- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Format: Paperback | 123 pages
- Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- Dimensions: 164mm x 232mm x 8mm | 200g
- Publication date: 19 April 1990
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0195063848
- ISBN 13: 9780195063844
- Edition: Revised
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Sales rank: 310,533
Combining the best features of traditional and modern methods, Athenaze provides a unique course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative from an early stage, and guides them to the point where they can read complete classical texts. There is a fictional narrative about an Attic farmer's family placed in precise historical context (432 BC). The narrative is interwoven with tales from mythology and the Persian Wars, and gradually gives way to extracts from Herodotus, Plato, and Thucydides. Each chapter includes a full explanation of new vocabulary and grammar, and an essay on relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture and history. Exercises in translation from English to Greek are integrated throughout.
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This course was written for use in schools, colleges, and universities with students who have not necessarily been exposed to any other highly inflected language. The course aims at teaching students to read and understand Greek civilization and culture. All elements in the course are meant to contribute to this end.