SPEECHES IN ANCIENT GREEK AND BIBLICAL HEBREW
By the end of the program, students of the MA program in Ancient Philology are invited to deliver a brief speech in either Biblical Hebrew or Ancient Greek. Students choose subjects from a list suggested by teachers only hours before the presentation itself. During this period, the student can take some brief notes for self-guidance but no dictionary, grammar, or any sort of text is provided or allowed.
Michael Kopf (2015) | Ancient Greek
"Imagine you are the head of the Polis Institute and that students organized a demonstration at the entrance to complain that Ancient Greek is a very difficult language. Give a speech to react to their demonstration".
Reuel Martinez (2016) | Ancient Greek
"What would you do if you were the ruler of the world?"
Joseph Justiss (2017) | Biblical Hebrew
"On the Power of Language: Proverbs 18:21"
Fernando Barreto de Morais (2018) | Ancient Greek
"What is the greatest and most important lesson of my life?"
HOW TO BOIL AN EGG IN ANCIENT GREEK:
An Alumni Tutorial
Learn step by step how to boil an egg in Ancient Greek with Fernando Barreto de Morais (MAAP18). "This is a lesson applying a teaching technique called Living Sequential Expression, which I learned during my MA at the Polis Institute of Languages and Humanities. I hope it will be useful to those trying to learn Ancient Greek in a living way.
Note: Enable the Greek subtitles to check the mistakes I made speaking. Learning Greek is an everlasting lesson in humility."
BIBLICAL HEBREW PICTURE TALK
Joseph Justiss (MAAP18) describes a picture in Biblical Hebrew. "Listen with and then without the subtitles several times. Follow the instructions at the end of the video to add your comments and keep the discussion going."
The Tree of Life