Introduction to Attic Greek

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University of California Press, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 492 pages
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Thoroughly revised and expanded, Introduction to Attic Greek, 2nd Edition gives student and instructors the most comprehensive and accessible presentation of ancient Greek available. The text features:

• Full exposure to the grammar and morphology that students will encounter in actual texts

• Self-contained instructional chapters, with challenging, carefully tailored exercises

• Progressively more complex chapters to build the student's knowledge of declensions, tenses, and constructions by alternating emphasis on morphology and syntax

• Readings based on actual texts and include unadapted passages from Xenophon, Lysias, Plato, Aristophanes, and Thucydides.

• Concise introduction to the history of the Greek language

• Composite list of verbs with principal parts, and an appendix of all paradigms

• Greek-English and English-Greek glossaries



Additional Resources:

•Robust online supplements for teaching and learning available at atticgreek.org

•Answer Key to exercises also available from UC Press (978-0-520-27574-4)

 

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Contents

introduction The Ancient Greek Language and Attic Greek
1
unit one The Alphabet Pronunciation
7
unit two Accentuation
17
unit three ODeclension Nouns Prepositions I
23
unit four ADeclension Nouns I The Article
34
unit five Present Active Indicative of ωVerbs
43
unit six ADeclension Nouns II Prepositions II
54
unit seven VowelDeclension Adjectives Attribution and Predication
60
unit twentyfive Adjectives with Variant Stems Numerals Reflexive
205
Formation and Declension
215
unit twentyseven Uses of the Participle I
225
unit twentyeight Uses of the Participle II οἶδα
234
unit twentynine Aorist Passive and Future Passive
243
unit thirty Contract Verbs in άω and όω Further Uses of the Genitive
253
unit thirtyone Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
264
unit thirtytwo The Subjunctive
273

unit eight Second Person Imperative Prepositions III Relative Pronoun
69
unit nine Present Infinitive TwoEnding Adjectives
77
unit ten Present of εἰμί Some Uses of the Genitive and Dative
84
unit eleven Present MiddlePassive Indicative
91
unit twelve Adverbs Conjunctions Pronoun αὐτός Pronominal Article
98
unit thirteen Contract Verbs in έω Demonstratives
107
unit fourteen ConsonantDeclension Nouns I
115
unit fifteen ConsonantDeclension Nouns II Interrogative Pronoun
123
unit sixteen Imperfect Indicative
130
unit seventeen Indefinite τις Uses of the Accusative
138
unit eighteen Future Active and Middle Indicative
147
unit nineteen Aorist Active and Middle Indicative and Imperative
154
unit twenty Tense and Aspect Indirect Discourse
163
unit twentyone ConsonantDeclension Nouns III Personal Pronouns
173
unit twentytwo ConsonantDeclension Adjectives
181
unit twentythree Present System of μιVerbs
189
unit twentyfour Athematic Aorists
198
unit thirtythree Formation of the Optative
284
unit thirtyfour Uses of the Optative Indirect Discourse with ὅτι Indirect
294
unit thirtyfive Conditional Constructions
306
unit thirtysix Indicative with ἄν Correlatives More Particles
317
unit thirtyseven Perfect System Active
326
unit thirtyeight Perfect System MiddlePassive AContract Nouns
336
unit thirtynine Third Person Imperatives Object Clauses with Verbs
348
unit forty OContract Nouns Verbal Adjectives in τός and τέος Subordinate
357
unit fortyone Temporal Clauses with ἕως and the Like πρίν Attraction
367
unit fortytwo Contract VowelDeclension Adjectives Attic Declension
377
appendix a Table of Contractions
385
Paradigms
405
GreekEnglish Glossary
451
EnglishGreek Glossary
468
Index
481
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Donald J. Mastronarde is Melpomene Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books are The Art of Euripides: Dramatic Technique and Social Context, Euripides, Medea, and Euripides, Phoenissae.

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