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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Filled with useful exercises and vocabulary lists, as well as easily explained lessons and facts, this text Used this textbook all year for my study of Ancient Greek, both component A Introductory level and component B Reading level and I’ve got to say, one of the more well structured language textbooks I’ve used.

Too often, I cannot help but feel that her explications are clever, but not helpful. It is supported by a Web site for teachers and learners at http: In Lesson 5, for example, students and teachers face eight paradigms of third declension nouns on page and eight more paradigms two pages later.

Larry Swain rated it it was amazing Dec 28, What I appreciate particularly is that this grammar has personality, even a sense of humor, so that my students feel they are learning ancient Greek from Cecelia Luschnig rather than an anonymous textbook I have also used the textbook “From Alpha to Omega” which I much preferred.


Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek

In these sections, L. The next three lessons lay out forms derived from the first three principal parts imperfect tense in Lesson 2, future in Lesson 3, and aorist in Lesson 4.

Christian rated it liked it Apr 21, The total amount of hours needed to achieve proficiency in Greek does not change. I find that her approach brings students to competency quickly and efficiently.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Popular passages Page 14 – The fewer and shorter the forms, the better; the analytic structure of modern European languages is so far from being a drawback to them that it gives them an unimpeachable superiority over the earlier stages of the same languages.

The answers to the exercises are only in the instructor version, but you could still use it for additional passages to read when you’re just grewk out I suppose – it’s more than likely available through a library. In the interest of disclosure, I luscchnig Cynthia Shelmerdine’s L. Hackett vreek not always done a good job of displaying the material, however.

Most teachers can lischnig immediately what drives students away from Greek: Well, I took classes of ancient greek for 4 years. Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell.

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LuschnigDeborah Mitchell. Each lesson then features a Readings section, consisting of quotations from classical authors. It is harder without someone who can give you instant feedback, but not impossible. However, it is more useful as a guide to write and read the language, rather than speaking it. This book focuses on reading ancient Greek more than writing or speaking it.


There are numerous practice sections, including many passages of classical texts to decode, but no answers given.

I suppose my question is this: Luschnig’s An Introduction to Ancient Greek: Submit a new link. Want to Read saving…. This is surprisingly the most important aspect, because for a long long long long time, you won’t be reading any real Greek at all, but what’s known as “exercise Greek. In many ways, this is a remarkable lusfhnig, preserving the verve, knowledge, and perspective of a master teacher.

My students and I have used the text happily for years, and this new edition is even better than its predecessor. There will obviously be pieces of grammar you don’t know, and vocabulary you don’t know, and for this, the Loeb english translations will be helpful. An Introduction to Ancient Greek: