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

Copyright

Philip S. Peek

Published On

2021-10-19

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-254-6
Hardback978-1-80064-255-3
PDF978-1-80064-256-0
HTML978-1-80064-655-1
XML978-1-80064-259-1
EPUB978-1-80064-257-7
MOBI978-1-80064-258-4

Language

  • English

Print Length

638 pages (xxiv+614)

Dimensions

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

Weight

Paperback3722g (131.29oz)
Hardback4294g (151.47oz)

Media

Illustrations5

OCLC Number

1277513901

BIC

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

BISAC

  • LIT004190
  • FOR033000
  • EDU029080

LCC

  • PA258

Keywords

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

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Introduction

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Module 1 - The Greek Alphabet

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Module 2 - More Sounds and Punctuation

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Module 3 - Accents and Accenting Verbs I

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Module 4 - Adverbs

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Module 5 - Conjunctions and Accenting Verbs II

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Module 6 - Endings Create Meaning

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Guest Feature 1 - Stefan Hagel Teaches Us How to Sing

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Module 7 - Nouns, Pronouns, and their Case Functions

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Module 8 - Prepositions and Prefixes

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Module 9 - The Verb and μι-Verbs εἰμί, δίδωμι, τίθημι

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Module 10 - The Verbs ἔχω, ποιέω, ἔρχομαι, φημί

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Module 11 - The Definite Article and Persistent Accent

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Module 12 - ubstantive Adjectives and the Article

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Module 13 - Third Declension Nouns

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Self-Assessment Modules 1–13

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Guest Feature 2 - Tom Holland on the Art of Translating Herodotos

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Module 14 - First Declension Nouns in –η and -ᾱ and τίς, τί; τις, τι; ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅτι

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Module 15 - Attributive and Predicate Position

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Module 16 - Second Declension Nouns

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Module 17 - The Future Indicative and Infinitive Active of ἔχω, ἐλαύνω, ἔρχομαι and the Dynamic Infinitive

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Module 18 - The Personal Pronouns; εἷς, οὐδείς, and μηδείς; the Dative and Accusative of Respect; Time Expressions

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Module 19 - οἶδα and the Present and Future Indicative and Infinitive Middle and Passive of ἐλαύνω, καλέω, φέρω, δίδωμι, τίθημι

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Guest Feature 3 - Joe Goodkin, Singer and Songwriter

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Module 20 - First and Second Declension Adjectives and Common Adjectives and Pronouns: αὐτός, οὗτος, ὅδε, ἐκεῖνος, and -ων, -ουσα, -ον

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Module 21 - First Declension Short Alpha Nouns

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Module 22 - The Relative Pronoun

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Self-Assessment Modules 14–22

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Module 23 - The Imperfect and Aorist Indicative of λέγω, ἔχω, ἐργάζομαι, δίδωμι, τίθημι

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Module 24 - Contract Verbs

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Module 25 - The Infinitive in Indirect Statement and πρίν- and ὥστε-Clauses

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Guest Feature 4 - Amy R. Cohen on Performing and Translating Ancient Greek Drama

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Module 26 - Additional Common Adjectives: πᾶς, μέγας, πολύς, ἡδύς, ἀληθής, and -ᾱς, -ᾱσα, -αν

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Module 27 - Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs; Dative of Degree of Difference

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Module 28 - εἰμί and εἶμι

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Module 29 - δείκνυμι and φημί

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Guest Feature 5 - Diane Rayor on Translating Sappho and Euripides

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Module 30 - ἵημι and ἵστημι

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Self-Assessment Modules 23–30

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Appendix

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Answer Key

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References
Index

Contributors

Philip S. Peek

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