα λαλήσεις ὥστε μαθεῖν καλῶς ἀνάγνωναι?
I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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