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A Little Greek Reader

James Morwood and Stephen Anderson

Publication Date - October 2014

ISBN: 9780199311729

312 pages
Paperback
5 x 8 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $29.99

A flexible and concise supplement to basic Greek instruction with lively, unadapted texts

Description

Covering an extensive variety of grammatical constructions, A Little Greek Reader is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Greek. It presents more than 200 vivid, unadapted passages drawn from the poetry and prose of a wide range of Greek authors including Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Demosthenes, Euripides, Herodotus, Homer, Pindar, Plato, Sophocles, Thucydides, and Xenophon. The sections vary in length and difficulty and are arranged according to the specific points of grammar and syntax that they demonstrate.

FEATURES

* Brief introductions for each grammatical principle and reading provide students with context

* Selections are annotated and arranged for maximum classroom flexibility

* Extensive notes below each selection elucidate its meaning or explain interesting or difficult features of Greek grammar, style, and culture

* Appendices offer short biographies of the authors included in the text; coverage of Homeric grammar, Herodotean forms, and New Testament Greek; a guide to two key Greek meters; a list of important literary terms; and a map of Greece and the Aegean

* A complete vocabulary list of unglossed words is included at the end of the book

About the Author(s)

James Morwood is Emeritus Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford.

Stephen Anderson is Senior Tutor at Winchester College, UK.

Reviews

"A Little Greek Reader has excellent passage selections and is the kind of textbook that can promote lively classroom discussions."--Blaise Nagy, College of the Holy Cross

"This is a wonderful book! Morwood and Anderson have chosen a great range of canonical authors in both prose and poetry, and the passages are challenging without being impossible or infuriating."--Richard Rader, University of California, Santa Barbara

"This is a very useful book that will be of great help in the difficult transition between the end of basic language instruction and confrontation with original texts."--The Classical Review

