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: 9761

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.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek

Author: Robert Williamson,Alfred Mollin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761869557

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

View: 9035

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.

Learn Ancient Greek

Author: N.A

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760739785

Category: Greek language

Page: 216

View: 3669

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.

Introduction to Greek

Author: Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585104760

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 5829

Introduction to Greek, Second Edition is an introductory text to Classical Greek. It is designed for the first full year course and it concentrates on the basics in a way that allows the material to be covered easily in courses that meet three times a week over the course of two semesters. The focus of the text is on grammar with slightly altered readings drawn chiefly from the works of Xenophon and Herodotus.

The Classical Greek Reader

Author: Kenneth John Atchity,Rosemary McKenna

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195123034

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 442

View: 8207

Scholarly commentary on the nuances of Greek writing fills library shelves, even entire libraries. Yet nothing can take the place of the documents themselves. The Classical Greek Reader marks an exciting departure from the traditional anthology approach to Greek literature and thought. By focusing not only on the big names but also on the less-familiar voices--the women, doctors, storytellers, herbalists, and romance writers--we are offered a glimpse of ancient Greece as we have rarely seen it. Kenneth J. Atchity provides the reader with firsthand access to literary, artistic, social, political, religious, scientific, and philosophical texts that shaped Greek thinking. From Homeric epics to the histories of Plutarch, and from the poems of Korinna to the romances of Heliodorus, this invaluable reference provides readers with modern translations of the voices that shaped the classical Greek spirit. Each entry contains an introduction identifying the author and providing information that allows readers to consider these ancient texts in a new light. Here are the wonders of the Greek world presented in a modern, accessible manner, perfect for those looking to refresh their acquaintance with the classics and for those who have yet to explore the exciting intellectual energy of the ancient Greek world.

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts

An Introduction

Author: Thomas Schmitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470691530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 3703

This book provides students and scholars of classical literature with a practical guide to modern literary theory and criticism. Using a clear and concise approach, it navigates readers through various theoretical approaches, including Russian Formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, gender studies, and New Historicism. Applies theoretical approaches to examples from ancient literature Extensive bibliographies and index make it a valuable resource for scholars in the field

Complete Ancient Greek

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

Author: Gavin Betts

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473627745

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 1390

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.

Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens

A History of Ancient Greece

Author: Robin Waterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198727887

Category: Greece

Page: 544

View: 1633

A fascinating, accessible, and up-to-date history of the Ancient Greeks. Covering the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and centred around the disunity of the Greeks, their underlying cultural unity, and their eventual political unification.

Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty

Boys Were Their Gods

Author: Andrew Lear,Eva Cantarella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135235996

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 6379

This lavishly illustrated book brings together, for the first time, all of the different ways in which vase-painting portrays or refers to pederasty, from scenes of courtship, foreplay, and sex, to scenes of Zeus with his boy-love Ganymede, to painted inscriptions praising the beauty of boys. The book shows how painters used the language of vase-painting to cast pederasty in an idealizing light, portraying it as part of a world in which beautiful elite males display praiseworthy attitudes, such as moderation, and engage in approved activities, such as hunting, athletics, and the symposium. The book also incorporates a comprehensive catalogue of relevant vase-paintings, compiled by noted archaeologist Keith DeVries. It is the most comprehensive treatment available of an institution that has few modern parallels.

Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244121

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5091

"Wonderful…a thoughtful discussion of what made [the Greeks] so important, in their own time and in ours." —Natalie Haynes, Independent The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. Yet this accomplished people never formed a single unified social or political identity. In Introducing the Ancient Greeks, acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall offers a bold synthesis of the full 2,000 years of Hellenic history to show how the ancient Greeks were the right people, at the right time, to take up the baton of human progress. Hall portrays a uniquely rebellious, inquisitive, individualistic people whose ideas and creations continue to enthrall thinkers centuries after the Greek world was conquered by Rome. These are the Greeks as you’ve never seen them before.

Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey

A Biography

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802143822

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 4149

Examines the origins of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," the colorful characters and events chronicling the Trojan War and its aftermath, and the legacy of the works for Western culture.

