Lessons by Graecomuse
There are many reasons why one may study ancient Greek and Koine Greek; as a student of the classics, archaeology, new testament studies, pure interest, but when we learn a new language we are often bowled over by the amount of rules and terms to remember with just the basics. So in response to some of my students I am here providing some of the most important rules when learning basic Greek so one can remember them, refer to them and read the Greek better.
Well with part one of ‘Important Rules to Remember When Learning Ancient Greek’ being the most viewed post in last three months, let me present you with part two. Important rules to remember when looking at the imperfective and the aorist. Hopefully this will be helpful in remembering terms and simple rules when you are in the process of learning or improving your Greek.
This post will look at the most important things to remember when learning about the Greek personal pronouns, the perfect and pluperfect tenses and a few significant verbs to remember when reading ancient and New Testament Greek. For Parts one and two of the series, click on the links below before reading this post. Enjoy!
This post looks at the basic demonstrative pronouns, which I may address again later when I have more time, and the present and middle voices in Classical and Koine Greek. Hope you find this interesting and/or useful.
- Learn to Read New Testament Greek, Third Edition, By: David Alan Black
- The Elements of New Testament Greek (2005), By: Jeremy Duff and John William Wenham
- Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises (2007), JACT
- Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary (2007), JACT
- An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach (2007), By: C. A. E. Luschnig
- Greek Accents in Eight Lessons (2006), By: John A.L. Lee
For easy purchase of Koine Greek Text Books straight to your door within the week, check out the Koorong bookshop online at http://koorong.com.au/
- Macquarie Ancient Language School – Classical and Koine Greek, Greek Papyri, Greek Inscriptions, Greek Numismatics
(I hope to see you in my Koine Greek classes in January and July! See the above link)
Perseus maintains a web site that showcases collections and services developed as a part of research efforts over the years. Contains search tools for ancient Greek and Latin texts, dictionaries, word and vocabulary tools. Also links to artefact information.
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a research center at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972 the TLG has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.
This list (along with the page entitled “Greek Reference Books“) includes study aids, Greek grammars, and linguistic helps.
The Library of Ancient Texts Online aims to be the internet’s most thorough catalogue of online copies of ancient Greek texts, both in Greek and in translation. This is a site for all with an interest in the Classics.
This is an evolving online textbook for beginning New Testament Greek.
Series of lessons to learn New Testament Greek with additional resources and video lectures.
Complete Bible text in English and Greek.
A free, evolving open source tool for exploring the Bible and related texts online.
Complete Wescott-Hort New Testament literal translation of the New Testament from Greek to English.
Old and New Testament Bible resources and downloads.
List and downloads of Greek and English New Testament texts plus those available for Kindle and other e-readers.
The SBL Greek New Testament (SBLGNT) is a new edition of the Greek New Testament, established with the help of earlier editions. In particular, four editions of the Greek New Testament were utilized as primary resources in the process of establishing the SBLGNT.
List and links to papyri, catalogues, texts and codices of the New Testament. Includes useful Bibliography.