"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

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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An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478632

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 346

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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 Greek texts that appear in the Reading Greek Text volume, translations of all the texts, answers to the exercises in the Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises volume and cross references to the relevant fifth-century B.C. background in The World of Athens. There are instructions on how to use the course and the Study Guide. Apart from those studying entirely on their own, students in schools, in universities and summer schools who have to learn Greek rapidly and intensively will also welcome the appearance of this book.
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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,Professor of Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315791

Category: Drama

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: 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: Teacher's Notes

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521318723

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 230

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The Teachers' Notes are intended to help teachers by offering suggestions for tactics to adopt.
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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 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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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

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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. 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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