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by Montcombroux
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Odyssey Reading Group: Book 6 Lines 295-331 [end]
Replies: 48
Views: 1588

Re: Odyssey Reading Group: Book 6 Lines 295-331 [end]

Could someone shed some light of Scheria's geographical setting for Odysseus' encounter with Nausicaa? In Bk 6 one has the impression she travels by mule cart some distance to the clothes washing pool by the seashore. Yet, at the beginning of Bk 7, when Od arrives in town en route to Alcinous' palac...
by Montcombroux
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Odyssey Reading Group: Book 6 Lines 262-294
Replies: 27
Views: 1375

Re: Odyssey Reading Group:

Do I get the impression that the Odyssey reading group has petered out? No new assigned lines since Aug 31. My elementary level of Greek prevents me from posting anything of significance, but I have been assiduously working through the Steadman commentary and comparing my interpretation with the Meu...
by Montcombroux
Fri May 31, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Odyssey Reading Group: Introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 2475

Re: Odyssey Reading Group: Introduction

Thank you, Paul, for the Meunier link. I agree about the illustrations - almost (but not quite) Ardizzone-like. I'll try to track down a print copy.
I am still hoping someone will point me in the direction of a Homeric Greek-French lexicon, preferably a hard copy still in print.
Michael
by Montcombroux
Fri May 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Odyssey Reading Group: Introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 2475

Re: Odyssey Reading Group: Introduction

I am interested in taking part in this reading group - as far as my limited linguistic abilities allow. Since I study Greek in French, I would like to acquire a Homeric Greek-French lexicon.and would welcome suggestions from experienced scholars on this forum. Recommendations of French language comm...
by Montcombroux
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: CEFR equivalence
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: CEFR equivalence

I am familiar with GSCE (or, rather IGSCE) and the International Baccalaureate programs, and while there is a ready comparison between modern language and CEFR, this doesn't exist - for obvious reasons - for Ancient Greek or Latin. My original post was to inquire whether there was some other scale o...
by Montcombroux
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: CEFR equivalence
Replies: 7
Views: 945

CEFR equivalence

I am curious to learn if there is a way of assessing one’s competency in Greek – either Attic, Homeric, Koine or other – equivalent to CEFR. I realize there can be no direct comparison to the modern system. 'Can interact with native speakers' (B2) hardly applies to an an ancient language. I ask beca...
by Montcombroux
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
Replies: 29
Views: 6658

Re: The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

I would like to know if the new Cambridge grammar uses the English or the American way of listing the declensions: Nom/Gen/Dat/Acc/Voc versus Nom/Voc/Acc/Gen/Dat
For some this may be a small point but I've memorized the form used in Smyth and have enough problems without more aggravation.
Michael
by Montcombroux
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: online NT Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Re: online NT Greek

Thank you, Jean, your suggestions are most helpful. These along with those provided by others will, I am sure, fully satisfy my friend's NT Greek needs..
I appreciate the help given by the scholarly members of this form.
Michael
by Montcombroux
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: online NT Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Re: online NT Greek

Thank you all for your replies. I apologize for using mild sarcasm to provoke a response. <What does he need it for?> My friend is something of an authority on the writings of desert fathers and the life of the early monks of Scêtê and elsewhere in the upper Nile region. I believe he needs a more cr...
by Montcombroux
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: online NT Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Re: online NT Greek

Two days and more than six score of views and no response! Did I ask the wrong question or was the answer to my request just too obvious? Before making the original post I did an online search. Of the NT Greek versions I came up with none had what one might call critical apparatus. So I turned to th...
by Montcombroux
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: online NT Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

online NT Greek

An elderly friend and colleague asked me to help him find a good online and downloadable version of the NT. He is a scholar and would appreciate a critical version. My modest expertise is Attic Greek, therefore I am asking Textkit members for help.
My thanks in anticipation.
Michael
by Montcombroux
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Question re Numbers 6:24-26
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Re: Question re Numbers 6:24-26

Thank you. My understanding has gone up a notch thanks to this brief exchange.
Michael
by Montcombroux
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Question re Numbers 6:24-26
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Re: Question re Numbers 6:24-26

Thank you, Stirling, for the clarification. Most helpful. Why would I have expected the subjunctive in this construction?
Michael
by Montcombroux
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Question re Numbers 6:24-26
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Question re Numbers 6:24-26

εὐλογήσαι σε Κύριος καὶ φυλάξαι σε, is the beginning of the "Aaronic Blessing"(Num 6:24-26.) What are those --αι endings? The meaning is clear enough, but I am puzzled about the form of the endings. The text continues: ἐπιφάναι Κύριος τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ σὲ καὶ ἐλεήσαι σε· ἐπάραι Κύριος τὸ πρόσωπο...
by Montcombroux
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Herodotus
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Re: Herodotus

