An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469398

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

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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.
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Reading Greek: A World of Heroes

Selections from Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles

Author: Homer,Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Herodotus,Sophocles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521224628

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 139

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A World of Heroes is designed to take students on from Reading Greek, giving them a graded introduction to Ancient Greece's most important authors.
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Reading Greek

Text and Vocabulary

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521698510

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 289

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Second edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. This volume contains a narrative adapted entirely from ancient authors in order to encourage students rapidly to develop their reading skills. The texts and numerous illustrations also provide a good introduction to Greek culture.
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"Reading" Greek Death

To the End of the Classical Period

Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198150695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 489

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The author sheds new light on aspects of the beliefs, attitudes, and rituals surrounding death in ancient Greece from the Minoan and Mycenean period to the end of the classical age. She draws on different types of evidence - from literary texts to burial customs, inscriptions, and images inart - to explore the fragmentary and problematic evidence for the reconstruction of attitudes towards, and the beliefs and practices pertaining to death and the afterlife.The book is also a sophisticated critique of the methodologies appropriate for interpreting the evidence for ancient beliefs. Insights from athropology and other disciplines help to inform the reconstruction of these beliefs and to minimize the intrustion of culturally determined assumptions whichreflect modern thinking rather than ancient realities.
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Reading Greek: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521219778

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 366

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The JACT Reading Greek Course has been written for beginners in the upper school, at university and in adult education. Its aim is to enable students to read fifth- and fourth-century Attic Greek, Homer and Herodotus, with some fluency and intelligence in one to two years. The main medium of learning is a continuous, graded Greek text, adapted from original sources.
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Reading Greek Tragedy

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315791

Category: History

Page: 302

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This book is an advanced critical introduction to Greek tragedy. It is written specifically for the reader who does not know Greek and who may be unfamiliar with the context of the Athenian drama festival but who nevertheless wants to appreciate the plays in all their complexity. Simon Goldhill aims to combine the best contemporary scholarly criticism in classics with a wide knowledge of modern literary studies in other fields. He discusses the masterpieces of Athenian drama in the light of contemporary critical controversies in such a way as to enable the student or scholar not only to understand and appreciate the texts of the most commonly read plays, but also to evaluate and utilize the range of approaches to the problems of ancient drama.
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Reading Greek

text

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 182

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The JACT Reading Greek Course has been written for beginners in the upper school, at university and in adult education. It aims to enable students to read fifth and fourth century Attic Greek, Homer and Herodotus, with some fluency and intelligence in one to two years. The main medium of learning is a continuous, graded Greek text, adapted from original sources.
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Reading Greek America

Studies in the Experience of Greeks in the United States

Author: Spyros D. Orfanos

Publisher: Pella Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780918618832

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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The Teachers' Notes to Reading Greek

Author: Peter V. Jones,Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107629306

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

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These notes are intended to help teachers to use the Reading Greek course to their best advantage.
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The Teachers' Notes to Reading Greek

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139852167

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 7721

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. The Teachers' Notes to Reading Greek are intended to help teachers at school, at university and in adult education to use the course to their best advantage. They do not tell the teacher what to do but describe the practice of experienced users of the course and offer suggestions for tactics to adopt, including advice on matters such as lesson planning, year-plans and potential examination papers. This volume of notes has been thoroughly updated to match the revised edition of the course.
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Reading Greek: Greek Vocabulary

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521232777

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 45

View: 3894

The JACT Reading Greek Course aims to enable students to read fifth- and fourth-century Attic Greek, Homer and Herodotus, with some fluency and intelligence.
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'Reading' Greek culture

texts and images, rituals and myths

Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 315

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This book discusses the problems involved in attempts to make sense of ancient Greek society, in particular its texts and images, rituals and myths. The collection of seven previously published papers is prefaced by an introduction which explains the methodological approach common to each. This approach draws on a variety of disciplines such as social anthropology and social history, the psychology of perception, semiology, cognitive studies, and literary theory.
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Reading Greek: A World of Heroes

