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An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469398

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

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First published in 1978 and now thoroughly revised, Reading Greek is a best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students of any age. It combines the best of modern and traditional language-learning techniques and is used in schools, summer schools and universities across the world. This Independent Study Guide is intended to help students who are learning Greek on their own or with only limited access to a teacher. It contains notes on the texts that appear in the Text and Vocabulary volume, translations of all the texts, answers to the exercises in the Grammar and Exercises volume and cross-references to the relevant fifth-century background in The World of Athens. There are instructions of how to use the course and the Study Guide. The book will also be useful to students in schools, universities and summer schools who have to learn Greek rapidly.

Reading Greek

Grammar and Exercises

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139643495

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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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 provides full grammatical support together with numerous exercises at different levels. For the second edition the presentations of grammar have been substantially revised to meet the needs of today's students and the volume has been completely redesigned, with the use of colour. Greek-English and English-Greek vocabularies are provided, as well as a substantial reference grammar and language surveys. The accompanying Text and Vocabulary volume contains a narrative adapted entirely from ancient authors in order to encourage students rapidly to develop their reading skills, simultaneously receiving a good introduction to Greek culture.

An Independent Study Guide to Reading Latin

Author: Peter V. Jones,Keith C. Sidwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316537919

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Reading Latin, first published in 1986, is a bestselling Latin course designed to help mature beginners read classical Latin fluently and intelligently. It does this by combining the understanding of continuous texts with rigorous teaching of grammar; it provides exercises designed to develop the skills of accurate translation; and it integrates the learning of classical Latin with an appreciation of the influence of the Latin language upon English and European culture from antiquity to the present. The Independent Study Guide is intended to help students who are learning Latin on their own or with only limited access to a teacher. It contains notes on the texts that appear in the Text and Vocabulary volume, translations of all the texts, and answers to the exercises in the Grammar and Exercises volume. The book will also be useful to students in schools, universities and summer schools who have to learn Latin rapidly.

Reading Greek

Text and Vocabulary

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107741696

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 315

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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.

The World of Athens

An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521698537

Category: History

Page: 434

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Classical Athens boasted one of the most impressive flowerings of civilisation ever known, with original and influential achievements in literature, art, philosophy, medicine and politics. This second edition of the best-selling textbook provides a highly readable and fully illustrated introduction to Classical Athens.

The Teachers' Notes to Reading Greek

Author: Peter V. Jones,Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107629306

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

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These notes are intended to help teachers to use the Reading Greek course to their best advantage.

Reading Latin

Author: Peter Jones,Keith Sidwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107618703

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 1734

A bestselling Latin course designed to help mature beginners read classical Latin fluently and intelligently. The Text and Vocabulary presents a series of carefully graded original classical Latin texts, initially adapted but later unadulterated. It accompanies the Grammar and Exercises volume, but could be used as a self-standing beginner's reader.

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

Author: David Mikics

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674728327

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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Reading, David Mikics says, should not be drudgery, and not mere information-gathering or escape either, but a way to live life at a higher pitch. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful, satisfying reading experience, as well as sharper reading skills and improved concentration.

Learn to Read Greek

Author: Andrew Keller,Stephanie Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300115925

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 826

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Learn to Read Greek is a text and workbook for students beginning the study of Ancient Greek. It is the companion volume to the authors' Learn to Read Latin, published in 2004. Like its Latin predecessor, it has a grammar-based approach and is intended for students who have a serious interest in learning the language. The text and workbook include carefully chosen vocabularies and extensive vocabulary notes; clear and complete presentations of all necessary morphology and syntax; large numbers of drills and drill sentences; and abundant unabridged passages from a variety of Greek authors and texts.

Greek

An Intensive Course

Author: Hardy Hansen,Gerald M. Quinn

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823216635

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 848

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The first edition of this extremely popular two volume Greek text has been successfully adopted in many high schools and colleges; the organization and approach used by the authors, make it an equally effective tool for those who would enjoy learning the language on their own. The set is designed for a two semester course at the introductory level. This second edition incorporates the authors' improvements and corrections gathered from users' commentary. Those who are currently using the first edition will find this update valuable, those who are seeking a Greek language text will find Greek: An Intensive Course one of the most complete and accessible books on the market.

A World of Heroes

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek Course

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521736463

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 386

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Reader for intermediate students of ancient Greek introducing three of ancient Greece's most important authors, Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles.

The Intellectual Revolution

Selections from Euripides, Thucydides and Plato

Author: Euripides,Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Thucydides,Plato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521224611

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 159

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The Intellectual Revolution is designed to take students on from Reading Greek, giving them a graded introduction to Ancient Greece's most important authors.

Why Read the Classics?

Author: Italo Calvino

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544146379

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.

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.

Reading Ovid

Stories from the Metamorphoses

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521849012

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 1099

Presents a selection from Metamorphoses, designed for those who have completed an introductory Latin course.

The Mathematics of Love

Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation

Author: Hannah Fry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476784892

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, a mathematician pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns—from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage—behind the rituals of love. The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible. But that doesn’t mean that mathematics isn’t a crucial tool for understanding love. Love, like most things in life, is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns—from predicting the weather to the fluctuations of the stock market, the movement of planets or the growth of cities. These patterns twist and turn and warp and evolve just as the rituals of love do. In The Mathematics of Love, Dr. Hannah Fry takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the patterns that define our love lives, applying mathematical formulas to the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love: What’s the chance of finding love? What’s the probability that it will last? How do online dating algorithms work, exactly? Can game theory help us decide who to approach in a bar? At what point in your dating life should you settle down? From evaluating the best strategies for online dating to defining the nebulous concept of beauty, Dr. Fry proves—with great insight, wit, and fun—that math is a surprisingly useful tool to negotiate the complicated, often baffling, sometimes infuriating, always interesting, mysteries of love.

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.

A Guide to Reading Herodotus' Histories

Author: Sean Sheehan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474292682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 2995

Modern scholarship judges Herodotus to be a more complex writer than his past readers supposed. His Histories is now being read in ways that are seemingly incompatible if not contradictory. This volume interrogates the various ways the text of the Histories has been and can be read by scholars: as the seminal text of our Ur-historian, as ethnology, literary art and fable. Our readings can bring out various guises of Herodotus himself: an author with the eye of a travel writer and the mind of an investigative journalist; a globalist, enlightened but superstitious; a rambling storyteller but a prose stylist; the so-called 'father of history' but in antiquity also labelled the 'father of lies'; both geographer and gossipmonger; both entertainer and an author whom social and cultural historians read and admire. Guiding students chapter-by-chapter through approaches as fascinating and often surprising as the original itself, Sean Sheehan goes beyond conventional Herodotus introductions and instead looks at the various interpretations of the work, which themselves shed light on the original. With text boxes highlighting key topics and indices of passages, this volume is an essential guide for students whether reading Herodotus for the first time, or returning to revisit this crucial text for later research.

Ancient Greek Alive

Author: Paula Saffire,Catherine Freis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807848005

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 271

View: 7149

Ancient Greek Alive

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