Complete Ancient Greek: Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Ancient Greek, with Original Texts

Complete Ancient Greek: Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Ancient Greek, with Original Texts

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Item #: 080133
ISBN: 9781473627727
Grades: 9-AD

Product Description:

Between 700 BC and 323 BC, the ancient Greek language included 5 main dialects. Attic was the language of Athens, the main cultural center, and this was mostly used in prose. Later, it developed into the common dialect koine which was used in translating the New Testament. This course is really a language study. It draws on work from Plato, Euripides, and Aeschylus. The student is expected to thoroughly understand English grammar as it is used to bridge you into the lessons. There are 24 units, each with 2-3 sections covering grammar, sentences, and passages to read in Greek. Best to memorize the alphabet first! This seems like too much for a 1-year study to me for a first-time student of Greek. I would spread it out and add it to your high school history, English, politics, philosophy or science – rather than count it as a 1-year credit in foreign language (but you could!) It is one of those courses that will make you smarter for life in general. ~Sara

Publisher Description:

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Ancient Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the writings of Socrates and Homer.

Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading classical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features:

-25 learning units plus maps and verb guide

-Authentic materials - language taught through key texts

-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary

-Culture insights - learn about the culture and beliefs of the Ancient Greeks

-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress.

Featuring additional exercises in this new edition, this is a genuinely comprehensive yet accessible introduction to Ancient Greek.

Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
Grade End
Gavin Betts
Brand Name
Teach Yourself
2.2 (lbs.)
9.62" x 7.5" x 0.88"
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