vivitur wrote:I'm wondering if there is a textbook similar to WHEELOCK'S LATIN? ie something aimed at an adult beginner or University course, preferably with small translation pieces from original classical texts.
If a grammar-based textbook is what you want, you're in luck, as there are practically no textbooks for ancient Greek which do not
use this approach! (You'll see plenty of discussions in this forum of some of the less conventional approaches available, though.)
The best modern book of this type (both in terms of organization, pacing, etc) is probably Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek
. There's also an accompanying website with tutorials: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ ... start.html
If you want something free and downloadable, check out the books available here at textkit.
You will also want to read the thread stickied at the top of the forum on deciding which dialect to learn. I started with Attic, found the transition to Homeric wasn't too difficult, but I know a number of people here have gone the other direction.