Joe the Messiah

Warning: I’m thinking out loud here, so if you’re ultra-orthodox or easily offended, this might not be for you. Earlier today in my Patristic Readings in Greek class, we came across an interesting word. I don’t have a good Greek … Continue reading

A Public Apology

Walking the line between confident self-expression and pompous diatribe is tricky (ironically enough, “diatribe” comes from a Greek word that means “waste of time”). This is certainly true of blogs in general, and mine specifically. Last week, I crossed that … Continue reading

Competitive Greek Anxiety, Ph.D

So classes start this Monday. Well, one at least — my Greek class. And from what I’ve heard, that should be enough: It’s a ten-week course, and due to the “intensity” of it all, students are highly discouraged from working … Continue reading