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Athenaze, Book I: An Introduction to Ancient Greek

Third Edition

Maurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall, and James Morwood

Publication Date - January 2016

ISBN: 9780190607661

464 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $54.95

Description

Combining the best features of traditional and modern methods, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek 3/e, provides a unique, bestselling course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative right from the begining and guides them to the point where they can begin reading complete classical texts. Carefully designed to hold students' interest, the course begins in Book I with a fictional narrative about an Attic farmer's family placed in a precise historical context (423-431 B.C.). This narrative, interwoven with tales from mythology and the Persian Wars, gradually gives way in Book II to adapted passages from Thucydides, Plato, and Herodotuc and ultimately to excerpts of the original Greek of Bacchylides, Thucudides, and Aristophanes' Acharnians. Essays on relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture and history are also woven throughout.

New to this Edition

  • More effective design and more illustrations (including color spreads)
  • Companion Website includes pronounciations of vocabulary and additional exercises

Features

  • Short passages from Classical and New Testament Greek in virtually every chapter
  • Vocabulary and complete explanations of grammar, including material on accents
  • Instructor's Resource Manual available online for Books I and II, containing translations of all stories, readings, and exercises; detailed suggestions for classroom presentation; abundant English derivatives; and additional linguistic information
  • Student Workbooks for Books I and II include self-correcting exercises, cumulative vocabulary lists, periodic grammatical reviews, and additional readings

About the Author(s)

James Morwood was elected to a Fellowship at Wadham College in 1966, where he taught and served as Dean of Degrees, Steward of Common Room, and Dean (the last post from 2000 to 2006). He became an Emeritus Fellow in 2006 and remains Editor of the Wadham Gazette. He still does some teaching at the college.
James was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he sat Part I of the Classical Tripos and Part II of the English Tripos. After a year at Merton College, Oxford on the course for the Diploma of Education, he went to Harrow School in September 1966 to teach Classics and English. He spent 30 years at Harrow, the last seventeen of them as Head of Classics. He was deeply involved in school journalism and drama, working with Richard Curtis and Ben Cumberbatch among many others. He was librarian for more than eleven years, and sat on and later chaired the school's Treasures Committee, a body which brought into existence the Old Speech Room Gallery.

In 1996 he moved to Oxford University and took up the post of Grocyn Lecturer in the Classics Faculty and served for a year as President of the Oxford Philological Society.

James has been a committed member of the Joint Association of Classical teachers and held the Presidency of the Association for 1999-2001, becoming an Honorary Member in 2011. He was President of the London Association of Classical Teachers for 1995-6; has been a regular tutor at the JACT Greek Summer School at Cheltenham and Bryanston since 1970, serving as its Director of Studies, and its Director. He also teaches Classics and English literature at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.

With Eric Dugdale, he is currently editing a new series entitiled 'Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts'. His revision of the Oxford Latin Course for North American college students was published in January 2012; his book on Hadrian (Bloomsbury) was published in the summer 2013.

Current projects include an edition of Virgil, Aeneid 3 (with Stephen Heyworth), an edition (with Chris Collard) of Euripedes' Iphegenia at Aulis and A Little Greek Reader (with Stephen Anderson-Oxford University Press). He lectures on cruises in the Adriatic and Agean, last September sailing from Istanbul to Athens.

Previous Publication Date(s)

July 2003
February 1990

Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of Historical Essays
    List of Maps
    List of Color Plates
    About the Authors
    Introduction
    Map of Greece and the Aegean Sea

    1. O ΔIKAIOΠOΛIΣ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: Stems and Endings
    2. Nouns: Genders, Stems, Endings, Cases, and Agreement
    3. U se of the Definite Article

    Reading
    The Athenian Farmer
    O ΔIKAIOΠOΛIΣ (β)

    Grammar
    4. Accents

    Readings
    O KΛHPOΣ
    Classical Greek: Heraclitus
    New Testament Greek: Title page of the Gospel of Luke
    2. O ΞANΘIAΣ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: Indicative Mood; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Persons Singular
    2. Proclitics
    3. The Imperative

