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by helios
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Resources suggestions
Replies: 54
Views: 68694

"So You Want to Learn Ancient Greek on Your Own?"

http://www.classicalmyth.com/greek/standardresponse.html Free All periods of Ancient Greek This is a simple page written by Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Professor of Classics at University of New Hampshire. This page talks about where to start as a beginner. He says, "in my experience less than 5% of those...
by helios
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Which is harder: Attic or Classical Latin?
Replies: 30
Views: 19472

Re: Which is harder: Attic or Classical Latin?

So English must be nigh impossible for you, with all those cases, and person and number, and sometimes even tense, all being identical... :) I am afraid you have lost me here, English has no cases as it is not an inflected language. Tony, you better duck because there's going to be a flurry of resp...
by helios
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Which is harder: Attic or Classical Latin?
Replies: 30
Views: 19472

Re: Which is harder: Attic or Classical Latin?

•Verbs, six tenses is all you get to navigate possibilities What do you mean by this? Do you mean that Latin has less tenses and is therefore harder? There are many more tenses than 6 in Latin though, can you elaborate on what you mean here? I am guessing, but I think he meant principal parts. Gree...
by helios
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Looking for...dictionary
Replies: 4
Views: 3197

Re: Looking for...dictionary

The only one I ever use is Elementary Latin Dictionary by CT Lewis. I have one or two others around, but besides concise definitions, Lewis shows Greek cognates in many entries and also citations from Latin text showing the word's use. As another user has pointed out it can be had for $25 and is wel...
by helios
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How to Find Editions and Commentaries?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: How to Find Editions and Commentaries?

Aristotle is there–––13th up; above Cicero in the pull down menu.

Spiphany, good resource…thank you.
by helios
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Athenaze for self study: What do I need to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 8298

Re: Athenaze for self study: What do I need to buy?

I have the Teacher's Handbooks, Book One and Book Two. Each section contains guidance for the teacher and the answers to the exercises. But it does not have the actual material that's in the student's book–––just the answers and pedagogical advice for the teacher.
by helios
Wed May 18, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Best place to start learning Latin?
Replies: 11
Views: 8382

Re: Best place to start learning Latin?

…Wheelock…just doesn't work as a textbook. I have to agree. Wheelock has its supporters, but I am not one of them. On the other hand I have used D'Ooge's book to great effect and Lingua Latina and the associated texts are great, although I've only used them as supplementary material, not as my prim...
by helios
Fri May 13, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greece in the summer
Replies: 10
Views: 7334

Re: Greece in the summer

My only concern is that most of the participants will be either Greek or German. Maybe we'll have to communicate in Attic?? Irene mentioned that most Greeks speak some English, and this is true of Germans, too. I've been all over Germany and the only place they sometimes don't—and it's usually olde...
by helios
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Book Salon?
Replies: 13
Views: 6437

Re: Book Salon?

You'd be surprised about Bob. He and I were hanging out with Paul Auster one night at an old man's pub---you know the type of bar I'm talking about: they're filled with hardhats who just finished work, the immovable barflies who seem to live there, and the occasional cop ducking his shift. Anyhow, w...
by helios
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: German textbooks?
Replies: 5
Views: 6443

Re: German textbooks?

The FSI Basic is looking very promising, not only for German but for getting my Chinese up to speed. I wish I had managed to find the link on my own, earlier. I usually have the local Staples print the pdfs and bind them for me. The mp3s go on my iPod and then I'm off to the races. Lots of language...
by helios
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: German textbooks?
Replies: 5
Views: 6443

Re: German textbooks?

But in the open forum there is no off topic, right? Besides, all good philologists know French and German anyway. Do you want to speak German or read it or speak/read/write? My situation is that I spoke some at home as a young 'un but couldn't read much of it. While deciding what to do, I thought I'...
by helios
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Small Change - User Accounts Requierd To Download
Replies: 3
Views: 2760

Re: Small Change - User Accounts Requierd To Download

Jeff Tirey wrote:I put the files behind a user login because too many bots were downloading the files...
The bots can read Greek?

