Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book 1

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Oxford University Press, 1990 - Education - 126 pages
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Combining the best features of traditional and modern methods, Athenaze provides a unique course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative from an early stage, and guides them to the point where they can read complete classical texts. There is a fictional narrative about an Attic farmer's family placed in precise historical context (432 BC). The narrative is interwoven with tales from mythology and the Persian Wars, and gradually gives wayto extracts from Herodotus, Plato, and Thucydides. Each chapter includes a full explanation of new vocabulary and grammar, and an essay on relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture and history. Exercises in translation from English to Greek are integrated throughout.

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This slender title is the teacher's companion to the first volume of the Athenaze text on ancient Greek, and contains the answers to that book's questions and exercises, as well as some helpful hints ... Read full review

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Maurice Balme was at Harrow School (retired). Gilbert Lawall is at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.