It is our common opinion, based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall. È il testo base, in cui è contenuta, in sedici capitoli, la storia d’un contadino ateniese, chiamato Diceòpoli, e della sua famiglia. I fatti sono immaginari, ma. Here are chapters of Athenaze I recorded because I couldn’t find recordings already made that were slow enough or with a pronunciation easy.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The Italian version of Athenaze, which first appeared all the way back inhas long remained something of a mythical creature for a lot of English language students.

Roma Aeterna provides the dual benefits of solidifying your Latin while teaching you Roman history. There athnaze a problem filtering reviews right now. So drawing on this experience, I would like to provide some useful facts, opinions, and recommended resources for an English-speaking person trying to decide how to learn or relearn classical Latin or Greek outside the school or university system.

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Latin Dictionaries athebaze Reference Grammars Though in theory not necessary while working through the introductory and intermediate texts, which have their own vocabularies, you’ll probably want a dictionary. I understand that this leaves the self-taught student ediition a difficult position. In this way we could be sure that students using this textbook will learn words that they will encounter regularly when reading classical Greek.

They explain the problem better than I could. Dowling points out the danger in the grammar-first approach – not the inevitability, but the danger – i. If you read Italian and want to study Greek, get this.

A well-meaning young man there tried his best to help me, but they just don’t have the logistics to handle overseas orders. Both series are in their second editions and edirion the purchase of multiple volumes.


The other high-frequency verbs i. LaFleur, available since in its sixth edition and also now in a Kindle version. LTRG provides its students with the tools necessary to read unaltered classical Greek texts and focuses on reading like no other text I have used either Latin or Greekbut there is no getting around the intense academic work that ancient Greek demands.

Athenaze audio (Italian edition)

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Of course there are numerous contemporary textbooks for doing this, not to mention the proliferation of reprints of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century student editions. Is 97 a mystical Ollendorffian number? Each new word is used at least 3 times in the first section in which it appears.

The three primary choices are modern Greek, Erasmian, or classical Athenian as restored by contemporary scholarship. Each chapter contains one or more elements of grammar plus a vocabulary list, example sentences, brief quotes from classical authors, and Latin-to-English etymological tidbits.

Dowling had me with his first sentence: I also use Charles E. In my opinion, as an autodidact, you would do equally well with either, if, for Athenazeyou could get the teacher’s handbooks and audio CD. Chiave degli esercizi e dei testand for the corso medio and corso superiore volumes in this series, you’ll have to shop around on Italian web sites.

Close the door so you can read out loud. So, the chapters in the original American version of Athenaze are comprised of two sections, A and B, atbenaze with their own readings and vocabulary. The epitome of grammar-first is Wheelock’s Latinby Frederick M. Show me another curriculum that can teach reading ancient Greek while bypassing the tons of required memorization, the grammatical drilling, the vocabulary acquisition, etc.

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Athenaze is the best of the worst, and Italian Athenaze is a huge, huge improvement on English Athenaze, but the scaffolding is Italian! For most self-learners, though, it’s not going to suffice, especially if you’re teaching yourself Greek from scratch.


And as supplemental reading to chapters twenty and beyond, Alessandro Barbone and T. Please try again later. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

As manifested in actual textbooks and resources, the difference isn’t always hard and fast. Other than keep-you-motivated quotes from classical authors or the New Testament, you’re not going to be reading unadapted Homer or Plato, Cicero or Ovid, in six months.

You are commenting using your WordPress. I had read the first editon chapters of Alexandros, a Spanish textbook based on Rouse first bit available onlinethen I looked at Rouse, but I kinda drowned after the second chapter after I typed the earlier comment.

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Let me repeat my caveat that the resources I am about to cite, while seemingly the most widely used, are by no means the only ones. The source material is simply not meant for the academically faint of heart. Both series are handsomely packaged and rich with illustrations of ancient art and architecture and with excellent essays on Greek and Attic history and life.

Grammar and Exercises Reading Greek: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The complementary Workbooks I and II provide additional exercises for each chapter, with an answer key included. Adler refers to an Latin grammar by George J.

Maybe it’s the difference between the era of the Pax Romana in which Julius and his family live in the Familia Romana and the turbulent times in Attica at the outset of the Peloponnesian war. Unlike its Cambridge brethren, OUP does not cater to the self-learner.

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