An Introduction to Ancient Greek


Author: Robert Williamson,Alfred Mollin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0761869557
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 540
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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.

A New Introduction to Greek


Author: Alston Hurd Chase,Henry Phillips
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674616004
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 221
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Communicates the significance and essential qualities of Hellenic civilization using passages from classical writings to illustrate syntactical and morphological rules

Athenaze

An Introduction to Ancient Greek
Author: Maurice Balme,Gilbert Lawall,James Morwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190607661
Category:
Page: 464
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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.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach, (2nd Edition)

A Literary Approach
Author: C. A. E. Luschnig,Deborah Mitchell
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603843841
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 392
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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

An Introduction to Their Culture
Author: Robin Sowerby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317596188
Category: History
Page: 306
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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.

An Introduction to the Ancient World


Author: Lukas De Blois,R.J. van der Spek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134047924
Category: History
Page: 352
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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.

Introduction to Attic Greek


Author: Donald J. Mastronarde
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520275713
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 492
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"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.

Ancient Greece


Author: Thomas R. Martin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300190638
Category: History
Page: 256
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DIVIn this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike. Now in its second edition, this classic work now features new maps and illustrations, a new introduction, and updates throughout./divDIV /divDIV“A limpidly written, highly accessible, and comprehensive history of Greece and its civilizations from prehistory through the collapse of Alexander the Great’s empire. . . . A highly readable account of ancient Greece, particularly useful as an introductory or review text for the student or the general reader.�—Kirkus Reviews/divDIV /divDIV“A polished and informative work that will be useful for general readers and students.�—Daniel Tompkins, Temple University/divDIV/div

An Introduction to Ancient Philosophy


Author: Arthur Hilary Armstrong
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780822604181
Category: Philosophy
Page: 242
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Covers the period from the beginning of Greek Philosophy to St. Augustine.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek


Author: Alfred Mollin,Robert Williamson
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761808534
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 512
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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

The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek

An Introduction: Third Edition
Author: Albert Rijksbaron
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226718581
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 214
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The verb is, in any language, the motor of all communication: no verb, no action. In Greek, verb forms change not only with person, number, tense, and voice, but in four possible moods as well. Available now in a special reprint for the North American market, The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek is an incomparable resource to students and scholars charged with the considerable task of untangling the Greek language’s many complexities. With clear, concise instruction, Albert Rijksbaron shows how the various verb forms contribute to the richness of the Greek literature as we know it, in this essential guide for both novices and experienced practitioners. “[This study] belongs in the library of any Hellenist and any linguist interested in ancient Greek.”—Classics Newsletter (Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft) “Every use is described with concision and clarity.”—Kratylos “The book offers an example of how the empirical thoroughness of traditional Classical scholarship can be brought into contact with general linguistic theory.”—Language

An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach, (2nd Edition)

A Literary Approach
Author: C. A. E. Luschnig,Deborah Mitchell
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603843841
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 392
View: 7825

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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.

Ancient Greek Alive


Author: Paula Saffire,Catherine Freis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780807848005
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 271
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Ancient Greek Alive

New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek


Author: Philomen Probert
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9781853995996
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 160
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The original aim of this book was to provide an updated reprint of J.P. Postgate's "Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek" (1924). It has developed considerably during the preparation, still including what was most useful in Postgate but now incorporating much additional material and information based on the latest scholarship. It is intended for those who have already learned some Greek but who wish to acquaint themselves with the workings of the accent system, either for the first time or by way of revision. An introductory part outlines clearly the evidence for our knowledge of Greek accentuation and quotes some of our ancient sources for the sound of the accent. The remainder of the book is designed to facilitate the learning of the accents themselves. Exercises are included throughout.

The Romans

An Introduction
Author: Antony Kamm,Abigail Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134047991
Category: History
Page: 264
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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.

Ancient Egypt

Anatomy of a Civilisation
Author: Barry J. Kemp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134563892
Category: History
Page: 448
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Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, this second edition of Barry J. Kemp's popular text presents a compelling reassessment of what gave ancient Egypt its distinctive and enduring characteristics. Ranging across Ancient Egyptian material culture, social and economic experiences, and the mindset of its people, the book also includes two new chapters exploring the last ten centuries of Ancient Egyptian civilization and who, in ethnic terms, the ancients were. Fully illustrated, the book draws on both ancient written materials and decades of excavation evidence, transforming our understanding of this remarkable civilization. Broad ranging yet impressively detailed, Kemp’s work is an indispensable text for all students of Ancient Egypt.

Greek Papyri

An Introduction
Author: Eric Gardner Turner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400877652
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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Historians, classicists, and archeologists will welcome Professor Turner's lucid introduction to the field of Greek papyrology. The relatively recent rediscovery of Greek (and Latin) texts on papyrus has made possible greatly improved editions of classic works and has provided a deeper understanding of life in classical times. Professor Turner considers papyrus as a writing material, goes on to the problems of excavating for papyri, editing a papyrus text, determining its author and owners, and so on. He discusses the relation of papyri to Greek literature as well as to various types of non-literary documents, and he assesses various contributions papyri have made to ancient history. A list of the principal editions of papyri is included. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.