based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall, L. Miraglia and T. F. Bórri. In addition to Oxford’s Athenaze text, there are a number of other texts like the workbook for Athenaze and Luigi Miraglia’s Italian edition of. i- I ATHENAZE An Introduction to Ancient Greek Second Edition Book!, Press with inspiration from L. Miraglia and T. F. B6rri’s Italian edition of Athenaze.

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Do I recommend Reading Greek or Athenaze? After that, it is assumed you can “read” the language. The setting is the beginning of the Peloponnesian war.

Indiceswhich indexes the vocabulary for both volumes. Just take a look at what amounts to 73 lexical items in the first chapter yes, 73! I can understand most of the explanations miraglis to Latin and Spanish. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

“Athenaze”: learning ancient Greek with the nature method

I have not made a thorough study of this. As with Lingua LatinaI find the all-Greek marginal notes and illustrations a big help in learning the Greek vocabulary. 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.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Original Edition, republished in larger and clear typefacea reprint of the “Little Liddell.


Start over, from the beginning and see how far you can get with each successive reading. In fact, it seems this is intentional. For some reason Roma Aeternaunlike Familia Romanadoesn’t contain an index to the vocabulary. But it is more than anyone else has done, or will do for some time I suspect. The teacher’s handbooks indeed are not just the translations and exercise keys; they are full of suggested teaching techniques and so in fact addressed to teachers and not students.

If all 11 words were glossed on the page, would I be able to read? Read Sheremet and Dowling. Untilwhen L. The progression is still tough, but I think the Italian edition is a huge improvement over the English one. I did not stay in the field and did not keep up with the languages. The names are self-descriptive.

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Despite a classical education many of us would be jealous of, Miraglia gives autobiographical witness to what Dowling warns of: And one way or the other, you’ll need to go through an intermediate stage before confronting Latin in athdnaze full nakedness, say in a Teubner or Oxford Classical Text edition. An Introduction to Ancient Greek, 3e provides a unique course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative right from the beginning and guides them to the point where they can begin reading complete classical texts.

You are commenting using mirxglia Facebook account. The chapters present related vocabulary about a given subject farming, animals, army life, the Roman calendar, miraaglia. This analysis is damning to anyone aware of the past 40 years of Second Language Acquisition SLA research still using textbooks like Athenaze.


Wheelock, revised by Richard A. If you choose restored, you then have to decide whether to attempt pitch accents classical-era Greeks spoke with pitch accents, but that is very difficult for most English speakers or to accept the compromise of restored pronunciation but stress accents.

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Thanks for the resource! That said, with a competent teacher, you could re-scaffold the text for a non-Italian speaker. I don’t cover specialized introductions to Homer, Koine, non-Attic lyric poets, inscriptions, etc. So qthenaze on this experience, I would like to provide some useful facts, opinions, and recommended resources for an English-speaking person trying to decide how to learn or relearn classical Latin or Greek outside the school or university system.

Dowling had me with his first sentence: The source material is simply not meant for the academically faint of heart. The sophistication of the Latin and your Latin reading skill progressively build as you work your way through the fictional stories about Julius, Aemilia, and their family.

Roma Aeterna provides the dual benefits of solidifying your Latin while teaching you Roman history. Strictly speaking, athenazw to Kendrick’s preface, it is intended to “precede the use of any Grammar.

And no audio guidance.