Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 30, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 543 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 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.
 

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Contents

Part Five 291306 Section Sixteen
315
307328 Section Seventeen
336
329332 Section Eighteen
356
Part Six 333336 Section Nineteen
359
Part Seven 337339 Section Twenty
362
B Reference Grammar
369
The Greek alphabet
370
Accentuation
375
Temporal clauses
457
Purpose clauses
458
Verbs offearing
459
Potentialconditionals
460
Commands orders
461
Subjunctive and optative usages compared
462
Language Surveys
465
Active middle and passive voices
467

Homeric dialect the main features
378
Nouns
382
Pronouns
389
Adjectives
393
Adverbs
399
The verb ̝ҥ̴ with second aorist ̧̨̝̞қ̴̩ in full
400
Contract verbs
409
Verbs in ̨̥ infull
416
The endings ofnonindicativeforms aspectual
431
Irregular verbs
433
Important principal parts
435
Prepositions
443
Particles
445
ҋ̭ ҏ̭
450
Participles
451
Infinitives
452
Impersonal verbs
454
Indirect speech
455
present aorist and perfect
469
Optative
472
Uses ofthe subjunctive
473
The uses of к̩
474
Verbs in ̴ and verbs in ̨̥
476
The negatives ̫Ѿ and ̨̚
477
Morphology ofthe cases
479
Uses of the cases
483
Uses ofthe definite article
487
Vocabulary building
490
A Total GreekEnglish Vocabulary of all Words to be Learnt
497
Total vocabulary
498
List ofproper names
517
E English Greek Vocabulary
521
F The Grammatical Index to Reading Greek
529
Index of Greek words
539
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