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Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture #39: The Essentials of Greek Grammar: A Reference for Intermediate Readers of Attic Greek

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Designed for intermediate-level students, this textbook presents an outline of the essential forms and syntax of ancient Attic Greek. A perfect supplement to Louise Pratt’s Eros at the Banquet, it also stands alone as a useful resource for any student seeking to move beyond the basics of Greek into the exciting experience of reading classical literature in its original language. 

The Essentials of Greek Grammar is based on the author’s many years of classroom experience and on the handouts she developed and fine-tuned to supplement a variety of textbooks and approaches. In part 1 of the volume, Pratt covers the following:

  • morphology and parts of speech in increasing order of complexity, from articles and pronouns through adjectives;
  • active and passive participles;
  • nouns, with a summary of endings and examples of the three declensions;
  •  verbs, with summaries and examples of regular and irregular forms.

Part 2 presents syntax, moving from the relatively straightforward case uses of nouns and pronouns, to the uses and positions of adjectives and the complexities of verb types and moods. Pratt also includes miscellaneous figures of speech and a handy appendix listing two hundred common Attic verbs and their principal parts.

Book News Annotation:

Pratt (classics, Emory U.) presents the most essential elements taught in first-year Greek classes in a form that more advanced students can keep at hand as a reminder and reference while reading texts. It would be especially useful, she says, to students whose beginning textbook was based on inductive reasoning. She begins with the forms of the parts of speech, then turns to syntax. An appendix lists 247 common Attic verbs and their principal parts. English and Greek terms are indexed separately. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Designed for intermediate-level students, this textbook presents an outline of the essential forms and syntax of ancient Attic Greek. A perfect supplement to Louise Pratts Eros at the Banquet, it also stands alone as a useful resource for any student seeking to move beyond the basics of Greek into the exciting experience of reading classical literature in its original language.

Synopsis:

Designed for intermediate-level students and based on the author’s many years of classroom experience, this textbook presents an outline of the essential forms and syntax of ancient Attic Greek. Louise Pratt also includes a handy appendix listing two hundred common Attic verbs and their principal parts

About the Author

Louise Pratt is Professor of Classics at Emory University. She is the author of Lying and Poetry from Homer to Pindar: Falsehood and Deception in Archaic Greek Poetics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806141435
Author:
Pratt, Louise H.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Pratt, Louise
Subject:
Greek language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Ancient Languages - Classical Greek
Subject:
Greek (Modern)
Subject:
Classics-Greek Language
Subject:
Classics-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
101 Tables
Pages:
156
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 0.31 in 0.51 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Designed for intermediate-level students, this textbook presents an outline of the essential forms and syntax of ancient Attic Greek. A perfect supplement to Louise Pratts Eros at the Banquet, it also stands alone as a useful resource for any student seeking to move beyond the basics of Greek into the exciting experience of reading classical literature in its original language.
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Designed for intermediate-level students and based on the author’s many years of classroom experience, this textbook presents an outline of the essential forms and syntax of ancient Attic Greek. Louise Pratt also includes a handy appendix listing two hundred common Attic verbs and their principal parts

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