    Readings
    Slavery
    Greek Wisdom: Cleobulus of Lindos
    O ΞANΘIAΣ (β)

    Grammar
    4. Articles, Adjectives, and Nouns; Singular, All Cases
    5. U ses of the Cases
    6. Persistent Accent of Nouns and Adjectives
    7. Recessive Accent of Verbs

    Readings
    O ΔOΥΛOΣ
    Classical Greek: Callimachus
    New Testament Greek: Luke 3.22
    3. O APOTOΣ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: 3rd Person Plural, Imperatives, and Infinitives

    Reading
    The Deme and the Polis
    O APOTOΣ (β)

    Grammar
    2. Articles, Adjectives, and Nouns; Singular and Plural, All Cases
    3. Accent Shifting

    Readings
    OI βOEΣ
    Classical Greek: Menander
    New Testament Greek: Luke 6.46
    4. ΠPOΣ THI KPHNHI (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: All Persons, Singular and Plural
    2. Declensions of Nouns and Adjectives
    3. Feminine Nouns and Adjectives of the 1st Declension

    Readings
    Women
    Greek Wisdom: Pittacus (of Mitylene)
    ΠPOΣ THI KPHNHI (β)

    Grammar
    4. Masculine Nouns of the 1st Declension
    5. Feminine Nouns of the 2nd Declension
    6. 1st and 2nd Declension Adjectives
    7. Two Irregular Adjectives
    8. Formation of Adverbs
    9. The Definite Article as Case Indicator

    Readings
    AI ΓΥNAIKEΣ TOΥΣ ANΔPAΣ ΠEIΘOΥΣIN
    Classical Greek: Callimachus
    New Testament Greek: Luke 6.45
    5. O ΛΥKOΣ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Contract Verbs in -a-
    2. Recessive Accent of Finite Verbs
    3. Article at the Beginning of a Clause
    4. Elision

    Readings
    Gods and Men
    Greek Wisdom: Chilon of Sparta
    O ΛΥKOΣ (β)

    Grammar
    5. Agreement of Subject and Verb
    6. Personal Pronouns
    7. Attributive and Predicate Position
    8. Possessives
    9. The Adjective aὐτόΣ, -ή, -ό

    Readings
    O APΓOΣ TA ΠPOβATA ΣΩIZEI
    Greek Wisdom: The Seven Wise Men
    Classical Greek: Anacreon
    New Testament Greek: Luke 4.22 and 24
    6. O MΥΘOΣ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: ΠΛέΩ
    2. Verbs: Voice
    3. Verb Forms: Middle Voice
    4. Deponent Verbs

    Reading
    Myth
    O MΥΘOΣ (β)

    Grammar
    5. Middle Voice: Meaning
    6. Some Uses of the Dative Case
    7. Prepositions

    Readings
    O ΘHΣEΥΣ THN APIAΔNHN KATAΛEIΠEI
    Classical Greek: Marriage
    New Testament Greek: Luke 13.10-16
    7. O KΥKΛΩΨ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Substantive Use of Adjectives
    2. Nouns: Declensions
    3. 3rd Declension Consonant Stem Nouns: Velar and Dental Stems
    4. Reflexive Pronouns

    Reading
    Homer
    O KΥKΛΩΨ (β)

    Grammar
    5. 3rd Declension Consonant Stem Nouns: Nasal Stems
    6. 3rd Declension Consonant Stem Nouns: β, Π, Φ (Labial) and Λ, p
    (Liquid) Stems
    7. A 3rd Declension Adjective: ΣώΦpΩv, ΣΩ.Φpov, of sound mind;
    prudent; self-controlled
    8. The Interrogative Pronoun and Adjective
    9. The Indefinite Pronoun and Adjective

    Readings
    O TOΥ ΘHΣEΩΣ ΠATHP AΠOΘNHIΣKEI
    Classical Greek: Sophocles
    Greek Wisdom: Thales of Miletus
    8. ΠPOΣ TO AΣTΥ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Participles: "Present" or Progressive: Middle Voice

