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Athenaze, Book II


An Introduction to Ancient Greek

Revised Third Edition

Maurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall, and The late James Morwood

14 January 2016

ISBN: 9780190607678

480 pages

In Stock

Price: £57.99

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