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Johnny Brent Law

How do you spell Johnny Brent Law in Greek Language?

DF

Johnny, If I had Greek letters on my computer, I could tell you.

But I think best is for you to learn the letters of the Greek alphabet and how they sound.

For the modern Greek sounds, go here:

http://www.agni.gr/learn_greek/alphabet.asp

For how Greek was supposed to sound in ancient Greek, go here:

http://www.ibiblio.org/koine/greek/lessons/alphabet.html

For learning to speak Greek, I love the BBC tutorials (uses Flash movies and audio):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/name/

Thanks for your interest in Greek, Johnny.

ippolytos

i think that the language of the above answer while it may represent certain facts seems to lack a certain awareness. an encyclopedic study of the ancient greek material does just the same reveal complexity, but usually some variety of permutation. However, the irreconcilability of attributes is only I think representative of the struggle to understand a character like Apollo as some kind of literary character and not a mythological diety. For example, Artemis was in fact a number of different goddesses, all called Artemis. The Artemis of Ephesus was a fruit, or egg, or even bull testicle (all different interpretations of her icon) breasted mother goddess, and not the virgin huntress of another story, yet Artemis is her name. The point of this is is that Apollo is to my knowledge is always protrayed as some kind of beardless young man, even with some effeminate qualities, in earlier art with a muscular nude sleek body. Helios was portrayed in a similar manner, and with a spiked crown of light rays. The distinction of name is not really a big deal at all, many gods or goddesses had more than one name. Apollo and Helios became associated with eachother probably due a natural process of comparison. The details of how they were different in action is usually secondary to similarity in iconography. It really isn't complicated at all why the gods have such different attributes in story. I would even go so far to say people who argue about why are the roles of the attributes of ancient greek gods so irreconcilable to one form of the character are completely missing something.

Eric

In Greek mythology Helios is the god of the sun and the sun itself. However Helios counterpart is Apollo, the god of light. It was not until the 3rd century BC that Apollo was identified with the sun, becoming known as Apollo Helios.

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