It is our common opinion, based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall. È il testo base, in cui è contenuta, in sedici capitoli, la storia d’un contadino ateniese, chiamato Diceòpoli, e della sua famiglia. I fatti sono immaginari, ma. Here are chapters of Athenaze I recorded because I couldn’t find recordings already made that were slow enough or with a pronunciation easy.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. I got this from the Editioon Amazon website amazon-dot-itwhich was a lot easier to use than I expected.

“Athenaze”: learning ancient Greek with the nature method

If all 11 words were glossed on the page, would I be able to read? Can we please not dumb it down.

Furthermore, readings A and B also include 53 additional words, most of which occur just 1x. But Intense will at some point want to read Philomen Probert’s A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greekwhich is a scholarly work but also has exercises with answer keys.

Speaking ancient Greek Speaking is such an important part of acquiring a natural feeling for the language. Dowling points out the danger in the grammar-first approach – not ialian inevitability, but the danger – i. Latin, Intermediate Level One way or the other, you’ll learn the grammar and want to begin reading the ancient authors. In any case, read “Latin by the Dowling Method” see reference below and see what you think.

I focused on be and have.

I read a chapter of Alexandros at night partially to help myself avoid electronics in the evening, and if I dnt feel like I get it enough, I reread it. If you have the patience and enjoy the readings as much as I do, you’ll do even better working atyenaze both. Each chapter concludes with all-Latin, mostly fill-in-the-blank exercises to reinforce specific points of grammar.


ediiton Both series are handsomely packaged and rich with illustrations of ancient art and architecture and with excellent essays on Greek and Attic history and life. Text and Vocabulary Paperback. After that, it is assumed you can “read” the language. Either by using English where the text uses Italian, or by putting together Italia language resources for grammar and exercises probably they would require some English too, to be honest, because Greek grammar terms are a long way from being as evident as Latin ones.

Can’t Read Greek—Unsurprised, but Angry

Probably athenze all textbook authors make the distinction or are edtiion aware of it, and I’m sure some teaching professionals find it a false or simplistic one, but nevertheless I find the difference profound. Would that enable me to read? The Latin content in each Adler chapter includes forms and vocabulary that haven’t been covered yet sdition whose meaning can be induced from the context and atheaze knowledge of cognates and athneaze forms.

But you get there in parallel with graduated “perpetual” exercises in speaking and writing “everyday” Latin, question and answer pairs to be translated into, and spoken aloud, in Latin. Start over, from the beginning and see how far you can get with each successive reading. It would have been nice if the Vocabulary in the back was indexed to at least the first occurrence of each word. I did not stay in the field and did not keep up with the languages.

Learn how your comment data is processed. If you choose restored, you then have to decide whether to attempt pitch accents classical-era Greeks spoke with pitch accents, but that is very difficult for most English speakers or to accept the compromise of restored pronunciation but stress accents. And, especially if you are Intense, decide right now you don’t want to be reading them in six months.


In addition, many of the early twentieth-century reference grammar classics are, well, classics, edltion available in a number of reprints. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. In college too many decades ago, I was a classics and ancient history Ph,D. The names are self-descriptive. Edizioni Accademia Language: If you read Italian and want to study Greek, get this.

But the Athenaze CD serves its purpose; I especially like that it sticks with the pitch accent throughout its readings and does so at a pace you can follow and practice. Untilwhen L. Leave a Reply Deition reply Enter your comment here Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The Vivarium Novum web site claims a teacher’s guide is in the works Guida per i docentibut it seems it’s been in the works for over ten years.

Text and Vocabulary Reading Greek: Serious wants to be able to read quotations as well as selections from a limited number of authors, perhaps largely in bilingual italizn.

Like Familia Romanathese two Greek series teach grammar in conjunction with athensze immersion in stories about a fictional family. In the current state, if you’re not Dabbler but Serious or Intense, my advice is to download Millner’s Latin podcasts, then disconnect.

To pursue Athenaze on your own, you need the following volumes Athenaze distributes its thirty chapters over two books, so you wouldn’t have to get the second books immediately: Each chapter starts with a dialog, then grammar, without a single non-Italian word.