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Teach Yourself Ancient Greek Complete Course ePub download

by Gavin Betts

  • Author: Gavin Betts
  • ISBN: 0071431802
  • ISBN13: 978-0071431804
  • ePub: 1685 kb | FB2: 1385 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Foreign Language Study & Reference
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 2 edition (July 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 995
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Teach Yourself Ancient Greek Complete Course ePub download

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Gavin Betts' TY Ancient Greek is a very difficult read. This is probably the best choice for highly motivated self-learners. The layout is not the most efficient, and each page is replete with important information. The difficulty this presents, however, may be the requisite amount to scare away those who merely want an introduction to Ancient Greek. Be aware that dedication is necessary for this particular text; it requires daily study.

Yet. Using an Ancient Greek dictionary app to supplement the aoristic inadequacies of the end of book dictionary.

I got mine at Amnesty books for 50p. Plus, it's miles better at developing your vocabulary and gentler on the pace of grammar. Yet. Aargh! Had a look at my friend's more modern version and it has vocabulary lists for chapters 5 to 9, unlike my version!

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Read "Complete Ancient Greek A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Ancient Greek, with Original Texts" by Gavin Betts .

The grammar of ancient Greek is explained systematically and carefully, and graded readings from Homer, Aesop, Herodotus, Thucydides and others bring it to life and give a context to the vocabulary.

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You are browsing: All Teach Yourself complete Ancient Greek . Foyalty 120. Teach Yourself complete Ancient Greek (Paperback). Usually despatched within 2 days. His publications include Teach Yourself Latin, Teach Yourself Ancient Greek, Teach Yourself New Testament Greek and various translations of medieval and Modern Greek texts. Now retired, Alan Henry was Professor of Classical Studies, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

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Gavinrage
First of all, being a complete neophyte (hey, that's a Greek word!), it's impossible for me to compare this book or its method with any other. However, I have found it quite satisfactory. For one thing, it has you jump right into "reading" Ancient Greek from the get-go, rather than overwhelming you with ALL the grammar and ALL the word morphology first before allowing you into the pool.

I have found that purchasing a separate lexicon - it appears that Liddell and Scott, Abridged Edition, is the odds-on choice for the elementary level student - is worthwhile. Although the words in the book are "mostly" there in the included lexicon, there are many words that are not (they just give you the definitions parenthetically within the Greek text), and I've found it helpful to be able to look those up as well. My copy of Liddell and Scott gives me a bit more insight into the "gimme" words.

One big plus is the way the book works with the online enrichment material, so that the book is in fact "bigger than it appears on the outside." In particular the "revision" material (what we Yanks call review or quiz) is very helpful as it has you doing things like declining nouns and the like.

The complaint about the use of "c" for all instances of lower-case sigma is worth noting, but I've hardly found it a problem. In fact, when I WRITE Greek as part of the lesson work, I just go ahead and use the initial/medial and final forms of sigma. I must say I don't get the authors' comment that they decided to use "c" because it is "increasingly used in modern editions." In my browsing through bookstores looking at other references I have yet to see a single other instance of this.

But I repeat that, for THIS reviewer at least, it has NOT been a problem at all.
Brazil
Gavin Betts' TY Ancient Greek is a very difficult read. The layout is not the most efficient, and each page is replete with important information. The difficulty this presents, however, may be the requisite amount to scare away those who merely want an introduction to Ancient Greek. Be aware that dedication is necessary for this particular text; it requires daily study. Through his writing Gavin Betts gives off the impression that he is devoted to the reader's understanding of Ancient Greek, noting well not to leave anything--however tedious--out. Though I have not finished the entire book, I would recommend it to anyone who desires a very thorough understanding of this beautiful language
Unnis
A book that was in wonderful condition, very readable and easy to learn from. It is most definitely a necessary tool for anyone wanting to learn ancient Greek.
Yozshunris
Just what professor told me to get. Appears to be very thorough, clear, and concise for the study of 4th century greek for reading purposes.
Tuliancel
This is a necessary book to learn the ancient human language.
Remember to practise on daily basis.
Enjoy learning !
Bedy
I found that I really needed to brush up on sentence structure and terminology in order to follow the book.
Axebourne
Yes. I do agree that the 'c' makes things a bit sticky if one is already used to the traditional sigma ( I still write out my words the old fashioned way) and, yes, I persisted in looking up 'c' words in the vocabulary under, yeah, ... 'c' ... instead of 's.' Very frustrating. If you have never encountered the Greek alphabet prior to this, the big 'c' will be no problem. In any case, if you don't mind putting in the work demanded by this text (blood, sweat and tears is not an exageration), I must say that this text excels at the task of teaching this very difficult language. The language (and its beauty)is all about detail and the precision with which the Greeks went about creating their personal representation of their conceptual take on the world in general. It is not just about reading skills. The way the language is structured can tell you as much about the people as can their composition. I also used additional resources for help when clarification was indicated, but this became my main text. You might also try (perhaps simultaneously) to utilize the _Thrasymachus_ text and its outstanding associated (and perhaps simpler) website area (Google Thrasymachus ancient Greek for details). By the way, I did attempt a number of other texts, none of which compared to Betts.
After using Gavin Betts' Latin title in this series, I figured I couldn't go wrong with the Greek volume, and I was not disappointed. This is probably the best choice for highly motivated self-learners. Those who have the stamina and desire to really work at learning the language will be very satisfied with this book. It relies very little on artificial "baby Greek" and exposes the reader to authentic and challenging passages as soon as possible. There is no question that this makes the book a bit more difficult, but the trade-off is that you will be making quicker progress and reach advanced topics much sooner, as opposed to simply repeating the same kinds of simple (and boring) sentences over and over again for weeks at a time. Another big plus is that, in contrast to most other titles on the market, which are designed for classroom use, this has answers to all the exercises, so you will never be guessing if you got it right.

The reader must be very disciplined about mastering every lesson before moving on to the next, but those who do so will find no problems reading authentic Greek once they finish this book. Those who want a more relaxed introduction to Greek may want to choose a different title, but if your goal is to begin delving into original Greek works as soon as possible, go with this one. The only thing really lacking in this book is English to Greek translation exercises, though I suspect most learners aren't really concerned with writing Greek as much as reading. Others have pointed out the somewhat annoying use of the lunate sigma, but simply put, unless you just enjoy whining, there's no reason why you can't deal with it. It's just one letter. I've not had any problems adjusting to the traditional forms of sigma after moving on from this book.
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