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Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises

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First published in 1978, Reading Greek has become a best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. It combines the best of modern and traditional language-learning techniques and is used widely in schools, summer schools and universities across the world. It has also been translated into several foreign languages. This volume provides f ...more
Paperback, 543 pages
Published July 30th 2007 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1978)
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Thomas
Oct 30, 2010 Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent review for those who have some previous experience with ancient Greek. The learning curve is fairly steep, so it's probably not the best text for rock bottom beginners (Athenaze, Mastronarde, or even Hansen & Quinn would be better) but as a review it worked really well for me.

RG focuses on Attic, but the last couple of chapters breeze through Ionic (Herodotus) and Homeric dialects as well. If you are primarily interested in learning New Testament Greek, there are easier ways to
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Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson
This is an excellent text book for anyone studying Greek especially for the independent student. I had a tutor who recommended it as a study guide and it was very easy to follow the exercises on my own. However, it was helpful for me to have a tutor to check in with at least every couple of weeks with questions. It may be possible to do something like this online at this point.
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