Light summer reading....

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Tue Jul 27 20:50:28 EDT 1999

At 8:28 PM -0400 7/27/99, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>I am looking for some reasonably easy Hellenistic Greek that is interesting
>but not too difficult. Right now, I'm slogging my way through Hebrews, and
>finding it not particularly easy. Much of the relatively easy stuff in the
>New Testament I have already read, and though I enjoy rereading it quite a
>bit, I think it might be helpful to read some new stuff that isn't as much
>effort as Hebrews.
>Did Tony Hillerman write anything in Koine? If not, what would you all

I've read through all of Tony Hillerman's reservation mysteries but I don't
think there's anything Greek there--nor for that matter, anything to
practice your Navaho or Anasazi on.

I would recommend, however, for sheer fun, that you take a look at
"Lucius," of which we've spoken on this list before, and which you will
find posted at our Brazilian friends' site:

It is definitely 2nd c. A.D. Koine, very easy to read, although you will
need some vocabulary that is not to be found in the GNT--and there's the
accompanying, relatively easy Greek grammar that is written in the
Katharevousa, which is essentially a modern Koine:

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