Vocabulary from C. A. E. Luschnig’s “An Introduction to Ancient Greek” (2nd ed.), the textbook used by undergraduates at St. John’s College. Lessons follow. To that end I’ve picked up Luschnig’s Introduction Ancient Greek: A Literary But I’m having trouble finding something that uses Luschnig. C.A.E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach. Second edition, revised by C.A.E. Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell.

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Philosophy and tragedy dominate the readings, with some taste of lyric poetry. A Literary Approach by C. A Literary Approach over Christmas.

Major, Bryn Mawr Classical Review show more. This I learned from having to cram a whole semester into one month. An Introduction to Ancient Greek: Paperbackpages.

This second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gender-inclusive, and altogether more 21st century. However, it is more useful as a guide to write and read the language, rather than speaking it. Luschnig starts right off with the middle voice which I’ve learned is unusual, but maybe a good ideaso it’s already complicated! I’d like to be somewhat structured about my study, so when I’ve started a topic before I’ve looked up college syllabi for exercises, notes, reading lists, that sort of thing.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach

Log in or sign up in seconds. If you’re wondering why ancient Greek has to be so difficult, it’s because of the nature of dead languages. Teachers who are looking for an alternative to the majority of textbooks available, however, will find little here in the way of a fresh approach to beginning Greek.

With a dead language, you aren’t communicating with anyone. The delay in presenting some of these ideas seems especially odd in the context of other material in the book.


Al Kennett The book teaches the Attic dialect. They regularly include twenty or more sentences to translate into English and about ten to translate from English into Greek. In a somewhat tongue-in-cheek section in Lesson 1 titled “Learning by Rote,” she writes, “Learning a new language necessitates taxing your memory to the utmost, because you cannot know the language in the abstract.

Luschnig Snippet view – That said, I know enough Latin and German that some of the immediate grammatical complications aren’t too frightening. I have to say I did not like the book very much. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. The book is relatively not very thick, meaning easy to carry, yet densely packed with materials.

Mostly these are gnomic utterances from Menander, philosophers, or the tragedians. The answers to the exercises are only in the instructor version, but you could still use it for additional passages to read when you’re just starting out I suppose – it’s more than likely available through a library. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Does it benefit students meeting the Greek alphabet for the first time to learn the three obsolete letters p. Ancient Greek is magic.

Brian rated it really liked it Oct 31, Groton, From Alpha to Omega: There are numerous practice sections, including many passages of classical texts to decode, but no answers given. The rules for contraction which apply to nouns and verbs in Lesson 13 are no different luxchnig those she invokes in many earlier lessons, so that presenting these observations as general principles of contraction would help students see and understand their use throughout gdeek language.

Return to Book Page. The second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gender-inclusive, and altogether more 21st century. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x The presentation of the grammatical concepts reflects a desire for students to get the big picture early and build on this broad foundation. But with all this said, it can luschig done.


My thinking was that I could attack Lingua Latina at a more leisurely pace without over-stressing myself. Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek: Any autodidact success stories, by the way?

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Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek: The Exercises are plentiful and varied. To grewk what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’m just thinking that there seems to be more general and autodidact materials for learning Latin, as well as larger online communities, and the general consensus is that Latin is easier to learn. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Most of what I’ve read internet-wise seems to indicate that the prospects of successful self-study of Classical Greek are fairly low.

William rated it liked it Dec 02, If you’re purely autodidacting, luschng a couple things will be needed. Thus there is a logic to the presentation of material, but it is not always in the best interests of the beginning student. We’ll see how lusfhnig goes! Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The appearance of imperatives and vocatives at the tail end of the text is odd, too, given that L.

But have it by your side, and watch as the mystery of the Greek slowly unfolds. Johannes Choo rated it liked it Feb 24, There will obviously be pieces of grammar you don’t know, and vocabulary you don’t know, and for this, the Loeb luscynig translations will be helpful.