Podcasts / Episode #29
- I set a New Year goal of learning Modern Greek while simultaneously improving my Koine Greek from college.
- The plan was to see just how much one benefits the other and share those results with my readers.
- Koine Greek was the global lingua franca (common language) of the Greco-Roman empire between about 300BC and 300AD. It was also the language of the New Testament and early Christianity.
- Koine is without doubt the most consequential language in history.
- Koine evolved into Medieval and then Modern Greek, so they’re closely related but much has changed over centuries.
- See the link below for the Koine resources I’ve been using.
- I also decided to give Michel Thomas another chance after the publisher sent me the Greek edition to test.
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Learn more about my Modern -> Koine Greek experiment.
Resource: See my list of top Koine Greek resources (books).