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by Paul
Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Verbs - Best Reference Guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

swiftnicholas wrote:Is it in the same format as "All the Greek Verbs"?
Pretty much. "Verbi Greci" adds a fourth column showing the lexical word's meaning - in Italian.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Verbs - Best Reference Guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Vecchi and Sacchi's "Verbi Greci" (ISBN 88-433-0402-X) lists almost twice as many forms as Marinone's text.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Flooding in Bay Area
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Flooding in Bay Area

Hello to GlottalGreekGeek and other Bay Area Californians. (Democritus: are you in this area?)

I hope the floods have not affected you.

Drop us a line to let us know how you are doing.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Little T&A
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Thanks Nick.

Let me think about your tutorial suggestion. It might be useful to have a more advanced version of the original "aspect" tutorial that Will and I wrote.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gospel of Judas
Replies: 30
Views: 7977

And that's not too far from Orthodoxy either. Does not the Apostle Paul basically assume the flesh is bad and the spirit is good? I suppose you mean "orthodoxy" with a small "o". The gnostic belief is far, far away from traditional Christian belief. It has long been a fundamental Christian dogma th...
by Paul
Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gospel of Judas
Replies: 30
Views: 7977

It has huge gnostic influences and makes one wonder if that was the kind of thing the real jesus preached. It shouldn't make you so wonder. The Church has been fighting this ancient heresy for 2,000 years. In a certain way, it is the one, original heresy: the idea that matter, the created world, is...
by Paul
Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Little T&A
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Little T&A

For those of you interested in the theoretical ground of this discussion, I can offer only this meager fare. Most modern theories of tense and aspect developed in response to a very small section in Hans Reichenbach's "Elements of Symbolic Logic" (1947). Reichenbach there considers, in general terms...
by Paul
Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ajax's palace found
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Hi Paige,

Please see http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/troia/eng/n ... l#director

Also, in poking around the website I discovered that Latacz has a Ph.D. in classical philology. Hence his perspective on Troy is, for me at least, more interesting than one based solely in archaeology.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Heretofore Unmentioned Greek Textbook
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Hi, Paul. I, too, was pleasantry surprised by its discussion re. the grammatical aspect of the GV. I came across the text by chance a few years back. It was the 1st edition. The text is now in its 3rd edition. I wonder if the authors made any major changes. If I am not mistaken, one of the authors ...
by Paul
Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ajax's palace found
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Hi Paige, I was shocked to hear of Korfmann's death. He was only 63. Apparently, he died of lung cancer. The wikipedia has a blurb about him. When you get around to it, please let me know if you are enjoying Latacz's book. Hi Irene, Thanks for looking! It's a shame that there is no website for this ...
by Paul
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Heretofore Unmentioned Greek Textbook
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: Heretofore Unmentioned Greek Textbook

Bert wrote:Did you mean to write used or are you enrolled/employed at St. John's College?
I meant use. I guess I was writing as an alumnus who still feels very attached to the place.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Heretofore Unmentioned Greek Textbook
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Heretofore Unmentioned Greek Textbook

It lately occurred to me that I should perhaps mention here the Greek textbook we use at St. John's College. When I was an undergraduate we were still using Chase and Phillips. But sometime in the mid-1970s we switched to a manual written by two tutors (professors) at the College. It is called " An ...
by Paul
Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Xenophon at the coffee house
Replies: 15
Views: 4605

Thank you Carola! It's an original.

When I tried it out on my family, I mostly got blank stares. But any lover of language and Ellington should appreciate it.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Note on the Semantics of the Aorist and Perfect
Replies: 6
Views: 3966

a) I lost my keys b) I have lost my keys This cannot be said for the perfect "I have lost my keys." Its use implies a persistent, if not permanent, state. I don't agree that this English phrase implies this. For some speakers of English, the phrase means "I just lost them a moment ago, it happened ...
by Paul
Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: ajax's palace found
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Thank you 1%homeless! Do you know of any associated university website that keeps track of progress made at the dig? For example, in support of the work done by the late Manfred Korfmann, Project Troia has this very valuable website... BTW: for those of you who follow developments at Troy, Joachim L...
by Paul
Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Xenophon at the coffee house
Replies: 15
Views: 4605

OK.

