Vocabulary from C. A. E. Luschnig’s “An Introduction to Ancient Greek” (2nd ed.), the textbook used by undergraduates at St. John’s College. Lessons follow. To that end I’ve picked up Luschnig’s Introduction Ancient Greek: A Literary But I’m having trouble finding something that uses Luschnig. C.A.E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach. Second edition, revised by C.A.E. Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell.

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It’s something worth knowing for life. Andronikos rated it liked it Jul 21, William rated it liked it Dec 02, There will obviously be pieces of grammar you don’t know, and vocabulary you don’t know, and for this, the Loeb english ouschnig will be helpful. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. They regularly include twenty or more sentences to translate into English and about ten to translate from English into Greek.

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I’m just thinking that there seems to be more general and autodidact materials for learning Latin, as well as larger online communities, and the general consensus is that Latin is greel to learn.


It is supported by a Web site for teachers and learners. Every Greek textbook has errors and infelicities, so I do not find such problems fatal in themselves. You must know its forms and structure i. Comments about that textbook in particular, or about self-study rgeek Greek in general? A Literary Approach is a traditional beginner’s text, written in a conversational tone, as though between equals of lusschnig will and common purpose.

Overall, I learned how to read ancient Greek so the book fulfilled its purpose. The reading at Lesson 3 no.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach

But with all this said, it can be done. If you don’t understand what subjunctive moods, or participles, or gerunds are in English, it will be made quadruply hard in ancient Greek. LuschnigDeborah Mitchell. Submit a new text post.

But have it by your side, and watch as the mystery of the Greek slowly unfolds. Xinxiong rated it it was amazing Jan 25, What I appreciate particularly is that this grammar has personality, even a sense of humor, so that my students feel they are learning ancient Greek from Cecelia Luschnig rather grek an lschnig textbook Open Preview See a Problem? The proof is in the pudding: Does it benefit students meeting the Greek alphabet for the first time to learn the three obsolete letters p.

Overall, however, this will be a difficult book to use. At a number of other points, too, L. The answers to the exercises are only in the instructor version, but you could still use it for additional passages to read when you’re just starting out I suppose – it’s more than likely available through a library. Return to Book Page. This I learned from having to cram a whole semester into one month.


An Introduction to Ancient Greek 2 vols. Making a daily routine out of it rather than “binging” study on one day a week is by far preferable, if you really want to succeed. Thanks for telling us about the problem. We’ll see how it goes!

Callista rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. A Literary Approach prepares students to read Greek in less than a year by presenting basic traditional grammar without frills and by introducing real Greek written by ancient Greeks, from the first day of study.

A Literary Approach C. AncientGreek submitted 2 years ago by cunningjames. The luschnib are fun and excerpts from ancient authors are cool. I started to re-learn it recently. As for learning Greek, I’d recommend at least looking for someone you can consult with questions though you can always post here.