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Key to William Smith's Greek

Postby JesseToler » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:01 pm

Is there a key to the 1st Course? It will make checking my translations much easier!
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Postby Koala » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:03 pm

I posted some suggested answers to the early exercises here:

http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... php?t=3696

alas, they are in SPionic, the then current font

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"Initia Graeca, Part II"--Beginning Greek Reader b

Postby Prometheus » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:31 pm

I'm using the Smith book for a very loosely structured online Ancient Greek course based in Cyprus (http://kypros.org/LearnGreek/). Unfortunately, not only do I find Smith's grammatical explanations and choice of vocabulary less satisfying than White's, I'm disappointed that it's all grammar and disconnected translation exercises (one sentence about this, one sentence about that), no reading of connected passages.

I did notice, though, in the PDF version of the Smith text in Textkit, that there's also supposed to be a reader, "Initia Graeca, Part II, A Reading Book", that goes along with the grammar (listed in "Continuations of This Volume" on the second page). That might make Smith easier to digest.

Has anyone seen this reading book, or know if it's available?
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Re: "Initia Graeca, Part II"--Beginning Greek Read

Postby edonnelly » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:08 pm

Prometheus wrote:I did notice, though, in the PDF version of the Smith text in Textkit, that there's also supposed to be a reader, "Initia Graeca, Part II, A Reading Book", that goes along with the grammar (listed in "Continuations of This Volume" on the second page). That might make Smith easier to digest.

Has anyone seen this reading book, or know if it's available?


It's at Google Books for free download, along with other Initia Graeca books:


Initia Graeca Part I - First Greek Course: Comprehending Grammar, Delectus and Exercise Book

Initia Graeca Part II - A First Greek Reading Book

Initia Graeca Part III - An Introduction to Greek Prose Composition

as well as:

Additional Exercises with Examination Papers on Initia Graeca--Part I

also, an earlier version of the Part II book is available from the Internet Archive:

Initia Graeca Part II - A First Greek Reading Book


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Not that anyone asked, but...

That same Smith also wrote a series of school books for Latin, if anyone is interested:

Principia Latina Part I: A First Latin Course

Principia Latina Part II: A First Latin Reading Book

Principia Latina Part III: An Introduction to Latin Poetry

Principia Latina Part IV: An Introduction to Latin Prose Composition

Principia Latina Part V: Short Tales and Anecdotes from Ancient History

There are also "stepping stone" books for the first two in the series:

Introduction to Principia Latina Part I: The Young Beginner's First Latin Book

Introduction to Principia Latina Part II: The Young Beginner's Second Latin Book

as well as some additional exercises for part I

Appendix to Principia Latina Part I: Additional Exercises
The lists:
G'Oogle and the Internet Pharrchive - 1100 or so free Latin and Greek books.
DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library
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Google Greek Books

Postby Prometheus » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:47 pm

Thanks, Ed! Those online books on Google (the Loeb Classics, too) are really a treasure.

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Re: Key to William Smith's Greek

Postby stevep11 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:35 pm

Another thanks to Ed. Your links have been really helpful.
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