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The Greek taught is the language known as Koine, or Alexandrian Greek or Biblical Greek.
Pictures, sounds, examples from Ancient Greek texts along with their citations, background information on historical aspects that make cited Greek texts more interesting, use of jokes and other fascinating texts are employed in order to add excitement in learning an important but difficult language.
Part 2 Description: Fundamentals of Greek Grammar, Comprehensive Syntax are explained and illustrated with numerous example texts and their citations showing the use of the noun cases, verb moods, tenses, infinitive and participle.
www.learnancientgreek.com   (974 words)

  
  GREEK, Ancient
Spatially, Ancient Greek in its earliest attested forms was spoken in the southern Balkan peninsula, in territory that is now the modern nation of Greece, both on the Greek mainland and on some of the Aegean islands, most notably Crete.
Negation: Greek negation is marked by one of two separate (adverbial) words, distributed mainly according to verbal mood: ou occurs with the indicative and the optative moods, whereas me occurs with the subjunctive and the imperative.
Ancient Greek shows a long history of the results of contact with speakers of other languages, and as noted above, the Koine period was characterized by extensive contacts between Greek speakers and non-Greek speakers, with a considerable number of Latin words entering the language.
www.ling.ohio-state.edu /~bjoseph/articles/gancient.htm   (4337 words)

  
  Ancient Greek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient Greek refers to the stage in the history of the Greek language corresponding to Classical Antiquity, which normally applies to two periods of Greek history: Archaic and Classical Greece.
Throughout history the Greek language is presented in a number of dialects that did not apply on fixed geographical borders, and even if it did, those borders would be constantly altered because of the frequent migrations of the Hellenic peoples.
Ancient Greek is highly archaic in its preservation of Proto-Indo-European forms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_Greek   (1810 words)

  
 Ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the modern Greek school-books, "ancient times" is a period of about 1000 years (from the catastrophe of Mycenae until the conquest of the country by the Romans) that is divided in four periods, based on styles of art as much as culture and politics.
Ancient Greek civilization has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, art and architecture of the modern world, particularly during the Renaissance in Western Europe and again during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th century Europe and The Americas.
The distinguishing features of ancient Greek society were the division between free and slave, the differing roles of men and women, the relative lack of status distinctions based on birth, and the importance of religion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_Greece   (4316 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Art & Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful.They also had a political purpose as they were often built to celebrate civic power and pride, or offer thanksgiving to the patron deity of a city for success in war.
The Greeks made little use of the order; the chief example is the circular structure at Athens known as the choragic monument of Lysicrates (335 B.C.).
Archimedia II - Architecture in Ancient Greece This project is a sequel to Archimedia I. Its main purpose is to help students understand some of the principles of Greek architecture.
www.ancientgreece.com /art/art.htm   (832 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Science and Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Greeks actually used their local group names such as Athenians, Macedonians, Spartans, etc. The division of Greece in city state probably was a reason for the success, because each city state had its own specific culture and political system, it was not a monolithic block.
In the Genesis the Greeks are the descendants of Yavan the son of Noah's son Japheth.
Greeks knew that the Earth is round, some even developed a heliocentric model, the dimensions and distances of the Earth and planets have been measured with the best accuracy that is possible without advanced instruments that were available only later than 1600 AD.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Greeks.htm   (5251 words)

  
 Behind the Name: Ancient Greek Names
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess APHRODITE.
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek god ASKLEPIOS...
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ATHENA.
www.behindthename.com /nmc/gre-anci.php   (1394 words)

  
 Daily Life in Ancient Greece - Welcome to ancient Greece!
Some were Greek infants, abandoned on a hill or at the gates of a town, left to die, or to be rescued by someone passing by.
Ancient Greek children played with many toys, including rattles, little clay animals, horses on 4 wheels that could be pulled on a string, yo-yo's, and terra-cotta dolls.
Greek houses, in the 6th and 5th century BCE, were made up of two or three rooms, built around an open air courtyard, built of stone, wood, or clay bricks.
members.aol.com /Donnclass/Greeklife.html   (3890 words)

