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by Barry Hofstetter
August 17th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: What is the difference between ἐδύνατο and ἠδύνατο?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: What is the difference between ἐδύνατο and ἠδύνατο?

Both augments are attested for both the imperfect and the aorist. This is simply a formal difference, nothing else. Variations like this are not uncommon in Hellenistic Greek.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 16th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Photius' Library, 17th cent. Type Script
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Photius' Library, 17th cent. Type Script

Fun stuff! Let me add, the more familiar with the language, the easier it becomes to read odd but beautiful scripts.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 15th, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: NT Word Study

First, apologies to Barry and others, if I upset them. It was not intended. Maybe I should be asking where on this site, forum members might share incites/examples of the greek way of life, revealed through some of the many ancient sources which are read by members here. Education and schooling, oc...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 13th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

What I find works for me is to read a passage straight through, aloud, even if I don't understand it completely. Then I go back and read it aloud again, but slowly, and make notes of words or grammar that I need to check out. Then I check the words etc - and write them out in a notebook keyed to Bo...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 12th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: NT Word Study

Yesterday and this morning I was doing something remotely similar to your study. I was looking at how προφανῶς is used in Greek Patristic authors particularly John of Damascus. I don't have a concordance so I had to search on the word and read each context. It is time consuming but you learn someth...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 12th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: NT Word Study

This is where I normally launch into my "interlinears are the spawn of Satan diatribe" but I'll save that for later. As it is, whatever your perception, this is not the best way to go about learning the language. You are far better off using a standard primer for basic grammar and syntax, a reader e...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 9th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Finding Old Greek-Latin Lexicons
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Finding Old Greek-Latin Lexicons

I don't know whether Ryan has included Latin, but the best online source for ancient lexica is Ryan Baumann's: https://dcthree.github.io/ancient-greek-lexica/ The lexical works on the page are in the Greek language, and search results refer to TLG, which contains only Greek texts. Very old Greek-La...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 9th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Lawrence O. Richards ὑπόκρισις word group
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Lawrence O. Richards ὑπόκρισις word group

I had a professor who would always render it "under-actor" and υπερετής as "under-rower." He was being facetious, of course, but also claimed that it helped him remember the "real meaning" of the words.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 8th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pastor and student
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: Pastor and student

Jonathan Robie wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 10:13 am
Seneca wrote:Accordingly, since you cannot read all the books which you may possess, it is enough to possess only as many books as you can read.
So Seneca said that before my wife did?
Seneca ut mater philosophiae, multum rideo! (Seneca as a mother of philosophy, laughing a lot!)
by Barry Hofstetter
August 8th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pastor and student
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: Pastor and student

I find this perspective entirely plausible. Can you give us any pointers to ancient sources that substantiate "ancient texts were not meant be read once, but over and over, with much reflection on what the author is trying to communicate"? It would be a help to those of us whose exposure to the cla...