From Alpha to Omega: A Beginning Course in Classical Greek by Anne H. Groton

By Anne H. Groton

A brand new variation of the bestselling Classical Greek textbook, that mixes a historically rigorous creation of historical Greek with an encouraging, friendly, and obtainable presentation for today’s glossy scholars. From Alpha to Omega conjures up scholars of historical Greek by way of structuring classes round attainable decisions of exact historical Greek writings, starting with Aesop’s so much fun and curious fables. via the second one half the booklet, scholars may be able to tackle instructive passages from the recent testomony, Demosthenes, Xenophon, Thucydides, Lysias, Arrian, Aristotle, and Plato.

* Readings from old Greek authors show new vocabulary and syntax discovered within the lesson, permitting scholars to improve the chapter’s lesson via “real” historical Greek passages.
* Succinct, instructive vocabulary lists for every lesson supplies scholars a workable checklist to profit and follow to the lesson’s readings.
* Efficient translation exercises in order that scholars can successfully perform the bankruptcy classes via a cheap volume of workouts and growth to the following lesson.
* Glossary containing all vocabulary phrases from classes and readings, either Greek-to-English, and English-to-Greek, together with web page they seem within the e-book, for simple scholar reference.
* Appendix of paradigms, together with the dual-forms for pupil reference.

New to the Fourth Edition:
* Self-tutorial workouts with a solution key that supply additional perform for college kids or person learners.
* Streamlined and modernized layout, attractive to today’s smooth learners.
* Integrated on-line resources, together with audio recordings of the vocabulary and readings, flashcards of the bankruptcy vocabulary, and extra!

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Masc. -οι) -ων -οις -α (cf. masc. -ους) -α (cf. masc. -οι) δῶρα δώρων δώροις δῶρα δῶρα Just as in ο-stem masculines, the accent of ο-stem neuters is persistent, the genitive and dative (both singular and plural) have a circumflex if accented on the ultima, and the ultima of the genitive plural does not invariably receive an accent (see §43 of Lesson 7). In second-declension neuters (in fact, in every neuter noun in Greek), not only are the nominative, accusative, and vocative identical in the singular, but the same three cases are identical in the plural as well.

5. µὴ βλάπτε, ὦ Μοῖρα δέσποινα, τς θεραπαίνᾱς. 6. οὐκ ἐθέλω γράφειν τὴν ἐπιστολὴν τῇ δεσποίνῃ. 7. φύλαττε, ὦ θε τῆς χώρᾱς, τς σκηνς ἐν τῇ ἡσυχίᾱͅ. 8. γράφεις, ὦ θεράπαινα, ἐν τῇ κλνῃ; οὐχ ὥρᾱ πέµπειν ἐπιστολς. 9. ἄκουε τῆς θεᾶς ἐπειδὴ κελεύει· σπεῦδε ἐκ τῆς κλνης. 10. καὶ τς θεραπαίνᾱς πέµπουσιν εἰς τὴν χώρᾱν. English-to-Greek Sentences 1. ) the maids to hasten out of their beds. 2. Mistress, do you wish to send a message to the countryside? 3.

It is traditional to list them in that order, with the last four cases seeming to “decline” or fall from the nominative (the word case comes from the Latin word for “a falling”). The next section gives an overview of the cases and their uses. 28. Nominative: The nominative case designates the subject of the sentence. , “we are friends,” “you have become a nuisance,” “they will be chosen as delegates”). Unlike a direct object, which is acted upon by the subject, a predicate noun is equated with the subject and therefore must be identical with it in case.

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