    Readings
    Athens: A Historical Outline
    Classical Greek: Archilochus
    New Testament Greek: Luke 5.20-21
    ΠPOΣ TO AΣTΥ (β)

    Grammar
    2. 3rd Declension Consonant Stem Nouns: Stems in -p-
    3. Two Important Irregular Nouns: ἡ ΓΥvή, τH.Σ ΓΥvaιKόΣ, woman; wife,
    and ἡ Χείp, τH.Σ ΧειpόΣ, hand
    4. 1st/3rd Declension Adjective: Πa.Σ, Πa.Σa, Πa.v, all; every; whole
    Reading
    Greek Wisdom: Periander of Corinth
    Grammar
    5. Numbers
    6. Expressions of Time When, Duration of Time, and Time Within Which

    Readings
    O OΔΥΣΣEΥΣ KAI O AIOΛOΣ
    Classical Greek: Sappho: The Deserted Lover: A Girl's Lament
    9. H ΠANHΓΎPIΣ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Participles: Present or Progressive: Active Voice
    Reading
    The City of Athens
    H ΠANHΓΥPIΣ (β)

    Grammar
    2. 3rd Declension Nouns with Stems Ending in -vτ-
    3. 3rd Declension Nouns with Stems Ending in a Vowel: ἡ ΠόΛιΣ and τὸ ἄΣτΥ
    4. 3rd Declension Nouns with Stems Ending in Diphthongs or Vowels:
    ὁ βaΣιΛεΎΣ and the Irregular Nouns ἡ vaΥ.Σ and ὁ βoΥ.Σ
    5. U ses of the Genitive Case
    6. Some Uses of the Article

    Readings
    O OΔΥΣΣEΥΣ KAI H KIPKH
    Classical Greek: Simonides
    New Testament Greek: Luke 6.31-33: The Sermon on the Mount
    REVIEW OF VERB FORMS

    PREVIEW OF NEW VERB FORMS

    10. H ΣΥMΦOPA (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: Verbs with Sigmatic Futures
    2. Verb Forms: The Asigmatic Contract Future of Verbs in -ίζΩ
    3. Verb Forms: The Sigmatic Future of Contract Verbs
    4. Verb Forms: Verbs with Deponent Futures

    Readings
    Festivals
    Classical Greek: Theognis
    New Testament Greek: Luke 6.35-36: The Sermon on the Mount
    H ΣΥMΦOPA (β)

    Grammar
    5. Verb Forms: The Asigmatic Contract Future of Verbs with
    Liquid and Nasal Stems
    6. The Irregular Verb εἰ¥µι
    7. Future Participle to Express Purpose
    8. Impersonal Verbs
    9. Review of Questions

    Readings
    O OΔΥΣΣEΥΣ TOΥΣ ETAIPOΥΣ AΠOΛΛΥΣIN
    Classical Greek: Menander and Archilochus
    New Testament Greek: Luke 5.30-32
    11. O IATPOΣ (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: Past Tense: The Aorist
    2. Verb Forms: The Thematic 2nd Aorist
    3. Aspect
    4. Thematic 2nd Aorist Active and Middle Participles
    5. Verb Forms: Common Verbs with Thematic 2nd Aorists

    Readings
    Greek Science and Medicine
    Classical Greek: Theognis
    New Testament Greek: Luke 6.20-21: The Beatitudes
    O IATPOΣ (β)

    Grammar
    6. Verbs with Thematic 2nd Aorists from Unrelated Stems
    7. Accents on Thematic 2nd Aorist Active Imperatives
    8. Augment

    Readings
    O ΔHMOKHΔHΣ TON βAΣIΛEA IATPEΥEI
    New Testament Greek: Luke 6.27-29: The Sermon on the Mount
    12. ΠPOΣ TON ΠEIPAIA (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: Past Tense: The Sigmatic 1st Aorist
    2. Sigmatic 1st Aorist Active and Middle Participles

