This article is intended to help beginners in Ecclesiastical Greek develop a strategy to translate a wide range of Church writings.
The Church fathers used the common written language in use during their time. This was Attic Greek.
There are two caveats though: first there are many sub-dialects in Attic Greek that the translator has to be conscious of. Secondly, many manuscripts were modified by medieval copyists and are mixed-bag of old and newer constructs.
Greek in the ancient world…