During the last twenty years, Latin has experienced a revival, numbering some 5,000 speakers all over the world, many of whom are in their twenties. Many sites and forums are now maintained in Latin. Ever since Antiquity, Latin has always been a spoken language. Unlike other ancient languages, Latin has never experienced any break in its speaking tradition, always producing new literary works and developing new vocabulary
The question of the pronunciation of Koine Greek is a very sensitive one, since many pedagogical, emotional and identity factors are involved in this topic. Two main options are available for the student who wishes to pronounce an ancient Greek text: the historical and the modern one.
The typological closeness of Biblical and Modern Hebrew can result in negative crosslinguistic influence from Modern Hebrew, which could interfere with understanding of the Biblical text. This study attempted to determine what type of linguistic input Biblical Hebrew students with prior knowledge of Modern Hebrew need in order to firstly, acquire Biblical Hebrew and secondly, to prevent negative crosslinguistic influence.
El Banquete es una de las obras maestras de la literatura universal. Es la obra de Platón que más réplicas, parodias y referencias a suscitado, incluso por encima de la República y del Timeo. Grandes escritores de la antigüedad clásica y del Renacimiento han versionado el Banquete: Plutarco, en su banquete de los siete sabios, San Gregorio de Niza, en su Sobre el alma y la resurrección y Marcelo Ficino, en el de amore; son unos cuantos ejemplos de esto.
The Inaugural Lecture at Polis Institute last week allowed Polis students and faculty to gain new insights into the life and survival of the Hebrew language in the past two […]
In his article “Why Maimonides was not a Mutakallim”, W. Z. Harvey discusses the nature of The Guide of the Perplexed and confronts Leo Strauss’ interpretation of the Guide and the very foundation of his conception of Judaism. According to Harvey, “Strauss believed that Judaism and Philosophy are irreconcilable, and he believed that this was also Maimonides’ belief”
Artemidorus of Daldis is surely one of the Greek authors that has been least studied. This may be due to the fact that he is simply quite unknown and, moreover, that his work deals with a subject that is no longer considered scientific. The author of the Oneirocritica, a five-volume treatise on the interpretation of dreams.