I am what I do: Documenting my creative endeavors
You Can Learn Ancient Greek!
This video by Luke Ranieri of Polymathy is a very funny but in some ways all too true send up of how difficult it is to learn Ancient Greek.
How To Add The Greek Keyboard on your iPhone
If you are learning the Greek language, it’s important to add the Greek language keyboard to your iPhone. This can easily be done in Settings. 2. In Settings, go to General. 3. From the General menu, select Keyboard. 4. From the Keyboards screen, tap on Keyboards there at the top. 5. From the Keyboards screen,…
Listening to Greek Music
One of the ways to immerse yourself in the Greek language is to listen to Greek music. As an American, I am not really sure of the best way to find Greek language music. But I do have one reliable source of it. Apple Music’s Top 100: Greece playlist. I’m not really into the more…
Google Translate is your friend.
Here is a link to that Google Translate page for the screen shot above. I use Google Translate quite often, I just leave it open in tab in my web browser at all times. I follow some Greek language accounts on social media, so I use Google Translate if I need any help at all…
Typing in Greek on macOS Ventura
I plan on blogging about things that require you to be able to type Greek characters such as αλφα βητα γαμμα in the future so here’s a quick post on how to enable the Greek keyboard in macOS Ventura. Launch System Settings, scroll down, and tap on the Keyboard settings. From here, under the Text…
The Histories – Herodotus
When I decided to give myself a classical education, one of the first works I decided to read is The Histories, by Herodotus. Where to begin when talking about Herodotus? To start, Herodotus invents the notion of writing down accounts of events and so this is the first book of history. His Histories are just…
How to quickly memorize numbers in Greek
One really simple but effective way to memorize the Greek numbers is to count with them instead of your usual language e.g. English. Anytime you are doing something that requires you to count, you can choose to count in Greek. So for me, when I’m lifting weights, I count my reps in Greek instead of…
How To Listen To An Audiobook That Is 126 Hours And 31 Minutes Long
As a part of my goal to give myself a classical education, I decided I wanted to read The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon. This work was published in 1789, and it covers the history of the Roman Empire and tries to explain all the ways in…
1177 BC – The Bronze Age Collapse
When one studies the ancient world, one of the most fascinating eras is the bronze age. There was a complex trading network between the civilizations around the Mediterranean trading goods. It was very modern in the sense that the separate civilizations were all able to trade with one another so each could get the resources…
Alexander The Great’s Speech in Greek!
Naturally, as I studied Ancient Greek history, I became obsessed for awhile with Alexander the Great, and read various books about him and the hellenistic age that he ushered in with his conquests. There is a video on YouTube of Alexander The Great giving a speech, and it’s in spoken Ancient Greek! I revisit the…
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