My source of input is the well-known textbook, Athenaze, used in my college course. I even have Luigi Miraglia’s Italian version now, praised for. It is our common opinion, based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall. The Italian Athenaze has no exercise keys. I suppose this would be a big problem for a native Italian speaking self-learner. For my purposes.

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The classes are taught in Greek and Latin, once we sigh up we have acesses to over 40 videos in each language. The complementary Workbooks I and II provide additional exercises for each chapter, with an answer key included.

Reading Greek is possibly better if you are self-taught, however. Here’s the cool part. So, the chapters in the original American version of Athenaze are comprised of two sections, A and B, each with their own readings and vocabulary.

As for the girl who cries at the thought of a dictionary, I sympathize with her.

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As I work at a high profile academic private school, most are quite driven. After years of diligent memorization of grammar, after many guided readings, confronted with the simplest sentence, without the aid of translation or glosses, you still have to “sweat seven athnaze and frantically consult the dictionary just to elicit a plausible “deciphering” of the sentence’s meaning. No disrespect is intended here, but I think part of the problem is with the teacher.


And at the next reading read over again, going further if possible, but until you get bogged down. It makes it painfully clear why upper school students who take our Greek minor typically though not always high-achieving Latin students learn so athenaz little of the language despite their best efforts.

Email required Address never made public. AncientGreek submitted 4 years ago by generalscruff. Which has absolutely nothing to do with what I was talking about. On the other hand, I thought we did ok given how long we met.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I have not made a thorough study of this. Detailed, clear, lots of practice.

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He has the World Wide Web at his finger tips, and yet he turns in crap. I suppose this would be a big problem for a native Italian speaking self-learner. Resolve to be patient, get to work, have fun! There is also a Workbook for Wheelock’s Latinwhich I am not familiar with.

The Vivarium Novum web site claims a teacher’s guide is in the works Guida per i docentibut it seems it’s been in the works for over ten years.

And the handbooks are the only source with keys to the exercises in the main books. I already have experience with the Classics and language-learning, so self-taught should be easier than if I was coming without any of the technical language-y knowledge. If I were an eight grader who reads at a fourth grade level, Atnenaze would consider MacBeth a living hell.

“Athenaze”: learning ancient Greek with the nature method

Let me repeat my caveat that the resources I am about to cite, while seemingly the most widely used, are by no means the only ones. Yet, some still do not know what it is. Finally, I would recommend the companion, The World of Athens: Each chapter contains one or more elements of grammar plus a vocabulary list, example sentences, brief quotes from classical athenazw, and Latin-to-English etymological tidbits. I’m looking into teaching myself a little Classical Greek and these are the two textbook series I know of.


You will search in vain for any non-Latin word in Lingua Latina except for the title page and back cover of the Focus edition.

Lingua Latina comes in two halves: It’s to be expected that some Web-empowered individuals, some university professors and departments, some classical learning ecosystems and aspiring ecosystems have attempted an online service for learning Latin or Greek.

Pars 2 Roma Aeterna is the reader. There is nothing to understand in this. I continually amaze myself at how stupid, or careless, I can be.

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The point is to learn Latin and Greek as a natural and living language, not as an exercise in grammar. There is also this book: Lance, you can read my thoughts on a new post inspired by your comment https: You’ll want Daitz even if you get other resource-specific audio CD’s atjenaze those mentioned below.

With Perpetual Exercises in Speaking and Writing