C. W. Shelmerdine, Introduction to Greek. Second edition. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, Pp. xiv, ISBN Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Introduction to Greek has 20 ratings and 2 reviews. Introduction to Greek, Second Edition is an introductory text to Classical Greek. It is designed for.

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I chose it after carefully vetting several other recently published introductory Greek textbooks because I liked the clean, uncluttered presentation.

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These two second edition textbooks have the same basic aim, which is to teach the fundamentals of ancient Greek to college level students in such a way that they are able to confront real Greek texts after one year’s teaching or, in the case of Luschnig, within one year.

The website connected with the Luschnig text is a nice bonus and will doubtless be invaluable to many students and teachers.

In Lesson I a total of 69 words are presented for learning, a pattern which continues throughout the book. She was also a co-director at the Pylos Regional Sheljerdine Project from to Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Greek.

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She received a doctorate in classical philology from Harvard University in Shelmerdine has been praised for her integration of archaeological, philological, epigraphic and anthropological data in Mycenaean studies. Reviewed by Kirsty Jenkins, University of Manchester kirsty.

Designed for the first full year course, whelmerdine text concentrates on the basics in a way that allows the material to be covered easily in courses that meet three times a week over the course of two semesters.

Her table of contents is incredibly detailed, making it very easy to find each topic. Bryn Mawr Classical Review. Elizabeth added it Apr 22, An Introduction to Ancient Greek 2 vols. It had previously been thought that only palatial centres of the Mycenaean culture held records.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The layout is quite attractive, with the usual morphological paradigms nicely laid out from chapter to chapter. Armstrong Professor of Classics, shelmerddine, at the University of Texas. In contrast, the text in Luschnig is small and appears rather crowded.

Books by Cynthia W. The focus of the text is on grammar, motivated in part by short, only slightly altered readings drawn chiefly from the works of Xenophon and Herodotus. Also, Shelmerdine seems to assume that the student is familiar with basic grammatical terms such shelmeddine noun and adjective.


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Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

Her foremost contributions have been to Late Helladic pottery, and the textual intdoduction epigraphical study of Linear B. In the case of Shelmerdine a complete list of errata is given on her publisher’s website and I feel that it is necessary to mention only one error, which is quite serious and likely to be a source of confusion to students.

Sarah rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Studies presented to Cynthia W. Bryn Mawr Classical Review Rebecca Erlewein marked it as to-read Jan 05, Anna is currently reading it Nov 22, Jul 23, max rated it liked it Shelves: Where many of the words shelmerdnie the reading have nowhere else appeared in the book, students are left to shelmerddine these words up — a time consuming endeavor that could be easily eliminated with a straightforward running vocabulary.

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