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).
A video on Pythagoras.
Mathematician, mystic, sect leader – Pythagoras is definitely one of my favorite philosophers. Take a look at his Golden Verses, a poem (probably) from Hellenistic times ascribed to him. Who else can spot some similarity with the Ten Commandments? 🤔 – Jenny
τὸ δένδρον, –ου – a tree. The „Word of the Week“ will be switching from animals to plants now, and we start with the most basic plant word there probably is: τὸ δένδρον, -ου – a tree. The illustration for this word is taken form Hieronymus Bock’s gorgeous „Kreüter Bůch“ (Strasbourg, 1546) (https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2015/09/29/a-german-botanical-renaissance/).
In this video we explain the beginning of the Odyssey in Ancient Greek.
τοῖς φιλέλλησι χαίρειν Learning a language is like training a muscle: You have to keep at it on a daily basis in order to build up strength. Since regular practice is so crucial, I decided to start a new series that is intended to keep learners of Ancient Greek in daily contact with the language: […]
Watch the video here Transcript χαίρετε!Hi! σήμερον ἀναγνώσομαι Αἰσώπειον μῦθον ὃς ἐμοὶ καὶ τῷ Ἄργῳ μάλιστα ἀρέσκει· ἀκούσατε οὖν.Today I will read an Aesopic myth which I and Argos especially enjoy: So listen! Μῦς ἀρουραῖος καὶ μῦς ἀστικός μῦς ἀρουραῖος ἐκάλεσεν ἐφ’ ἑστίασιν μῦν ἀστικὸν καὶ παρεῖχεν αὐτῷ σιτεῖσθαι τὰ ἐν ἀγρῷ, συκῶν τε καὶ […]
This year we (Rogelio & Jenny) offered our first Greek summer class in Greece as a joint program together with Michael & Catie Kopf (AGROS). Due to the pandemic it was no easy feat but we still managed to gather a handful of students in Selianitika (Peloponnese). —Thanks to all the students who have joined […]