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Learning Greek With Plato

Postby gigas phoberos » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:33 pm

Learning Greek With Plato
Has anyone used this book?

http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Greek-Plato-Bristol-Phoenix/dp/1904675565
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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby pster » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:59 am

Is it for beginner or intermediate?
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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby Bert » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:23 am

The cover says beginners
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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby Markos » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:08 pm

Yes, I worked through it a few years ago and found it absolutely wonderful. If is very user friendly, with lots and lots of helps and an answer key. Definitely for beginners in that Benthem seems to realize how hard Greek is and really goes out of his way to give you all the help you need. I found Plato really hard before this but he allows you to get through some of the Meno. Highly recommended.
I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby CarmentaLatin » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:15 pm

I have been Using Pharr's Homeric Greek to learn Greek. Does anyone have any other recommendations of Homeric Greek textbooks?

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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby Markos » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:23 pm

Pharr is one of three basic Homeric text books which all do the same thing. The other two are Beetham's book and A Reading Course in Homeric Greek by Shoder and Horrigan.

All three of these books are great. Homer students are lucky to have them and should work through all three. Shoder/Horrigan is the most complete and user friendly, although the comparison is a bit unfair because this book is in two volumes. The revised version is nice but not necessary. One of the great things about this book is the font size of the Homeric text.

When you finish Shoder you have read through the equivalent of I think six Homeric Books. And you are now perfectly ready to tackel the rest of Homer.
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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby CarmentaLatin » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:27 am

Markos,

Thanks for the tip. I must admit that I do find the tiny type in Pharr's book rather annoying. I'll look into the others you mentioned.

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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby philplus » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:49 pm

I just want to add that Frank Beetham wrote both Learning Greek With Plato and Beginning Greek with Homer, and... An Introduction to New Testament Greek.
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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby vickyt » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:05 pm

If you want to learn greek send an email to this email address vickyspathar@yahoo.gr

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I want to learn greek language,dialect,tradition,lifestyle for me to be able to mingle greek person socialize and gain more information.
Of course with Plato!

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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

Postby edufdezb » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:27 pm

Does anyone know if one can find an interlinear translation of Meno thant can go with this book ?
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Re: Learning Greek With Plato

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