Help with Greek
|From:||Jonathan Knibb <jonathan_knibb@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 12, 2002, 19:24|
Peter Clark wrote:
>>>if Byzantine Greek is different from both, I will probably need some help,
whcih leads to...
3. Recommend any good resources? Most of the Greek stuff on the web, if it
isn't modern, is Koine, surprise, surprise. Sites dealing with the LXX (with
a heavy emphasis on the linguistic aspect, of course) and Byzantine Greek
(if it is different from Koine) would be appreciated.
I've never studied Greek as such, but I found 'Greek: A History of the
Language and its Speakers', by Geoffrey Horrocks (1997, publ. Longman, ISBN
0-582-30709-0) fascinating as a survey of the development of the Greek
language from Classical times to the 20thC. It has a lot of example texts
with phonetic and lexical interlinears, and a whole section (170 pp.) on
Byzantine Greek. It's only semi-technical from a linguistic point of view,
but may be worth a look.
'O dear white children casual as birds,
Playing among the ruined languages...'
W. H. Auden, 'Hymn to St. Cecilia'