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Learning Greek

Postby benissimus » Sat Aug 09, 2003 7:57 am

I am interested in learning Ancient Greek (not Koine) and I am wondering which of the texkit books would I be best off with? I have a good grasp of Latin and grammar, if that would affect which book would be best suited to me.
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Re:Learning Greek

Postby Keesa » Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:11 am

Well, I'm very much a beginner myself, but I'm working with "First Greek Book" (I think that's the title..._ by John W. White. I haven't thrown it across the room yet, so that's a good sign...although, come to think of it, I'm reading it on the computer. (You think that might have something to do with it?) ;D<br /><br />Anyway, I'm not the best source, since I'm only working in that one book, and I'm still at the beginning of it. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Learning Greek

Postby benissimus » Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:03 pm

Well, I got impatient for a reply and started that one as well. It's not too late to change if someone has a better recommendation though. Once I figured out the paradigms, it wasn't nearly as scary as I had thought, and I am already enjoying it :D
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Re:Learning Greek

Postby Paul » Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:44 pm

Hi,<br /><br />I know I beat this drum fairly often, but I would recommend<br />Clyde Pharr's "Homeric Greek".<br /><br />As I noted in another thread, several forum members are working their way through it now. Also, some of us have already finished it. Hence you'll be enjoying a shared experience and there will be no lack of help in the forum.<br /><br />Cordially,<br /><br />Paul
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Re:Learning Greek

Postby Keesa » Sun Aug 10, 2003 9:15 pm

Is Homeric Greek on Textkit? I didn't see it earlier, when I looked...maybe I just didn't look hard enough. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Learning Greek

Postby annis » Sun Aug 10, 2003 11:21 pm

[quote author=Keesa link=board=2;threadid=413;start=0#3392 date=1060550157]<br />Is Homeric Greek on Textkit? I didn't see it earlier, when I looked...maybe I just didn't look hard enough. <br />[/quote]<br /><br />Alas, the copyright keeps Pharr off Textkit, and will for some time to come. <br /><br />If you only have access to the books here, then "The First Greek Book" is fine. If you can, though, Pharr is usually sold for less than US$20. I cannot recommend it too highly, especially for someone who has already some experience with an inflected language like Latin.<br /><br />
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Re:Learning Greek

Postby Keesa » Sun Aug 10, 2003 11:24 pm

Oh, dear...so many good books to get! I foresee myself being broke for many long years...<br /><br />Keesa
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