mohit wrote:Now I am trying to learn Latin. Which book is more usefull to study ancient greek.
What about White and Homeric Greek?
What about Introduction to Attic Greek?
tmesis wrote:After learning the basics of ancient Greek with the Assimil course (available only in French or Italian), I would highly recommend it, or another course with an audio component. The courses I know of that use a similar approach are Assimil, Polis, and the Living Koine Greek course mentioned above. Polis is also available only in French at the moment, but I believe an English version is due out soon. The Assimil course helped me achieve an intuitive feel for Greek, something I did not achieve with attempts at Greek using Hansen & Quinn, Chase & Phillips, or Mastronarde. A large part of my success with the Assimil course is attributable to repeatedly listening to and speaking the dialogues, as such a process invites a much more painless internalization of the vocabulary and grammar. After rather haphazardly working through the course a few years back, I picked up Greek again recently and am now enjoyably reading the Iliad in Greek. Given the right method and materials, I believe this is something anyone can do. Good luck.
spiphany wrote:You can see a sample page of the Assimil course here: http://polyglotte.org/blog/2008/04/appr ... e-vivante/
It's Attic Greek, as far as I can tell. I don't know of any audio samples online, but it's pretty good, I think. It uses reconstructed pronunciation with pitch accents. Stefan Hagel was involved in the recordings, he has some other audio recordings on his website (http://www.oeaw.ac.at/kal/agp/), which should give you an idea of what the Assimil audio sounds like.
thebicyclethief wrote:On their own, these works are not suitable for self-learners, but they are compact treasure troves of grammar. Both of these volumes are still in regular use in UK universities so inexpensive print copies abound.
What would you recommend for the self-learner to go with the Greek primer of Abbott and Mansfield?
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