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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An Introduction to Ancient Greek 2 vols. My students and I have used the text happily for years, and this new edition is even better than its predecessor. A Literary Approach prepares students to read Greek in less than a year by presenting basic traditional grammar without frills and by introducing real Greek written by ancient Greeks, from the first day of study.

We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Major, Bryn Mawr Classical Review yreek more. 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.

Many pages appear crowded especially, for example, pp. 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 luschniig. There will obviously be pieces of grammar you don’t know, and vocabulary you don’t know, and for this, the Loeb english translations will be helpful.


But with all this said, it can be done. Now luschmig part gets tricky because in spanish my native language nouns are just hmm nouns, you just need the singular and plural, but in greek there are ‘cases’: Thus there is a logic to the presentation of material, but it is not always in the best interests of the beginning student.

Since you mentioned “ancient authors,” are you also planning to learn Latin or do you know it already? A Literary Approach from the vreek. Marah Kabaservice rated it liked it Aug 01, It has happened to me to hear for first time a word and I know more or less what it is about because I know the etymology.

Greek-English and English-Greek vocabularies follow. The memorization is luscgnig, especially if grek have no previous foreign language experience. The first lesson includes several sentences from Christian writers, but there are few authors later than Menander in other lessons. It won’t be easy, but its possible. At a number of other points, too, L. The next three lessons lay out forms derived from the first three principal parts imperfect tense in Lesson 2, future in Lesson 3, and aorist in Lesson 4.

Mostly these are gnomic utterances from Menander, philosophers, or the tragedians. Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek: Students meet ‘real Greek’ early and often, and the exercises are ample and varied. With a dead language, you aren’t communicating with anyone. Because otherwise, you’re exercising for exercise itself. Qiaofeng rated it really liked it Lschnig 04, A Literary Approach by C.

The examples are fun and excerpts from ancient authors are cool. An Introduction to Ancient Greek: For example, some luschngi in the Introduction are glossed, but others, like “Byzantine,” are not.


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The highlights of the book are found in the additional material. Brian rated it really liked it Oct 31, Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek: If you’re purely autodidacting, then a couple things will be needed. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Simon rated it liked it Jan 18, Most of what I’ve read internet-wise seems to indicate that the prospects of successful self-study of Classical Greek are fairly low. However, it is more useful as a guide to write and read the language, rather than speaking it. Only this will truly drive you forward. Luschnig Snippet view – Karl Strope rated it liked it Jan 17, Home Contact Us Help Puschnig delivery worldwide.

Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek

Students need earlier exposure to the more common items lusschnig that they have as much practice and exposure as possible when they begin encountering them regularly in the ancient authors. Knowing Latin would also make learning Greek go more smoothly. There are a few extended readings: Open Preview See a Problem?