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by Westcott
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: which is the best book to study ancient greek?
Replies: 18
Views: 27023

Re: which is the best book to study ancient greek?

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 an...
by Westcott
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Where to buy Oxford Classical Texts?
Replies: 14
Views: 8011

Re: Where to buy Oxford Classical Texts?

I know of a number of bookshops in the UK that specialize in classics, but you can find their books on larger sites. My favorite for academc books is vialibri, which searches 50 sites including abe, amazon, etc. Their search engine isn't as nicely refined as some others, though, if you only wanted t...
by Westcott
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Recognized exam for Latin?
Replies: 5
Views: 2940

Re: Recognized exam for Latin?

There are two sets of exams used for advanced high school students to obtain university credit that have Latin options: College Board's AP exam, and the SAT II. Thos standardized exams may do the trick by themselves. If you want to dot every 'i', you can take the exams, transfer them to an accredite...
by Westcott
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Text for Learning Greek and Latin in Tandem
Replies: 27
Views: 17152

Re: Text for Learning Greek and Latin in Tandem

Once you're into the grammar of Greek & Latin a bit, there's an interesting book entitled Comparative Greek & Latin Syntax by Moore (London, 1957). I don't know of anything that starts one in both languages' grammar right out of the gate, though. I suppose one could use Moore's syntax in conjunction...
by Westcott
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Anyone know of an online university offering Latin
Replies: 7
Views: 5934

Re: Anyone know of an online university offering Latin

Then I would be very careful about pursuing online degrees unless you are sure that both (1) the program is accredited and (2) your employer would recognize that degree as fulfilling the requirement. There are some legitimate and non-legitimate online learning places (I don't know about what is off...
by Westcott
Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Anyone know of an online university offering Latin
Replies: 7
Views: 5934

Re: Anyone know of an online university offering Latin

I don't think any of the 'online universities' do such a thing, since classics are not a profitable subject for them. Even the universities that offer programs through some alternate route use correspondence and short residencies rather than online teaching. I'm not too broken up about that, since I...
by Westcott
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: best translations of Homer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: best translations of Homer?

I have used (and loved) Lattimore for so long that it’s hard to consider the others for pride of place. I went through a couple chapters of the Odyssey in Greek last year at this time, and would cross-check against Lattimore when I finished. It really highlighted for me his skill as a translator - a...
by Westcott
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: No more basics of Biblical Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 22424

Re: No more basics of Biblical Greek

Granted, the pronunciation during Biblical times was closer to modern Greek than classical but that doesn't mean that all students (and teachers/professors) prefer the "appropriate" reconstructed pronunciation to begin with and very few outside Greece (and Cyprus obviously) go for modern Greek. I d...
by Westcott
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: which is the best book to study ancient greek?
Replies: 18
Views: 27023

Re: which is the best book to study ancient greek?

There are any number of works that use an inductive method, which I think is superior for getting started. For Attic I like the Cambridge/JACT set.* However, what I think is key is to mate this approach with a primer that has clear charts and indexing so that you can have the best of both worlds. Fo...
by Westcott
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Online Schools for Classical Studies
Replies: 6
Views: 5200

Re: Online Schools for Classical Studies

I should also add that last time I checked, the Classical Studies program at London was taught in translation only. However, if you want to sit the Greek exams for their Divinity programs at Heythrop College, you can go that route for one of the languages. Their programs are not exactly 'taught,' bu...
by Westcott
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Online Schools for Classical Studies
Replies: 6
Views: 5200

Re: Online Schools for Classical Studies

While they aren't 'online,' you can study classics from a distance at several of the South African universities. They and their programs are structured like UK universities. You can read classics at any level through the University of South Africa, which specialises in distance learning, and can stu...
by Westcott
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 214930

Re: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Hi! Been stdying Greek & Latin for about a decade now, and was an early user of Textkit. Dropped back by to look for a composition text, and saw the lovely forum, so here I am.

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