[B-Greek] The GRONT Scale
andrew.suttles at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 11:00:20 EDT 2010
Thanks for doing this, FWSFOROS. I got a chuckle out of it and I found it
helpful at the same time. I was hoping that perhaps some others on the list
with more extensive GRONT reading might add to your list a bit.
Soon, young seminary student will be wearing t-shirts that say, 'I GRONT.
Well, maybe not...
On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 8:11 AM, Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com>wrote:
> GRONT stands for Greek Readings Outside the New Testament. The GRONT Scale
> designed to determine which Greek texts are best for NT Greek learners to
> The Scale combines three factors:
> 1. Close to the Greek of the NT.
> 2. Easy.
> 3. Good Greek.
> I can only rate, and I have only rated, the few Greek writings outside the
> that I have read, but I doubt that any other Greek writings would score
> on the GRONT Scale. Here are the highest GRONT scores:
> IGNATIUS Close to NT 9 Easy 7 Good 6 TOTAL 22
> DIDACHE Close to NT 9 Easy 9 Good 3 TOTAL 21
> PLATO Close to NT 7 Easy 5 Good 9 TOTAL 21
> LXX Close to NT 8 Easy 9 Good 3 TOTAL 20
> HOMER Close to NT 3 Easy 7 Good 10 TOTAL20
> CHARITON Close to NT 8 Easy 8 Good 4 TOTAL 20
> LONGUS Close to NT 7 Easy 7 Good 6 TOTAL 20
> EPICTETUS Close to NT 8 Easy 7 Good 4 TOTAL 19
> The margin of error for the GRONT Scale is plus or minus 4.5.
> The GRONT Scale confirms the subjective consensus established on B-Greek,
> the Apostolic Fathers are probably the best thing for GNT learners to read,
> since the numbers are so closely bunched together, you should just forget
> the GRONT Scale and read anything in Greek that you want.
> I would like to see other B-Greekers rate some other writers that I am
> about. Outside of a few selections, I have not read Plutarch or Philo or
> Josephus, but my guess is that they would rate lower on the GRONT Scale
> than the
> authors I have rated. Herodotus and Thucydides might produce GRONT scores
> the low teens.
> Mark L
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Andrew C. Suttles
Avon Lake, Ohio
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