Speaking Greek CD

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: CD-Audio | 2 pages
  • Language: English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 140mm x 10mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521728967
  • ISBN 13: 9780521728966
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 1 figure
  • Sales rank: 81,289

Product description

Speaking Greek supports the second edition of the bestselling beginner's course, Reading Greek, by providing on two CDs lively new recordings of some of the ancient texts presented in the Text volume. Made by experts and accompanied by special sound effects, the tracks include readings from Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, Aristophanes and Demosthenes. There is also a new introductory track containing a talk by Professor David Langslow about the sounds of ancient Greek. An accompanying leaflet provides a summary, a description of technical terms and further reading. These new CDs will enlighten the experience of the student of ancient Greek, demonstrating that this was a living language, spoken as well as read.

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Table of contents

Part I. Pronouncing Ancient Greek: An Introduction David Langslow: 1. Introduction; 2. Stop consonants; 3. Other consonants; 4. Vowels, short and long; 5. Dipthongs, short and long; 6. Accents; 7. Conclusion; 8. Sample illustrative sentences Philomen Probert; Part II. Exerpts from Reading Greek: 1. The insurance scam; 2. The glorious past; 3. Athens and Sparta; 4. Lawlessness in Athenian life; 5. Aristophanes, Wasps; 6. Aristophanes, Lysistrata; 7. Demosthenes, Against Neaira; 8. Euripides, Alkestis; 9. Demosthenes, Against Mnesiboulos and Euergos; 10. Plato, Protagoras; 11. Herodotus, The Story of Adrastos; 12. Homer, Odyssey 8.