Re: Teaching Greek

I, too, must confess a fondness for Machen.  Its scanting of the
optative can perhaps be accepted (for NT oriented courses anyway) in
view of the rarity of that mood's use.  Also the over-simplification
of the treatment of the aorist may be a necessary evil at the
introductory level.

I have also found that the intermediate grammar by Dana and Mantey
makes excellent suplementary reading for beginning Koine students.
By the time the resources of these two books are exhausted students
are usually ready for serious work with Blass-DeBrunner-Funk or
another more technical work.

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