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Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek: Book I (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780190607661

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Author: 
Maurice Balme; Gilbert Lawall; James Morwood
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464 Pages
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191 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jan 2016
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  • A sharper, more engaging design and additional illustrations, including color spreads in each volume highlighting Greek art and culture
  • Streamlined and improved grammatical explanations
  • A more user-friendly approach, more easily adaptable to a number of teaching and learning styles
  • Updated historical-context sections with increased support in the revised Instructor's Resource Manual
  • New Student Workbooks for Books I and II that include self-correcting exercises, cumulative vocabulary lists, periodic grammatical reviews, and additional readings

    
Since its publication in 1990, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek has helped tens of thousands of students learn classical Greek. Building on the bestselling tradition of previous editions, the long-awaited third edition combines the best features of traditional and modern teaching methods. It provides a unique course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative right from the beginning and guides them to the point where they can begin reading complete classical texts. James Morwood, editor of the Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek and the Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary, brings his expertise and years of teaching experience to this revision.
      
Carefully designed to hold students' interest, the course begins in Book I with a fictional narrative about an Attic farmer's family placed in a precise historical context (432-431 B.C.). This narrative, interwoven with tales from mythology and the Persian Wars, gradually gives way in Book II to adapted passages from Thucydides, Plato, and Herodotus and ultimately to excerpts of the original Greek of Bacchylides, Thucydides, and Aristophanes' Acharnians. Essays on relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture and history are also woven throughout.

Index: 

