What is a προστάτης 'patron'?

... and why should I become one?

Sponsor of literary production

In the Greco-Roman world, a προστάτης helped support the literary work of an author financially.

A KoineGreek.com προστάτης

A προστάτης of KoineGreek.com helps support the production of resources on the website and receives certain benefits in return.

Unlimited audio downloads

Get unlimited downloads of the audio recordings on KoineGreek.com. Keep them indefinitely, even if you cancel.

Discount: The Vaticanus Bible

Get a 20% or 40% discount on The Vaticanus Bible and read the Greek New Testament like the ancients.

What is currently available for download?

A number of ancient texts written in Koine Greek are available for download for προστάται 'patrons' and this list is constantly growing every month as new recordings are made and uploaded to the site. See the list below for the current inventory of audio recordings available for προστάται.


Click on each album image to see which chapters of each text are currently available for download.

Genesis 1 (Codex Vaticanus)
Job 37–42 (Codex Vaticanus)
Gospel of Matthew (Codex Vaticanus)
Gospel of Mark (Byzantine Textform)
Gospel of Luke (Byzantine Textform)
Gospel of John: Prologue (Codex Vaticanus)
Acts 1–2 (Byzantine Textform)
I Corinthians 13
Epistle to the Philippians
Colossians (Codex Vaticanus)
1 Timothy 1–4 (Byzantine Textform)
Epictetus: Enchiridion (Chapters 1–20)
Plutarch's Biography of Alexander: Chapters I–III
Josephus: Jewish War (Prologue)
Apostolic Fathers: Martyrdom of Polycarp

Terms and Cancelling Membership

ᵃ By selecting and purchasing a membership, you acknowledge and agree to the copyright and terms and conditions, which can be accessed by clicking on the following link:




ᵇ To cancel your membership/patronage, go to the 'My Subscriptions' page in your προστάται account and click 'Cancel Subscription'.

ᶜ The discount on The Vaticanus Bible is currently only available to customers in the United States of America (USA) and in the United Kingdom (UK) due to shipping limitations. To receive the discount on The Vaticanus Bible, make sure you are logged in to your προστάτης account and go to KoineGreek.com/vaticanusbible and click on the corresponding purchase link marked for your monthly προστάτης or yearly προστάτης account.

ᵈ KoineGreek.com allows only residents of the following countries listed under continent/region headings (but note exceptions in parentheses) to sign up to be a 'monthly προστάτης (patron)' or 'yearly προστάτης (patron)':


North America:

USA (but NOT Kansas)

Canada (but NOT Saskatchewan)


United Kingdom



South Africa

Asia & Pacific:



New Zealand


By clicking 'Become a προστάτης' and proceeding through the checkout process, you affirm that you are a resident of one of these countries.


If you would like to sign-up to be a προστάτης (‘patron’) but do not see your country listed above, you are welcome to contact KoineGreek.com.