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by savarez
Fri May 08, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49850

Re: Study Group

Anyone have experience getting polytonic Greek to work under (Ubuntu) Linux? I am having some problems with this which are impacting my participation thus far on temporary list discussion. Perhaps all I'm missing is a keyboard template as I've done all the docs say to do. OpenOffice (http://www.ope...
by savarez
Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Kendrick Greek Course Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

Re: Kendrick Greek Course Audio

Would be a shame if this podcast were to die.
by savarez
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Kendrick Greek Course Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

Re: Kendrick Greek Course Audio

Bravo. Just finished listening to the introductory pronunciation lesson, and sounds promising. Great job!
by savarez
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Fame is related to the Greek feme
Replies: 5
Views: 2560

Re: Fame is related to the Greek feme

annis wrote:Fine. You have your blogs. Do not post these etymologies here any more.
Bravo!

Thank you for your efforts, annis.
by savarez
Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek
Replies: 34
Views: 20980

Re: On the alleged beauty/flexibility/utility of Greek

The pitch accent in terms of euphony is what distinguishes Greek from almost every modern language. While I agree that the pitch or musical accentuation of Ancient Greek makes it distinctive in the Indo-European branch of world languages, nearly all modern languages in the Sino-TIbetan language gro...
by savarez
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ISO Scans of Richard Porson's Greek Handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

Thank you very much. I've been looking to improve my greek handwriting, and having an exemplar like this is a wonderful find.

I appreciate your taking the time to dig through your references to locate this!
by savarez
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ISO Scans of Richard Porson's Greek Handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

Wow!!! That's amazing! My handwriting is abysmal by comparison. I would love to have a higher resolution scan if it is not too much trouble for you! I've sent you my e-mail in a PM.

Thank you for taking the time to post this amazing image!
by savarez
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ISO Scans of Richard Porson's Greek Handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

ISO Scans of Richard Porson's Greek Handwriting

http://www.greekfontsociety.gr/pages/en_typefaces19th.html The Porson Greek font is based on the handwriting of the 18th Century Greek scholar, Richard Porson. From what I have been able to gather, Porson transcribed a handwritten portion of Medea, which was the genesis of this font. However, after ...
by savarez
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Which one author to start with?
Replies: 16
Views: 5677

http://www.amazon.com/Xenophons-Anabasis-Maurice-W-Mather/dp/0806113472/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223506464&sr=8-2 Good choice for a hard-copy. Copious notes. Easily available both new and used since this edition is used in almost everywhere for second year Classical Greek. The only thin...
by savarez
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Best Textbook for Autodidact?
Replies: 12
Views: 5789

But, doesn't Athenaze lack a key? Teacher's Handbooks are available for both volumes. Best bet is to contact OUP and explain that you are on a self-study program. There are several posts revealed from a Google search that OUP has, at least on some occasions, comped Teacher's Handbooks to homeschool...
by savarez
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Display Greek in Perseus using GentiumAlt
Replies: 0
Views: 1632

Display Greek in Perseus using GentiumAlt

I don't know if this is the right place for this, but here goes! I have often wanted to see Greek displayed in Perseus with GentiumAlt, but have never figured out how without making a global browser change. I finally discovered the joys of user stylesheets! Here's an article on how to create and edi...
by savarez
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek vocab.
Replies: 2
Views: 5840

Perhaps at one point the font issue was a valid one for not extending the textkit vocabulary tool to Greek, but now that we are all on unicode systems, is the font issue still prohibitive? Maybe it is time to reconsider adding Greek vocabulary to the vocabulary e-mailer?
by savarez
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Speaking Greek CD
Replies: 1
Views: 1582

According to Amazon, end of July. It's available for pre-order now.
http://www.amazon.com/Speaking-Greek-CD ... 168&sr=8-1
by savarez
Tue May 06, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Misquoting Jesus
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

I have read _Misquoting Jesus_ as well as most of Ehrman's other works, including his courses from The Teaching Company (www.teach12.com). I have great respect for Ehrman and the scholarship of his work. However, if you are looking for information that deals more specifically with the transmission o...
by savarez
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze VS Reading Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 16176

And, while the JACT 1ed is cheaply available due to its supersession by the 2ed, I would strongly prefer the 2ed over the 1ed. The revised edition really is that much better. What are the main differences between the two editions? The core of the books are the largely the same, as one might expect,...
by savarez
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze VS Reading Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 16176

The JACT Reading Greek Course has just released its second edition, and, if you are going to be doing a self-study program, and do not mind waiting a few weeks for the publication of the final volume, I'd go with the JACT course, as it has the three complimentary books: Reading and Vocabulary; Gramm...