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    About the Authors
    1. The Indicative Tenses of the Verb
    1.1 Vitruvius 9, Preface 10
    1.2 Herodotus, Histories 7.228.2
    1.3 Appian, Civil War 2.91
    1.4 Pindar, Pythian 8.20
    1.5 Euripides, Medea 364
    1.6 Demosthenes, De Corona 191
    1.7 Thucydides, Histories 2.70.1
    1.8 Sophocles, Philoctetes 1066-71
    1.9 Euripides, Electra 967-70
    1.10 Plato, Crito 43a-b
    2. Basic Use of Cases
    2.1 Nominative
    (i) Thucydides, Histories 1.89.1
    (ii) Aeschylus, Choephoroe 1-2
    2.2 Genitive
    (i) Plato, Charmides 153a
    (ii) Plato, Phaedo 118a
    2.3 Dative
    (i) Homer, Odyssey 6.246
    (ii) Thucydides, Histories 1.86.3
    2.4 Accusative
    2.5 Vocative
    2.6 Euripides, Supplices 399-405
    2.7 St. Luke's Gospel 2.8-12
    2.8 Homer, Iliad 1.357-64
    2.9 Lysias 1.22-24
    2.10 Euripides, Alcestis 185-96
    3. Adjectives
    3.1 Plato, Ion 533e-534b
    3.2 Plato, Symposium 221c
    3.3 graffito from Mount Hymettus
    3.4 Herodotus, Histories 1.1
    3.5 Euripides, Medea 49-55
    3.6 Homer, Iliad 6.414-16, 421-30
    4. Time, Place and Space
    4.1 Plato, Apology 17d
    4.2 Sophocles, Philoctetes 1337-42
    4.3 Xenophon, Hellenica 1.1.14-16
    4.4 Homer, Odyssey 2.171-76
    4.5 Plato, Laws 642d-e
    4.6 Thucydides, Histories 1.94.1-2
    4.7 Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris 767-76
    4.8 Homer, Iliad 1.17-21
    4.9 Xenophon, Hellenica 6.4.19-20
    4.10 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.4.11
    5. Personal Pronouns and his
    5.1 Plato, Gorgias 474b
    5.2 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.6.7
    5.3 Plato, Apology 38d-39a
    5.4 Euripides, Medea 271-76
    5.5 Thucydides, Histories 2.61.2
    5.6 Thucydides, Histories 4.78.4
    5.7 Antiphon, On the Murder of Herodes 50
    5.8 Lysias 1.12-13
    5.9 Thucydides, Histories 4.14.1
    6. Indefinite and Demonstrative Pronouns
    6.1 Xenophon, Anabasis 3.1.4
    6.2 Euripides, Alcestis 136-40
    6.3 Xenophon, Hellenica 5.1.13
    6.4 Homer, Iliad 10.382-89
    6.5 St. Mark's Gospel 14.22-26
    6.6 Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 1047-57
    6.7 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 7.3.2
    6.8 Euripides, Orestes 1140-48
    6.9 Demosthenes, De Corona 304-5
    6.10 Herodotus, Histories 2.100
    7. Participles 1
    7.1 Thucydides, Histories 3.112.2
    7.2 Xenophon, Memorabilia 4.4.4
    7.3 Demosthenes, De Corona 124
    7.4 Homer, Iliad 22.131-38
    7.5 Thucydides, Histories 6.59.4
    7.6 Xenophon, Anabasis 2.3.21
    7.7 Thucydides, Histories 8.68.1
    7.8 Thucydides, Histories 4.39.3
    7.9 Thucydides 2.59.2
    7.10 Euripides, Fragment 461
    8. Relative Clauses
    8.1 Menander, Sententiae 560,583
    8.2 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 3.3.44
    8.3 Sophocles, Oedipus Coloneus 49-53
    8.4 Thucydides, Histories 1.95.5-6
    8.5 Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris 1289-95
    8.6 Lysias 12.16-17
    8.7 Homer, Iliad 1.35-42
    8.8 Andocides, De Mysteriis 61-62
    8.9 Euripides, Heraclidae 945-52
    8.10 Thucydides, Histories 1.128.5-7
    9. Particles
    9.1 Plato, Apology 26c
    9.2 Homer, Iliad 1 505-10
    9.3 Euripides, Hippolytus 1243-48
    9.4 Euripides, Electra 228-31
    9.5 Sophocles, Ajax 1355-59
    9.6 Aristophanes, Lysistrata 908-14
    9.7 Herodotus, Histories 2.49.1
    9.8 Plato, Lysis 219c
    9.9 Demosthenes, On the Chersonese 42
    9.10 Homer, Iliad 4.401-5
    10. Indirect Statement
    10.1(i) Demosthenes, De Corona 169
    (ii) Plato, Apology 21c
    (iii) Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1.15
    10.2 Xenophon, Anabasis 4.8.4
    10.3 Euripides, Medea 1293-1300
    10.4 Xenophon, Hellenica 4.2.1
    10.5 Lysias 23.5-7
    10.6 Homer, Iliad 13.361-73
    10.7 Thucydides, Histories 2.3.1-3
    10.8 Euripides, Medea 446-58
    10.9 Plato, Republic 2.359d-60a
    10.10 Plato, Republic 2.360a-c
    11. Direct and Indirect Questions
    11.1 Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1-4
    11.2 Sophocles, Antigone 1211-12
    11.3 Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 881-89
    11.4 Plato, Protagoras 310d
    11.5 Thucydides, Histories 1.5.1-2
    11.6 Plato, Apology 21a-b
    11.7 Herodotus, Histories 1.31
    11.8 Xenophon, Memorabilia 1.2.45
    12. Commands, Prohibitions and Wishes
    12.1 Two Extracts from Homer's Odyssey
    (i) Odyssey 1.1-2
    (ii) Odyssey 1.169-72
    12.2 Thucydides, Histories 1.86.5
    12.3 Two Extracts from Tragedy
    (i) Aeschylus, Persae 402-5
    (ii) Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis 495-99
    12.4 St. Luke's Gospel 18.18-25
    12.5 Euripides, Phoenissae 1442-53
    12.6 Aristophanes, Acharnians 280-99
    12.7 Thucydides, Histories 2.12.2-3
    12.8 Xenophon, Hellenica 4.1.37-39
    12.9 Euripides, Electra 1060-73
    12.10 Homer, Iliad 3.424-36
    13. Purpose Clauses
