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Classical Greek Tutoring
Newsletter, 28th June 2020

Hello everyone, I trust this finds you well. 

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Classical Greek Tutoring.  Preparations for the virtual Belfast Summer School are hotting up. Students have registered from as far afield as Mexico, Canada and the USA, as well as the UK, Ireland, and the rest of Europe. The advanced Latin group will read selections from Tacitus' Histories 1, and the advanced Greek group will read sections of Sophocles' Antigone. If you are interested in joining the summer school, please drop me a line. You are also invited to a lecture which is forming part of the summer school programme. My CANI colleague, Barry Trainor, will be delivering a lecture on prophesy in Sparta - registration information below.  

Best wishes, Helen

Wednesday 22nd June, 1.30pm BST

Summer School Zoom Lecture

You are invited to a lecture by Barry Trainor (Queen’s University Belfast), entitled “The Praying Mantis: Seercraft in Ancient Sparta” on Wednesday 22nd July at 1.30pm BST.

This event will take place on Zoom. Please email for login details.

Blog post

What is the difference between New Testament Greek and ancient Greek?

Is there a difference? If so, what is it? 

At the turn of the twentieth century, scholars believed that the language of the New Testament was divinely inspired, because it differed dramatically from other written texts of the same time. But the discovery of a large number of texts (papyri, potsherds and other epigraphical evidence) which by their content must have been written by the common people and not the educated elite,  blew this theory apart. This evidence bore striking resemblance to the language used in the New Testament thus opening up the contention that the New Testament was written in language which could be understood by all those who were literate, regardless of social class and education.  

To learn more about the development of New Testament Greek, and how it differs from fifth century BC classical Greek, read my blog here.

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June 2020 Newsletter

Classical Association of Ireland

This latest edition of the newsletter of the Classical Association of Ireland is now available by clicking the button below. It contains news from the association's branches throughout Ireland, a report on the Presidential address, and a number of articles written by contributors from throughout Ireland. 

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