A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language

Author: Egbert J. Bakker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444317404

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 704

View: 6361

A comprehensive account of the language of Ancient Greek civilization in a single volume, with contributions from leading international scholars covering the historical, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary perspectives of the language. A collection of 36 original essays by a team of international scholars Treats the survival and transmission of Ancient Greek Includes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks

Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature

Author: David Konstan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442691182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 428

View: 982

It is generally assumed that whatever else has changed about the human condition since the dawn of civilization, basic human emotions - love, fear, anger, envy, shame - have remained constant. David Konstan, however, argues that the emotions of the ancient Greeks were in some significant respects different from our own, and that recognizing these differences is important to understanding ancient Greek literature and culture. With The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks, Konstan reexamines the traditional assumption that the Greek terms designating the emotions correspond more or less to those of today. Beneath the similarities, there are striking discrepancies. References to Greek 'anger' or 'love' or 'envy,' for example, commonly neglect the fact that the Greeks themselves did not use these terms, but rather words in their own language, such as orgê and philia and phthonos, which do not translate neatly into our modern emotional vocabulary. Konstan argues that classical representations and analyses of the emotions correspond to a world of intense competition for status, and focused on the attitudes, motives, and actions of others rather than on chance or natural events as the elicitors of emotion. Konstan makes use of Greek emotional concepts to interpret various works of classical literature, including epic, drama, history, and oratory. Moreover, he illustrates how the Greeks' conception of emotions has something to tell us about our own views, whether about the nature of particular emotions or of the category of emotion itself.

Learn to Read Greek

Author: Andrew Keller,Stephanie Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300115925

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 826

View: 2140

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.

From Alpha to Omega

A Beginning Course in Classical Greek

Author: Anne H. Groton

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585104736

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 542

View: 9370

One of the most successful Classical Greek introductory textbooks, this edition provides an introduction to Classical Greek with an encouraging, pleasant, and accessible presentation for today's modern students. Fifty short lessons presume no knowledge of Latin, and allow students to master a concept before moving on to the next. Each lesson is accompanied by numerous exercises, as well as manageable selections of Ancient Greek writings (edited in early chapters) from Aesop's most amusing and curious fables to concise Greek passages from The New Testament, Aristotle, Arrian, Demosthenes, Lysias, Plato, Thucydides, and Xenophon. The fourth edition of From Alpha to Omega retains all the features that have made it a best-selling introductory Greek textbook, many of them improved or expanded: Balanced, evenly-paced lessons to accommodate various academic schedules Brief readings from Ancient Greek authors Efficient translation exercises Succinct, instructive vocabulary lists Glossary containing all vocabulary words from lessons and readings, both Greek-to-English, and English-to-Greek Online exercises, audio recordings, video tutorials, and more accompany each chapter at courses.pullins.com. An Ancillary Exercise Workbook and a Greek Reader are also available.

Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Ancient Greece

Manipulating Material Culture

Author: Lisa Nevett

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472122533

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 9457

In the modern world, objects and buildings speak eloquently about their creators. Status, gender identity, and cultural affiliations are just a few characteristics we can often infer about such material culture. But can we make similar deductions about the inhabitants of the first millennium BCE Greek world? Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Ancient Greece offers a series of case studies exploring how a theoretical approach to the archaeology of this area provides insight into aspects of ancient society. An introductory section exploring the emergence and growth of theoretical approaches is followed by examinations of the potential insights these approaches provide. The authors probe some of the meanings attached to ancient objects, townscapes, and cemeteries, for those who created, and used, or inhabited them. The range of contexts stretches from the early Greek communities during the eighth and seventh centuries BCE, through Athens between the eighth and fifth centuries BCE, and on into present day Turkey and the Levant during the third and second centuries BCE. The authors examine a range of practices, from the creation of individual items such as ceramic vessels and figurines, through to the construction of civic buildings, monuments, and cemeteries. At the same time they interrogate a range of spheres, from craft production, through civic and religious practices, to funerary ritual.

Lysistrata

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775458105

Category: Drama

Page: 109

View: 9520

One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent until the conflict ends. As can be expected, mayhem -- and hilarity -- ensues.