Finding images for teaching Greek

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Jonathan Robie
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Finding images for teaching Greek

Post by Jonathan Robie » August 18th, 2015, 4:17 pm

I'd like to use this thread to point to images or collections of images that are particularly helpful for teaching Greek, especially simple line drawings and culturally appropriate photos.

I am also keeping track of these images in a pinterest album here:

https://www.pinterest.com/jonathanrobie ... ent-greek/

I will point out especially good finds here.
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
http://jonathanrobie.biblicalhumanities.org/

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Re: Finding images for teaching Greek

Post by Jonathan Robie » August 18th, 2015, 4:28 pm

http://www.freebibleimages.org has sets of Bible scenes reenacted. You can search for images by book of the Bible (e.g. Luke), character (e.g. Eutychus), or theme (e.g. parables). There are lots of really good images here, and the people's faces have expression. They have both photos and illustrations.

There are albums for individual stories from the Bible that could be really helpful when teaching a particular story.

Their usage policy:
These resources are free for teaching purposes – no strings attached.
If you want to use images for other purposes, you have to track down the license. They don't say exactly what they mean by "teaching".

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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
http://jonathanrobie.biblicalhumanities.org/

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Re: Finding images for teaching Greek

Post by Jonathan Robie » August 18th, 2015, 4:46 pm

The Wikimedia Commons has a huge number of images, all freely licensed. One set of about images was released by the PikiWiki group from Israel. Some of these are very nice.

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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
http://jonathanrobie.biblicalhumanities.org/

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Re: Finding images for teaching Greek

Post by Jonathan Robie » August 18th, 2015, 5:12 pm

Google Image Search lets you search for images that are licensed for reuse under Creative Commons. This can be really helpful, you don't have to worry as much about legal restrictions. The downsides: (1) it's harder to find sets of images that have the same visual look and feel, (2) it's hard to find sets of images for a given story, (3) you have to sort through lots of chaff to find some wheat, (4) most images are not historically accurate.

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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
http://jonathanrobie.biblicalhumanities.org/

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Re: Finding images for teaching Greek

Post by RandallButh » August 19th, 2015, 3:23 am

Jonathan Robie wrote:
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The metadata τῆς εἰκόνος τῆς ἅλωνος says "Santorini", = ἡ θήρα (which today rhymes with "door" so Greeks like Santorini),

but the threshingfloor looks just like the lay of the land and ἡ ἄλων that is situated in the south side of Patmos near the road that goes to Psili Ammos (Smooth Sand) beach.

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