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An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek

An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek

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Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 4/10/2008
EAN 9780521698504, ISBN10: 0521698502

Paperback, 280 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

First published in 1978 and now thoroughly revised, Reading Greek is a best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students of any age. It combines the best of modern and traditional language-learning techniques and is used in schools, summer schools and universities across the world. This Independent Study Guide is intended to help students who are learning Greek on their own or with only limited access to a teacher. It contains notes on the texts that appear in the Text and Vocabulary volume, translations of all the texts, answers to the exercises in the Grammar and Exercises volume and cross-references to the relevant fifth-century background in The World of Athens. There are instructions of how to use the course and the Study Guide. The book will also be useful to students in schools, universities and summer schools who have to learn Greek rapidly.

Preface
1. The insurance fraud
2. The glorious past
3. Athens and Sparta
4. Lawlessness in Athenian life
5. 'Socrates corrupts the young'
6. Socrates and Strepsiades
7. Socrates and intellectual inquiry
8. Aristophanes' Birds
9. Aristophanes' Wasps
10. Aristophanes' Lysistrata
11. Aristophanes' Akharnians
12. Neaira as slave
13. Neaira as married woman
14. Guarding a woman's purity
15. Alkestis in Euripides' play
16. Official justice
ships, state and individuals
17. Private justice
trouble down at the farm
18. How Zeus gave justice to men
19. The story of Adrastos
20. Odysseus and Nausikaa.

'The quality of this course is now very hard to match indeed.' Journal of Classics Teaching