Monday, July 16, 2007


New Testament Greek

In Robinson Davies' novel The Rebel Angel (Penguin Books, 1983), a Greek professor named Simon Darcourt describes New Testament Greek thus (p. 46):
A splendid ruin, like a Greek statue with nose knocked off, arms gone, privy parts lost, but still Greek, splendid in decay, and capable of saying mighty things.
I have not read the novel, and I owe the quotation to an essay by Barry Baldwin entitled "Classicists in Fiction".

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