Everybody should learn to read ancient Greek! The following links will help the beginner to start their journey and especially for those wanting to expand their knowledge of New Testament Greek. Tools and tips for upgrading your skills into classical and ecclesiastical works.
- 1 For the beginner
- 2 Helpful Greek articles
- 2.1 Translation Tips on the Greek Church Fathers
- 2.2 A Sample Process of Translating Alexandrian Greek
- 2.3 Diacritics in Ancient Greek
- 2.4 Ancient Digitized Greek Dictionaries for download
- 2.5 Greek Lexicon Searches using Google Books
- 2.6 The Various uses of the infinitive in ancient Greek
- 2.7 Patrology and Greek Philosophy
- 2.8 How to Read a Greek Minuscule Text
- 3 Great Greek Websites
- 4 Readers and Supplementary
For the beginner
A very helpful website and active community that covers everything from beginner to advanced.
Bill Mounce’s Basics of Biblical Greek
It is very popular and highly recommended.
A website devoted to almost anything Greek, from beginner to advanced, modern Greek, current politics, New Testament and Septuagint texts and more.
Helpful Greek articles
Information on where to start, resources and strategies.
An outline of how to approach and translate Alexandrian Greek.
How to recognize and respect the diacritic markings in Ancient Greek.
A special download site for those who want a quick and easy way to download important dictionaries. This is a very popular article that caused DropBox to temporarily suspend my account for the amount of megabytes being used for downloads.
How to utilize Google Books to do ancient Greek word searches. Not always reliable, but when it does, it is a real time-saver.
Examples and solutions to the wide range use of the infinitive in ancient Greek.
Why understanding classical Greek philosophy is a critical requirement in translating Greek Patristic writings.
If you come across a medieval Greek text that looks more like handwriting or chicken-scratch, you are likely seeing a Greek minuscule text. This is a primer for learning to read this cursory style of writing.
Great Greek Websites
Perseus’s online dictionary can break down a word from any form to its root. An alternative that often finds words that Perseus does not have in its database is Lexigram.org
Readers and Supplementary
Edited by J. Klay Harrison and Chad M. Foster, aims to target those finished with the basics of New Testament Greek and want to advance their skills — an area that is greatly lacking in resources and may be the source of why so many abandon Greek studies.