An Introduction to Ancient Greek

Author: Robert Williamson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780761869559
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This textbook was conceived and written under the authors’ conviction that the feature of Greek grammar that lends itself most readily to understanding and discussion is syntax, especially the syntax of the verb and that such understanding has been unnecessarily complicated by the traditional use of a terminology derived more from the study of the Latin verb than the Greek. The principal feature of the Greek verb is no longer presented as that of “tense,” a term that conflates and confuses questions of the time of an action relative to the act of speaking with ways of representing an action in itself. Rather, emphasis is placed on the latter feature, the aspect of a verb, both as a means of organizing the many forms that the verb can take and as a means of making comparatively simple sense of the multiplicity of syntactical rules that govern its use. Volume One features twenty Lessons presenting basic Greek Grammar in a manner facilitating the early introduction of substantial and philosophically rich passages from Heraclitus Aeschylus, Xenophon, Aristotle, Euclid and especially Plato, each containing vocabulary, discussion and exercises to aid in retention and reinforcement. Volume Two contains extended readings, with grammatical and vocabulary notes, from Plato and Aristotle, including the complete dialogue Meno, as well as Appendices and comprehensive Vocabulary lists. The two most distinctive Lessons in the text occur close to the beginning. Lesson Four presents the six features that determine any Greek verb—aspect (progressive, aorist or simple, perfect), “tense” (past, present, future), mood, voice, person, number)—through a discussion that is carried out mostly in English. At the end of the lesson, students are in possession of all the conceptual elements upon which the syntax of the Greek verb is based. Lesson Five presents the Progressive System of the regular verb in all of its moods and voices. The burden of paradigms on the memory is lightened by means of an emphasis on analysis into a verb’s formative elements and through the use of linguistic rules that show how seemingly diverse forms arise from common origins. This early presentation of the non-indicative moods allows the student to appreciate the verb as a conveyer, not only of facts, but of the speaker’s doubts, wishes, speculations and feelings as well.

Athenaze

Author: Maurice Balme
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190607661
Release Date: 2016-01-04
Genre:

Combining the best features of traditional and modern methods, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek 3/e, provides a unique, bestselling course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative right from the begining and guides them to the point where they can begin reading complete classical texts. Carefully designed to hold students' interest, the course begins in Book I with a fictional narrative about an Attic farmer's family placed in a precise historical context (423-431 B.C.). This narrative, interwoven with tales from mythology and the Persian Wars, gradually gives way in Book II to adapted passages from Thucydides, Plato, and Herodotuc and ultimately to excerpts of the original Greek of Bacchylides, Thucudides, and Aristophanes' Acharnians. Essays on relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture and history are also woven throughout.

A New Introduction to Greek

Author: Alston Hurd Chase
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674616006
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Communicates the significance and essential qualities of Hellenic civilization using passages from classical writings to illustrate syntactical and morphological rules

An Introduction to Ancient Greek A Literary Approach 2nd Edition

Author: C. A. E. Luschnig
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843843
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A.E. Luschnig's "An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach" prepares students to read Greek in less than a year by presenting basic traditional grammar without frills and by introducing real Greek written by ancient Greeks, from the first day of study. This second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gender-inclusive, and altogether more 21st century. It is supported by a Web site for teachers and learners.

The Greeks

Author: Robin Sowerby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317596189
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: History

The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece. In this new and expanded third edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period. It provides detailed discussions of the main trends in literature and drama, philosophy, art and architecture, with generous reference to original sources, and places ancient Greek culture firmly in its political, social and historical context. The new edition has expanded coverage of the post-Classical period with major expansions in the areas of Hellenistic history, literature and philosophy. More emphasis is placed on the Greek world as a whole, especially on Sparta, and the focus on social history has been increased. The Greeks is an indispensable introduction for all students of Classics, and an invaluable guide for students of other disciplines who require grounding in Greek civilization.

Ancient Greek Alive

Author: Paula Saffire
Publisher:
ISBN: 080784800X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Ancient Greek Alive

Vox Graeca

Author: William Sidney Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521335558
Release Date: 1987-09-24
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This edition of Professor Allen's highly successful book is on the pronunciation of Attic Greek in classical times. In this third edition, Allen has revised the section on stress in classical Greek, the chapter on quantity has been recast, and the author has added an appendix on the names and letters of the Greek alphabet, to provide a parallel and historical background to the similar appendix in the second edition of his Vox Latina. The total amount of revision since the first edition has made it necessary to reset the whole book, so in addition to the new material, the supplementary notes of the second edition are now incorporated into the main text making this book much more convenient to use.

A Reading Course in Homeric Greek

Author: Raymond V. Schoder
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781585107049
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A Reading Course in Homeric Greek, Book One, Third Edition is a revised edition of the well respected text by Frs. Schoder and Horrigan. This text provides an introduction to Ancient Greek language as found in the Greek of Homer. Covering 120 lessons, readings from Homer begin after the first 10 lessons in the book. Honor work, appendices, and vocabularies are included, along with review exercises for each chapter with answers.

