This is a no holds barred approach to ancient greek written by a professor who got tired of seeing students coming to graduate school with huge gaps in their basic knowledge.
Best books to learn attic greek.
However keep in mind that the translations of best sellers are not always accurate.
Interview by katie walker.
Within a year you too could be reading seminal texts in their original language.
Hansen and quinn greek.
Sidney allen is a complete and scholarly reconstruction of attic pronunciation.
Out of all the introductory grammars and workbooks on either koine or attic greek that i ve ever read or perused mastronarde s book seems to be the most practical one for those who desire to be either tutored or self taught attic greek.
I hope this listing may stir some reader to an ambition to learn the language and learn it well.
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The best books for learning ancient greek whether you want to supplement what you are learning in your ancient greek class online or you want to be an autodidact and teach yourself ancient greek a good textbook or two will go a long way in getting you to the fluid reading skills that you are working towards.
The book presumes no previous knowledge of greek and bases its exercises on the first book of the iliad.
I can t find my copy to verify but iirc andrew sihler s new comparative grammar of greek and latin has a good amount of information about pronunciation.
Very complete grammar lessons plenty of readings and exercises and a decent reference appendix.
Mastronarde s introduction to attic greek.
For what it s worth i offer here a list of a few of my favorite books on new testament greek grammar.
There is however an excellent beginner s book that introduces homeric greek rather than attic.
Academic paul mcmullen recommends the best books for learning ancient greek.
He wrote a book that filled those gaps.
By joint association of classical teachers.
Translators have to work on short deadlines and sometimes the result is poor work.
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An intensive course is quite solid for an intro to attic it s what my university uses.
Homeric greek by clyde pharr revised by john wright in print and available from oklahoma up.
Leonard muellner professor emeritus of classical studies at brandeis university and belisi gillespie phd candidate at uc berkeley have posted 64 videos on youtube which when taken together present all the content covered in two semesters of a college level introduction to ancient greek course the textbook used is hansen hardy and gerald quinn.
I fully realize that this catalog will be outdated as soon as it is published.
Ten best books for studying new testament greek david alan black.
Avoid children books if you are beginner or pre intermediate.