  
 Greek Theatre Index
The Chorus - An essay on the role of the Chorus in Greek drama.
Greek Dramatic Criticism - An overview of dramatic criticism in ancient Greece.
Records and Preservation of Greek Plays - The archons of Athens kept records of the contests at both the city festivals, giving the names of the choregoi (citizens appointed to defray part of the expense of the production), the poet-teachers (called didascaloi), the actors, plays, and victors in the contests.
www.theatrehistory.com /ancient/greek.html   (528 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Language
One theory suggests that it originated with a migration of proto-Greek speakers into the Greek peninsula, which is dated to any period between 2500 BC and 1700 BC.
Doric was standard for Greek lyric poetry, such as Pindar and the choral odes of the Greek tragedians.
Attic Greek - a subdialect of Ionic, was for centuries the language of Athens.
www.crystalinks.com /greeklanguage.html   (388 words)

  
 Greek mythology, ancient greek myths. Greek gods and heroes.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
But in the ancient Greek language, a "myth" (mythos - ìýèïò) meant simply a "traditional tale", and these tales, usually of gods and heroes, were held to be true stories about the ancient past.
To make matters worse, all greek mythology came to us written in ancient greek (of course!) so translating to English or any other language was not an easy task.
No matter what the variations are of each story the bottom line is that the ancient Greeks had a brilliant imagination and created one of the richest and most complete set of characters: gods, demigods and heroes and passed them on to us to appreciate their brilliance millennia later.
www.hellenism.net /eng/mythology.htm   (221 words)

  
 Greek Theater
Ancient Greeks from the 5th century BC onwards were fascinated by the question of the origins of tragedy and comedy.
Greek plays were performed as part of religious festivals in honor of the god Dionysus, and unless later revived, were performed only once.
Early Greek theaters were probably little more than open areas in city centers or next to hillsides where the audience, standing or sitting, could watch and listen to the chorus singing about the exploits of a god or hero.
academic.reed.edu /humanities/110Tech/Theater.html   (3005 words)

  
 The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
The two most important concepts which the ancient Greeks followed were found inscribed on the great shrine of Delphi, which read "Nothing in excess" and "Know thyself".
Ancient Greece was one of the largest contributors to present-day civilization.
www.arwhead.com /Greeks   (748 words)

  
 Detroit Institute of Arts : Permanent Collection - Ancient Art - Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Greeks developed a style that incorporated an idealized yet realistic approach to the representation of the figure.
Greek artists moved toward an expression based on observation of living beings and refinement of anatomical elements.
Representations of all these beings are found in Greek art: in temples or in public spaces, on everyday objects of bronze, ceramic, and precious materials.
www.dia.org /collections/ancient/greece/greece.html   (181 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A collection of brief tales traditionally ascribed to Aesop, a Greek slave on the island of Samos (6th century B.C.).
Aeschylus is the earliest of the three great Greek tragic dramatists (the others are Sophocles and Euripides).
Homer was a blind Greek poet, to whom are ascribed the two greatest epics known to man: The Iliad and the Odyssey.
www.hol.gr /greece/ancwords.htm   (653 words)

  
 Ancient Market.com - Authentic Museum Replicas inspired from the Ancient Greece world.
Ancient Greece Museum Replicas: Alexander Owl Hippocrates Athena Cycladic Female Minoan Ygeia Pythagoras Sphinx Snake Satiros
We are a worldwide retailer of Ancient Greek replicas and authenticated museum replica items for home and office decorative purposes.
The quality of our Ancient Greek products (product map) is guarranteed.
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 Theology WebSite: Church History Study Helps: Ancient Greek Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Homer lies at the foundation of the Greek tradition, and his prominence in the educational curriculum until the end of antiquity means that he is fundamental for Greek religious thought in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
The Iliad is the story of the Trojan war: between the Greeks (under Agememnon, king of Mycenae) and the city of troy; the Odyssey relates the adventures of one of the heroes on his return from the war.
The Greek temple housed the deity's image and possessions; it was not a place of assembly for worshippers but the home of the deity (cf Eph 2:20-21; 1 Cor 6:19).
www.theologywebsite.com /history/greekrel.shtml   (526 words)

