It is our common opinion, based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall. È il testo base, in cui è contenuta, in sedici capitoli, la storia d’un contadino ateniese, chiamato Diceòpoli, e della sua famiglia. I fatti sono immaginari, ma. Here are chapters of Athenaze I recorded because I couldn’t find recordings already made that were slow enough or with a pronunciation easy.

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Athenaze is the best of the worst, and Italian Athenaze is a huge, huge improvement on English Athenaze, but the scaffolding is Italian!

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For most self-learners, though, it’s not going to suffice, especially if you’re teaching yourself Greek from scratch. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This otalian not a function purely of grammar.

The only quotes from classical authors are brief selections from Athenaez and Catullus, recited in a later chapter by family and guests at a family-hosted convivium.

Untilwhen L. The remaining chapters are slightly adapted selections from Vergil, Livy, Sallust, Cicero, and others that cover the history in chronological order from the mythical foundations through the fall of the Republic.


The study guide gives translations of the exercises in Text and Vocabulary and keys to the exercises in Grammar and Exercises. Two fundamentally different approaches In resurrecting my Latin, I came to know of two fundamentally different approaches.

Teaching Yourself Latin and Greek – Notes of an Autodidact: May

It makes it painfully clear why upper school students who take our Greek minor typically though not always high-achieving Latin students learn so terribly little of the language despite their best efforts. That said, with a competent teacher, you could re-scaffold the text for a non-Italian speaker.

I got this from the Italian Amazon website amazon-dot-itwhich was a lot easier to use than I expected. Explore the Home Gift Guide. If you have done a Greek course before, and want a sustained reading-based approach, you could make use of this without great difficulty.

Ἀθήνᾱζε Α [Athènaze I]

The source material is simply not meant for the academically faint of heart. But the Athenaze CD serves editon purpose; I especially like that it sticks with the pitch accent throughout its readings and does so at a pace you can follow and practice.

If you do discover a book that does it right, please let us know! Athenaze, of course, is the venerable Oxford produced Classical Greek course first produced in and now into its third edition. So back to the English editions.

So, you want to know about the Italian Athenaze?

It would have been nice if the Vocabulary in the back was indexed to at least the first occurrence of each word. I focused on be and have. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


Strictly speaking, according to Kendrick’s preface, it is intended evition “precede the use of any Grammar. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

You will search in vain for any non-Latin word in Lingua Latina except for the title page and back cover of the Focus edition.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Reading Greek was first published inthe second edition in Text and Vocabulary Reading Greek: It’s more like if you were going on a year’s assignment to Poland and decided to learn Polish. For my purposes, especially since I am also brushing up on my Italian, I use the Italian edition as a fun and useful supplement, to aid my Italian as well as my Greek.

However, there are also illustrations and explanations in easy Greek in the margins of the readings. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

If you live outside Italy, getting the Italian Athenaze is not necessarily easy. Not meaning to be insulting, but I believe your position on reading ancient Greek is simply naive.