Introduction to Attic Greek

Introduction to Attic Greek


By (author) Donald J. Mastronarde

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 249mm x 36mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 5 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520275713
  • ISBN 13: 9780520275713
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 1 Illustration (black and white), maps (black and white)
  • Sales rank: 85,443

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Thoroughly revised and expanded, Introduction to Attic Greek, 2nd Edition gives student and instructors the most comprehensive and accessible presentation of ancient Greek available. The text features: full exposure to the grammar and morphology that students will encounter in actual texts; self-contained instructional chapters, with challenging, carefully tailored exercises; progressively more complex chapters to build the student's knowledge of declensions, tenses, and constructions by alternating emphasis on morphology and syntax; readings based on actual texts and include unadapted passages from Xenophon, Lysias, Plato, Aristophanes, and Thucydides; concise introduction to the history of the Greek language; composite list of verbs with principal parts, and an appendix of all paradigms; and, Greek-English and English-Greek glossaries. Additional Resources: Robust online supplements for teaching and learning available at; and, Answer Key to exercises also available from UC Press (9780520275744).

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Author information

Donald J. Mastronarde is Melpomene Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books are The Art of Euripides: Dramatic Technique and Social Context, Euripides, Medea, and Euripides, Phoenissae.

Review quote

"This is a remarkably thorough textbook, offering a full presentation of the basics, and then some" - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Table of contents

Preface How To Use This Book Introduction. The Ancient Greek Language and Attic Greek Unit One. The Alphabet; Pronunciation Unit Two. Accentuation Unit Three. O-Declension Nouns; Prepositions I Unit Four. A-Declension Nouns I; The Article Unit Five. Present Active Indicative of O-Verbs Unit Six. A-Declension Nouns II; Prepositions II Unit Seven. Vowel-Declension Adjectives; Attribution and Predication Unit Eight. Second Person Imperative; Prepositions III; Relative Pronoun and Relative Clauses Unit Nine. Present Infinitive; Two-Ending Adjectives Unit Ten. Present of e? ?; Some Uses of the Genitive and Dative Unit Eleven. Present Middle/Passive Indicative Unit Twelve. Adverbs; Conjunctions; Pronoun ??t?s; Pronominal Article; Prepositions IV Unit Thirteen. Contract Verbs In -??; Demonstratives Unit Fourteen. Consonant-Declension Nouns I Unit Fifteen. Consonant-Declension Nouns II; Interrogative Pronoun Unit Sixteen. Imperfect Indicative Unit Seventeen. Indefinite ??s; Uses of the Accusative Unit Eighteen. Future Active and Middle Indicative Unit Nineteen. Aorist Active and Middle Indicative and Imperative Unit Twenty. Tense and Aspect; Indirect Discourse Unit Twenty-One. Consonant-Declension Nouns III; Personal Pronouns Unit Twenty-Two. Consonant-Declension Adjectives Unit Twenty-Three. Present System of ??-Verbs Unit Twenty-Four. Athematic Aorists Unit Twenty-Five. Adjectives With Variant Stems; Numerals; Reflexive and Reciprocal Pronouns; Result Constructions Unit Twenty-Six. Participles: Formation and Declension Unit Twenty-Seven. Uses of the Participle I Unit Twenty-Eight. Uses of the Participle II; ??da Unit Twenty-Nine. Aorist Passive and Future Passive Unit Thirty. Contract Verbs In -?? and -??; Further Uses of the Genitive and Dative Unit Thirty-One. Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs Unit Thirty-Two. The Subjunctive Unit Thirty-Three. Formation of the Optative Unit Thirty-Four. Uses of the Optative; Indirect Discourse With ?t?; Indirect Questions and Indirect Interrogative Unit Thirty-Five. Conditional Constructions Unit Thirty-Six. Indicative With ??; Correlatives; More Particles Unit Thirty-Seven. Perfect System Active Unit Thirty-Eight. Perfect System Middle/Passive; A-Contract Nouns Unit Thirty-Nine. Third Person Imperatives; Object Clauses With Verbs of Effort; Athematic Perfects Unit Forty. O-Contract Nouns; Verbal Adjectives In -??s and -???s; Subordinate Clauses In Indirect Discourse; Meanings of Prepositional Prefixes Unit Forty-One. Temporal Clauses With ??s and the Like; ????; Attraction Unit Forty-Two. Contract Vowel-Declension Adjectives; Attic Declension; Assimilation of Mood Appendix A. Table of Contractions Appendix B. Principal Parts Appendix C. Paradigms Greek English Glossary English Greek Glossary Index