Vocabulary from C. A. E. Luschnig’s “An Introduction to Ancient Greek” (2nd ed.), the textbook used by undergraduates at St. John’s College. Lessons follow. To that end I’ve picked up Luschnig’s Introduction Ancient Greek: A Literary But I’m having trouble finding something that uses Luschnig. C.A.E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach. Second edition, revised by C.A.E. Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell.

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For example, some terms in the Introduction are glossed, but others, like “Byzantine,” are not.

This is surprisingly the most important aspect, because for a long long long long time, you won’t be reading any real Greek at lschnig, but what’s known as “exercise Greek.

Thus there is a logic to the presentation of material, but it is not always in the best interests of the beginning student.

Learn the patterns of ending to help simplify your task. Sameer Kumar rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Students need earlier exposure to the more common items so that they have as much practice and exposure as possible when they begin encountering them regularly in the ancient authors.

Luschnig starts right off with the middle voice which I’ve learned is unusual, but maybe a good ideaso it’s already complicated! Looking for beautiful books? Nominative Genitive Dative Accusative Vocative Ablative And it gets more interesting with the verbs and the middle voicethere’s not just active and passive voice. Overall, I learned how to read ancient Greek so the book fulfilled its purpose.

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Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient – Memrise

Students meet ‘real Greek’ early and often, and the exercises are ample and varied. I find that only mildly discouraging, I guess. Exercises that you do are only there to aid that one-way communication, and because it’s one way, every bit of grammar and text has to be parsed for potential meaning.


Users of the original edition should be pleased with this new version, and those comfortable with the traditional approach of teaching Greek as an intensive course can seriously consider this book. Reference material is gathered at the back of the book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Major, Louisiana State University wmajor lsu. Overall, however, this will be a difficult book gredk use. We can notify you when this item luschnkg back in stock.

I have to say I did not like the book very much. This I learned from having to cram a whole semester into one month. Gabriela rated it liked it Feb 04, Andronikos rated it liked it Jul 21, We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The appearance of imperatives and vocatives grerk the tail end of the text is odd, too, given that L. A Literary Luschig prepares students to read Greek in less than a year by presenting basic traditional grammar without frills and by introducing real Greek written by ancient Greeks, from the first day of study.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach

Open Preview See a Problem? This second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gender-inclusive, and altogether more 21st century. Bryn Mawr Classical Review I have recently addressed this issue more broadly, with some suggestions for re-thinking instruction in beginning Greek, in “On Not Teaching Greek,” Classical Journal [] I am not an autodidact, but would consider Luschnig or Mastronarde the best texts for self-study.

Paperbackpages. This is a window into and a legacy of her long, successful career as a Greek teacher. Several Greek textbooks already on the market take basically the same approach. Brandon rated it really liked it May 29, Submit a new link.


beginning autodidactical Greek study with Luschnig? : AncientGreek

In a somewhat tongue-in-cheek section in Lesson 1 titled “Learning by Rote,” she writes, “Learning a new language necessitates taxing your memory to the utmost, because you luschnkg know the language in the abstract. Feel free to message the moderators with questions or suggestions, and we hope that you enjoy your stay!

The rules for contraction which apply to nouns and verbs in Lesson 13 gteek no different from those she invokes in many earlier lessons, so that presenting these observations as general principles of contraction would help students see and understand their use throughout the language. Actually knowing greek will help you a lot, there are a lot of words in different languages that take words from greek.

The Best Books of It won’t be easy, but its possible. Ah and a good advice, get a dictionary you will use it a lot, I used to use this one when I was younger.

Christian rated it liked it Apr 21, Each lesson then features a Readings section, consisting of quotations from classical authors. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. But I’m having trouble finding something that uses Luschnig. Most lessons feature an onslaught of paradigms, and nothing in the graphics guides the novice reader to observe their patterns.

Marah Kabaservice rated it liked it Aug 01, luscgnig This also, like memorization, can not be worked around.

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