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HLS Logic

Syllogism Basics Illustrated

During the past two weeks of Logic, we have been talking about rules that help students determine whether or not a syllogism is valid. We’ve covered the first four: A syllogism must have 3, and only three, terms. The middle term must not be in the conclusion. A term that is distributed in the conclusion […]

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Greek HLS

The Word Order Hurdle

Seventh graders at HLS start their first year of Greek having already taken a few years of Latin, so they are used to seeing subject-object-verb word order in translation exercises. They are not accustomed to seeing sentences that start with a verb, often a third person verb. For example, given a sentence like ἔχουσιν ἀδελφὸς καὶ ἀδελφὴ […]

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Greek HLS

Ancient Errors, Modern Scribes

While checking notecards today, I came across a few modern examples of parablepsis and unintentional scribal changes — the kind of stuff normally discussed in introductions to textual criticism.((For example: Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2012), 227ff.; Paul D. Wegner, A Students Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible: Its History, […]

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Greek HLS

Beginning of Year Four at HLS

We are about two weeks into the 2016-17 school year, and it’s off to a great start. Major highlight of the new year: I have 20 students coming to my 7am Greek 3, NT Readings elective. The first year I taught at HLS I set a goal of having 20 in Greek 3, so when the 20th […]

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HLS Latin

Robert Henle on Learning Latin

Swoon! YOU LEARN BY WORKING OUT THE EXERCISES FOR YOURSELF, just as you learn to swim by blundering about in the water, not by watching someone else set a world’s record in the pool. THE MORE EXERCISES YOU DO, THE MORE QUICKLY YOU WILL MASTER LATIN, AND THE EASIER IT WILL BE LATER ON. If […]

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Greek HLS

Academic Twitter Trends

Two Twitter hashtags have invaded my news feed in the last twelve hours, and I actually think both are fun. I don’t know if I’ve ever said that about a hashtag or social media trend. #MyFirstLoeb #FirstSevenJobs

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HLS Latin

Robert Henle on Learning to Read Latin

I’m teaching an elementary Latin class this year using the classic first year Henle book. Early in the grammar he offers some fantastic advice concerning how one can learn to read Latin with understanding — advice I wish I would have followed when at the beginning stages of learning Greek and Hebrew. Now here is […]

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Bible Greek HLS

Oscar Wilde & Acts 27

Sententiae Antiquae posted “Oscar Wilde reads Greek…and more” last year, and I’ve thought about it several times since. The post tells the story of Oscar Wilde being asked to read Acts 27 at his viva. Though he had never read the passage, his classics training allowed him to breeze through and translate it easily. Sententiae Antiquae provides more background to the story. […]

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Greek HLS

Greek Reading for Friday 13th

My 7th and 8th graders read this last Friday to practice working with various adjective positions: ἐπορεύθησαν οἱ νεκροὶ πρὸς τὸν πονηρὸν οἶκον, οὐ δὲ ἠδύναντο εἰσελθεῖν ὅτι οὐκ ἤνοιξεν ὁ παλαιὸς ἄνθρωπος τὴν θύραν τὴν παλαιάν. τί πορεύονται οἱ νεκροί; τίς ἐστιν ὁ παλαιὸς ἄνθρωπος; ἤλθον ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸν πονηρὸν τον οἶκον καὶ εἶδον […]

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Accordance Bible Greek HLS Productivity

Matthew 1-8:1 – Text & Vocab

This PDF includes the text and vocab of Matthew 1-8:1. Each line of the text has enough room to write parsing notes or a translation below it. Vocab is listed alphabetically in the back and includes words that occur 30 times or less in the New Testament. Finishing the second half of Croy’s Greek grammar and […]