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by nathaniel j. erickson
September 5th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Cool Stuff
Topic: Map of Roman Empire in Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Map of Roman Empire in Greek

Check out this map of the Roman Empire in AD 117 with Greek names ! I first saw it posted here . It appears to be the work of this wikipedia contributor . It appears to be a translation of this map . I only checked a few of the names to verify that they were actually Ancient Greek names, not just Mo...
by nathaniel j. erickson
September 5th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Please help me to identify the letters in greek
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Please help me to identify the letters in greek

It’s Euripides: σοφοῦ τέκτονος καλόν ποίκιλμα
I had no idea it was Euripides, but I feel accomplished in that my thoughts on the various letters turned out to be accurate. Have to do more practice with Byzantine hands.
by nathaniel j. erickson
September 4th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Please help me to identify the letters in greek
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Please help me to identify the letters in greek

Could you post a link to the entire image from which this is taken? I know by sight a some of the odder forms here (from the perspective of the way Modern Greek letters are printed), have guesses about what some of the others are, but it is difficult to be decisive without more words to figure out t...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 26th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Sim on the genitive absolute
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Sim on the genitive absolute

I think we need a course on how to read works by linguists. If you come to linguistics from a background of seminary courses on biblical languages, your approach, particularly your basic unexamined assumptions are going to set you up for misreading people like Levinsohn. I mention him because he ta...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 26th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Sim on the genitive absolute
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Sim on the genitive absolute

While I'm not the resident linguist, I can chime in that describing the "genitive absolute" construction as a "switch reference" device is not viable for Koine Greek as a whole. Especially in lower register texts it is not uncommon to see a "genitive absolute" with the same subject as the main claus...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 19th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?

Nathaniel, cognitive spaces? I have to admit that registers a zero equivalency to me. I don't live in the cognitive space of the law or the cognitive space of Christ, I live by the law (the law as a means of obtaining life) or I live in Christ (united with Christ) Sorry for the confusing expression...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 18th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?

So you are not taking ζήσεται as "[gain/retain] the state of being alive" but rather as "conduct"? Not answering for Mike, but it certainly doesn't follow that reading with a cognitive-spatial "in" means you can't understand ζήσεται as "[gain/retain] the state of being alive." You can gain/regain a...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 10th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν

Thanks for enlightening me. My suspicion that οὖν was doing something different from what it usually does in the New Testament is justified. My desire to go forth and buy Montanari's lexicon is further enflamed. After looking at LSJ again, it does mention this usage, but Montanari is so much clearer...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 9th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν

Here is the text from page 316, lines 26 through page 317 line 2 with the part of most interest highlighted: “Καὶ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν πολλὰ, ἵνα μὴ ἀποστείλῃ αὐτοὺς ἔξω τῆς “χώρας,” ἢ εἰς τὴν ἄβυσσον ἀπελθεῖν, ὥς φησιν ὁ Λουκᾶς. ἡ γὰρ ἄβυσσος ἀναχώρησίς ἐστι τούτου τοῦ κόσμου. ἀξιοῦσι τοίνυν οἱ δαίμονες...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 6th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Koine majuscule letter stroke order, advice requested
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Koine majuscule letter stroke order, advice requested

could anyone point me to a reasonably trustworthy source regarding the proper stroke order for writing Koine using a kalamos (reed pen)? It strikes me that "the proper stroke order" for writing would be dependent on a variety of factors, with the surface being written on and the person writing, bei...

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