Learn Ancient Greek

Author: N.A

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760739785

Category: Greek language

Page: 216

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With enthusiasm and wry wit, author Jones takes you step by step through the rudiments of the Western World's first great language--the medium of Plato and the New Testament. Introduces the Greek alphabet, explains each grammar point in layman's terms, gives plenty of study hints, provides answers for the exercises, and even presents a "to-do" list at the end of most chapters. Not too far into the book you'll already be reading masterful Greek literature, in extracts chosen from such authors as Plato, Sophocles, and Thucydides. Offers a discussion of Greek history and culture in each chapter, and another feature that looks closely at Greek words, with special emphasis on related words in English.--From publisher description.

The Curse of the Ancient Greeks

A True Story of a Modern Nation in Crisis

Author: Faris Nejad

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504998871

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

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The Curse of the Ancient Greeks is a contemporary novel based and inspired by real stories and current events. It is the story of a Greek newspaper columnist born in a magical and remote mountainous peninsular stretching out in the Mediterranean, hugged by glittering turquoise coasts and dramatic cliffs. At an early age, the boy loses his father at a tragic work-related accident, which influences the rest of his life. He is shortly after taken to Athens by his mother in search of a better life. As an adult, he finds himself in the midst of a social and economic crisis in a country facing drastic financial upheavals. His mundane struggle to stay afloat, trying to keep his job as a journalist, and his troubled family intact brings back memories of his mysterious birthplace and takes his thoughts back to the glorious age of philosophy and logic in ancient Greece. Whilst on a vain professional search to discover the source of his countrys recent financial misfortunes, he is forced to reevaluate his most intimate relations with his family and friends, taking him on a soul-searching and unexpected romantic and philosophical journey.

Teach Yourself Ancient Greek Complete Course

Author: Gavin Betts

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071431804

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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Sightseeing in Sparta? Learn Ancient Greek. With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu, Ancient Greek to Modern Persian, Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar Regular and irregular verb tables Plenty of practice exercises and answers Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout An exploration of the culture And much more

Complete Ancient Greek

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

Author: Gavin Betts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473627745

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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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. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Learn to Write Ancient Greek

A Step-by-Step Approach to Writing Biblical and Classical Greek

Author: Joshua Rudder

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781452870359

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 104

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This workbook eases you into the complexities of writing Ancient Greek. You will learn to write Greek starting with the individual letters of the Greek alphabet. You will build syllables out of the Greek letters and create whole words from those syllables. Finally, you will put Greek words together in phrases, sentences and even paragraphs. All along the way, the workbook offers ample opportunity and space to practice writing Greek. A range of exercises and copy practice cover all the letter forms, diacritic combinations (including accents and breathings) and punctuation required to read Greek. Practice pages give Greek and English names of letters and characters, standard pronunciation and transcription, and the number and direction of pen strokes needed to compose each character. The appendix introduces three other historical Greek scripts and provides answers to every exercise. Includes a thorough table of contents and short index.

When Dead Tongues Speak

Teaching Beginning Greek and Latin

Author: John Gruber-Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195346572

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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When Dead Tongues Speak introduces classicists to the research that linguists, psychologists, and language teachers have conducted over the past thirty years and passes along their most important insights. The essays cover a broad range of topics, including cognitive styles, peer teaching and collaboration, learning disabilities, feminist pedagogy, speaking, and writing. Each contributor addresses a different problem in the learning process based on his or her own teaching experience, and each chapter combines a theoretical overview with practical examples of classroom activities. The book was developed for classroom use in Greek and Latin methodology classes in M.A. and M.A.T. programs. It will also appeal to Latin and Greek language instructors who want to get current with the latest scholarship and pedagogical models.

Morphology

Author: Peter H. Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521422567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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This is an updated and substantially revised edition of Peter Matthews's well-known Morphology, first published in 1974. It includes chapters on inflectional and lexical morphology, derivational processes and productivity, compounds, paradigms, and much new material on markedness and other aspects of iconicity. As in the first edition, the theoretical discussion is eclectic and critical: its scope ranges from the ancient grammarians to the work of Chomsky and his followers, the disintegration of the classical Chomskyan scheme, and the renewed standing of morphology and historical linguistics in recent years. The examples are drawn from English and other European languages, both ancient and modern. The work will appeal to both specialists in particular languages--it contains much original material--and students of general linguistics. For this new edition much now obsolete discussion has been removed and replaced by discussion of current trends, and the further reading sections have been thoroughly updated.

