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Reading Greek
Text and Vocabulary

2nd Edition

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    • Date Published: July 2007
    • availability: Available
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521698511

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    • First published in 1978, Reading Greek has become a best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. It combines the best of modern and traditional language-learning techniques and is used widely in schools, summer schools and universities across the world. It has also been translated into several foreign languages. This volume contains a narrative adapted entirely from ancient authors, including Herodotus, Euripides, Aristophanes and Demosthenes, in order to encourage students rapidly to develop their reading skills. Generous support is provided with vocabulary. At the same time, through the texts and numerous illustrations, students will receive a good introduction to Greek culture, and especially that of Classical Athens. The accompanying Grammar and Exercises volume provides full grammatical support together with numerous exercises at different levels, Greek-English and English-Greek vocabularies, a substantial reference grammar and language surveys.

      • Helps students learn ancient Greek at the same time as beginning to explore Greek literature, with the texts used in the first edition retained throughout
      • Offers heavily revised grammatical sections and exercises designed to meet the needs of today's students and successfully trialled
      • Offers a fresh, modern, spacious design making it easier to navigate, with extensive use of illustration in the Text volume and colour in the Grammar volume to highlight different kinds of material
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      '… a comprehensive guide to learning ancient Greek … Moreover, the book is accessible to independent learners and those on distance-learning courses.' The Journal of Classics Teaching

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      Product details

      • Edition: 2nd Edition
      • Date Published: July 2007
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9780521698511
      • length: 318 pages
      • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 18 mm
      • weight: 0.642kg
      • contains: 75 b/w illus. 3 maps
      • availability: Available
    • Table of Contents

      Part I. Athens at Sea: Section 1. A-J. The insurance scam
      Section 2. A-D. The glorious past
      Section 3. A-E. Athens and Sparta
      Part II. Moral Decay?: Section 4. A-D. Lawlessness in Athenian life
      Section 5. A-D
      Section 6. A-D. 'Socrates corrupts the young'
      Section 7. A-H. Socrates and intellectual inquiry
      Part III. Athens through the Comic Poet's Eyes: Section 8. A-C. Aristophanes' Birds and visions of Utopia
      Section 9. A-J. Aristophanes' Wasps
      Section 10. A-E. Aristophanes' Lysistrata
      Section 11. A-C. Aristophanes' Akharnians
      Part IV. Women in Athenian Society: Sections 12–14. The Prosecution of Neaira: Section 12. A-I. Neaira as slave
      Section 13. A-I. Neaira as married woman
      Section 14. A-F. Guarding a woman's purity
      Section 15. A-C. Alkestis in Euripides' play
      Part V. Athenian Views of Justice: Sections 16–17. Official and Private Justice: Section 16. A-H. Official justice, ships, state and individuals
      Section 17. A-E. Private justice: trouble down at the farm
      Section 18. A-E. How Zeus gave justice to men
      Part VI. Gods, Fate and Man: Section 19. A-F. The story of Adrastos
      Part VII. Homeric Hero and Heroine: Section 20. A-G. Odysseus and Nausikaa
      A total Greek-English vocabulary of all words to be learnt.

    • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

      • 2nd Year Ancient Greek
      • Beginning Greek; Intermediate Greek
      • Elementary Ancient Greek
      • First Year Greek
      • Greek for Beginners
      • Intermediate Classical Greek ll
      • Intro to Biblical Greek
      • Introduction to Ancient Greek
    • Corporation

      Joint Association of Classical Teachers

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