Hey guys. I've been studying Greek for the last two weeks using Albert Harkness's "First Greek Book". I'm at about lesson 40 right now. Anyway, if you've ever used that book you'll know it is chart-happy and treats actual use of the language like a rare antique that it doesn't want guests to touch.
For instance, it places the entire Active Voice into a single chart, and expects you to memorize it before moving on to the next chapter. After which it assumes you know it by heart without review.
I guess that's to be expected when it calls itself a "complete analytical syntax." I don't know how I've managed to keep up with memorizing the charts at this pace, but I doubt I can keep up any longer.
What I want to know is are there any good books you guys know of that'll go heavy on the exercises / reading Greek? One that'll spread out the conjugation tables, maybe, so I get a lot of practice in each tense/mood/voice? I think Rushbrooke's "First Greek Reader" looks promising, but it seems to assume preknowledge of the vocabulary.