What was the linguist's favorite jazz tune?

Mood indicative.

-pb
by Paul
Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A Note on the Semantics of the Aorist and Perfect
Replies: 6
Views: 3966

A Note on the Semantics of the Aorist and Perfect

I recently discovered some interesting observations concerning the interpretation of the aorist and perfect tenses. Among linguists these observations are well-known. But I don't recall any discussion of them within our forums. Yet now and then arises here the question, "What is the semantic differe...
by Paul
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: lunate sigma
Replies: 20
Views: 9420

See OCT Sophocles.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad 2 reading group: start date, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 4288

Hi, The current plan is as follows: a. earlier lessons will consist of fewer lines than later lessons, e.g., 8-10 lines at the outset b. text will be divided more or less naturally according to divisions used by Benner (Selections from Homer's Iliad), then subdivided as per (a) c. we won't do the ca...
by Paul
Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Car Wreck
Replies: 21
Views: 5396

Hi Matt, I am truly sorry for the pain (at all levels) you are going through. Quelle drag. At least you have the slight consolation that it wasn't your fault. I once upon a time TOTALed my minivan. I missed a sharp turn on a dark, wet, country road in Virginia; went airborne, and landed on some boul...
by Paul
Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Dr. Dan Wallace on ho pisteuon
Replies: 43
Views: 43013

Dear Mr. Eeds, I was poring over your lengthy and incoherent posts when I felt a sharp pain in my head, and heard a loud "ker-splat"! Suddenly, I couldn't see. And I could feel some kind of warm goo all over the keyboard. Moving my hands to my eyes, I realized in horror that my head had exploded! Di...
by Paul
Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Tenses
Replies: 14
Views: 23555

English can use the past perfect as a past anterior, that is, it can represent past action in relation to an already past tense verb. In Greek that role goes naturally to the aorist. Sometimes, to capture the past anterior, we are forced to sacrifice some aspectual detail. Will, Many grammars treat...
by Paul
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: "PAS HO PISTEUON" = IS A NOMINATIVE PRESENT PARTIC
Replies: 12
Views: 15432

Surveying both this and your "Dr. Dan.." thread, I offer these observations: 1. Early in the Dr. Dan thread I noted that your claim concerning "present tense action requiring singular action in the present moment" was wrong. This was subsequently strongly ratified twice by William Annis. 2. Your cla...
by Paul
Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Dr. Dan Wallace on ho pisteuon
Replies: 43
Views: 43013

Both of you have appeared to have ignored the following comments: Furthermore, even if the simple present tense were the verb in the original Greek text - and it is not - a special context and/or additional words such as "diapantos" = continually, must be inserted into the text in order to convey t...
by Paul
Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 28
Views: 7753

Re: Olympics

Am I to infer from your indifference to the effects of global warming that you are ensconced amply above sea level? :wink: Not really. But here's where my study of Darwin is going to pay off. Through the consumption of huge quantities of alcohol, I am trying to effect specific mutations in my perso...
by Paul
Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: "PAS HO PISTEUON" = IS A NOMINATIVE PRESENT PARTIC
Replies: 12
Views: 15432

Hello,

Again, you need to consider the habitual force of the imperfective (present tense) aspect.

I am confounded by your understanding of "belief". Do you really think that "You believe one time and you are saved and you do not have to continue to believe to stay saved''?


Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Dr. Dan Wallace on ho pisteuon
Replies: 43
Views: 43013

Hi, and welcome to Textkit. If I were to say, "In the morning I get on a bus, pay my fare with a bus pass, and get off where I work;" does the phrase 'pay my fare' mean I continually pay the fare until the ride ends, or is it in a moment of present time until the end is achieved, i.e., about 1 secon...
by Paul
Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 28
Views: 7753

Re: Olympics

Hi Matt, It's always good to hear from you. The last two days running, there's been a bunch of hippies (ok, they're not really hippies...it's just sort of one of those catch alls us conservatives use) standing on the street corner with homemade signs that read "Impeach Bush" and other assorted witty...
by Paul
Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 28
Views: 7753

Re: Olympics

Dearest Peter, As whiteoctave wisely stated, it's necessary to factor in the populations of the medal winnings nations to get a true picture where they each stand in the rankings. Here is the medal tally---as of today---by world population. Heavens to Betsy! What have we here? America's tally equate...
by Paul
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: postbaccalaureate programs
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

Re: postbaccalaureate programs

Do any of you have any experience with or knowledge of these programs? Perhaps you are familiar with programs (in the United States) that are of equal or superior caliber to the ones I've mentioned? I welcome your thoughts, suggestions, and exhortions! a list of summer Greek courses in order of pre...
by Paul
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Yes, it is Notepad not Wordpad. Can I save Notepad?
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Sure.

File -> Save As should show you a dialog with 3 select lists:

File Name
Save As Type
Encoding

The Encoding list should offer you choices that include Unicode and UTF-8.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Saving Greek Unicode font on Word Pad
Replies: 3
Views: 2858

Hi Chris, I run Windows 2000. If I type Unicode into a new Wordpad document and then choose Save or Save As, Wordpad assumes I want to save it as a .doc file. In addition I see these filetype options: Rich Text Text (2 flavors) Unicode Text I am fairly certain that you are talking not to Wordpad, bu...
by Paul
Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Looking for a commentary on Iliad book 2 and further
Replies: 40
Views: 34015

It's been a great group. We still have 7 regular posters out of an initial group of 11.

My paraphrase of Doc Brown in "Back to the Future" assumes that an Iliad B group would use GTSS.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Looking for a commentary on Iliad book 2 and further
Replies: 40
Views: 34015

Will - we've 8 weeks left in pharr-b.

Rindu - e-mail? Where we're going, we don't need e-mail. :)

I'd consider being a guide. But we've got to nix the catalog!

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:01 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit T-Shirt Slogans
Replies: 50
Views: 12119

Kopio wrote:
Paul wrote:How about something like this?
-pb
I like it, I like it a lot, but I'd like to see the TV look a little more standard rather than the widescreen!
Agreed. But I'm not sure how best to fit "Nonconfigurational" in a standard screen!

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Wonderful, marvellous, beautiful...
Replies: 10
Views: 3112

I side with Will and ximo on this. The last occurrence of θαυμαστά is a substantivized adjective. I translate: He was saying to you, that in only speaking wonders you will not become wonderful, unless you do wonders. Anarthrous substantivized adjectives, even in the neuter, are not uncommon in the N...
by Paul
Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit T-Shirt Slogans
Replies: 50
Views: 12119

How about something like this?
-pb

Image
by Paul
Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Looking for a commentary on Iliad book 2 and further
Replies: 40
Views: 34015

Re: Looking for a commentary on Iliad book 2 and further

Adelheid wrote:May I suggest book 2 of the Iliad :D
In the words of the great Smokey Robinson, I second that emotion.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: on cartoons
Replies: 22
Views: 5049

Perhaps in another thread you can explain why the left is so selective in its assertions of the need for sensitivity. The same reason you have to be selective about which liberals you quote when you claim they are against [insert issue] which you support. For any political idea/belief/whatever, you...
by Paul
Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit T-Shirt Slogans
Replies: 50
Views: 12119

I second the motion for 'Textkit.com: Radically Nonconfigurational' And I'll third (?) it. But I would like to see it written in Greek. or - what about Paul's avatar? Jeff really did want to make T-shirts with my avatar on them. Maybe we could fit "Radically Nonconfigurational" on the face of the m...