C. W. Shelmerdine, Introduction to Greek. Second edition. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, Pp. xiv, ISBN Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Introduction to Greek has 20 ratings and 2 reviews. Introduction to Greek, Second Edition is an introductory text to Classical Greek. It is designed for.
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Armstrong Centennial professor emerita at the same institution. The New York Times. Where applicable, English translations of Greek words are followed by examples of how the particular word greeo into English or in some cases into Latin.
Iklaina is surmised to be an independent entity that was subsumed by the Pylian state.
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Maurice Balme and Gilbert Lawall, Athenaze: Looking at tripods, griddles and spit supports, she showed that Iklaina’s inhabitants underwent some changes in their cooking habits: The focus of the text is on grammar with slightly altered readings drawn chiefly from the works of Xenophon and Herodotus.
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Neither text is designed to be used by a student studying alone, but rather for use in a classroom situation under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Shelmerdine, Introduction to Greek.
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I also liked the way the author has dispensed with a lot of the technical linguistic information that unfortunately finds its way into many introductory Greek texts, as well as wordy explanations for why certain forms look the way they do — another drawback of first year texts. Also, the concentration on translating whole sentences means that on occasion the opportunity to reinforce forms is lost. Retrieved 28 February The readings, of course, have their own key.
In the case of Shelmerdine a complete list of errata is given on her publisher’s website and I feel that it is necessary to mention only one error, which is quite serious and likely to be a source of confusion to students.
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Her table of contents is incredibly detailed, making it very easy to find each topic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kristen added it Jul 09, Even the pithy Greek proverbs and sayings which are scattered throughout shelmeridne chapters are translated.
Luschnig on the other hand makes no such assumption. She is Robert M. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
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Grek of these books are extremely useful guides to learning or teaching Greek, and I would have no hesitation in recommending either of them or in using either one myself. Gustavo Eladio added it Oct 14, I also liked the way the author has dispensed with a lot of the technical linguistic infor I used this book in a 14 week summer Independent Study in with a young lady from a nearby town who wanted to learn a year’s worth of Greek before she went off to college.
Anna is currently reading it Nov 22, Valerie Blackburn is currently reading it Aug 11, The extended reading passages, excellently adapted and very important to beginning students, do not have separate vocabulary under the text.
When it comes to exercises Shelmerdine by her own admission concentrates on translation, both tl Greek – English and from English – Greek. Books Available for Review. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: Her foremost contributions have been to Late Helladic pottery, and the textual and epigraphical study of Linear B.
While some students and teachers myself included will find this to be one of the charms of the book, others will no doubt feel discouraged by the sheer amount of inessential information the author provides.
It is designed for the first full year course and it concentrates on the basics in a way that allows the material to be covered easily in courses that meet three times a week over the course of shelmfrdine semesters. DFKR rated it liked it Feb 09, The layout is quite attractive, with the usual morphological paradigms nicely laid out from chapter to chapter.