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Ancient Greek I

A 21st Century Approach

by Philip S. Peek

Ancient Greek I

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In this elementary textbook, Philip S. Peek draws on his twenty-five years of teaching experience to present the ancient Greek language in an imaginative and accessible way that promotes creativity, deep learning, and diversity.

The course is built on three pillars: memory, analysis, and logic. Readers memorize the top 250 most frequently occurring ancient Greek words, the essential word endings, the eight parts of speech, and the grammatical concepts they will most frequently encounter when reading authentic ancient texts. Analysis and logic exercises enable the translation and parsing of genuine ancient Greek sentences, with compelling reading selections in English and in Greek offering starting points for contemplation, debate, and reflection. A series of embedded Learning Tips help teachers and students to think in practical and imaginative ways about how they learn.

This combination of memory-based learning and concept- and skill-based learning gradually builds the confidence of the reader, teaching them how to learn by guiding them from a familiarity with the basics to proficiency in reading this beautiful language. Ancient Greek I: A 21st-Century Approach is written for high-school and university students, but is an instructive and rewarding text for anyone who wishes to learn ancient Greek.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Ancient Greek I ebook for free in PDF format (10.7 MB).

Table of Contents

Module 1
The Greek Alphabet
Module 2
More Sounds and Punctuation
Module 3
Accents and Accenting Verbs I
Module 4
Module 5
Conjunctions and Accenting Verbs II
Module 6
Endings Create Meaning
Guest Feature 1
Stefan Hagel Teaches Us How to Sing
Module 7
Nouns, Pronouns, and their Case Functions
Module 8
Prepositions and Prefixes
Module 9
The Verb and μι-Verbs εἰμί, δίδωμι, τίθημι
Module 10
The Verbs ἔχω, ποιέω, ἔρχομαι, φημί
Module 11
The Definite Article and Persistent Accent
Module 12
ubstantive Adjectives and the Article
Module 13
Third Declension Nouns
Guest Feature 2
Tom Holland on the Art of Translating Herodotos
Module 14
First Declension Nouns in - η and -ᾱ and τίς, τί; τις, τι; ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅτι
Module 15
Attributive and Predicate Position
Module 16
Second Declension Nouns
Module 17
The Future Indicative and Infinitive Active of ἔχω, ἐλαύνω, ἔρχομαι and the Dynamic Infinitive
Module 18
The Personal Pronouns; εἷς, οὐδείς, and μηδείς; the Dative and Accusative of Respect; Time Expressions
Module 19
οἶδα and the Present and Future Indicative and Infinitive Middle and Passive of ἐλαύνω, καλέω, φέρω, δίδωμι, τίθημι
Guest Feature 3
Joe Goodkin, Singer and Songwriter
Module 20
First and Second Declension Adjectives and Common Adjectives and Pronouns: αὐτός, οὗτος, ὅδε, ἐκεῖνος, and -ων, -ουσα, -ον
Module 21
First Declension Short Alpha Nouns
Module 22
The Relative Pronoun
Module 23
The Imperfect and Aorist Indicative of λέγω, ἔχω, ἐργάζομαι, δίδωμι, τίθημι
Module 24
Contract Verbs
Module 25
The Infinitive in Indirect Statement and πρίν- and ὥστε-Clauses
Guest Feature 4
Amy R. Cohen on Performing and Translating Ancient Greek Drama
Module 26
Additional Common Adjectives: πᾶς, μέγας, πολύς, ἡδύς, ἀληθής, and -ᾱς, -ᾱσα, -αν
Module 27
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs; Dative of Degree of Difference
Module 28
εἰμί and εἶμι
Module 29
δείκνυμι and φημί
Guest Feature 5
Diane Rayor on Translating Sappho and Euripides
Module 30
ἵημι and ἵστημι

Book Details

Ancient Greek I
Education and Teaching
Open Book Publishers
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