By Maurice Balme

ISBN-10: 0195149572

ISBN-13: 9780195149579

Combining the easiest beneficial properties of conventional and sleek equipment, Athenaze: An creation to old Greek, 2/e, presents a distinct process guideline that enables scholars to learn hooked up Greek narrative correct from the start and publications them to the purpose the place they could commence analyzing whole classical texts. conscientiously designed to carry scholars' curiosity, the direction starts off in ebook I with a fictional narrative approximately an Attic farmer's relatives positioned in an exact old context (432-431 B.C.). This narrative, interwoven with stories from mythology and the Persian Wars, steadily provides manner in e-book II to tailored passages from Thucydides, Plato, and Herodotus and eventually to excerpts of the unique Greek of Bacchylides, Thucydides, and Aristophanes' Acharnians. Essays on suitable elements of historical Greek tradition and historical past also are supplied.

New to the second one variation:
* Short passages from Classical and New testomony Greek in nearly each bankruptcy
* The establishing strains of the Iliad and the Odyssey towards the tip of booklet II
* New vocabulary and extra whole factors of grammar, together with fabric on accents
* Many new exercises and extra possibilities for college kids to perform finishing charts of verb types and paradigms of nouns and adjectives
* up-to-date Teacher's Handbooks for Books I and II containing translations of all tales, readings, and routines; unique feedback for school room presentation; considerable English derivatives; and extra linguistic info
* provided for the 1st time, Student Workbooks for Books I and II that come with self-correcting routines, cumulative vocabulary lists, periodic grammatical stories, and extra readings

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