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by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 38
Views: 11821

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

RE: Two Ways Which is why I was undecided. RE: Rhetoric This part is nicely rhetorical. What you see depends on where your at. A Philologist sees rhetoric. Information structure is a different concept. My notion of "packages" falls vaguely under information structure but isn't an extension any part...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Not bad. There is a long history of discussion concerning colors in the ancient world, and how precisely the ancients, particularly during the Homeric period (both the time of composition and earlier), actually perceived colors. By Hellenistic-Roman period, though, they seem fairly well defined. Thi...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Food for thought...
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Food for thought...

This concerns primarily teaching Latin, but certainly has application to teaching ancient Greek:

by Barry Hofstetter
December 4th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 38
Views: 11821

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Some elaborate theological language in this treatise. Not sure what to do with τὸν , possibly match it with Θεὸν . καὶ τὸν παρ' ἡμῶν προσκυνούμενον, καὶ κηρυττόμενον τοῦτον μόνον εἶναι Θεὸν ἀληθῆ, τὸν καὶ τῆς κτίσεως Κύριον καὶ πάσης ὑποστάσεως δημιουργόν. This part is nicely rhetorical. Two ways t...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 3rd, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Book Review: Myths and Mistakes in NT Textual Criticism
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Book Review: Myths and Mistakes in NT Textual Criticism

Nice, sounds like a good recommendation for lay people interested in the topic. "The" Kirsopp Lake, maybe not a typo! :lol:
by Barry Hofstetter
November 29th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 38
Views: 11821

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Sounds like you're getting a good handle on Athanasius' style. Generally periodic, but at the same time somewhat idiosyncratic in the way he handles his periodicity. I must admit I sometimes shake my head at Newman's translation, however...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 26th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 38
Views: 11821

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Yes, you simply have an intervening subordinate clause, not at all unusual for authors who adopt a periodic style.
by Barry Hofstetter
November 25th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar

And I'm writing a review on it (my copy is also in the mail). The review is not due until the end of summer 2020, but I'll give everybody a sneak preview of coming attractions as soon as I can. In the meantime, I don't doubt that some people already have it, so feel free to post your reactions.
by Barry Hofstetter
November 24th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:33 Antecedant of "they"
Replies: 15
Views: 3032

Re: John 8:33 Antecedant of "they"

Thank you, Barry. I hadn't noticed that it was what you call a necro-post. I like that expressive coinage, by the way. I hope you won't mind if I use it on other websites! It's not original to me... https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Necropost But here we don't mind if it brings up or restarts a goo...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 23rd, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:33 Antecedant of "they"
Replies: 15
Views: 3032

Re: John 8:33 Antecedant of "they"

It is sometimes said that the presence/absence of the preposition εἰς makes a difference. In v. 30 they “believe in him,” i.e. they believe he truly is who he says he is, but in v. 31 they only “believe him,” in the sense that they believe what he just said, they accept that one particular statemen...

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