Read and Speak Ancient Greek (Koine-Biblical/Classical)
Course covers Reading, Pronunciation, Phonetics, Vocabulary, Grammar and Sentence Generation, Text Analysis and Translation
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Learning Ancient (Biblical / Classical / Koine) Greek
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Ancient Greek Verbs (Koine-Biblical / Classical)
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Learn Ancient Greek (Read, Speak and Translate Greek) from your computer.Multimedia Ancient (Koine-Biblical and Classical) Greek language lessons. Teaches 150 school hours of Ancient Greek (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) from an interactive and illustrated multimedia software Greek Educator with advanced degrees from the best Universities in the world, sophisticated innovative programming and hundreds of custom-made color pictures make it possible to learn quickly and easily at home and at your own pace. You can review and refresh your Ancient Greek as many times as you want. Course has unlimited expiration date. You will learn to read Ancient Greek text, understand spoken Ancient (Koine-Biblical) Greek (we use the Modern Greek pronunciation that is close to the Koine-Biblical Greek pronunciation), follow church liturgy, use English/Ancient Greek dictionaries to find and speak new words, make limited Ancient Greek sentences to say what you want. Because of the large number of pictures, you can learn a lot of Ancient Greek without being intimidated. Carefully designed Greek lessons that teach quickly and thoroughly the material taught in about 150 hours of Ancient Greek classes. The course includes background material introducing texts that are analyzed and translated. A searchable file with all the verb forms for 286 most-common verbs amounting to more than 95,000 entries is sold separately and is currently available. Buyers of earlier versions can upgrade at minimal or zero. The plan is to include a large number of Greek verbs in the file with attention to verb-additions requested by customers.
About the pronunciation model used in this course - We use the Biblical Greek pronunciation for the following reasons: (1) use of the Biblical Greek (Modern Greek) pronunciation leverages the student's knowledge to enjoy (a) a trip to Greece and (b) church liturgy, (2) the correct Classical Greek pronunciation is uncertain and different professors use different pronunciation models, (3) church liturgy today is done with the Modern Greek pronunciation, (4) the discovered Classical works are written with the Koine Greek ("Biblical") characters/accents/writing style and, therefore, it is inconsistent to use a Classical Greek pronunciation with Koine Greek characters, and (5) the Modern Greek pronunciation is very close to the Koine pronunciation. Thus, our course uses a pronunciation that matches the writing used in texts written in Koine Greek.
Course Description - The course divided teaches Ancient Greek in 3 parts. The Greek taught is the language known as Koine, or Alexandrian Greek or Biblical Greek. However, our course also teaches the language material relevant to Classical Greek.
A course goal is to provide a thorough teaching of Ancient Greek and, at the same time, make the course fun. Pictures, sounds, examples from Ancient Greek texts along with their citations, background information on historical aspects that make cited Greek texts more interesting, use of jokes and other fascinating texts are employed in order to add excitement in learning an important but difficult language.
Part 1 Description: This part teaches (a) the Greek alphabet and its evolution, (b) Koine/Biblical vocabulary of more than 1000 words, (c) the phonetics of the language, (d) the marks of the language, breathings, accents and accent rules. Thousands of interactive multimedia exercises are included. Where possible, included text is provided with citations to its author, work, book, section and page. Click on ANCIENTGREEK_PART_1.PDF for more details (pdf file can be read with Adobe Reader - free from www.adobe.com http://www.adobe.com). Released on 30 November 2006.
Part 2 Description: Fundamentals of Greek Grammar, Comprehensive Syntax are explained and illustrated with numerous example texts and their citations showing the use of the noun cases, verb moods, tenses, infinitive and participle. Part 2 also has large texts that examine the development of Greek over the ages, several jokes, texts from the New Testament, Aesop fables, and other texts. Expected release is first quarter of 2008.
Detailed knowledge of Grammar is not so important because of the Perseus Project. Grammar and Syntax characteristics are very useful in the translation of Greek text. However, the grammatical characteristics of most words can be found with the Perseus Word Study Tool (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/morphindex?lang=greek) where the user enters the word and the Perseus system provides the Grammar of the word plus a limited translation. On the other hand, Perseus does not provide Syntax of words or information on how a word is used in a sentence. Accordingly, Part 2 provides a thorough presentation of word Syntax and the translation of different word forms as well as a thorough but coarse explanation of Grammar.
In order to be able to provide an Ancient Greek course, we
have had to create innovations beyond the ones used in our Modern Greek course
(Read and Speak Greek CDROM). These innovations are listed below. We note
that (b) is important because English books that provide the conjugation of
Greek verbs are not easily available.
a. Ancient Greek font useful in program development
b. Searchable list of a large number of Ancient Greek verbs including all their verb forms (sold separately)
c. Use of numerous examples (with citations) from more than 200 ancient Greek texts (Classical and Biblical)
that illustrate Grammar and Syntax rules.
d. A method for forming the conjugation of composite verbs.
Satisfaction warranted. If unhappy for any reason, send us back the course, the case and the insert undamaged within 30 days of receipt and we will refund your money. However, no refund will be given after a password request was received and a password was issued.