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Learn ancient Greek A lively introduction to reading the language by P. V Jones

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Published by Barnes & Noble .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Grammar,
  • Greek language

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8013610M
ISBN 100760739781
ISBN 109780760739785
OCLC/WorldCa52816767

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Based on the same principles as Learn Latin, Peter Jones's bestselling book of the hugely popular Daily Telegraph series, this book teaches you enough Greek in 20 chapters to be able to read some real ancient Greek – one of the world's greatest languages, used by one of the world's greatest cultures/5. This is why books that use the Polis method focus on learning Ancient Greek, Latin, and others as living languages. Polis are big believers in monolingual immersion education, and while this method is necessarily limited when you can’t be physically present in their facilities, Polis: Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language does maintain. The book aims to help students acquire as quickly as possible an ability to read and appreciate the great works of ancient Greek literature. Learning the language of ancient Greece is a lifelong challenge and an abiding pleasure for the curious intellect. Learning Ancient Greek with Professor Leonard Muellner and Belisi Gillespie. The following video series provides a guided introduction to the ancient Greek language. The videos are meant to correspond to the textbook Greek: An Intensive Course, 2nd revised edition, by Hardy Hansen and Gerald M. Quinn (New York: Fordham University Press, ).

Lessons for Ancient Greek are available online and many language learning resources for Ancient Greek can be found for free online with lessons and exercises included. Determine which pronunciation guide to use, depending on the era of usage you wish to read and speak. Leonard Muellner (Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Brandeis University) and Belisi Gillespie (Phd candidate at UC Berkeley) have posted 64 videos on YouTube, which, when taken together, “present all the content covered in two semesters of a college-level Introduction to Ancient Greek course.”. The textbook used is Hansen, Hardy, and Gerald Quinn. D. Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek This is a no-holds-barred approach to ancient Greek, written by a professor who got tired of seeing students coming to graduate school with huge gaps in their basic knowledge. You can guess what happened. He wrote a book that filled those gaps. Synopsis Based on the same principles that lay behind the book "Learn Latin", this book provides the chance to read real ancient Greek. It teaches the reader enough Greek in 20 chapters to be able to read selected passages from the New Testament and from Classical Greek literature such as Plato, Aristophanes and Euripides/5(94).

I wrote the answer below to an earlier question about online resources for learning Greek, but I also mentioned a couple of books. Hope this helps. There are plenty of online resources and the links below are good places to start: Classical Greek. Learning Ancient Greek provides a window into the world of Ancient Greece and Classical Antiquity, insight into legendary authors and important works of literature, and the ability to study the New Testament in depth. We have compiled the most comprehensive list of high-quality FREE language resources to help you to learn ANCIENT GREEK. For younger ages try our bilingual (Greek and English) "my 1st book series". They come with a reader, a workbook, and audio CD(s). We also carry books for the Ellinomatheia examination as well as advanced (fast) learning material Greek for adults.   John William White's "First Greek Book" is a classic ancient Greek textbook available for download for free on Textkit. To supplement the book, you can use the online tutorial available at 3 Watch videos on ancient Greek%(10).