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by tmesis
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: which is the best book to study ancient greek?
Replies: 18
Views: 27895

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

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. P...
by tmesis
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Where to start learning Greek?
Replies: 12
Views: 6087

Re: Where to start learning Greek?

I'd be curious to know where these audio recordings can be found!

Those courses look great, by the way. I'm sure it will be quite a revolution when the English version is released.
by tmesis
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Where to start learning Greek?
Replies: 12
Views: 6087

Re: Where to start learning Greek?

Even for dead languages, I believe that having an audio component is exponentially helpful for learning. The only such course I'm aware of for ancient Greek is Assimil. However, it is available only in French and Italian, so you need some reading knowledge of either language. I found it an effortles...
by tmesis
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Re: Can you Help with Techniques for Learning?

Learning 10 words a week isn't enough; the slow progress will frustrate you. Is your reading knowledge of French passable? I have looked at a great number of Greek textbooks. Assimil is by considerable distance the best course I have come across. Unfortunately for English speakers, it's available on...
by tmesis
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ancient Greek for practical communication?
Replies: 7
Views: 3777

I have heard of cases when someone wrote personal records in Ancient Greek because he did not want everybody who came across the text to be able to understand it.
Enoch Powell, a classicist and former MP in the UK, did just this.
by tmesis
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Assimil
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

Assimil

Has anyone tried Assimil's program for Attic Greek? It's available in French and Italian, but not English.

I'm around lesson 60 out of 101 at the moment. It's a fascinating and I think highly effective way to learn Greek.