Introduction to Attic Greek

Introduction to Attic Greek

3.91 (67 ratings by Goodreads)

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


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).
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 175.26 x 248.92 x 35.56mm | 884.5g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • 2nd edition
  • 0520275713
  • 9780520275713
  • 80,919

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
show more

About Donald J. Mastronarde

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.
show more

Rating details

67 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 28% (19)
4 46% (31)
3 16% (11)
2 6% (4)
1 3% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X