Preface
List of Historical Essays
List of Maps
List of Color Plates
About the Authors
Introduction
Map of Greece and the Aegean Sea
1. O ΔIKAIOΠOΛIΣ (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: Stems and Endings
2. Nouns: Genders, Stems, Endings, Cases, and Agreement
3. U se of the Definite Article
Reading
The Athenian Farmer
O ΔIKAIOΠOΛIΣ (β)
Grammar
4. Accents
Readings
O KΛHPOΣ
Classical Greek: Heraclitus
New Testament Greek: Title page of the Gospel of Luke
2. O ΞANΘIAΣ (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: Indicative Mood; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Persons Singular
2. Proclitics
3. The Imperative
Readings
Slavery
Greek Wisdom: Cleobulus of Lindos
O ΞANΘIAΣ (β)
Grammar
4. Articles, Adjectives, and Nouns; Singular, All Cases
5. U ses of the Cases
6. Persistent Accent of Nouns and Adjectives
7. Recessive Accent of Verbs
Readings
O ΔOΥΛOΣ
Classical Greek: Callimachus
New Testament Greek: Luke 3.22
3. O APOTOΣ (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: 3rd Person Plural, Imperatives, and Infinitives
Reading
The Deme and the Polis
O APOTOΣ (β)
Grammar
2. Articles, Adjectives, and Nouns; Singular and Plural, All Cases
3. Accent Shifting
Readings
OI βOEΣ
Classical Greek: Menander
New Testament Greek: Luke 6.46
4. ΠPOΣ THI KPHNHI (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: All Persons, Singular and Plural
2. Declensions of Nouns and Adjectives
3. Feminine Nouns and Adjectives of the 1st Declension
Readings
Women
Greek Wisdom: Pittacus (of Mitylene)
ΠPOΣ THI KPHNHI (β)
Grammar
4. Masculine Nouns of the 1st Declension
5. Feminine Nouns of the 2nd Declension
6. 1st and 2nd Declension Adjectives
7. Two Irregular Adjectives
8. Formation of Adverbs
9. The Definite Article as Case Indicator
Readings
AI ΓΥNAIKEΣ TOΥΣ ANΔPAΣ ΠEIΘOΥΣIN
Classical Greek: Callimachus
New Testament Greek: Luke 6.45
5. O ΛΥKOΣ (a)
Grammar
1. Contract Verbs in -a-
2. Recessive Accent of Finite Verbs
3. Article at the Beginning of a Clause
4. Elision
Readings
Gods and Men
Greek Wisdom: Chilon of Sparta
O ΛΥKOΣ (β)
Grammar
5. Agreement of Subject and Verb
6. Personal Pronouns
7. Attributive and Predicate Position
8. Possessives
9. The Adjective aὐτόΣ, -ή, -ό
Readings
O APΓOΣ TA ΠPOβATA ΣΩIZEI
Greek Wisdom: The Seven Wise Men
Classical Greek: Anacreon
New Testament Greek: Luke 4.22 and 24
6. O MΥΘOΣ (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: ΠΛέΩ
2. Verbs: Voice
3. Verb Forms: Middle Voice
4. Deponent Verbs
Reading
Myth
O MΥΘOΣ (β)
Grammar
5. Middle Voice: Meaning
6. Some Uses of the Dative Case
7. Prepositions
Readings
O ΘHΣEΥΣ THN APIAΔNHN KATAΛEIΠEI
Classical Greek: Marriage
New Testament Greek: Luke 13.10-16
7. O KΥKΛΩΨ (a)
Grammar
1. Substantive Use of Adjectives
2. Nouns: Declensions
3. 3rd Declension Consonant Stem Nouns: Velar and Dental Stems
4. Reflexive Pronouns
Reading
Homer
O KΥKΛΩΨ (β)
Grammar
5. 3rd Declension Consonant Stem Nouns: Nasal Stems
6. 3rd Declension Consonant Stem Nouns: β, Π, Φ (Labial) and Λ, p
(Liquid) Stems
7. A 3rd Declension Adjective: ΣώΦpΩv, ΣΩ.Φpov, of sound mind;
prudent; self-controlled
8. The Interrogative Pronoun and Adjective
9. The Indefinite Pronoun and Adjective
Readings
O TOΥ ΘHΣEΩΣ ΠATHP AΠOΘNHIΣKEI
Classical Greek: Sophocles
Greek Wisdom: Thales of Miletus
8. ΠPOΣ TO AΣTΥ (a)
Grammar
1. Participles: "Present" or Progressive: Middle Voice
Readings
Athens: A Historical Outline
Classical Greek: Archilochus
New Testament Greek: Luke 5.20-21
ΠPOΣ TO AΣTΥ (β)
Grammar
2. 3rd Declension Consonant Stem Nouns: Stems in -p-
3. Two Important Irregular Nouns: ἡ ΓΥvή, τH.Σ ΓΥvaιKόΣ, woman; wife,
and ἡ Χείp, τH.Σ ΧειpόΣ, hand
4. 1st/3rd Declension Adjective: Πa.Σ, Πa.Σa, Πa.v, all; every; whole
Reading
Greek Wisdom: Periander of Corinth
Grammar
5. Numbers
6. Expressions of Time When, Duration of Time, and Time Within Which
Readings
O OΔΥΣΣEΥΣ KAI O AIOΛOΣ
Classical Greek: Sappho: The Deserted Lover: A Girl's Lament
9. H ΠANHΓΎPIΣ (a)
Grammar
1. Participles: Present or Progressive: Active Voice
Reading
The City of Athens
H ΠANHΓΥPIΣ (β)
Grammar
2. 3rd Declension Nouns with Stems Ending in -vτ-
3. 3rd Declension Nouns with Stems Ending in a Vowel: ἡ ΠόΛιΣ and τὸ ἄΣτΥ
4. 3rd Declension Nouns with Stems Ending in Diphthongs or Vowels:
ὁ βaΣιΛεΎΣ and the Irregular Nouns ἡ vaΥ.Σ and ὁ βoΥ.Σ
5. U ses of the Genitive Case
6. Some Uses of the Article
Readings
O OΔΥΣΣEΥΣ KAI H KIPKH
Classical Greek: Simonides
New Testament Greek: Luke 6.31-33: The Sermon on the Mount
REVIEW OF VERB FORMS
PREVIEW OF NEW VERB FORMS
10. H ΣΥMΦOPA (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: Verbs with Sigmatic Futures
2. Verb Forms: The Asigmatic Contract Future of Verbs in -ίζΩ
3. Verb Forms: The Sigmatic Future of Contract Verbs
4. Verb Forms: Verbs with Deponent Futures
Readings
Festivals
Classical Greek: Theognis
New Testament Greek: Luke 6.35-36: The Sermon on the Mount
H ΣΥMΦOPA (β)
Grammar
5. Verb Forms: The Asigmatic Contract Future of Verbs with
Liquid and Nasal Stems