If they are that advanced, I'd like one to regularly clean my house.
by helios
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Methods for learning Greek
Replies: 66
Views: 52402

Re: Methods for learning Greek

pster wrote:There is a discussion of Heinrich Schliemann's method at:
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/fo ... D=943&PN=2
Thanks, pster...that is great reading.
by helios
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Methods for learning Greek
Replies: 66
Views: 52402

Re: Methods for learning Greek

Irene, thank you for taking the time to agree to my request. 1) Learn grammatical concepts and terms in your own language. There are very few of us who are familiar with all these apositives and agents and relative causes and whatnot that we encounter when learning Ancient Greek. Luckily I have a st...
by helios
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Methods for learning Greek
Replies: 66
Views: 52402

Re: What if all I want is Aristotle?

@ helios: This past week, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on why I have been struggling. I'll say this. After finishing the textbook, I wish I had drilled myself silly--and this is going to sound silly--on all Greek words of FOUR LETTERS OR LESS and all words in the same conjugation or declen...
by helios
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Methods for learning Greek
Replies: 66
Views: 52402

Re: What if all I want is Aristotle?

Mods, Chad's contribution is so good, I think that it somehow should be given it's own (sticky?) thread. I'm not sure if you can do that here, but I think it is MOST DESERVING. Pster is right…love to see this in its own thread and stickied. I have begun collecting the books Chad has mentioned in e-...
by helios
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Methods for learning Greek
Replies: 66
Views: 52402

Re: What if all I want is Aristotle?

Wow, Chad...this is great. I am going to paste this into a Word doc and compare it against what I have been doing with Greek and my methods. Thanks for this.

I'll post again later with specifics.
by helios
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Test Your Latin
Replies: 2
Views: 2174

Re: Test Your Latin

Me three!
by helios
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: GreekGeek.org
Replies: 8
Views: 4506

Re: GreekGeek.org

I believe a user here, Paul, is the owner/creator of the site. Perhaps you could PM him and ask him what's up. (I hope I have the username right.)
by helios
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Homer - Odyssey - Book I
Replies: 14
Views: 7709

Re: Homer - Odyssey - Book I

I assume you're reading it in the Greek...Oxford Classical Text or another version? I look forward to your comments. I hope to read the same within six months.
by helios
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tips for Beginners?
Replies: 4
Views: 3580

Re: Tips for Beginners?

Finch, I'm in the beginning stages myself, but don't fret too much about accents. Try to familiarize yourself with them and then jump in to the rest of the material. Periodically go back and look at the rules again. I found that having my written work corrected has helped me to see where I am misapp...
by helios
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: which is the best book to study ancient greek?
Replies: 18
Views: 28396

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

I use Introduction to Greek Prose Composition by Arthur Sidgwick because it has an answer key. For writing, I would choose one suited to your level and has a key because you need to know if your efforts are correct. There are multiple free writers on this site. I'd check them out and choose the one ...
by helios
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Text for Learning Greek and Latin in Tandem
Replies: 27
Views: 18244

Re: Text for Learning Greek and Latin in Tandem

Aren't there interlinear Bibles that have Latin and Greek side by side?

Not that this is what you are asking for, but one might be helpful in some way.
by helios
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How to learn Greek?
Replies: 11
Views: 4221

Re: How to learn Greek?

If you want to start with Homeric (which is a good idea) Pharr's a great choice. The Odyssey and Iliad selections are suggestions for reading and are free should you decide you want to put what you learned in Pharr's book to good use. Those other textbooks below that are Attic Greek might be too bas...
by helios
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How to learn Greek?
Replies: 11
Views: 4221

Re: How to learn Greek?

You should decide on Homeric or Attic first Read this: http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3251 If you go with Homeric, there are some very good resources available here. As Adelheid pointed out, there's Pharr's book in pdf form, which looks very good. I have it in book form...
by helios
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: which is the best book to study ancient greek?
Replies: 18
Views: 28396

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

I'm throwing myself up against Hansen and Quinn's Intensive Greek. It's tough going, but I am getting a handle on the verb system and purpose and conditional clauses finally. I can handle heavy grammar and repetitive drills which H&Q is all about. Some books spoon feed you information and fill the e...
by helios
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 230326

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

Hello, I'm helios.

Anyhow, I am not a spammer and I look forward to asking my oddball questions about Attic Greek.

Thanks!
helios