based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall, L. Miraglia and T. F. Bórri. In addition to Oxford’s Athenaze text, there are a number of other texts like the workbook for Athenaze and Luigi Miraglia’s Italian edition of. i- I ATHENAZE An Introduction to Ancient Greek Second Edition Book!, Press with inspiration from L. Miraglia and T. F. B6rri’s Italian edition of Athenaze.

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For Serious, I think it works fine, and being in its sixth edition, it clearly has worked for many others, not just Serious. The source material is simply not meant for the academically faint of heart.

Whatever your choice of pronunciation, or to help you with your choice, get Stephen G. And the handbooks are the only source with keys to the exercises in the main books. Second, I am well aware there are many books and resources besides those I mention.

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I got the books from libreriauniversitaria. Intense intends to read entire works in a reasonable amount of time, with minimal need for translation and student edition crutches. Lance, you can read my thoughts on a new post inspired by your comment https: Is 97 a mystical Ollendorffian number?

Introduzione al greco antico. On the other hand, I thought we did ok given how long we met. This is not a function purely of grammar. The Latin content in each Adler chapter includes forms and vocabulary that haven’t been covered yet but whose meaning can be induced from the context and from knowledge of cognates and similar forms.

You can view a description of the volumes and view a generous, extended preview of the texts, on the Vivarium Novum site here: Both are designed to be started as early as 8th grade, as my daughter did with Latin. One day maybe someone will find a successful formula.

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For most self-learners, though, it’s not going to suffice, especially if you’re teaching yourself Greek from scratch. Both series are in their second editions and require the purchase of multiple volumes.

The Italian version of Athenaze, which first appeared all the way back inhas long remained something of a mythical creature for a lot of English language students. Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. All words that occur at least 50 are included.

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The pronunciation guidelines in the Introduction would be considered Erasmian. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It makes it painfully clear why upper school students who take our Greek minor typically though not always high-achieving Latin students learn so terribly little of the language despite their best efforts. Unlike its Cambridge brethren, OUP does not cater to the self-learner. Latin Dictionaries and Reference Grammars Though in theory not necessary while working through the introductory and intermediate texts, which have their own vocabularies, you’ll probably want a dictionary.

Just take a look at what amounts to 73 lexical items in the first chapter yes, 73! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I did not stay in the field and did not keep up with the languages. So it’s a mixed bag.

So back to the English editions. But a little more than a year ago, beginning to plan for retirement, I decided to resurrect my Greek and Latin.

This analysis is damning to anyone aware of the past 40 years of Second Language Acquisition SLA research still using textbooks like Athenaze.

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Along with ahtenaze different alphabet, accents are in fact one of the initial hurdles in learning ancient Greek. Greek on the computer; accentuation; pronunciation As a student in the classroom or as an autodidact, you’ll want to type in ancient Greek i.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Over time the initial input of the first pages increases the comprehensibility of the input at the bog-down pages.

Wheelock, revised by Richard A. Roma Aeterna provides the dual benefits of solidifying your Latin while teaching you Roman history. Board index Greek Learning Greek.

Let me tell you, oh, how it sucks. Let me repeat my caveat that the resources I am about to cite, while seemingly the most widely used, are by no means the only ones. Your vocabulary at the end of Familia Romana is much richer than at the end of, for example, Wheelock’s Latin. It was the textbook used when I first learned Greek in college, so partly out of nostalgia and partly out of the multiple-warhead approach I have chosen to relearn Greek, I am using it along with what follows.

Serious wants to have a foundation in the language as a means of understanding the culture. In lieu of the guide itself, the site provides Miraglia’s sketch for a guide. LaFleur, available since in its sixth edition and also now in a Kindle version.

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Magister P is mad. This and its brevity of exposition seriously limit its value for the autodidact. If you do discover a book that does it right, please let us know!

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