An interview in Ancient Greek with Christophe Rico, the founder of the Polis Institute. A Polis summer class was my (Jenny’s) first introduction to spoken ancient Greek, so I am very grateful that Christophe agreed to doing this interview together. More about the Polis Institute: https://www.polisjerusalem.org/ Watch the video here
Benjamin is a postdoc researcher in Cambridge, specialized in the pronunciation of Koine Greek. You can hear the results of his research in this Ancient Greek interview which I had the honor to do with him in Delphi this spring. If you want to learn more about the pronunciation Benjamin uses in this video, check […]
Join me in exploring the ancient “navel of the earth” (ὀμφαλὸς τῆς γῆς)!
If you want to use the last days of the year to improve your Greek, we invite you to join our free live webinar on December 28 at 8pm Central European Time (Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Warsaw). We will read texts from the Christian Christmas tradition (New Testament & Gregory of Nazianzus) as […]
I recently started a series of interviews in ancient Greek: You can watch the first one (with Gerardo Guzmán, Vivarium Novum) here. For the second interview I met with Michael Kopf (aka Κέφαλος). Michael was my first teacher when I started out speaking ancient Greek. He belongs without doubt to the best speakers around the […]
On July 11, 2022, I had the honour to conduct an interview with Gerardo Guzmán at the Accademia Vivarium Novum, Rome. Gerardo has been teaching at the Accademia for over a decade and is one of the most proficient speakers of ancient Greek worldwide. Video
Background info The story of Alexander and the Gordian knot is told by Arrian and Plutarch (see sources below). It can be interpreted in many different ways, depending on whether you see Alexander as a ruthless power seeker who does not care for religious traditions or as a smart guy who is thinking out of […]
In this video we take you to Carnuntum, a Roman military camp near Vienna (Austria) where Marcus Aurelius stayed for three years defending the borders of the Roman empire and, en passant, writing his famous „Meditations“ (Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν).
This story was written by one of my (Jenny’s) students just four months before his untimely death due to cancer: I am very glad that I had the honour to teach him ancient Greek during the short time we knew each other and I am especially grateful that he allowed me, before his death, to […]
Today is the equinox (ἡ ἰσημερία). While the English word “equinox” literally means “equal night” (Lat.: aequa nox) the Greeks actually say it the other way around: “equal day” (ἴση ἡμέρα).