[B-Greek] Classical training is more adaptable ?

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sun Feb 16 15:09:44 EST 2003

At 7:22 PM +0000 2/16/03, T.W. Hadley wrote:
>I read somewhere that those individuals who have had instruction in
>classical Greek grammar, have a far easier time in adapting to Koine Greek
>than vice versa. If this is true, can someone explain why this is the case?

As one who has attempted to respond to this question several times over
several years, I think that, rather than repeat myself, I'll just refer you
to one of my fuller statements in the archives:

	Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 08:41:24 -0500
	From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>
	Subject: [b-greek] Re: Attic and Homeric Greek vs. Koine

This, with other trinkets and treasures, may be found at:


Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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