benissimus wrote:I like the no holds barred approach, and I have heard Hansen & Quinn's is good in this area, but if it is anything like Latin Moreland & Fleischer intensive course, then I might have second thoughts.
Ack - how true! The English font is bad enough - the Greek one is just terrible!annis wrote:H&Q is quite like M&F, but with a wretched font.
Raya wrote:It is definitely not an easy text to follow, though - sometimes I feel that the authors' English explanations require translation as much as the Greek!
I find it hard to excuse the lack of an answer key throughout, especially in later units.
I would also agree that the text doesn't help you enough with Greek vocabulary.
Geoff wrote:I hear very little about Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek.
Has anyone here used it and if so what are your thoughts?
Paul wrote:I think H&Q is easily the best textbook for Attic Greek. In fact, when I want to check a point of grammar, after Smyth, I turn to H&Q. I highly recommend it.
PeterD wrote:I spend a couple of hours at the University library looking at various intro. Greek language texts (something I should have done before I commenced my Greek studies ). I looked at at least a dozen texts. I Should never have doubted Paul --the man knows!. Only one book in my opinion stood out: Greek: An Intensive Course by Hanson & Quinn. Thanks again Paul.
Paul wrote:I would encourage you to find your way to Homer sooner rather than later. You won't regret it.
Kopio wrote:No one has mentioned the Grammar that I learned from.....so here goes...
I learned (Koine) Greek using Lyle Story's "Greek To Me" It's a tad bit goofy, but it works very well. Lyle uses mnemonic pictures to help aid the learner.
Bert wrote:Maybe I did not give this book enough of a try.
I borrowed it but I got so frustrated with the goofy pictures that I gave it back long before finishing it.
My memory is not good enough to be able to remember his mnemonic aids
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