Selections from Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles

Author: Homer,Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Herodotus,Sophocles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521224628

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 139

View: 4085

A World of Heroes is designed to take students on from Reading Greek, giving them a graded introduction to Ancient Greece's most important authors.
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Reading Greek: Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises

Author: Joint Association of Classical Teachers,Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Greek Course

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521219778

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 366

View: 9251

The JACT Reading Greek Course has been written for beginners in the upper school, at university and in adult education. Its aim is to enable students to read fifth- and fourth-century Attic Greek, Homer and Herodotus, with some fluency and intelligence in one to two years. The main medium of learning is a continuous, graded Greek text, adapted from original sources.
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Reading Greek Art

Author: Nikolaus Himmelmann,Hugo Meyer,William A. P. Childs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691058269

Category: Art

Page: 317

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Nikolaus Himmelmann is a distinguished scholar who has written extensively on Greek and Roman art and the reception of ancient art in the post-antique world. The primary theme of his works is the manner in which ancient art communicated in its time and how modern cultures have dealt with the fundamentally ambiguous characteristics of ancient art. The work contained in this volume provides an introduction to Himmelmann's critical approach to Greek art and to the function of art in any society. The book is divided into two parts. The first focuses on the correlation of form and content in Greek painting and sculpture. The second presents Himmelmann's reflections on both a method of approach to works of ancient art and the role of antiquity in contemporary society.
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Athenaeus and His World

Reading Greek Culture in the Roman Empire

Author: David Braund,John Wilkins

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 625

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An international team of literary specialists explore Athenaeus' work as a whole, and in its own right. Almost all classicists and ancient historians make use of Athenaeus; 'Athenaeus and his World' is the first sustained attempt to understand and explore his work as a whole, and in its own right. The work emerges as no mere compendium of earlier texts, but as a vibrant work of complex structure and substantial creativity. The book makes sense of the massive and polyphonous Deipnosophistae, the quarry upon which classicists and ancient historians depend for their knowledge of much ancient literature, particularly Comedy, and also the source of much of the data used by modern historians for the social history of the classical and Hellenistic worlds. The 41 chapters; written by an international team of literary specialists and historians, each tackle a significant feature, and the book is divided into seven sections, each prefaced by introductory remarks from the editors.
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Reading Greek Vases

Author: Ann Steiner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521732352

Category: Art

Page: 364

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Repetition and symmetry are the fundamental aesthetic principles underlying the shape and decoration of ancient Athenian vases. This book is the first comprehensive study of the role of repetition beyond its aesthetic value, and as part of a code that conveys meaning to the viewer. Relying on the theoretical background provided through information theory and narratology, Ann Steiner uncovers the different kinds of meaning that painters created through the use of repetition. Using the reading of painted verbal inscriptions as a springboard, she demonstrates how repetition of imagery in multiple fields of a vase can create narration, paradigm, exploration of perceptual and ideological point of view, and parody. Steiner shows how the results of repetition on Archaic Athenian vases reiterate the activities of the elite symposion and the broader cultural values of the elite Athenians. She provides an entirely new way to read ancient Athenian vases.
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Read Greek by Friday: Creative Tools for Learning

Creative Tools for Learning

Author: Paul Fullmer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592447732

Category: Religion

Page: 72

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Read Greek by Friday: Creative Tools for Learning provides crossword puzzles, songs, flowcharts, and memory devices that enhance a studentâs initial encounter with Greek grammar and vocabulary. Although the exercises are entertaining in and of themselves, the ultimate goal of this book is to facilitate a studentâs development as a reader of Greek texts. Students who have an agreeable, even fun, experience in beginning Greek will be all the more likely to continue work with the language beyond the initial encounter. This book serves as a companion volume to 'Read Greek by Friday: A Beginning Grammar and Exercises'. Brief notations at the beginning of each lesson in that grammar guide an instructor or student to appropriate resources in this affiliated text. However, because they are built upon basic New Testament vocabulary and texts, the creative resources in this book could be used in conjunction with any beginning Greek grammar.
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