|Date:||Thursday, November 30, 2000, 7:57|
Steg Belsky wrote:
> anyone know where i could find information on the grammar, vocabulary,
> and pronounciation of the kind of Greek spoken in that area from around
> Alexander the Great until the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire?
Arg. I'm sorry, but I have to correct this statement. The Eastern
"Roman" Empire technically didn't fall until the 15th century. It was
called different things at different times, but there was an essentially
unbroken line of emperors in Byzantium/Constantinople from the
Diocletian/Maximian split in 286 CE all the way down to 1453 when the
Turks invaded. I forget, however, exactly who was emperor at the time
and exactly what political entity he represented. My knowledge of the
late incarnations of Eastern Rome (although it wasn't Rome or Roman
anymore) is quite spotty, unfortunately.
I was poking around in our Div bookstore today, and I found a book on
new Testament Greek (Koine). I didn't pick it up, because I found a much
more enthralling pair of books on biblical Hebrew. If you like, I could
run by there again in the next couple of days and get you the title and author.
> -Stephen (Steg), plotting a horrible fate for whoever never returned his
> university library's copy of that Latin to Romance in Sound Shifts book
Si me iterum insanum appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem.
Wenn du mich nochmal verrückt nennst, werde ich deine andere Auge essen.