An Introduction to the Ancient World

Author: Lukas De Blois
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134047925
Release Date: 2008-10-24
Genre: History

Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events, this book offers an easily readable, integrated overview for students of history, classics, archaeology and philosophy, whether at college, at undergraduate level or among the wider reading public. This revised second edition offers a new section on early Christianity and more specific information on the religions, economies, and societies of the ancient Near East. There is extended coverage of Greek, Macedonian and Near Eastern history of the fourth to second centuries BC and the history of the Late Roman Republic. The consequences of Julius Caesar’s violent death are covered in more detail, as are the history and society of Imperial Rome. This new edition is: comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of ancient history and provides the basis for a typical one-semester course lavishly illustrated: contains maps, line drawings and plates to support and supplement the text, with updated captions clearly and concisely written: two established and respected university teachers with thirty years' experience in the subject areas well-organized: traces the broad outline of political history but also concentrates on particular topics user-friendly: includes chapter menus, an extensive and expanded bibliography organized by subject area and three appendices, an improved introduction and the addition of an epilogue.

Ancient Greece

Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199846049
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by five leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era. FEATURES * New! Extensively revised coverage of early Greece by new coauthor David Tandy * New! A revised art program that includes two eight-page color inserts (one new to this edition), 180 black-and-white photos and line drawings, and eighteen maps * Uniquely in-depth coverage of social and cultural topics including women and family life, material culture, religion, law, homosexuality, slavery, athletics, and life in the countryside * Excerpts from ancient documents, selective recommendations for further reading, and a timeline and general introduction that provide a bird's-eye view of Greek history * Key terms (boldfaced at their first appearance) and an extensive glossary * New! A Companion Website featuring chapter summaries, self-quizzes, discussion questions, flashcards of key terms, maps, a pronunciation guide, links to useful websites, and a film and television guide

An Introduction to Ancient Greek

Author: Alfred Mollin
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761808531
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Twenty grammar lessons with exercises are followed by readings: Plato's Meno and selections from Aristotle's Physics and Nicomachean Ethics . Appendices cover phonology, word formation, morphology, and syntax. A Greek to English/English to Greek vocabulary is also included. Annotation c. by Book New

Readings In Ancient Greek Philosophy Third Edition

Author: S. Marc Cohen
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872207692
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Philosophy

Please note that the 2nd edition of this title is available until October 2005 (PB: 087220538X; HB: 0872205398). The rich selection of superbly translated and edited Presocratic fragments and testimonia, dialogues of Plato, and selections from Aristotle that has made Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy the preeminent anthology for the teaching of ancient Greek philosophy is now even richer: G M A Grube's translation of Plato's Phaedo and Alexander Nehamas and Paul Woodruff's translation of Plato's Symposium are now both included in their entirety; in addition, the Third Edition features new translations by C D C Reeve of Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek A Literary Approach 2nd Edition

Author: C. A. E. Luschnig
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843843
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A.E. Luschnig's "An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach" prepares students to read Greek in less than a year by presenting basic traditional grammar without frills and by introducing real Greek written by ancient Greeks, from the first day of study. This second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gender-inclusive, and altogether more 21st century. It is supported by a Web site for teachers and learners.

Introduction to Attic Greek

Author: Donald J. Mastronarde
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520275713
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Literary Criticism

"Thoroughly revised and expanded, Introduction to Attic Greek, Second Edition gives students and instructors the most comprehensive and accessible presentation to learning ancient Greek available. Improvements to the second edition include earlier presentation of simple phrases and sentences, common imperative forms, and common pronouns; additional Greek sentences for reading; introduction to the most common particles; and key points formatted in lists for easier comprehension and review."--Publisher description.

The Romans

Author: Antony Kamm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134047994
Release Date: 2008-08-13
Genre: History

The second edition of The Romans: An Introduction is a concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome. It covers more than 1200 years of political and military history, including many of the famous, and infamous, personalities who featured in them. Further, it describes the religions, society, and daily life of the Romans, and their literature, art, architecture, and technology, illustrated by extracts in new translations from Latin and Greek authors of the times. This second edition contains extensive additional and revised material designed to enhance the value of the book to students especially of classical or Roman civilization, Roman history, or elementary Latin, as well as to general readers and students of other disciplines for whom an understanding of the civilization and literature of Rome is desirable. In particular, the chapter on religions has been expanded, as have the sections on the role of women and on Roman social divisions and cultural traditions. There is more, too, on the diversity and administration of the empire at different periods, on changes in the army, and on significant figures of the middle and later imperial eras. New features include a glossary of Latin terms and timelines. Maps have been redrawn and new ones included along with extra illustrations, and reading lists have been revised and updated. The book now has its own dedicated website at www.the-romans.co.uk, which is packed full of additional resources.