[Foundation-l] Ancient Greek Wikipedia, possible reconsideration

Mark Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 15:32:12 UTC 2008

According to the ISO, Koine is part of Ancient Greek. View the rest of
the thread for discussion on this topic.


On 19/04/2008, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19/04/2008, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Someone already mentioned that Koine Greek is the ecclesiastical
>  >  language of the Greek Orthodox Church and they still use it actively.
>  >  Maybe there aren't as many people in the GOC as in the Catholic church
>  >  (by a long shot), but I think it still counts for something.
> Koine Greek is not Ancient Greek. Merely using it in the liturgy
>  counts for nothing in any case the language remains fossilised. Simply
>  Kyrie eleison on a slightly larger scale. The catholic church actually
>  publishes a significant number of new documents in Latin.
>  --
> geni
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