Markos wrote:In my humble opinion (I know that many will disagree with me) a second year text better than the Anabasis is the simplified Anabasis:
Spending the second year with the simplified Anabasis would also provide an excellent preparation for spending the third year with the unadapted Anabasis.
The question as posed was what the traditional
Second Year Greek Text not the best text.
No one has chosen to disagree with me that the traditional
text is Anabasis so I take it everyone agrees.
I would agree with pretty much everything you wrote as to how easier texts are good because it allows much more reading. I think some of the disagreement we have had on this forum is because some of us are much quicker at picking up a language than others. For some people after one year Anabasis is easy in the raw and for them it is a good second year text. Hence really what is a good second year text is really what is easy for the individual and so there can be no one answer.
Having said that Anabasis is good (whether in the raw or whether simplified) because it is an action story.
Harder is description stuff where things just sit there not interacting with each other. Hence Strabo is probably not good even though the Greek does not seem very hard to me (and that's saying something
) Hardest is theory. When I attended a summer school we did some Plato but it was a story telling bit at the start.
"forum" got droped from the end of:
"we have had on this forum"