Welcome to καὶ τὰ λοιπά! This is my blog about all things having to do with Koine Greek, Biblical Studies, and cognate fields. I am especially interested in Greek pedagogy using communicative methods (sometimes called the Natural Approach, or Direct Method). This method aims for true fluency in all aspects of ancient Greek: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Why try to speak a “dead” language? See my 2010 Society of Biblical Literature presentation, which addressed this very question.
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