Monday, May 25, 2009

Ancient Greek Online

The translation link I set up in the last post for Sappho's Fragment 31 is a website, Ancient Greek Online, I just happened upon that seems to be quite useful for those learning and refreshing their ancient Greek, with very readable Greek (including restored digammas), helpful lexical tools, and English translations for cheaters. The rather instructive site has an edition of the Iliad, Sappho's Lyrics, Aristotle's Poetics, and the Gospel of John for a rather wide range of ancient Greek literature in terms of style, substance, a nice balance of poetry and prose, etc., in different dialects. It has far fewer texts and options than Perseus Digital Library, but seems more user friendly and the Greek is larger and more readable.

It might be fun to work through the Iliad, or sections of it.

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