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by Koehnsen
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Agamemnon - Online resources
Replies: 9
Views: 5216

Re: Agamemnon - Online resources

I had no idea so many wise men were editing Aeschylus in the 19th century. All of them dead, it's almost creepy... And a wise woman , too. Traces of Epic Influence in the Tragedies of Aescyhlus is by Susan Braley Franklin, who apparently studied under Herbert Weir Smyth. First time I have ever seen...
by Koehnsen
Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Agamemnon of Aeschylus
Replies: 41
Views: 23518

Re: Agamemnon of Aeschylus

NateD26 wrote: I'm ready to begin this journey, slow and difficult though it may be.
My sentiments as well. I expect to be lagging behind everyone else, but I'm not really worried about how my efforts look as long as I am learning.

K
by Koehnsen
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Agamemnon of Aeschylus
Replies: 41
Views: 23518

Re: Agamemnon of Aeschylus

also my non-existent willpower just crumbled and i just ordered the raeburn & thomas. cheers, chad Hi Chad, wow…great that you can join us. I thought of you the other day. I was looking at the introduction to Steadman's Homer's Odyssey 6-8 and he mentions you in the introduction. But I am sure you ...
by Koehnsen
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Agamemnon of Aeschylus
Replies: 41
Views: 23518

Re: Agamemnon of Aeschylus

OK, so then let's post in a new thread for each assignment. All comments related to the introduction, then lines 01-39, etc, would go in their own threads. There isn't so much traffic at Textkit that they will get very separated from the other.
by Koehnsen
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Agamemnon of Aeschylus
Replies: 41
Views: 23518

Re: Agamemnon of Aeschylus

I think you're right, we shouldn't do this in one huge thread; but let's still try keep some kind of limit to new threads or we'll overflow the forum and people will get sick of Agamemnon and us... What if we linked offsite to some place. We could make a new thread directing people to an offsite li...
by Koehnsen
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Agamemnon of Aeschylus
Replies: 41
Views: 23518

Re: Agamemnon of Aeschylus

Hi Paul. Thank you for your welcome and kind comments. The Fraenkel edition is written by the esteemed German professor, but it is in English and I believe he was still a professor at Corpus Christi College at Oxford when the set was published around 1950. I do have a great set on the Herakles by hi...
by Koehnsen
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Agamemnon of Aeschylus
Replies: 41
Views: 23518

Re: Agamemnon of Aeschylus

Hello Paul, Nate and C.S, Pleased to meet you. I am interested. I have Fraenkel's edition and would like to be the fourth member of this group. In the absence of a specified format I was thinking about writing out my translation and then writing accompanying notes about what I found difficult or que...
by Koehnsen
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Modern Greek
Replies: 48
Views: 28748

Re: Learning Modern Greek

If one's goal is to be a better thinker, speaker or writer in any field, learning new languages—whether ancient or modern—is an excellent means to the end of having a mature intellectual mind. My college German teacher often remarked to his students that merely learning another language does not ma...
by Koehnsen
Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Modern Greek
Replies: 48
Views: 28748

Re: Learning Modern Greek

And translation is an odd business now that you mention it. I think you will find that for many translators of poetry it is a labor of love but they are quite ambivalent about whether they are really doing a service to the world by encouraging reading poetry in translation. I so very agree with thi...
by Koehnsen
Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Modern Greek
Replies: 48
Views: 28748

Re: Learning Modern Greek

You're welcome. These were developed post WW2 as the US prepared to occupy multiple lands, as I heard the story. This way diplomats, and, say, Army captains could at least do a bit of basic newspaper and document reading and conversing with the locals. I found the French a bit stuffy (but accurate) ...
by Koehnsen
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Modern Greek
Replies: 48
Views: 28748

Re: Learning Modern Greek

I have used the FSI series with good results when working on German and French. Here is the Modern Greek course: http://fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=Greek The page description says: The Greek Basic Course introduces the modern spoken language to those who wish a working command of conte...
by Koehnsen
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Which type of Greek?
Replies: 14
Views: 6640

Re: Which type of Greek?

