Vocabulary from C. A. E. Luschnig’s “An Introduction to Ancient Greek” (2nd ed.), the textbook used by undergraduates at St. John’s College. Lessons follow. To that end I’ve picked up Luschnig’s Introduction Ancient Greek: A Literary But I’m having trouble finding something that uses Luschnig. C.A.E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach. Second edition, revised by C.A.E. Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell.

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A Literary Approach prepares students to read Greek in less than a year by presenting basic traditional grammar without frills and by introducing real Greek written by ancient Greeks, from the first day of study.

It is supported by a Web greeek for teachers and learners at http: But I’m having luschnib finding something that uses Luschnig. This book offers no improvement in any of these areas.

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ljschnig A Literary Approach over Christmas. The second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gender-inclusive, and altogether more 21st century.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach

It has happened to me to hear for first time a word and I know more or less what it is about because I know the etymology. At a number of other points, too, L.

The lessons themselves have a consistent structure: This book focuses on reading ancient Greek more than writing or speaking it. The rules for contraction which apply to nouns and verbs in Lesson 13 are no different from those she invokes in many earlier lessons, so that presenting these observations as general principles of contraction would help students see and understand their use throughout the language.

Nominative Genitive Dative Accusative Vocative Ablative And it gets more interesting with the verbs and the middle voicethere’s not just active and passive voice.


This also, like memorization, can not be worked around.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek : C. A. E. Luschnig :

Students need earlier exposure to the more common items so that they have as much practice and exposure as possible when they begin encountering them regularly in the ancient authors.

Filled with grewk exercises and vocabulary lists, as well as easily explained lessons and facts, this textbook is a definite essential for those wanting to learn the language.

I say partially because I hired a tutor to grade my homework and answer grammar questions grsek me. Want to Read saving…. Willow rated it lischnig liked it Mar 07, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A lot of the verb business is towards the end of the book, which is probably part of the reason why it doesn’t get used much in classrooms, but out of the options I had I did prefer it. An Introduction to Classical Greek3rd ed. Comments about that textbook in particular, or about self-study of Greek in general?

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. There’s always this subreddit or other forums if you get stuck with something. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Resources online can help, but for some frustrating points, you need the back and forth of a live person to work out exactly how a point of grammar works.

Ancient Greek is magic. Overall, I learned how to read ancient Greek so the book fulfilled its purpose. See 1 question about An Introduction to Ancient Greek…. Even as you slowly advance in Greek, open up that book every so often, and try to read a little more of the book.

Most of what I’ve read internet-wise seems to indicate that the prospects of successful self-study of Classical Greek are fairly low.


Second, for ancient Greek, there is no getting around memorization.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek : A Literary Approach

I have also used the textbook “From Alpha to Omega” which I much preferred. I have recently addressed this issue more broadly, with some luschnog for re-thinking instruction in beginning Greek, in “On Not Teaching Greek,” Classical Journal [] For example, some terms in the Introduction are glossed, but others, like “Byzantine,” are not.

You need a goal which can drive and propel you forward. Students meet ‘real Greek’ early and often, and the exercises are ample and varied. Book ratings by Goodreads. The presentation of the grammatical hreek reflects a desire for students to get the big picture early and build on this broad foundation.

Figure out your method of memorization, whether it’s luchnig out loud, or visualizing it within a grid.

Return to Book Page. Athenaze is a common one in classes, but without a tutor or instructor of some kind the book is, in my opinion, unkind. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Luschnig states explicitly that the text is designed for people who already know they want to learn Ancient Greek.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I’d like to be somewhat structured about my study, so when I’ve started a topic before I’ve looked up college syllabi for exercises, notes, reading lists, that sort of thing.