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by thornsbreak
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ancient Greek Online Classes
Replies: 8
Views: 3574

Re: Ancient Greek Online Classes

Really well done! That's a course I would love to take. I've watched some of your videos before and follow your channel on youtube. I really appreciate your fluid speech. Did you acquire all that from Polis? How long did you study there? Also, I want to commend your easily understood pronunciation. ...
by thornsbreak
Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Optimized, interactive 85% core vocab e-flashcard deck
Replies: 7
Views: 3423

Re: Optimized, interactive 85% core vocab e-flashcard deck

Thanks guys, I'll give Greek Keys a try. I don't like the native Windows polytonic Greek keyboard because I find the layout very difficult to master, especially for the variously accented vowels and breathings. I gave it a shot once, and just found it too cumbersome compared to Keyman. I resonate wi...
by thornsbreak
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Optimized, interactive 85% core vocab e-flashcard deck
Replies: 7
Views: 3423

Optimized, interactive 85% core vocab e-flashcard deck

I am hoping to create an interactive electronic flashcard set of the 2000 or so vocab words that account for 85% of classical authors' word choices. I want it to require the user to see, hear, and type out Greek text. I'm imagining this as something of a "homemade Duolingo" for Attic Greek, as a too...
by thornsbreak
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning ancient-greek with modern-greek pronunciation?
Replies: 16
Views: 11568

Re: Learning ancient-greek with modern-greek pronunciation?

Just to throw my hat in the ring... people get way too excited about the pronunciation debate. Whatever you do, my top advice is to try to speak the language and listen to the language as much as possible, so that your brain gets to use oral/aural parts of memory in addition to visual. The more of t...
by thornsbreak
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 4715

Re: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation

Thank you all for taking so much time to explain these subtleties to me! Especially mwh-- that was a very helpful explication, and helps me to understand that there are indeed differently nuanced meanings depending on which of these mechanisms is deployed. That's exactly what I was after. I see that...
by thornsbreak
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 4715

Re: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation

is there any meaningful difference in emphasis or translation between these two: μιαρᾷ τῇ φωνῇ λέγει μιαρὰ ἡ φωνὴ ᾗ λέγει Maybe not, but using the predicative position of the adjective is idiomatic Greek. English doesn't have this resource here--it can only capture the idea using a relative clause....
by thornsbreak
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 4715

Re: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation

Why does it use more words? From Smyth 1169: A predicate adjective or substantive may thus be the equivalent of a clause of a complex sentence: “ἀθάνατον τὴν περὶ αὑτῶν μνήμην καταλείψουσιν” they will leave behind a remembrance of themselves that will never die” To break that down: ἀθάνατον (undyin...
by thornsbreak
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Ollendorff: How are you using it?
Replies: 15
Views: 11391

Re: Greek Ollendorff: How are you using it?

The book 25 Centuries of Language Teaching by Louis Kelly, 1969, says this about Ollendorf: With the appearance of the Ollendorf grammars for Latin and Greek, the victory of Grammar Translation was complete. During the second half of the nineteenth century the grip of Grammar Translation tightened....
by thornsbreak
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 4715

Re: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation

thanks for the quick help on that one, Joel. So I was right to think I needed to read that phrase in the predicate position - (μιαρᾷ τῇ φωνῇ λέγει) - I just wasn't quite sure how to piece it all together. I figured it needed an implied "is" in there somewhere. I guess I would have expected "Brutal i...
by thornsbreak
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 4715

Thrasymachus: A Question of Interpretation

Hello all, based on many positive endorsements on the board here to the effect that it provides some great, easy, graded reading, I purchased Thrasymachus by Peckett and Munday. Thanks to all who have recommended this, as I'm finding it very enjoyable and it is really fitting the bill as a way to ge...
by thornsbreak
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Ollendorff: How are you using it?
Replies: 15
Views: 11391

Re: Greek Ollendorff: How are you using it?

This is an old thread, but as one who has recently begun to enjoy the benefit of studying from the Greek Ollendorff, I want to make a few pertinent comments: 1) THANK YOU SO MUCH to bedwere and Randy Gibbons for giving us these awesome learning tools! Your arduous labors are truly a service to the G...
by thornsbreak
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Difficult Aeschylus passage from Hansen and Quinn exercises
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Difficult Aeschylus passage from Hansen and Quinn exercises

Aischylos, Seven Against Thebes 4: εἰ μὲν γὰρ εὖ πράξαιμεν, αἰτία θεοῦ This little snippet appears in the exercises/readings section of Hansen and Quinn's Greek: An Intensive Course Unit 7. This is the chapter that just introduced the optative of wish construction introduced by the particles εἰ γὰρ....
by thornsbreak
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Having Trouble Getting Approved-- Mods, are you out there?
Replies: 0
Views: 1221

Having Trouble Getting Approved-- Mods, are you out there?

Based on Markos' post below regarding new member Thomas, I see that I am not the only one having difficulty getting a new membership approved so I can start productively contributing to this board. I am an MDiv graduate of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary in New York, and a member of the Orthodox Ch...
by thornsbreak
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learn to Read Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 7782

Re: Learn to Read Greek

p.s. I was also sort of wondering if anybody might be interested in getting a study group together for this textbook. I know I would be interested to work through it and if anyone else would be willing, maybe we could help each other along.
by thornsbreak
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learn to Read Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 7782

Re: Learn to Read Greek

I purchased the full set of Learn to Read Greek recently, not for a first time learning of Greek, but as a comprehensive review of grammar. What I really need at this point is a lot of practice with the forms, most especially of the verbal system and 3rd declensions. What drew me to the book is seei...
by thornsbreak
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Rouse's Greek Composition Book
Replies: 11
Views: 5058

Re: Rouse's Greek Composition Book

The key arrived from the Cambridge University Library today: https://archive.org/details/RouseCompositionKey Thanks everyone who pitched in to make this possible! I now have a good idea of why this book is so rare: This Key is only supplied to authenticated teachers direct from the Publishers. It i...
by thornsbreak
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anki flashcards for Attic Greek
Replies: 8
Views: 5182

Anki flashcards for Attic Greek

Hello everyone, I've had several years of Greek in the past including a summer intensive at the U of C, and I'm trying to brush up after several years away from it. I'm working through some old textbooks and trying to recover grammar and vocab. I recently discovered the use of electronic flash cards...
by thornsbreak
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Seeking Greek fluency in Atlanta, excited by living language
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

Seeking Greek fluency in Atlanta, excited by living language

χαίρετε φίλοι! My name is Christopher McGarvey. I'm a Greek-learning reprobate who has studied Greek privately and in official academic settings on and off for enough years to regret the sad shape my Greek has fallen into. I first strove to teach myself from Mounce, then took several years of Greek ...