    Readings
    Trade and Travel
    Classical Greek: Scolion: The Four Best Things in Life
    New Testament Greek: Luke 15.3-7: The Parable of the Lost Sheep
    ΠPOΣ TON ΠEIPAIA (β)

    Grammar
    3. Verb Forms: The Asigmatic 1st Aorist of Verbs with Liquid and Nasal Stems
    4. Irregular Sigmatic 1st Aorists
    5. Verb Forms: Augment of Compound Verbs

    Readings
    O KΩΛAIOΣ TON TAPTHΣΣON EΥPIΣKEI
    Greek Wisdom: Bias of Priene
    13. ΠPOΣ THN ΣAΛAMINA (a)

    Grammar
    1. Verb Forms: The Imperfect or Past Progressive Tense
    2. Aspect
    Reading
    The Rise of Persia
    ΠPOΣ THN ΣAΛAMINA (β)

    Grammar
    3. Relative Clauses
    4. 3rd Declension Nouns and Adjectives with Stems in -εΣ-
    5. 1st/3rd Declension Adjective with 3rd Declension Stems in -Υ- and -ε-

    Readings
    O ΞEPΞHΣ TON EΛΛHΣΠONTON ΔIAβAINEI
    Greek Wisdom: Solon of Athens
    Classical Greek: Archilochus
    New Testament Greek: Luke 21.1-4: The Widow's Mite
    14. H EN TAIΣ ΘEPMOΠΥΛAIΣ MAΧH (a)

    Grammar
    1. Comparison of Adjectives
    2. Irregular Comparison of Adjectives
    3. Comparison of Adverbs
    4. U ses of Comparatives and Superlatives

    Readings
    The Rise of Athens
    Classical Greek: Archilochus
    New Testament Greek: Luke 10.25-29: The Good Samaritan (concluded 14 (B))
    H EN TAIΣ ΘEPMOΠΥΛAIΣ MAΧH (β)

    Grammar
    5. Demonstrative Adjectives
    6. Interrogative and Indefinite Pronouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs

    Readings
    OI ΠEPΣAI TA ΥΠEP ΘEPMOΠΥΛΩN ΣTENA AIPOΥΣIN
    Classical Greek: Theognis
    New Testament Greek: Luke 10.30-37: The Good Samaritan (concluded)
    15. H EN THI ΣAΛAMINI MAΧH (a)

    Grammar
    1. Athematic 2nd Aorists
    2. More 3rd Declension Nouns with Stems in -εΣ-

    Readings
    Aeschylus's Persae
    New Testament Greek: Luke 2.1-14: The Birth of Jesus
    H EN THI ΣAΛAMINI MAΧH (β)

    Grammar
    3. Contract Verbs in -o-
    4. Contract Nouns of the 2nd Declension
    5. More Numbers
    6. U ses of ὡΣ and Its Compounds

    Reading
    OI ΠEPΣAI TAΣ AΘHNAΣ AIPOΥΣIN
    16. META THN EN THI ΣAΛAMINI MAΧHN (a)

    Grammar
    1. The Passive Voice

    Reading
    The Athenian Empire
    META THN EN THI ΣAΛAMINI MAΧHN (β)

    Grammar
    2. Verbs with Athematic Presents and Imperfects: ΔΎvaµaι, Kει.µaι,
    and ἐΠίΣτaµaι

    Readings
    O ΞEPΞHΣ ΠPOΣ THN AΣIAN ANAΧΩPEI
    Classical Greek: Sappho: Love's Power
    Classical Greek: Simonides
    New Testament Greek: Luke 2.15-20: The Birth of Jesus (concluded)

    Verb Charts
    Syllables and Accents
    Enclitics and Proclitics
    Forms
    Forms of Definite Article, Nouns, Adjectives, and Pronouns Laid Out in
    Case Order N, V, A, G, D
    Index of Language and Grammar
    Greek to English Vocabulary
    English to Greek Vocabulary
    General Index
    Acknowledgments

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