[B-Greek] interlinears for beginners
platos_academy at mac.com
Tue Apr 19 12:45:18 EDT 2005
On Apr 19, 2005, at 10:16 AM, N.E. Barry Hofstetter wrote:
> Do the work honestly
So using an interlinear is dishonest? This appears to me to be pretty
sstrong. I know Attic and Koine, and every once in a while I grab an
interlinear just to get me started. I didn't know it was vice as well;
perhaps I ought to repent. : ) People should use anything they find
helpful to get them to their goal. What works for one doesn't for
another. A teacher knows this.
As for people who say "the Greek says" - this is totally unnecessary;
lacks imagination and somewhat showy. I give a complete exposition of
Parmenides' Poem to my students and I don't once mention "the Greek
says" but they get a rich, sophisticated exposition based on
scholarship. Instead of saying "it's the accusative of goal in the
Greek" just say "we should do it for this reason, a goal."
David K. Schultz
"I understand what you say ... now tell me what you mean."
(Plato, "The Republic.")
Philosopher, and University Educator
And a lot of things I don't get paid for.
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