Since its publication in 1990, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek has helped tens of thousands of students learn classical Greek. Building on the bestselling tradition of previous editions, the long-awaited third edition combines the best features of traditional and modern teaching methods. It provides a unique course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative right from the beginning and guides them to the point where they can begin reading complete classical texts. James Morwood, editor of the Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek and the Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary, brings his expertise and years of teaching
experience to this revision.
- A sharper, more engaging design and additional illustrations, including color spreads in each volume highlighting Greek art and culture
- Streamlined and improved grammatical explanations
- A more user-friendly approach, more easily adaptable to a number of teaching and learning styles
- Updated historical-context sections with increased support in the revised Instructor's Resource Manual
- New Student Workbooks for Books I and II that include self-correcting exercises, cumulative vocabulary lists, periodic grammatical reviews, and additional readings
About the Author(s)
Maurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall, and The late James Morwood
Maurice Balme was former Head of Classics at Harrow School, UK.
Gilbert Lawall is Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
James Morwood was Emeritus Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford.
"Athenaze, Books I and II, presents a thoughtful, reading-based approach to learning ancient Greek. Both books are interspersed with superbly written cultural and historical essays that introduce readers to the signature characteristics of Greek culture." - Stephen Esposito, Boston University
"I have found Athenaze's methodology successful with today's broad range of student learning styles and varied levels of language sophistication." - Elizabeth A. Fisher, George Washington University
"Athenaze is an excellent adaptation of the reading approach for ancient Greek, with excellent Greek readings." - Nicholas Rynearson, University of Georgia
"The approach is student friendly, the readings are varied and interesting, and the grammatical explanations are clear." - Laurie Cosgriff, Portland State University
"Athenaze is the best text for learning ancient Greek. Period." - George Rudebusch, Northern Arizona University
"The storyline and characters of the text readily draw students into the language and culture of the Greeks. Athenaze is arguably the best first-year Greek text on the market." - Richard L. Phillips, Virginia Tech University