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  1. Salvē Livia! Your article couldn’t have come at a better time. After having been immersed in Koine Greek for the past couple of years, I decided to “relearn” Latin about a month back. I’m finding a lot of similarities in the grammars that I didn’t realize before. I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of anyone attempting to teach both languages together in a consolidated approach, and if so, would your system work for both? I kind of feel like it would for the most part. Good article and thank you for sharing.

    1. Salvē Andrew! I am so happy to hear that this post was helpful to you. I personally have not heard of anyone teaching Latin and Ancient Greek in a consolidated approach, although many students are learning both languages at once. There are certainly grammatical similarities, and perhaps even more importantly, both Latin and Greek have been taught within the same pedagogical tradition, so there is a lot of common terminology. When I teach Greek, I often reference Latin grammar. Most of my students are familiar with Latin and if they already know, say, what the Latin ablative absolute is, it’s far easier to teach them the Greek genitive absolute.

      As for my recommendations for making flashcards: this system definitely works for Greek, as well. Nominative and genitive for nouns, principal parts for verbs, etc.

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