Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 30, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 289 pages
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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.

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Part Two Moral decay?
Part Three Athens through the comic poets eyes
Part Four Women in Athenian society
Part Five Athenian views of justice
Part Six Gods fate and man
Part Seven Homeric hero and heroine
A total GreekEnglish vocabulary of all words to be learnt
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