Learn Ancient Greek

Author: N.A

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780760739785

Category: Greek language

Page: 216

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With enthusiasm and wry wit, author Jones takes you step by step through the rudiments of the Western World's first great language--the medium of Plato and the New Testament. Introduces the Greek alphabet, explains each grammar point in layman's terms, gives plenty of study hints, provides answers for the exercises, and even presents a "to-do" list at the end of most chapters. Not too far into the book you'll already be reading masterful Greek literature, in extracts chosen from such authors as Plato, Sophocles, and Thucydides. Offers a discussion of Greek history and culture in each chapter, and another feature that looks closely at Greek words, with special emphasis on related words in English.--From publisher description.
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The Curse of the Ancient Greeks

A True Story of a Modern Nation in Crisis

Author: Faris Nejad

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504998871

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

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The Curse of the Ancient Greeks is a contemporary novel based and inspired by real stories and current events. It is the story of a Greek newspaper columnist born in a magical and remote mountainous peninsular stretching out in the Mediterranean, hugged by glittering turquoise coasts and dramatic cliffs. At an early age, the boy loses his father at a tragic work-related accident, which influences the rest of his life. He is shortly after taken to Athens by his mother in search of a better life. As an adult, he finds himself in the midst of a social and economic crisis in a country facing drastic financial upheavals. His mundane struggle to stay afloat, trying to keep his job as a journalist, and his troubled family intact brings back memories of his mysterious birthplace and takes his thoughts back to the glorious age of philosophy and logic in ancient Greece. Whilst on a vain professional search to discover the source of his countrys recent financial misfortunes, he is forced to reevaluate his most intimate relations with his family and friends, taking him on a soul-searching and unexpected romantic and philosophical journey.
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Complete Ancient Greek

A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Ancient Greek, with Original Texts

Author: Gavin Betts,Alan Henry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473627745

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Ancient Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the writings of Socrates and Homer. Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading classical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -25 learning units plus maps and verb guide -Authentic materials - language taught through key texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary -Culture insights - learn about the culture and beliefs of the Ancient Greeks -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress. Featuring additional exercises in this new edition, this is a genuinely comprehensive yet accessible introduction to Ancient Greek. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Learn to Write Ancient Greek

A Step-by-Step Approach to Writing Biblical and Classical Greek

Author: Joshua Rudder

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781452870359

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 104

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This workbook eases you into the complexities of writing Ancient Greek. You will learn to write Greek starting with the individual letters of the Greek alphabet. You will build syllables out of the Greek letters and create whole words from those syllables. Finally, you will put Greek words together in phrases, sentences and even paragraphs. All along the way, the workbook offers ample opportunity and space to practice writing Greek. A range of exercises and copy practice cover all the letter forms, diacritic combinations (including accents and breathings) and punctuation required to read Greek. Practice pages give Greek and English names of letters and characters, standard pronunciation and transcription, and the number and direction of pen strokes needed to compose each character. The appendix introduces three other historical Greek scripts and provides answers to every exercise. Includes a thorough table of contents and short index.
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The Swedish Sailor

Author: Helder Diniz

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491884193

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

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"The Swedish Sailor and other stories" is about the search for friendship and acceptance by lonely boys deprived of the warmth and affection they had hoped to find at home and never did. Named Ingmar, Valerio, Armindo or Daniel, living in Sweden, West Berlin, Portugal or East Africa, their search is basically the same, and the friendship and acceptance they manage to find in the end proves sometimes to be more short-lived than they hoped.
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Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

A Creative and Proven Approach

Author: Margarita Madrigal

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307754871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide by one of America's most prominent language teachers. Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills. With original black and white illustration by Andy Warhol, Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish will provide readers with a solid foundation upon with to build their language skills.
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Eureka!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Ancient Greeks But Were Afraid to Ask

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Atlantic Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781782395140

Category: Greece

Page: 383

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In Eureka!, Peter Jones tells their epic story as he expertly guides the reader through the key historical events - from the Trojan War through the wars against the Persians, to the Athenian Empire, the conflict with Sparta, and on through the Byzantine Empire. Along the way he introduces the major figures of the age, including Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Euclid and Archimedes, explores the Greek myths, provides a glimpse of everyday life in ancient times and shows us the very foundations of Western culture. It is a compelling tale unmatchable in its vividness, scope and variety."
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Teach Yourself Ancient Greek Complete Course

Author: Gavin Betts

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071431804

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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Sightseeing in Sparta? Learn Ancient Greek. With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu, Ancient Greek to Modern Persian, Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar Regular and irregular verb tables Plenty of practice exercises and answers Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout An exploration of the culture And much more
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Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks, 2nd Edition

Author: Robert Garland

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031335815X

Category: History

Page: 368

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Ancient Greece comes alive in this exploration of the daily lives of ordinary people-men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. With new information drawn from the most current research, this volume presents a wealth of information on every aspect of ancient Greek life. Discover why it was more desirable to be a slave than a day laborer. Examine cooking methods and rules of ancient warfare. Uncover Greek mythology. Learn how Greeks foretold the future. Understand what life was like for women, and what prevailing attitudes were toward sexuality, marriage, and divorce. This volume brings ancient Greek life home to readers through a variety of anecdotes and primary source passages from contemporary authors, allowing comparison between the ancient world and modern life. A multitude of resources will engage students and interested readers, including a Making Connections feature which offers interactive and fun ideas for research assignments. The concluding chapter places the ancient world in the present, covering new interpretations like the movie 300, the founding of modern Greece, and the ways in which classical culture still affects our own. With over 60 illustrations, a timeline of events, a glossary of terms, and an extensive print and nonprint bibliography, this volume offers a unique and descriptive look at one of the most influential eras in human history.
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Morphology

Author: Peter H. Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521422567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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This is an updated and substantially revised edition of Peter Matthews's well-known Morphology, first published in 1974. It includes chapters on inflectional and lexical morphology, derivational processes and productivity, compounds, paradigms, and much new material on markedness and other aspects of iconicity. As in the first edition, the theoretical discussion is eclectic and critical: its scope ranges from the ancient grammarians to the work of Chomsky and his followers, the disintegration of the classical Chomskyan scheme, and the renewed standing of morphology and historical linguistics in recent years. The examples are drawn from English and other European languages, both ancient and modern. The work will appeal to both specialists in particular languages--it contains much original material--and students of general linguistics. For this new edition much now obsolete discussion has been removed and replaced by discussion of current trends, and the further reading sections have been thoroughly updated.
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