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    DescriptionFirst published in 1978, Reading Greek has become a best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. It combines the best of modern and traditional language-learning techniques and is used widely in schools, summer schools and universities across the world. It has also been translated into several foreign languages. This volume contains a narrative adapted entirely from ancient authors, including Herodotus, Euripides, Aristophanes and Demosthenes, in order to encourage students rapidly to develop their reading skills. Generous support is provided with vocabulary. At the same time, through the texts and numerous illustrations, students will receive a good introduction to Greek culture, and especially that of Classical Athens. The accompanying Grammar and Exercises volume provides full grammatical support together with numerous exercises at different levels, Greek-English and English-Greek vocabularies, a substantial reference grammar and language surveys.


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    Title
    Reading Greek
    Subtitle
    Text and Vocabulary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joint Association of Classical Teachers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 315
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521698511
    ISBN 10: 0521698510
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    BIC subject category V2: CFK, CJBG
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: FOR033000, FOR010000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 488.2421
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 485
    Abridged Dewey: 485
    LC classification: PA258 .R39 2007
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    75 b/w illus. 3 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... a comprehensive guide to learning ancient Greek ... Moreover, the book is accessible to independent learners and those on distance-learning courses.' The Journal of Classics Teaching
    Table of contents
    Part I. Athens at Sea: Section 1. A-J. The insurance scam; Section 2. A-D. The glorious past; Section 3. A-E. Athens and Sparta; Part II. Moral Decay?: Section 4. A-D. Lawlessness in Athenian life; Section 5. A-D; Section 6. A-D. 'Socrates corrupts the young'; Section 7. A-H. Socrates and intellectual inquiry; Part III. Athens through the Comic Poet's Eyes: Section 8. A-C. Aristophanes' Birds and visions of Utopia; Section 9. A-J. Aristophanes' Wasps; Section 10. A-E. Aristophanes' Lysistrata; Section 11. A-C. Aristophanes' Akharnians; Part IV. Women in Athenian Society: Sections 12-14. The Prosecution of Neaira: Section 12. A-I. Neaira as slave; Section 13. A-I. Neaira as married woman; Section 14. A-F. Guarding a woman's purity; Section 15. A-C. Alkestis in Euripides' play; Part V. Athenian Views of Justice: Sections 16-17. Official and Private Justice: Section 16. A-H. Official justice, ships, state and individuals; Section 17. A-E. Private justice: trouble down at the farm; Section 18. A-E. How Zeus gave justice to men; Part VI. Gods, Fate and Man: Section 19. A-F. The story of Adrastos; Part VII. Homeric Hero and Heroine: Section 20. A-G. Odysseus and Nausikaa; A total Greek-English vocabulary of all words to be learnt.