6. The Irregular Verb εἰ¥µι
7. Future Participle to Express Purpose
8. Impersonal Verbs
9. Review of Questions
Readings
O OΔΥΣΣEΥΣ TOΥΣ ETAIPOΥΣ AΠOΛΛΥΣIN
Classical Greek: Menander and Archilochus
New Testament Greek: Luke 5.30-32
11. O IATPOΣ (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: Past Tense: The Aorist
2. Verb Forms: The Thematic 2nd Aorist
3. Aspect
4. Thematic 2nd Aorist Active and Middle Participles
5. Verb Forms: Common Verbs with Thematic 2nd Aorists
Readings
Greek Science and Medicine
Classical Greek: Theognis
New Testament Greek: Luke 6.20-21: The Beatitudes
O IATPOΣ (β)
Grammar
6. Verbs with Thematic 2nd Aorists from Unrelated Stems
7. Accents on Thematic 2nd Aorist Active Imperatives
8. Augment
Readings
O ΔHMOKHΔHΣ TON βAΣIΛEA IATPEΥEI
New Testament Greek: Luke 6.27-29: The Sermon on the Mount
12. ΠPOΣ TON ΠEIPAIA (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: Past Tense: The Sigmatic 1st Aorist
2. Sigmatic 1st Aorist Active and Middle Participles
Readings
Trade and Travel
Classical Greek: Scolion: The Four Best Things in Life
New Testament Greek: Luke 15.3-7: The Parable of the Lost Sheep
ΠPOΣ TON ΠEIPAIA (β)
Grammar
3. Verb Forms: The Asigmatic 1st Aorist of Verbs with Liquid and Nasal Stems
4. Irregular Sigmatic 1st Aorists
5. Verb Forms: Augment of Compound Verbs
Readings
O KΩΛAIOΣ TON TAPTHΣΣON EΥPIΣKEI
Greek Wisdom: Bias of Priene
13. ΠPOΣ THN ΣAΛAMINA (a)
Grammar
1. Verb Forms: The Imperfect or Past Progressive Tense
2. Aspect
Reading
The Rise of Persia
ΠPOΣ THN ΣAΛAMINA (β)
Grammar
3. Relative Clauses
4. 3rd Declension Nouns and Adjectives with Stems in -εΣ-
5. 1st/3rd Declension Adjective with 3rd Declension Stems in -Υ- and -ε-
Readings
O ΞEPΞHΣ TON EΛΛHΣΠONTON ΔIAβAINEI
Greek Wisdom: Solon of Athens
Classical Greek: Archilochus
New Testament Greek: Luke 21.1-4: The Widow's Mite
14. H EN TAIΣ ΘEPMOΠΥΛAIΣ MAΧH (a)
Grammar
1. Comparison of Adjectives
2. Irregular Comparison of Adjectives
3. Comparison of Adverbs
4. U ses of Comparatives and Superlatives
Readings
The Rise of Athens
Classical Greek: Archilochus
New Testament Greek: Luke 10.25-29: The Good Samaritan (concluded 14 (B))
H EN TAIΣ ΘEPMOΠΥΛAIΣ MAΧH (β)
Grammar
5. Demonstrative Adjectives
6. Interrogative and Indefinite Pronouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs
Readings
OI ΠEPΣAI TA ΥΠEP ΘEPMOΠΥΛΩN ΣTENA AIPOΥΣIN
Classical Greek: Theognis
New Testament Greek: Luke 10.30-37: The Good Samaritan (concluded)
15. H EN THI ΣAΛAMINI MAΧH (a)
Grammar
1. Athematic 2nd Aorists
2. More 3rd Declension Nouns with Stems in -εΣ-
Readings
Aeschylus's Persae
New Testament Greek: Luke 2.1-14: The Birth of Jesus
H EN THI ΣAΛAMINI MAΧH (β)
Grammar
3. Contract Verbs in -o-
4. Contract Nouns of the 2nd Declension
5. More Numbers
6. U ses of ὡΣ and Its Compounds
Reading
OI ΠEPΣAI TAΣ AΘHNAΣ AIPOΥΣIN
16. META THN EN THI ΣAΛAMINI MAΧHN (a)
Grammar
1. The Passive Voice
Reading
The Athenian Empire
META THN EN THI ΣAΛAMINI MAΧHN (β)
Grammar
2. Verbs with Athematic Presents and Imperfects: ΔΎvaµaι, Kει.µaι,
and ἐΠίΣτaµaι
Readings
O ΞEPΞHΣ ΠPOΣ THN AΣIAN ANAΧΩPEI
Classical Greek: Sappho: Love's Power
Classical Greek: Simonides
New Testament Greek: Luke 2.15-20: The Birth of Jesus (concluded)
Verb Charts
Syllables and Accents
Enclitics and Proclitics
Forms
Forms of Definite Article, Nouns, Adjectives, and Pronouns Laid Out in
Case Order N, V, A, G, D
Index of Language and Grammar
Greek to English Vocabulary
English to Greek Vocabulary
General Index
Acknowledgments
Credits

About the author: 

Maurice BalmeGilbert Lawall, and The late James Morwood
  

Maurice Balme was former Head of Classics at Harrow School, UK.

Gilbert Lawall is Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

James Morwood was Emeritus Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford.

"Athenaze, Books I and II, presents a thoughtful, reading-based approach to learning ancient Greek. Both books are interspersed with superbly written cultural and historical essays that introduce readers to the signature characteristics of Greek culture." - Stephen Esposito, Boston University
  

"I have found Athenaze's methodology successful with today's broad range of student learning styles and varied levels of language sophistication." - Elizabeth A. Fisher, George Washington University
  

"Athenaze is an excellent adaptation of the reading approach for ancient Greek, with excellent Greek readings." - Nicholas Rynearson, University of Georgia
  

"The approach is student friendly, the readings are varied and interesting, and the grammatical explanations are clear." - Laurie Cosgriff, Portland State University
  

"Athenaze is the best text for learning ancient Greek. Period." - George Rudebusch, Northern Arizona University
  

"The storyline and characters of the text readily draw students into the language and culture of the Greeks. Athenaze is arguably the best first-year Greek text on the market." - Richard L. Phillips, Virginia Tech University

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