C. W. Shelmerdine, Introduction to Greek. Second edition. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, Pp. xiv, ISBN Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Introduction to Greek has 20 ratings and 2 reviews. Introduction to Greek, Second Edition is an introductory text to Classical Greek. It is designed for.

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Shelmerdine worked on the excavations at Iklainaa secondary site within the Pylos region, as a pottery specialist.

Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. Some producers may have had no interaction at all with the palatial centres, while others might have been fully dependent. Review quote Shelmerdine’s book is extremely well laid-out with clear tables and large, easy-to-read text.

Jessica Harmon rated it liked it Nov 16, Both texts also aim to keep the student motivated by providing examples of real Greek for the student to study. It had previously been thought that only palatial centres of the Mycenaean culture held records. My personal favourite is the Luschnig text, simply because of the sheer wealth of supplementary information it contains, which provides a respite from the hard slog of learning by rote which successful acquisition of any language requires.

What is not quite so understandable is the fact that she introduces the perfect and future perfect before the subjunctive and optative, even though the latter are far more frequently encountered in Greek than the former. Maurice Balme and Gilbert Lawall, Athenaze: Patterned Textiles of the Aegean Bronze Age. She was also a co-director at the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project from to A Cottage Industry No More”.


Introduction to Greek

Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trivia About Introduction to G Where applicable, English translations of Greek words are followed by examples of how the particular word passed into English or in some cases into Latin.

The mechanisms of Mycenaean administration had to be reinterpreted in light of this finding. The focus of the text is on grammar with slightly altered readings drawn chiefly fro Introduction to Greek, Introfuction Edition is an introductory text to Classical Greek.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Where many of the words in the reading have nowhere else appeared in the book, students are left to look these words up — a time consuming endeavor that could be easily eliminated with a straightforward running vocabulary.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review Searching for the origins of the Mycenaean state” PDF. In Shelmerdine the chapter vocabulary is given at the end of the lesson after the reading, but in Luschnig the vocabulary comes at the end of each section and before the readings.

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Luschnig’s text contains an extraordinarily huge number of exercises of all varieties, including sentences to translate, exercises in conjugating and declining and exercises in parsing forms, which is extremely useful to students.


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The focus of the text is on grammar, motivated in part by short, only slightly altered readings drawn chiefly from the works of Xenophon and Herodotus. Valerie Blackburn is currently reading it Aug 11, Return to Book Page.

Shelmerdine has been praised for her integration of archaeological, philological, epigraphic and anthropological data in Mycenaean studies. Shdlmerdine 23, max rated it liked it Shelves: Preview — Introduction sheelmerdine Greek by Cynthia W.

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I used this book in a 14 week summer Independent Study in with a young lady from a nearby town who wanted to learn a year’s worth of Greek before she went off to college. I also liked the way the author has dispensed with a lot of the technical linguistic information that unfortunately finds its way into many introductory Greek texts, as well as wordy explanations for why certain forms look the way they do — another drawback of first year texts.

This page was last edited on 7 Juneat Where possible she continues to introduce middle or middle – passive forms with active ones.