Thanks, Hylander, for the advice, based on which I have ordered the Steadman Book 1. I will also look into the Cambridge books. I appreciate your help. This is what makes this site so valuable to people like me who are not surrounded by scholars knowledgeable in Greek (though, in a small town some f...
by Montcombroux
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Herodotus
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Herodotus

Can anyone recommend a Horodotus text for an intermediate level self-learner? I am currently reading the Faenum Publishing editions of Lucian's Dialogues (of the Gods, of the Heterai, etc) and I rather like the glossaries and grammatical notes on each page.
Thanks
Michael
by Montcombroux
Tue May 09, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Advice requested
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Advice requested

[/quote] FALSE, there are some equivalents, I've listed them before , some of them free on the internet.[/quote] Thank you. I stand corrected (and chastened :?) I have ordered the Marinone as I like to have a paper book on my desk. But the online resources are useful too, and I am grateful for the h...
by Montcombroux
Mon May 08, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Advice requested
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Advice requested

mwh I find your post, along with Daivid's, helpful in deciding what route I should take. On the verb front, have come to the conclusion that there is no equivalent in Ancient Greek of the helpful <501 (or similar number) Verbs Fully Conjugated> series that exists for many modern languages. Too bad b...
by Montcombroux
Sun May 07, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Advice requested
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Re: Advice requested

Thanks, Daivid, for your suggestions. tell us something about what you would like to encounter. Without that everyone will just tell you their favorite author and not what you need. Yes, I can see that, though knowing other people's favorite authors is also helpful. In addition to wanting to acquire...
by Montcombroux
Sun May 07, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Advice requested
Replies: 9
Views: 4534

Advice requested

I have been working at learning Greek for quite a long time but only recently have I been able to devote more time to the study. I have gone through Samuel G Green's NT Greek , J. W. White's First Greek Book and am reading Xenophon, off and on, in the Loeb edition. I am also working on North and Hil...
by Montcombroux
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek-Latin Lexicon
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Greek-Latin Lexicon

I recently acquired, from someone cleaning house, an interesting volume enitled <Lexicon Manuale Graeco-Latinum et Latino-Graecum> either published by or complied by one Corn. Schrevelii. The other name on the title page is Lugd. Batavorum et Roterodami. The work was published in Holland in 1664. On...
by Montcombroux
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings from Hylander/Qimmik
Replies: 11
Views: 4649

Re: Greetings from Hylander/Qimmik

Qimmik/Hylander Sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. For the past three decades, my wife and I have raised Canadian Inuit Sled Dogs - the indigenous dogs that the nomadic Inuit depended on in the high arctic and Greenland for countless centuries before snowmobiles put an end to all that in a littl...
by Montcombroux
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Verb tables suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Re: Verb tables suggestions

Thanks all for the help and suggestions. The Marinone book looks useful and has some glowing reviews. Published in Italian doesn't appear to be an obstacle.
I guess the real answer is to learn thoroughly the verb forms as one comes to them in the course book.
Michael
by Montcombroux
Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Verb tables suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Verb tables suggestions

Does anyone have suggestions for a concise source book of Greek verb forms, suitable for use in the early stages of self-learning? The kind of thing I have in mind carries titles such as 500+ [language] Verbs Fully Conjugated , and is usually quite inexpensive. I've tracked down some titles on Amazo...
by Montcombroux
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Future of Textkit
Replies: 45
Views: 30131

Re: Future of Textkit

Kudos to those working to keep Textkit alive! And hats off to Jeff. I lack the techie skill to offer assistance in that department and I am still a beginner in Ancient Greek. I will certainly lend my moral support (for what that's worth). Textkit is and has been the most valuable resource for those ...
by Montcombroux
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: New FGB Key
Replies: 15
Views: 19891

Re: New FGB Key

A few days ago I posted a comment to this thread. I received a message saying my post would be reviewed and I would be contacted when it's posted. None of this has happened. Is it normal for several days to elapse before seeing one's post, or has something malfunctioned?
Thanks
Michael
by Montcombroux
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: New FGB Key
Replies: 15
Views: 19891

Re: New FGB Key

I too am working on White's First Greek Book, using the Rusty Mason key, which for some reason stops at 688. I am only at 191 and I am hoping that by the time I reach Lesson LXXIV I'll be able to cope without the key. When I searched to find where I first located the key I drew a blank. Does anyone ...
by Montcombroux
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Greek Textbooks and Study Groups
Topic: New FGB Key
Replies: 15
Views: 19891

Re: New FGB Key

Hi jaihare I too am working on FGB after having made some (slow) progress in Koine with Samuel Green's New Testament Greek. I really value the key you've provided through your rustymason website. The copy I downloaded goes to Ex. 676 and I'm hoping that by the time I reach that point I either won't ...