    13.1 Homer, Iliad 2.381
    13.2 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.4.18
    13.4 Xenophon, Memorabilia 4.4.16
    13.5 Homer, Iliad 1.522-27
    13.6 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 1.2.3
    13.7 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.1.3
    13.8 Thucydides, Histories 1.29.1
    13.9 Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1.2
    13.10 Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 2.11
    13.11 Sophocles, Electra 378-84
    14. Result Clauses
    14.1 Euripides, Hecuba 730
    14.2 Lysias 12.4
    14.3 Plato, Symposium 215e-16a
    14.4 Sophocles, Antigone 449-55
    14.5 St. John's Gospel 3.16
    14.6 Xenophon, Anabasis 7.4.2-4
    14.7 Thucydides, Histories 3.49.1-3
    14.8 Euripides, Phoenissae 361-64
    14.9 Xenophon, Anabasis 2.2.17-18
    14.10 Lysias 3.6-8
    15. Conditionals 1
    15.1 Homer, Iliad 1.564
    15.2 Plato, Phaedrus 228a
    15.3 Demosthenes, On the Liberty of the Rhodians 23
    15.4 Xenophon, Anabasis 2.5.41
    15.5 Thucydides, Histories 3.54.3-4
    15.6 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 3.2.13
    15.7 Plato, Republic 5.473c-e
    15.8 Aristophanes, Frogs 584-88
    15.9 Euripides, Phoenissae 1615-21
    15.10 Lysias 7.41
    16. Conditionals 2
    16.1 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 1.2.16
    16.2 Lysias 2.78-80
    16.3 Euripides, Helen 68-77
    16.4 Plato, Apology 32d
    16.5 Homer,Iliad 5.674-82
    16.6 Thucydides, Histories 8.96.3-4
    16.7 Aeschylus, Agamemnon 34-39
    16.8 Homer, Iliad 2, 483-92
    16.9 Herodotus, Histories 2.173.2-4
    17. Participles 2
    17.1 Homer, Iliad 12.392-93
    17.2 Xenophon, Anabasis 3.3.1
    17.3 Herodotus 1.30.1
    17.4 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.2.22
    17.5 Euripides, Hecuba 303-5
    17.6 Plato, Protagoras 358d
    17.7 Plato, Alcibiades 1.115a-b
    17.8 Homer, Iliad 24.477-84
    17.9 Herodotus 4.136.1-2
    17.10 Plato, Euthydemus 272d-e
    18. Verbs of Fearing, Precaution and Preventing
    18.1(i) Euripides, Medea 37
    (ii) Xenophon, Anabasis 1.10.9
    (iii) Aristophanes, Clouds 492-93
    (iv) Thucydides, Histories 3.53.2
    (v) Thucydides, Histories 1.136.1
    18.2 Euripides, Medea 282-89
    18.3 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.7.6
    18.4 Homer, Odyssey 5.299-307
    18.5 St. Matthew's Gospel 1.19-22
    18.6 (i) Isocrates 2.37
    (ii) Sophocles, Trachiniae 1129
    (iii) Demosthenes, De Falsa Legatione 92
    18.7 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.3.11
    18.8 (i) Herodotus, Histories 2.20.2
    (ii) Sophocles, Antigone 441-43
    (iii) Plato, Hippias Minor 369d
    18.9 Thucydides, Histories 3.1
    18.10 Euripides, Phoenissae 1172-86
    19. Indefinite sentences
    19.1 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 1.1.2
    19.2 Homer, Iliad 9.312-13
    19.3 Lysias 12.41
    19.4 Sophocles, Antigone 574-81
    19.5 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 5.3.55
    19.6 Thucydides, Histories 2.34.3-5
    19.7 Demosthenes, De Corona 235
    19.8 Thucydides, Histories 1.99.3
    19.9 Homer, Iliad 1.163-71
    19.10 Xenophon, Agesilaos 7.3
    20. Temporal Clauses
    20.1 (i) Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1.20
    (ii) Xenophon, Anabasis 1.6.5
    (iii) Sophocles, Antigone 91
    20.2 Thucydides, Histories 2.21.1-2
    20.3 Euripides, Hecuba 10-27
    20.4 Arrian, Anabasis 5.18.6
    20.5 Xenophon, Anabasis 7.2.31
    20.6 (i) I Corinthians 11.26
    (ii) Homer, Odyssey 5.55-58
    (iii) Isocrates 1.24
    (iv) Thucydides, Histories 2.93.1
    20.7 Aeschylus, Persae 421-28
    20.8 Xenophon, Anabasis 5.7.3-5
    20.9 Euripides, Medea 1021-39
    21. Impersonal Verbs and Verbal Adjectives
    21.1 Xenophon, Anabasis 3.2.15
    21.2 Plato, Crito 44c
    21.3 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 7.2.28
    21.4 Andocides 4.17
    21.5 Euripides, Medea 238-43
    21.6 Demosthenes, Philippic 3.70
    22. Additional Prose Passages
    22.1 Herodotus, Histories 1.8
    22.2 Herodotus, Histories 2.68
    22.3 Thucydides, Histories 6.57
    22.4 Thucydides, Histories 8.1
    22.5 Xenophon, Hellenica 4.2.10-12
    22.6 Xenophon, Memorabilia 2.1.21-22
    22.7 Plato, Apology 22a-c
    22.8 Plato, Phaedo 117e-18a
    22.9 Lucian, Vera Historia 2 35-36
    22.10 The Acts of the Apostles 9.1-12
    23. Additional Verse Passages
    23.1 Homer, Iliad 6, 466-84
    23.2 Homer, Odyssey 22.1-21
    23.3 Sophocles, Ajax 541-59
    23.4 Euripides, Hippolytus 1-22
    23.5 Sophocles, Antigone 781-800
    23.6 Euripides, Medea 1251-70
    23.7 Aristophanes, Frogs 1198-1221
    23.8 Aristophanes, Clouds 1-18
    23.9 Theocritus 11.17-37
    23.10 Callimachus, Epigrammata 2
    Appendices
    The Greek Writers
    Homer, Herodotus and the New Testament
    Two Important Greek Meters
    Literary Terms
    Map: Greece and the Aegean

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