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Ancient Greek I: A 21st Century Approach - cover image


Philip S. Peek

Published On





  • English

Print Length

638 pages (xxiv+614)


Paperback203 x 44 x 254 mm(8" x 1.74" x 10")
Hardback203 x 48 x 254 mm(8" x 1.88" x 10")


Paperback3722g (131.29oz)
Hardback4294g (151.47oz)



OCLC Number



  • DB
  • 2AHA
  • HBLA1
  • 4KL
  • CFP


  • LIT004190
  • FOR033000
  • EDU029080


  • PA258


  • elementary textbook
  • ancient Greek language
  • Greek words
  • the essential word endings
  • the eight parts of speech
  • grammatical concepts

Ancient Greek I

A 21st Century Approach

  • Philip S. Peek (author)
In this elementary textbook, Philip S. Peek draws on his twenty-five years of teaching experience to present the ancient Greek language in an imaginative and accessible way that promotes creativity, deep learning, and diversity.

The course is built on three pillars: memory, analysis, and logic. Readers memorize the top 250 most frequently occurring ancient Greek words, the essential word endings, the eight parts of speech, and the grammatical concepts they will most frequently encounter when reading authentic ancient texts. Analysis and logic exercises enable the translation and parsing of genuine ancient Greek sentences, with compelling reading selections in English and in Greek offering starting points for contemplation, debate, and reflection. A series of embedded Learning Tips help teachers and students to think in practical and imaginative ways about how they learn.

This combination of memory-based learning and concept- and skill-based learning gradually builds the confidence of the reader, teaching them how to learn by guiding them from a familiarity with the basics to proficiency in reading this beautiful language. Ancient Greek I: A 21st-Century Approach is written for high-school and university students, but is an instructive and rewarding text for anyone who wishes to learn ancient Greek.


The whole course consists of thirty modules, all available for free download, and a print edition is available for £39.95 – good value for a 610-page book and invaluable for those who prefer or need a physical book for their learning [...] No one knows for sure how ancient Greek was pronounced but there is a scholarly consensus and “Ancient Greek I” includes audio links to help learners familiarize themselves with the sounds and pronunciation. It has never been easier to begin learning a language that has never died.

Sean Sheehan

"Learning ancient Greek". The Prisma - The Multicultural Newspaper, 2023.

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Module 4 - Adverbs

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(pp. 481–550)
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Answer Key

(pp. 551–604)
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(pp. xi–xxiv)
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Philip S. Peek

World Languages and Cultures, Professor and Chair at Bowling Green State University