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House of Paine

Postby Auberon » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:42 pm

Hello.

Has anyone studied and profited from Stephen Paine's Beginning Greek: A Functional Approach?

I've leafed through it and have seen some very positive reviews on Amazon that laud its inductive approach. But they warn of the difficulty of using it outside of the classroom without a guide.

Curious if anyone has gained a working knowledge of Greek through this book. Especially if they did it on their own.
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Re: House of Paine

Postby Bert » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:05 pm

I don't think it is necessarily difficult without a teacher but it is definitely difficult if it is your first exposure to Greek. If you have some background in Greek, this book moves along fast enough to make it fun. For someone's first Greek book, this speed would be break-neck.
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Re: House of Paine

Postby Auberon » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:41 pm

Thanks, Bert.
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