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

Ancient Greek Civilization

Author: Cleo Kuhtz,Hazel Martell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404280332

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Retells myths of the ancient Greeks and describes aspects of Greek civilization, including religion, government, daily life, clothes and jewelry, entertainment, warfare, knowledge and invention, agriculture, and trade.

Eureka!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Ancient Greeks But Were Afraid to Ask

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782395156

Category: History

Page: 300

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The ancient Greeks gave us our alphabet and much of our scientific, medical and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic theory, and the rules of logic and geometry; laid the foundations of philosophy, history, tragedy and comedy; and debated everything from the good life and the role of women, to making sense of foreigners and the best form of government, all in the most sophisticated terms. But who were they? In Eureka!, Peter Jones tells their epic story, which begins with the Trojan War and ends with the rise of the Roman Empire, by breaking down each major period into a series of informative nuggets. Along the way he introduces the major figures of the age, including Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Euclid and Archimedes; explores the Greek myths and the role of the gods;provides fascinating insights into everyday life in ancient times; and shows us the very foundations of Western culture. Eureka! is both entertaining and illuminating, and will delight anyone who ever wanted to know more about our ancient ancestors.

Ladies' Greek

Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Author: Yopie Prins

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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In Ladies' Greek, Yopie Prins illuminates a culture of female classical literacy that emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century, during the formation of women's colleges on both sides of the Atlantic. Why did Victorian women of letters desire to learn ancient Greek, a "dead" language written in a strange alphabet and no longer spoken? In the words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, they wrote "some Greek upon the margin—lady's Greek, without the accents." Yet in the margins of classical scholarship they discovered other ways of knowing, and not knowing, Greek. Mediating between professional philology and the popularization of classics, these passionate amateurs became an important medium for classical transmission. Combining archival research on the entry of women into Greek studies in Victorian England and America with a literary interest in their translations of Greek tragedy, Prins demonstrates how women turned to this genre to perform a passion for ancient Greek, full of eros and pathos. She focuses on five tragedies—Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Electra, Hippolytus, and The Bacchae—to analyze a wide range of translational practices by women and to explore the ongoing legacy of Ladies' Greek. Key figures in this story include Barrett Browning and Virginia Woolf, Janet Case and Jane Harrison, Edith Hamilton and Eva Palmer, and A. Mary F. Robinson and H.D. The book also features numerous illustrations, including photographs of early performances of Greek tragedy at women's colleges. The first comparative study of Anglo-American Hellenism, Ladies' Greek opens up new perspectives in transatlantic Victorian studies and the study of classical reception, translation, and gender.

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.

Home Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Melanie Ann Apel

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823967728

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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This volume will give students a look at what daily life was like For The ancient Greeks. Students will learn about marriage, entertainment, and education, As well as what the role of women was in ancient Greece. They will also learn about the Greek house and diet, and what it was like to be a child in Greece.

Das Hindernis ist der Weg

Mit der Philosophie der Stoiker zum Triumph

Author: Ryan Holiday

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451810956

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Die großen Frauen und Männer hatten weder außergewöhnlich viel Glück, Talent oder Erfahrung. Sie hatten lediglich das gleiche Motto: Was dir im Weg steht, wird dein Weg! Ryan Holiday, Marketing-Guru und Bestsellerautor, wendet die vergessene Erfolgsformel der antiken Philosophen auf die heutige Welt an und gibt konkrete Anleitung, wie wir unser Leben selbst erfolgreich gestalten können: Manage deine Wahrnehmung! Erkenne, welche Begebenheiten du verändern kannst! Lenke deine Handlungen auf ein Ziel! Und mache jedes Hindernis in deinem Weg zu einer Chance! Ein Buch, das die lebenspraktischen Erkenntnisse der Stoiker aus dem antiken Griechenland und Rom in die Gegenwart holt und damit auf sehr eingängige Weise zeigt, wie wir im Leben erfolgreich sein können! Mit vielen Beispielen aus der Welt der Philosophie, Literatur, Sport, Wirtschaft und Politik (Markus Aurelius, Demosthenes, Michel de Montaigne, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Ghandi, Barack Obama ...).

Ancient Greek

A New Approach

Author: Carl A. P. Ruck

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262680318

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 257

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Ruck's innovative approach makes Ancient Greek: A New Approach useful not only in theclassroom but for general self-instruction as well.

Ancient Greece

Author: William Caper

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450907989

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 32

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Learn about ancient Greek culture and how it helped shape the art, ideas, words, and stories of the modern world.