[B-Greek] One way of describing NT Koine

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Jul 17 08:22:32 EDT 2007

 From the Old Curmudgeon (Laudator Temporis Acti) yesterday (http:// 
In Robinson Davies' novel The Rebel Angel (Penguin Books, 1983), a  
Greek professor named Simon Darcourt describes New Testament Greek  
thus (p. 46):

     "A splendid ruin, like a Greek statue with nose knocked off,  
arms gone, privy parts lost, but still Greek, splendid in decay, and  
capable of saying mighty things."

Rather nice, that.

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

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