Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

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Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Post by ThatLanguageGuy » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:30 am

Hi guys, I'm just finishing Wheelock, and trying to pick up some Greek, is there anything besides From Alpha to Omega that is similar to Wheelock. I've tried a lot of books, but I haven't been successful.

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Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Post by Dante » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:36 pm

Mastronarde's "Introduction to Attic Greek"

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Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Post by ThatLanguageGuy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:26 am

I've tried that one as well. My problem is the accent marks, this is what confuses me. I wish that there was a book like Wheelock, but teaches Greek instead.

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Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Post by swtwentyman » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:30 am

I posted a little bit about it here:

http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... 19&t=64670

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Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Post by seneca2008 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:30 am

My problem is the accent marks, this is what confuses me.
Is there something about the way accents are presented in the book or is it a general problem with accents? If the latter just learn the accent in the dictionary form from the outset and the rules of accentuation will fall into place with experience. If its a problem with the book you can supplement its explanations by asking here or using on line resources.

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Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Post by truks » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:08 pm

Just to add one thing to all the good comments above – I found it very helpful, particularly in the early chapters of Mastronarde, to go back and re-read the section at the beginning on accentuation many, many times. If you reinforce the information given there with your observations on how accentuation works in the chapters presenting the first two declensions (always reviewing the rules whenever you're in doubt), it will eventually all sink in. It takes time, patience and lots and lots of repetition.

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Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Post by seneca2008 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:18 pm

Truks gives good advice here. A number of textbooks usually suggest looking through the section on accents and then referring back to it as you progress. Just because it's first in the book doesn't mean you have to master it before you proceed.

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Re: Are there any good Greek textbooks similar to Wheelock?

Post by strnbrg » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:12 pm

What do you mean by "similar"?

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