I'm kinda confused which type of Greek I should learn I read the following article when I set out to learn and it answered all of my questions. (I ultimately, after a few false starts, settled on Attic.) If you're a fan of Homer then learn Homeric! There are lots of resources for Homeric Greek. Her...
by Koehnsen
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: subjunctive/optative conjunctions...what is the difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Re: subjunctive/optative conjunctions...what is the differen

According to what I was taught, those conjunctions (except for ὂφρα) all mean "in order that," with no shade of meaning. In other words they are interchangeable. I checked Smyth (§ 2193) and it confirms everything above. But ὂφρα is strictly while or until in Epic and Lyric according to Smyth; ἒως f...
by Koehnsen
Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lucus Eques
Replies: 11
Views: 4347

In looking for the thread where he talks with a certain Peter D about his upcoming time in the service, I found this hilarious thread where Lucus mixes it up with the tag team of White Octave and Episcopus: http://tiny.cc/PWlot Some of the funniest erudite banter on the internet is found in the olde...
by Koehnsen
Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Any Haruspices?
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Be glad he didn't drop a rock or turtle on your head.
by Koehnsen
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hey everyone :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Hi Mo,

Weclome, from one newbie to another!

K
by Koehnsen
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How to use Lingua Latina
Replies: 32
Views: 25230

Planning a Year of Intensive Latin

Hi all, My year-long intensive Latin course starts in two weeks at NYU, and I was thinking of starting a new thread with a question. However, this thread is in the direction of what I wanted to ask. So let me start with this excellent recommendation by poster Ken: ...follow a three fold program: 1. ...
by Koehnsen
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: S-O-V
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

I doubt you know any German, but if you do, it's similar to the V2 concept there; the main verb goes to the end... Parenthetically, this and the highly inflected nature of German is probably why when I am tired while speaking German I sometimes throw in Latin words accidentally. I get funny looks, ...
by Koehnsen
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Travel Pics
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Great pic and good idea for a new thread, Torluath!

I think I need to introduce neither the subject nor the location of my wife's pic from the spring of 2004:

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by Koehnsen
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself...
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

From one newbie to another: welcome and good luck. Love the Stones reference!
by Koehnsen
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11759

Jeff, thanks...I have Mastronarde's book. I'll give it a read and see what I can glean from it before my classes start.

Best to all.

PS -- I think this is turning into the accents thread. I love it.
by Koehnsen
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Online Answer Key to A READING COURSE IN HOMERIC GREEK, 3ed.
Replies: 11
Views: 19627

Re: Online Answer Key to A READING COURSE IN HOMERIC GREEK,

Faylasoof wrote:I’ve come across this before. Unfortunately this online key is still not finished - stops at the beginning of lesson 95. That is one reason I dropped the idea of using Schoder and Horrigan instead of Pharr.
Does this not address your concern?
by Koehnsen
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11759

jadebono, thanks! I read of your experiences with great interest. I don't intend to bypass them completely but wait a bit, as I was advised.

Thanks also for the link to Smyth, GG2. I went ahead and bought the hardbound edition. Pricey but a beautiful book, and one I plan to spend a ton of time with.
by Koehnsen
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina College Companion Book
Replies: 6
Views: 2974

Amazon has it too, with a few preview pages. I sent away for it...it looks quiet useful.
by Koehnsen
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Georgia-Russia Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 5828

...I have always believed that the U.S., as a modern Roman empire, has the moral duty to use its influence to prevent or fight against such atrocities like Rwanda or Darfur. Complete isolationism doesn't work... Just to clarify, nations and especially empires like the United States never act becaus...
by Koehnsen
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Classical Studies bookstores in NYC?
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Hi Alex,

An old thread mentions the Strand (which you say is sadly not up to par) and Gotham Book Mart.

Here's the thread:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/59qof7

Good luck. Let us know what you discover!
by Koehnsen
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11759

GG2 - thanks! I've bookmarked your link for future use.
by Koehnsen
Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11759

Yes, good memory William – I do have a class coming in September. Thanks so much for your advice...I plan to follow it exactly.
by Koehnsen
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11759

Learning accents in Ancient Greek

Hi, How much effort should one put toward learning accents in Attic Greek as a beginner? (The last time I studied Greek I bypassed them.) I have a book called A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek, but it seems a bit advanced despite its promise of brevity! Thanks for any responses.
by Koehnsen
Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Thanks for the welcome, Lucus, Essorant, and Chris. To answer your question, Chris, (good one with Achilles and Cicero!) the accelerated Greek description says: "If you are a beginner willing to work intensively, have previously studied Ancient Greek and want to review the basics, or have a strong k...
by Koehnsen
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Hello all

Just wanted to introduce myself. I am starting classes (part-time) in September at NYU toward a certificate in Classical Languages. I'll be taking accelerated Greek and intensive Latin. I've studied some Latin and Greek in the past and am confident that I will do well and complete my classes in a sa...