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A Greek Boy at Home

Postby Bert » Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:53 pm

Is anyone here familiar with a book called " A Greek Boy at Home" by WHD Rouse? Is it good? Is it expensive? What is its ISBN?
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Postby whiteoctave » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:53 am

the book is one of the better greek readers written by WHDR, a great Christ's man. it shows evidence of the author's obsession with the direct method, that is teaching a language with solely the use of that tongue. (indeed it was WHDR who created the use of the direct method with latin and greek, though not with great reception from other schoolmasters). it was pusblished in 1909 so, unsurprisingly, is not blessed with an isbn. it is not easy to find, but best of luck.

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Postby chad » Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:55 am

Rouse is brilliant. His "Demonstrations" of iambic verse, which sets out the basic patterns of iambic lines, and shows you how he composes iambic verse out of things like herodotus, in a word-by-word, line-by-line exposition, is excellent, one of my favourite classics books. I noticed Dave that you have a copy of this: do you like it as well? I'd love to see a copy of his associated book "Damon" but I haven't been able to find one (in Sydney anyway)
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Postby Bert » Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:51 pm

Thanks for the information.
I'll try to get a hold of it.
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Postby whiteoctave » Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:00 pm

chad, i do have rouse's demonstrations and wholeheartedly agree that it is a most magnificent work. without any doubt it is the finest exposition of the art of iambic composition.
i am with you, however, in avidly searching for damon and, quod maius est, demonstrations in latin elegiac verse, for which i would pay a great deal of money.

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Postby Geoff » Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:24 pm

Jeff, could we get "A Greek Boy at Home" here on Textkit? 1909 pubication!

p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-lease ! - Anyone have a copy, time, resources?
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Postby Geoff » Sat Jul 10, 2004 4:59 pm

White octave said
it is not easy to find


Make that next to impossible!
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Postby Colin » Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:04 pm

Ok there is a copy posted online. You have to access Anne Mahoney's homepage
http://www.stoa.org/~mahoney/
and then click on
GRK 1, Elementary Ancient Greek - Fall 2004 (I think it was this one but anyway it was one of the greek courses)
when the server isn't down as it is today(who knows when this will be) you can then download A Greek boy at Home
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Postby Geoff » Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:56 pm

Thank you Colin! :)

In the Preface to this work, Rouse mentions his First Greek Course. Is anyone familiar with this?
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Re: A Greek Boy at Home

Postby homer » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:01 pm

You can find a new publication made in Spain on the following link:
http://www.culturaclasica.com/lingualat ... graeca.htm
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