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    Elpenor's Lessons in Ancient Greek

In Print:
The Original Greek New Testament


by George Valsamis



Page 15

Γ.- Try to read aloud the following phrases:


ΘΕΟ/Σ  ΗΝ Ο ΛΟ/ΓΟΣ  (Τhe Word was God - John. 1.1)

ΑΡΜΟΝΙ/Η ΑΦΑΝΗ/Σ ΦΑΝΕΡΗ/Σ ΚΡΕΙ/ΤΤΩΝ   (The invisible harmony is superior to the visible - Heraclitus, fr. 54)

ΕΓΩ ΕΙΜΙ/ ΤΟ Α ΚΑΙ ΤΟ Ω, Η ΑΡΧΗ/ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΤΕ/ΛΟΣ  (I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End - Revelation, 21.6)

ΟΥΔΕ/Ν ΑΝΘΡΩ/ΠΟΥ ΔΕΙΝΟ/ΤΕΡΟΝ ΠΕ/ΛΕΙ   (Nothing is more wonderful and frightening than man - Sophocles, Antigone 332-3)


Δ.- Answer the questions:


α) When was the phoenicean alphabet modified by the Greeks?

β) What is the older work of the Greek literature?

γ) What are the basic Greek dialects?

δ) In what dialect did Homer write?

ε) In what dialect did Plato write?

στ) In what dialect is New Testament written?

ζ) What is the main difference between Koine and modern Greek?

η) What is the main reason of learning Greek?

End of Elpenor's First Lesson in Ancient Greek

   Cf. Some Important Greek Words, The Lord's Prayer (Pater Emon), narrated by Elli Lampeti

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