DARKastheRAIN wrote:I'm planning on taking a course in New Testament Greek in college. If I learn New Testament Greek will I be able to read ancient Greek texts like the Odyssey and the Iliad or are they from too different a time period?
The Odyssey and the Iliad are written in a dialect perhaps as different from Attic Greek as Koine Greek is. Some people learn Homeric Greek first, and then have to learn more for Attic Greek. There is a Greek textbook by Paine that begins with NT greek and goes on to Attic. Any dialect of ancient greek will give you the basics to learn the rest.