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Useless - unless you have already mastered the language and want to use it as a reference book. Get the Athenaze and connect theory to something concrete, relevant, and useable. There is no such thing as a dead language, only priggish elites who don't want to make an ancient language come alive. 

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really good book

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As a Classics instructor, I've tried almost every book there is for teaching ancient Greek, and this one comes in first. The length is intimidating, but the clarity of the explanations is the best I've seen. For the self-teacher, it is unfortunate that there is no answer key. The digital edition is nice, but very difficult to navigate. The drop-down menu that you select to show the table of contents is in gibberish Greek, and does not mirror the actual table of contents of the book. The table of contents (again, not in the text itself, but in the drop-down table of contents) has a link to the front page and then...to the appendices, skipping about 600-700 pages! Not very easy to navigate. Text is great, though. 

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[This is a review of the eBook currently offered in the Google eBookstore.]
I teach with Hansen & Quinn at the university level and I have found the eBook to be indispensable. My commute is
about 30 minutes on public transportation and the eBook has allowed me to keep the hard copy at the office, which is great as the text is large and around 5 lbs. At $18, this is a great convenience.
The major issues are with the TOC/Indexing, pagination and OCR. The major divisions of the textbook, i.e Units 1 - 20, which comprise roughly the first 600 pages are listed under a single chapter named "Front Cover". In addition, the pagination of the eBook is different than the hard copy although luckily the scans often include the original numbering. Lastly, the OCR is unpredictable in book English and Greek and sometimes confuses the two, e.g. the contents of p. 829 are listed as "ENOEiδH-OHEEK Vocabulary". Because the OCR is so spotty searching the text is unpredictable and not particularly useful (esp. in Greek).
The convenience of the portable/web-accessible version of the book outweighs the formatting issues. Hopefully, an updated and reformatted version of the textbook will be available soon.
 

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