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.

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.

Еρμαιον

A New and Efficient Method with Keys for Selected Exercises

Author: Jean-Victor Vernhes

Publisher: Editions OPHRYS

ISBN: 9782708012196

Category: Greek language

Page: 487

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This method indeed conveys the essentials of what one must know to be able to read classical Greek texts.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

Author: Stephen Batchelor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119998143

Category: History

Page: 374

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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.

The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis

A Translation with Commentary

Author: Antoninus (Liberalis),Francis Celoria

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415068963

Category: History

Page: 241

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These forty-one tales written in the second century AD by Greek author Antoninus Liberalis and translated from the Greek for the first time, offer an unusual insight into the preoccupations and legends of antiquity. These tales are quirky, exciting and sometimes disturbing. Many have relevance for modern as well as classical understanding of psychology and the imagination. Each story is usefully provided with full annotation and commentary.

The Iliad

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920432

Category: Poetry

Page: 560

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One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge - although knowing this will ensure his own early death. Interwoven with this tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, of the domestic world inside Troy's besieged city of Ilium, and of the conflicts between the Gods on Olympus as they argue over the fate of mortals.