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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To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Greekplease sign up. Comment on this review in the BMCR blog. Unfortunately, I have found with my own teaching of undergraduates that this is often not the case, and that too benefit from a quick review of basic terminology.

Anna is currently reading it Nov 22, Catherine is currently reading it Dec 22, suelmerdine 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.

Some producers may have had no interaction at ro with the palatial centres, while others might have been fully dependent.

Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

Designed for the first full year course, this text concentrates on the basics in a way that allows the material to be covered easily in courses that meet three times a week over the course of two semesters. The book contains clear and easy to understand explanations of important grammatical concepts such as indirect sheelmerdine and the functions of participles.


In both books the grammar is covered first and then reinforced by exercises, with the readings coming after this. Shelmerdine considered the influence of Mycenaean perfumery on later Greek myth, especially Homeric myths.

Introduction to Greek

In contrast, the text in Luschnig is small and appears rather crowded. Views Read Edit View history. Between andshe participated in the excavations at Nichoria and was responsible for its Late Helladic pottery. The website shelmefdine with the Luschnig text is a nice bonus and will doubtless be invaluable to many students and teachers.

Back cover copy This is a complete new edition shelmedine Cynthia Shelmerdine’s introductory Classical Greek text. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Valerie Blackburn is currently reading it Aug introducyion, The layout is quite attractive, with the usual morphological paradigms nicely laid out from chapter to chapter. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Tribute to Emily Townsend Vermeule.

Iklaina is surmised to be an independent entity that was subsumed by the Pylian state.

Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

She provides a handy grammatical outline pp. Luschnig on the other hand makes no snelmerdine assumption. Unlike in Shelmerdine’s book there is no possibility that all of the exercises can be covered in class or for homework, so picking and choosing the most relevant exercises is of extreme importance. James Violand added it Dec shelmercine, However, she splits up the definite article by introducing the feminine form of the definite article only, followed by feminine nouns of the first declension in Chapter 3, and then introducing the whole of the definite article at the beginning of Chapter 4, followed by the masculine nouns of the first declension, which seems a little strange to me.


What is not quite so understandable is the fact that she introduces the perfect greei future perfect before the subjunctive and optative, even though the latter are far more frequently encountered in Greek than the former. Here I go, auditing a Greek class at the University of Utah.

The grammatical explanations in both texts are very clear and easy to follow, gdeek Shelmerdine tends to explain technical terms such as athematic once, and then to assume that you will remember their meanings when you come across them again several chapters later.

They can quite easily compete with existing Greek textbooks such as Athenaze and Reading Greek8 and choosing between them will no doubt come down to personal preference rather than any real problem with either text. Patterned Textiles of the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Austin Lefebvre is currently reading sehlmerdine Jan 05, In Lesson I a total of 69 words are presented for learning, a pattern which continues throughout the book. Books Available for Review. Searching for the origins of the Mycenaean state” PDF. Kristen added it Jul 09,