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 : A Literary Approach
Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A ,uschnig 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.
An Introduction to Ancient Greek 2 vols.
But have it by your side, and watch as the mystery of the Greek slowly unfolds. The rules luscbnig contraction which apply to nouns and verbs in Lesson 13 are no different from 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 the language.
Finally, Lesson 14 adds on the imperative mood and the vocative case. I’m just thinking that there seems to be more general grdek autodidact materials for learning Latin, as well as larger online communities, and the general consensus is that Latin is easier to learn.
Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek
Indeed, history, oratory, and epic are almost entirely absent. Athenaze is a common one in classes, but without a tutor or instructor of some kind the book is, in my opinion, unkind. The new version improves what was already a good text, keeping the many gerek sentences, providing a realistic selection of ‘real Greek’ readings with translation aids conveniently below.
Luschnig Snippet view – For example, some terms in the Introduction are glossed, but others, like “Byzantine,” are not.
Most teachers can state immediately what drives students away from Greek: My advice would be not to worry about failure or about “finishing” learning the language, just focus on learning a little bit more each day. Teachers will want to select from the sometimes shocking abundance of exercises in Lesson 12, there are a full hundred forms to parse and eighty sentences to translate into Englishbut choice in such material is welcome.
Ancient Greek is magic. Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek: Even at its best, the presentation does little to help the beginning student. An Introduction to Ancient Greek: Reading Ancient Greek offers more advanced selections such as The Crito, the Didache, and readers containing selections from Herodotus and non-literary Koine sources.
beginning autodidactical Greek study with Luschnig? : AncientGreek
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. The Best Books of Sep 09, Arkar Kyaw rated it liked it. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Filled with useful exercises and vocabulary lists, as well as easily explained lessons and facts, this text Used this textbook all year for my study of Ancient Greek, both component A Introductory level and component B Reading level and I’ve got to say, one of the more well structured language textbooks I’ve used.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Reference material is gathered at the back of the book. The second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gen C. But Luschnig seemed tidy, complete, well-reviewed, and not overlong. You must know its forms and structure i. Sarah rated it liked it Mar 04, Popular passages Page 14 – The fewer and grfek the forms, the better; the analytic structure of modern European languages is so far from being ulschnig drawback to them that it gives them an unimpeachable superiority over the earlier stages of the same languages.
Adam rated it liked it Jul 22, We’ll see how it goes! And ultimately, it’s freakin worth it. They regularly include twenty or more sentences to translate into English and about ten to translate from English into Luschnog.
My students and I have used the text happily for years, and this new edition is even better than its predecessor. Truth is, I’m more eager to be able to read certain Greek authors — Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Homer, Herodotus — which is why Lusching decided to go with Greek as my primary. I suppose my question is this: Too often, I cannot help but feel that her explications are clever, but not helpful.
Used this textbook all year greke my study of Ancient Greek, both component A Introductory level and component B Reading level and I’ve got to say, one of the more well structured language textbooks I’ve used.
The first lesson includes several sentences from Christian writers, but there are few authors later than Menander in other lessons. By contrast, on the basis of my experience in recent years at roundtables and workshops on teaching Greek, plenty of teachers are yearning for something substantially different from the books currently available.
Welcome to Reddit, lusfhnig front page of the internet. 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. In the interest of disclosure, I use Cynthia Shelmerdine’s L. Willow rated it really liked it Mar 07, With a dead language, you aren’t communicating with anyone.