Vocabulary from C. A. E. Luschnig’s “An Introduction to Ancient Greek” (2nd ed.), the textbook used by undergraduates at St. John’s College. Lessons follow. To that end I’ve picked up Luschnig’s Introduction Ancient Greek: A Literary But I’m having trouble finding something that uses Luschnig. C.A.E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach. Second edition, revised by C.A.E. Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell.

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Students need earlier exposure to the more common items so that they have as much practice and exposure as possible when they begin encountering them regularly in the ancient authors. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: An Introduction to Ancient Greek: This extra support is an important learning aid, because Greek is more difficult to learn than Latin, as Latin is much more closely related to many present-day languages.

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A Literary Approach over Christmas. This is surprisingly the most important aspect, because for a long long long long time, you won’t be reading any real Luschnih at all, but what’s known as “exercise Greek.

The second edition retains all the features of the first but is more streamlined, easier on the eyes, more gender-inclusive, and altogether more 21st century. There’s always this subreddit or other forums if you get stuck with something. My thinking was that I could attack Lingua Latina at a more leisurely pace without over-stressing myself.


The examples are fun and excerpts from ancient authors are cool. Book ratings by Goodreads. Thanks for the reassurance.

I’m trying to take it at a slow pace, just a few pages a day, every day, and if it takes a year then so be it. Sarah rated it liked it Mar 04, A lot of the verb business is towards the end of the book, which is probably part of the reason why it doesn’t get used much in classrooms, but out of the options I had I did prefer it. And ultimately, it’s freakin worth it.

But I’m having trouble finding something that uses Luschnig. I say partially because I hired a tutor to grade my homework and answer grammar questions for me.

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At a number of other points, too, L. As for learning Greek, I’d recommend at least looking for someone you can consult with questions though you can always post here. In the next lesson, after presenting the aorist, L. This second edition retains all the features Moreover, there is no sense of puschnig paradigms represent the majority of nouns in this declension.

Now this part gets tricky because in spanish my native language nouns are just hmm nouns, you just need the singular and plural, but in greek there are ‘cases’:. For this, the best remedy is to vreek a tutor.


Teachers will want to luwchnig from the sometimes shocking abundance of exercises in Lesson 12, there are a full hundred forms to parse and eighty sentences to translate into Englishbut choice in such material is welcome. I thought about Athenaze, which has more complete readings, apparently?

R rated it liked it Apr 04, In many ways, this is a remarkable volume, preserving the verve, knowledge, and perspective grwek a master teacher. Developing new textbooks and resources will not be easy, but L. In Lesson 5, for example, students and teachers face eight paradigms of third declension nouns on page and eight more paradigms two pages later. The new version improves what was already a good text, keeping the many exercise sentences, providing a realistic selection of grewk Greek’ readings with translation aids conveniently below.

Major, Bryn Mawr Classical Review show more. Learn the patterns of ending to help simplify your task.