I just bought the Italian volumes 1&2 through abebooks
. Shipping for two wasn't much more than for one, so I got them both. It was fast, though - shipped 2/9, arrived 2/11 (definitely worth priority shipping costs). Expensive, but both volumes + shipping was still less than I paid for any one college text, so it's all relative.
paulusnb wrote:Is the Italian Second Volume different than the English one? I assumed they were the same. I thought, perhaps incorrectly, that the 2nd volume of Athenaze was simply real Greek, and therefore there was no difference betweent he US and Italian. If I remember, the second volume was listed with the same editor as the English one (Balme I believe).
There is a difference - there seems to be a fair bit of Greek readings added to the Italian edition. While real Greek readings start pretty early, each chapter (except for a few of the last chapters) still includes several pages of Greek text written by Miraglia.