It is our common opinion, based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall. È il testo base, in cui è contenuta, in sedici capitoli, la storia d’un contadino ateniese, chiamato Diceòpoli, e della sua famiglia. I fatti sono immaginari, ma. Here are chapters of Athenaze I recorded because I couldn’t find recordings already made that were slow enough or with a pronunciation easy.

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Show me another curriculum that can teach reading ancient Greek while bypassing the tons of required memorization, the grammatical drilling, the vocabulary acquisition, etc.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Still means looking the words up, of course. Like Familia Romanathese two Greek series teach grammar in conjunction with immediate immersion in stories about a fictional family.

Write a customer review. Thanks for the resource! Indicesitallan indexes the vocabulary for both volumes. 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.

Third, in my experience, I can divide folks who want to teach themselves Latin or Athenxze into three types I will call Dabbler, Serious, and Intense. This is not a function purely of grammar.

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The progression is still tough, but I think the Italian edition is a huge improvement over the English one. It makes for interesting reading. Intense intends to read entire works in a reasonable amount of time, with minimal need for translation and student edition crutches. If that would interest you, get in touch with me by email thepatrologist gmail. Not to mention I could achieve this while on my exercise bike. All-Latin marginal notes and illustrations per se illustrata greatly assist comprehension.


Athenaze audio (Italian edition)

We can call these the grammar-first approach and the natural-language approach. This is a paperback version, not hardback, Amazon won’t let me add it as a paperback.

Similarly, the appendices in any introductory text provide templates for all the declensions and conjugations, but eventually, if you’re somewhere between Serious and Intense, you’ll want a full reference grammar that covers the nuances of syntax much more comprehensively than an introductory text.

The only quotes from classical authors are brief selections from Ovid and Catullus, recited in a later chapter by family and guests at a family-hosted convivium. The sixth edition of Wheelock explicitly caters to independent study as well as to the classroom.

If you used only the Italian version it would be a little harder to understand, I think. In this approach, you learn the grammar first, while staying motivated by the tidbits and quotes, then follow up with guided readings from Latin authors, for example, using Wheelock’s Latin Reader. So back to the English editions. Speaking ancient Greek Speaking is such an important part of acquiring a natural feeling for the language.

Greek on the computer; accentuation; pronunciation As a student in the classroom or as an autodidact, you’ll want to type in ancient Greek i. OK, I gave it a shot: The other high-frequency verbs i. Each chapter starts with a dialog, then grammar, without a single non-Italian word. All words that occur at least 50 are included.


Pars 2 Roma Aeterna is the edktion. Despite a classical education many of us would be jealous of, Miraglia gives autobiographical witness to what Dowling warns of: This site uses cookies. Fortunately, there are two outstanding contemporary realizations of the natural-language, or immersion, approach, though one is near fatally flawed for self-learning purposes.

It is also available from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, evidently with a “New Introduction” and “An Appreciation” added I was unaware of the Bolchazy edition and bought the Dover reprint. Furthermore, readings A and B also include 53 additional words, most of which occur just 1x.

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As with Lingua LatinaI find the all-Greek marginal notes and illustrations a big help in learning the Greek vocabulary. It makes it painfully clear why upper school students who take our Greek minor typically though not always high-achieving Latin students learn so terribly little of the language despite their best efforts. Get to Know Us. Grammar and Exercises Reading Greek: In fact, it seems this is intentional.

Just take a look at what amounts to 73 lexical items in the first chapter yes, 73! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Adler refers to an Latin grammar by George J.