By Louise Pratt
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2011
After learning historical Greek for a 12 months, scholars frequently turn into discouraged while awarded with unabridged classical texts that provide in basic terms minimum supportive apparatus.In welcome distinction, this intermediate-level textbook reinforces the first-year classes and permits scholars to learn Plato's Symposium, the most enticing works in Attic Greek, the dialect taught in such a lot first-year courses.
To meet the wishes of scholars who're examining prolonged passages of demanding Greek for the 1st time, Louise Pratt, a classical student with greater than twenty years' instructing event, has flippantly condensed the early readings, supplementing them with evaluate routines and new vocabulary. She comprises the remainder section of the discussion in its entirety to offer scholars the adventure of analyzing Plato's resourceful discussion in all its richness. All readings are glossed, with explanatory notes showing at the similar web page because the suitable texts.
Enlivened by means of twenty-five illustrations, Eros on the Banquet additionally positive aspects an creation explaining the Symposium's historic and philosophical value, a complete thesaurus, and an up to date bibliography. teachers can also complement this quantity with Pratt's The necessities of Greek Grammar: A Reference for Intermediate Readers of Attic Greek, consisting of many examples from the Symposium.