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Looking for a Greek program for children

My son and I have started studying Ancient Greece in our homeschooling program. He's 9, and I'd like to find a decent course on Greek suitable for his age group. I realize it's harder to find a good program for Greek than Latin, but I'm hoping that someone can help me out.
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Greek grammar texts

If I were to begin learning Greek, what grammar text should I purchase to teach myself with?
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What's the best Iliad


Can anyone recommend an Iliad in Greek with an English translation side by side?



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A General Self-Studies Sticky?

Often people come here to enquire about how to study Greek independently. We already have the "Which dialect" sticky; I think it would be useful to compile a list/sticky on good self-study strategies. Granted, every learner's case is different, but having them read a sticky would help them articulate their specific goals/needs.

Some top ones I would put are

- Do some every day
- Focus on one textbook in the beginning
- Feel free ...
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A dozy question

This is probably a dozy question, but here goes.

I learnt Latin at school eons ago and I have recently started reading 'Learn Ancient Greek' by Peter Jones.

My dozy question is "will learning to speak modern Greek enable me to read ancient Greek texts?" (I'm thinking of getting a CD based course on MG to learn pronunciation)

Please excuse my ignorance on the subject.


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Alexandrian grammarians

I tried to find in Internet Dionysios of Halikarnassos' famous instructions about ancient Greek poetry, his instructions that are so many times mentioned here in this forum by many people who use him ad nauseam to justify pitch pronunciation, but, alas, failed to find any link.

Can anyone please post a link for Dionysios' or any other original instruction written by ancient Greeks about correct pronunciation of Greek and proper use of the acute, grave ...
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Aoidoi.org: The Shield of Achilles

Hi Everyone,

With some very expert help from two Textkit members, William Annis and Chad Bochan, I've created a document (available here) with notes for Iliad 18.478-608, the construction of Achilles' shield by Hephaestus. It offers grammatical details for nearly every word, as well as additional notes I've collected about the passage.

The Shield of Achilles is a fascinating section. It reads like a self-contained section, and, indeed, some scholars have suggested that it is ...
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Three years

Aoidoi.org is three years old, as of October 10. I made it through the terrible twos alive! :)

There is a major Homeric commentary coming soon - thanks to swiftnicholas - which I had hoped to have ready for the birthday, but as usual reality got in the way. It should be ready within the week, I believe.
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A question out of curiousity...

Today in a bookstore I saw two beginner Greek textbooks I had never heard of before - Paine's "Beginning Greek" and Peter Jones' "Learn Greek". I am past the begginer level in Greek, so I am not considering purchasing these books, but if anyone here has used either of these books, I am curious on your views.

Paine's book is in a way similar to Pharr - it focuses on giving the learner unadapted Greek ...
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for begginers of Greek

I think Homer is a good place to start and Textkit has a free PDF to download to boot, as well as a forum designed for it.

but I did come accross this site and thought I would share it with our members as somtimes new folks ask starting questions and there are some useful tools here.

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