[B-Greek] Is there a possibility of meeting next February any B-Greek subscribers somewhere in the US (Eastern Coast) ?

Mark Lightman lightmanmark at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 16 08:35:40 EST 2010

Hi, Christophe,

I have not been so excited about a Frenchman visiting the States since Lafayette 
arrived at Yorktown!

I don't live on the East Coast, nor am I associated with a University, or I 
would invite you myself.  But your first idea, for an informal meeting, may line 
up with an idea that Louis Sorenson and I have discussed, getting a bunch of us 
together for a long weekend to speak Ancient Greek.  We had the idea of simply 
meeting in a Hotel near a big Airport, to make it convenient for people coming 
from all over the Country.  My idea would be to try to get in as much 
conversation as possible.  No formal program, just speaking Greek, though we 
could take turns leading it.

A Hotel near Richmond, Virginia might work for us as well as you, or if you do 
get invited to another University, maybe we could arrange such a meeting 
elsewhere.  If not, we could just choose a city. (Atlanta comes to mind, given 
the weather in February.)  Louis and I met at the Denver Airport once just for a 
couple of hours, and it was very profitable.

Is there much interest for this out there?  If 50 people were interested, and 
only five actually made it, that would be enough to really learn some Greek, I 

Again, my interest would not be in talking about Greek, or even talking about 
how to learn Greek, but actually talking in Greek. ( But of course during breaks 
we can talk in English about whether Greek grammaticalizes time.)

p.s. what is the topic of the Symposium at William and Mary?

 Mark L


From: Christophe Rico <ricochristophe at gmail.com>
To: B-Greek <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thu, December 16, 2010 1:30:22 AM
Subject: [B-Greek] Is there a possibility of meeting next February any B-Greek 
subscribers somewhere in the US (Eastern Coast) ?

To all B-Greek subscribers:

I have been invited from 7th to 10th of February 2011 to a Symposium at
Williamsburg (College of William and Mary) and I am considering the
possibility of staying till the 17th of February in order to meet some
people interested in Biblical Greek Pedagogy and Semantics. Even if I am not
a frequent contributor of B-Greek, I do read the messages regularly and that
has been very profitable to me. In Jerusalem, where I live, the only
subscriber I can meet is Randall Buth (it is always very refreshing to
exchange with him). I am keen to meet other ones in the States next
I do not know what the best formula is but here are some ideas that I can
submit :
1) We could organize an informal meeting somewhere in the Eastern Coast in
order to exchange experiences on teaching Biblical Greek
2) I could give a lecture (open to a general audience) in any University of
the Eastern Coast  on one of the following subjects :
-Advantages and challenges involved in teaching Greek as a living language
-Biblical Semantics : -the vocabulary of vision in the NT
                               or :How can we translate word order in the NT
                               or: *diakonos*, *episkopos* and *presbuteros
*in the NT
                               or: Jn 8,25 : how can we translate this *crux
interpretum *of the NT
                               or: the meaning of *epiousios *in the Lord's
                               or: *baptismos*,  *baptisis* and *baptisma* :
what do the suffixes -*mos*, -*sis *and -*ma *teach us
                                    about the meaning of these words
Those are some of the possible topics about which I would be ready to
3) If that might be of some interest, I could also talk about a project in
which I am quite involved in Jerusalem. An Institute of Ancient Languages
and Humanities (where Greek, Biblical Hebrew and Latin will be taught as
living languages) will start next September in Jerusalem in collaboration
with the Ecole Biblique. The idea is to offer soon a MA program on Ancient

Thank you in advance for all your ideas, and please, I apologize if it was
too cheeky to take advantage of this forum in order to float this idea.

Christophe Rico
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