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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.
Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
In ancient days by emperor and clown:
(Keats, Ode to a nightingale, 1819).
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