  
 Greek
Greek clothing was made out of three types of materials.
Drapery in Greek culture did not fold crisply like Egyptian folds fell and the linen was not as stiff as the linen used in Egypt.
Greek garments were essentially the same for men and women and were not shaped or fitted to the body but draped on the body in soft folds.
www.cwu.edu /~robinsos/ppages/resources/Costume_History/greek.htm   (691 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Computer (Morgana's Observatory)
But while the statues and pottery were recognized at once as the work of Greek artisans around the time of Christ, the bronze instrument, encrusted with calcareous deposits, lay ignored.
As it gradually dried, the ancient wood casing and internal parts cracked and split into four flat fragments, the inner sides of which revealed parts of geared wheels together with some barely legible inscriptions.
Rising from its water grave after two millennia, the mechanism belied the prevailing view that ancient Greece was a land of brilliant theoreticians who, pampered by slaves, disdained the physical.
www.dreamscape.com /morgana/triton2.htm   (787 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Statues, Byzantine Orthodox Icons, Ancient Greek Pottery & Armour at HellenicArt.com
Ancient Greek Statues, Byzantine Orthodox Icons, Ancient Greek Pottery and Armour at HellenicArt.com
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Information sent to Hellenic-Art.com is kept strictly confidential; it is not shared with or sold to other companies, or anyone outside of Hellenic-Art.com.
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 Ancient Greek Skepticism [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
There are skeptical elements in the views of many Greek philosophers, but the term 'ancient skeptic' is generally applied either to a member of Plato's Academy during its skeptical period (c.
See Schmitt [1972] and Popkin [1979] for discussion of the historical impact of ancient skepticism, beginning with its rediscovery in the 16th Century, and Fogelin [1994] for an assessment of Pyrrhonian skepticism in light of contemporary epistemology.
A unifying feature of the varieties of ancient skepticism is that they are all concerned with promoting, in some manner of speaking, the benefits of recognizing our epistemic limitations.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/s/skepanci.htm   (11197 words)

  
 Ancient Scripts: Greek
The Greeks were the first Europeans to learn to write with an alphabet, and from them writing was brought to the rest of Europe, eventually leading down to all modern European alphabets.
From the shape of the letters, it is clear that the Greeks adopted the alphabet the Phoenician script, mostly like during the late 9th century BCE.
Between 1500 and 1200 BCE, the Mycenaeans, an early tribe of Greeks, has adapted the Minoan syllabary as Linear B to write an early form of Greek.
www.ancientscripts.com /greek.html   (489 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Dress | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
and traces of paint on ancient sculptures indicate that fabrics were brightly colored and generally decorated with elaborate designs.
Men in ancient Greece customarily wore a chiton similar to the one worn by women, but knee-length or shorter.
Greek men occasionally wore a broad-brimmed hat (petasos), and on rare occasions, Greek women donned a flat-brimmed one with a high peaked crown.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/grdr/hd_grdr.htm   (576 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Ancient Greek Alive: Books: Paula Saffire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ancient Greek Alive pleasingly focuses on Greek as a living language, immersing you in actually using the language (and challenging you to think about it) and not only learning the basics.
Ancient Greek is no simple language, but it's very beautiful and intricate, and I appreciate this textbook for not treating me like a child.
Rather, Ancient Greek Alive seems encourage students to enter into the minds of the Greeks, because after all, as you study the Greek language, you're essentially learning how the Greeks actually thought (and how they experienced life).
www.amazon.com /Ancient-Greek-Alive-Paula-Saffire/dp/080784800X   (2143 words)

  
 Ancient Greek History
Coming to the study of Greek history for the first time we often think of ancient Greek society as being geographically located entirely in the area of modern Greece.
You are guided towards the ancient sources for Greek history at all times, and there is relevant material about these in the Study Resources booklet, as well as some extracts from the ancient sources themselves.
The ancient sources are crucial for your writing of essays, as you must be able to refer to the ancient sources (sometimes referred to as primary sources) in your written work.
www-personal.une.edu.au /~mdillon/greekhis   (1850 words)

  
 EAWC: Ancient Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Socrates is typically Greek in his relentless questioning -- of himself, of authorities, of accepted traditions and practices.
And Socrates' questioning displays another characteristic associated with the Greeks -- a belief in the capacity of the mind (rationality) to apprehend the universe and a concomitant belief in the power of language to come to terms with that understanding.
That all people should be morally accountable for their actions is characteristic of Greek thought.
eawc.evansville.edu /grpage.htm   (298 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Government - History for Kids!
The Greeks had a lot of different kinds of governments, because there were many different city-states in ancient Greece, and they each had their own government.
Homer's Iliad, and Greek mythology in general, shows us a whole series of kings like Agamemnon and Theseus, and some of their palaces have survived for archaeologists to dig up.
Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Government, Society, and Culture in the Roman Empire, by Fergus Millar, Hannah M. Cotton, and Guy Rogers (2004).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/government/index.htm   (711 words)

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