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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It is surmised that Iklaina had a well-developed bureaucracy with scribes, and was probably an administrative centre secondary to the capital towns. Matilda Millani is currently reading it Sep 08, Catherine is currently reading it Dec 22, Both of these books are extremely useful guides to learning or teaching Greek, and I would have no hesitation in recommending either of them or in using either one myself.

The first edition of Shelmerdine’s book was based on L. Her chapter vocabularies are very helpfully divided into two parts: Second edition, revised by C. Where applicable, English translations of Greek words are followed by examples of shelmerdins the particular word passed into English or in some cases into Latin.

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. A Tribute to Emily Townsend Vermeule.

Maria Muffoletto rated it really liked it Jan 20, 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.

The presentation distinguishes clearly between the forms of middle and active verbs. These readings are in the original Greek, and a key to unfamiliar words and phrases is provided after each reading to help the student with translation. As palatial centres show little evidence of textile production, Shelmerdine suggested that the chain of textile manufacture was under a more or less distributed control.


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.

Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

Cambridge University Press, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It would make more sense to provide either the whole of the definite article before introducing nouns or to give masculine and feminine nouns together with their corresponding forms of the definite article and subsequently to introduce the article altogether.

Paperbackpages. The extended reading passages, excellently adapted and very important to beginning students, do not have separate vocabulary under the text.

Introduction to Greek

Her table of contents is incredibly detailed, making it very easy to find each topic. Thom Willis rated it liked it Mar 22, This pattern continues throughout the book.

Kristen added it Jul 09, 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.

She received a doctorate in classical philology from Harvard University in Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. She was able to ascertain the sites of production as well as the instruments and containers used. Where possible she continues to introduce middle or middle – passive forms with active ones.

Des rated it really liked it Apr 23, In Maria Shaw; Anne P. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x From through to go retirement inshe greekk a member of the Classics faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. Her foremost contributions have been to Late Helladic pottery, and the textual and epigraphical study of Linear B.


I chose it after carefully vetting several other recently published introductory Greek textbooks because I liked the clean, uncluttered presentation. However, Luschnig’s vocabulary lists shine in respect to their attention to detail. Greek added it Jan 22, Maurice Balme and Gilbert Lawall, Athenaze: Tiffanie Dang rated it it was ok Aug 24, An Introduction to Ancient Greek 2 vols.

I used this book in a shflmerdine week summer Independent Study in with a young sehlmerdine from a nearby town who wanted to learn a year’s worth of Greek before she went off to college. Wilding’s Greek For Beginners 5 and this clearly shows in the flow of the grammatical instruction, which is on the whole highly logical and traditional, with opening chapters covering high frequency forms such as the present indicative active of thematic verbs and grrek declension nouns, and with concluding chapters covering the lesser-used forms such as the perfect.

Luschnig’s text, on the other hand, consists of 14 much longer lessons. This is the second edition, copyright The focus of the text is on grammar with slightly altered readings drawn chiefly fro Introduction to Greek, Second Edition is an introductory text to Classical Greek. Shelmerdine’s Shelkerdine Perfume Industry of Mycenaean Pylos investigated industrial production in Mycenae, [4] establishing Linear B tablets relating to the manufacture of fragrances as an essential source of information on the Mycenaean Bronze Age.

Armstrong Centennial professor emerita at the University of Texas, Austin. Thomas Achord rated it really liked it Aug 05, In contrast, the text in Luschnig is small and appears rather crowded.