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Thrasymachus by Peckett & Anthony

Postby daivid » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:38 pm

There are a lot of things wrong with this as a textbook. There is virtually no grammatical explanation merely tables of accidence. The "exercises", if you read the introduction, are not really exercises at all but tests to help a teacher using this book see how their class are getting on. Only were someone to do an answer key would they be of use to someone learning on their own.

However the readings are excellent. They are a good read.

They also written to highlight the new grammar being introduced. They introduce too much grammar per chapter for this to substitute for the lack of grammar explanation but for revision this is very helpful.

As a first book I would not recommend it. However, if like me you have already completed one course and still aren't up reading original Greek this is a must have (IMHO).
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Re: Thrasymachus by Peckett & Anthony

Postby Helikwps » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:45 am

I'm crazy about the book and learned more from it as a beginning reader of Greek than any other. The full-immersion approach reminded of the Archipel series of French-instruction books given by the Alliance Francaise.

The site below was designed to address the faults in Thrasymachus you mention and was a big help for me.

http://www.vroma.org/~abarker/thrascontents.html
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Re: Thrasymachus by Peckett & Anthony

Postby Cambrinus » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:38 pm

It's by Peckett and Munday, BTW. I agree that it is best used in a teacher-pupil scenario, although it does have grammatical explanation; it is not particularly user-friendly for someone teaching her/himself.
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Re: Thrasymachus by Peckett & Anthony

Postby daivid » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:28 pm

Helikwps wrote:I'm crazy about the book and learned more from it as a beginning reader of Greek than any other. The full-immersion approach reminded of the Archipel series of French-instruction books given by the Alliance Francaise.

The site below was designed to address the faults in Thrasymachus you mention and was a big help for me.

http://www.vroma.org/~abarker/thrascontents.html

When I said that Thrasymachus had virtually no grammatical explanation I overstated things. There is a section on syntax but it is completely detached from the readings. The link you provide is useful for connection the readings to the relevant section of the syntax.

Thanks for the link.
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Re: Thrasymachus by Peckett & Anthony

Postby jeidsath » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:37 am

This textbook is amazing. I received it in the mail yesterday.

Lesson 1A:

http://youtu.be/OXT5U1nwddk

Lesson 1B:

http://youtu.be/9MF-qVii4Vs
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