A Little Greek Reader by James MorwoodA Little Greek Reader by James Morwood

A Little Greek Reader

byJames Morwood, Stephen Anderson

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Covering an extensive variety of grammatical constructions, A Little Greek Reader is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Greek. It presents more than 200 vivid, unadapted passages drawn from the poetry and prose of a wide range of Greek authors includingAeschylus, Aristophanes, Demosthenes, Euripides, Herodotus, Homer, Pindar, Plato, Socrates, Thucydides, and Xenophon. The sections vary in length and difficulty and are arranged according to the specific points of grammar and syntax that they demonstrate.
James Morwood is Emeritus Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford. Stephen Anderson is Senior Tutor at Winchester College, UK.
Title:A Little Greek ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 12, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionAbout the Authors1. The Indicative Tenses of the Verb1.1 Vitruvius 9, Preface 101.2 Herodotus, Histories Appian, Civil War 2.911.4 Pindar, Pythian 8.201.5 Euripides, Medea 3641.6 Demosthenes, De Corona 1911.7 Thucydides, Histories Sophocles, Philoctetes 1066-711.9 Euripides, Electra 967-701.10 Plato, Crito 43a-b2. Basic Use of Cases2.1 Nominative(i) Thucydides, Histories 1.89.1(ii) Aeschylus, Choephoroe 1-22.2 Genitive(i) Plato, Charmides 153a(ii) Plato, Phaedo 118a2.3 Dative(i) Homer, Odyssey 6.246(ii) Thucydides, Histories Accusative2.5 Vocative2.6 Euripides, Supplices 399-4052.7 St. Luke's Gospel 2.8-122.8 Homer, Iliad 1.357-642.9 Lysias 1.22-242.10 Euripides, Alcestis 185-963. Adjectives3.1 Plato, Ion 533e-534b3.2 Plato, Symposium 221c3.3 graffito from Mount Hymettus3.4 Herodotus, Histories 1.13.5 Euripides, Medea 49-553.6 Homer, Iliad 6.414-16, 421-304. Time, Place and Space4.1 Plato, Apology 17d4.2 Sophocles, Philoctetes 1337-424.3 Xenophon, Hellenica 1.1.14-164.4 Homer, Odyssey 2.171-764.5 Plato, Laws 642d-e4.6 Thucydides, Histories 1.94.1-24.7 Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris 767-764.8 Homer, Iliad 1.17-214.9 Xenophon, Hellenica 6.4.19-204.10 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.4.115. Personal Pronouns and This5.1 Plato, Gorgias 474b5.2 Xenophon, Anabasis Plato, Apology 38d-39a5.4 Euripides, Medea 271-765.5 Thucydides, Histories Thucydides, Histories Antiphon, On the Murder of Herodes 505.8 Lysias 1.12-135.9 Thucydides, Histories 4.14.16. Indefinite and Demonstrative Pronouns6.1 Xenophon, Anabasis Euripides, Alcestis 136-406.3 Xenophon, Hellenica Homer, Iliad 10.382-896.5 St. Mark's Gospel 14.22-266.6 Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 1047-576.7 Xenophon, Cyropaedia Euripides, Orestes 1140-486.9 Demosthenes, De Corona 304-56.10 Herodotus, Histories 2.1007. Participles 17.1 Thucydides, Histories Xenophon, Memorabilia Demosthenes, De Corona 1247.4 Homer, Iliad 22.131-387.5 Thucydides, Histories Xenophon, Anabasis Thucydides, Histories Thucydides, Histories Thucydides Euripides, Fragment 4618. Relative Clauses8.1 Menander, Sententiae 560,5838.2 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 3.3.448.3 Sophocles, Oedipus Coloneus 49-538.4 Thucydides, Histories 1.95.5-68.5 Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris 1289-958.6 Lysias 12.16-178.7 Homer, Iliad 1.35-428.8 Andocides, De Mysteriis 61-628.9 Euripides, Heraclidae 945-528.10 Thucydides, Histories 1.128.5-79. Particles9.1 Plato, Apology 26c9.2 Homer, Iliad 1 505-109.3 Euripides, Hippolytus 1243-489.4 Euripides, Electra 228-319.5 Sophocles, Ajax 1355-599.6 Aristophanes, Lysistrata 908-149.7 Herodotus, Histories Plato, Lysis 219c9.9 Demosthenes, On the Chersonese 429.10 Homer, Iliad 4.401-510. Indirect Statement10.1(i) Demosthenes, De Corona 169(ii) Plato, Apology 21c(iii) Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1.1510.2 Xenophon, Anabasis 4.8.410.3 Euripides, Medea 1293-130010.4 Xenophon, Hellenica Lysias 23.5-710.6 Homer, Iliad 13.361-7310.7 Thucydides, Histories 2.3.1-310.8 Euripides, Medea 446-5810.9 Plato, Republic 2.359d-60a10.10 Plato, Republic 2.360a-c11. Direct and Indirect Questions11.1 Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1-411.2 Sophocles, Antigone 1211-1211.3 Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 881-8911.4 Plato, Protagoras 310d11.5 Thucydides, Histories 1.5.1-211.6 Plato, Apology 21a-b11.7 Herodotus, Histories 1.3111.8 Xenophon, Memorabilia 1.2.4512. Commands, Prohibitions and Wishes12.1 Two Extracts from Homer's Odyssey(i) Odyssey 1.1-2(ii) Odyssey 1.169-7212.2 Thucydides, Histories 1.86.512.3 Two Extracts from Tragedy(i) Aeschylus, Persae 402-5(ii) Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis 495-9912.4 St. Luke's Gospel 18.18-2512.5 Euripides, Phoenissae 1442-5312.6 Aristophanes, Acharnians 280-9912.7 Thucydides, Histories 2.12.2-312.8 Xenophon, Hellenica 4.1.37-3912.9 Euripides, Electra 1060-7312.10 Homer, Iliad 3.424-3613. Purpose Clauses13.1 Homer, Iliad 2.38113.2 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.4.1813.4 Xenophon, Memorabilia 4.4.1613.5 Homer, Iliad 1.522-2713.6 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 1.2.313.7 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.1.313.8 Thucydides, Histories Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1.213.10 Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 2.1113.11 Sophocles, Electra 378-8414. Result Clauses14.1 Euripides, Hecuba 73014.2 Lysias 12.414.3 Plato, Symposium 215e-16a14.4 Sophocles, Antigone 449-5514.5 St. John's Gospel 3.1614.6 Xenophon, Anabasis 7.4.2-414.7 Thucydides, Histories 3.49.1-314.8 Euripides, Phoenissae 361-6414.9 Xenophon, Anabasis 2.2.17-1814.10 Lysias 3.6-815. Conditionals 115.1 Homer, Iliad 1.56415.2 Plato, Phaedrus 228a15.3 Demosthenes, On the Liberty of the Rhodians 2315.4 Xenophon, Anabasis 2.5.4115.5 Thucydides, Histories 3.54.3-415.6 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 3.2.1315.7 Plato, Republic 5.473c-e15.8 Aristophanes, Frogs 584-8815.9 Euripides, Phoenissae 1615-2115.10 Lysias 7.4116. Conditionals 216.1 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 1.2.1616.2 Lysias 2.78-8016.3 Euripides, Helen 68-7716.4 Plato, Apology 32d16.5 Homer,Iliad 5.674-8216.6 Thucydides, Histories 8.96.3-416.7 Aeschylus, Agamemnon 34-3916.8 Homer, Iliad 2, 483-9216.9 Herodotus, Histories 2.173.2-417. Participles 217.1 Homer, Iliad 12.392-9317.2 Xenophon, Anabasis Herodotus Xenophon, Anabasis 1.2.2217.5 Euripides, Hecuba 303-517.6 Plato, Protagoras 358d17.7 Plato, Alcibiades 1.115a-b17.8 Homer, Iliad 24.477-8417.9 Herodotus 4.136.1-217.10 Plato, Euthydemus 272d-e18. Verbs of Fearing, Precaution and Preventing18.1(i) Euripides, Medea 37(ii) Xenophon, Anabasis 1.10.9(iii) Aristophanes, Clouds 492-93(iv) Thucydides, Histories 3.53.2(v) Thucydides, Histories Euripides, Medea 282-8918.3 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.7.618.4 Homer, Odyssey 5.299-30718.5 St. Matthew's Gospel 1.19-2218.6 (i) Isocrates 2.37(ii) Sophocles, Trachiniae 1129(iii) Demosthenes, De Falsa Legatione 9218.7 Xenophon, Anabasis 1.3.1118.8 (i) Herodotus, Histories 2.20.2(ii) Sophocles, Antigone 441-43(iii) Plato, Hippias Minor 369d18.9 Thucydides, Histories 3.118.10 Euripides, Phoenissae 1172-8619. Indefinite sentences19.1 Xenophon, Cyropaedia Homer, Iliad 9.312-1319.3 Lysias 12.4119.4 Sophocles, Antigone 574-8119.5 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 5.3.5519.6 Thucydides, Histories 2.34.3-519.7 Demosthenes, De Corona 23519.8 Thucydides, Histories 1.99.319.9 Homer, Iliad 1.163-7119.10 Xenophon, Agesilaos 7.320. Temporal Clauses20.1 (i) Demosthenes, Olynthiacs 1.20(ii) Xenophon, Anabasis 1.6.5(iii) Sophocles, Antigone 9120.2 Thucydides, Histories 2.21.1-220.3 Euripides, Hecuba 10-2720.4 Arrian, Anabasis 5.18.620.5 Xenophon, Anabasis 7.2.3120.6 (i) I Corinthians 11.26(ii) Homer, Odyssey 5.55-58(iii) Isocrates 1.24(iv) Thucydides, Histories Aeschylus, Persae 421-2820.8 Xenophon, Anabasis 5.7.3-520.9 Euripides, Medea 1021-3921. Impersonal Verbs and Verbal Adjectives21.1 Xenophon, Anabasis 3.2.1521.2 Plato, Crito 44c21.3 Xenophon, Cyropaedia 7.2.2821.4 Andocides 4.1721.5 Euripides, Medea 238-4321.6 Demosthenes, Philippic 3.7022. Additional Prose Passages22.1 Herodotus, Histories 1.822.2 Herodotus, Histories 2.6822.3 Thucydides, Histories 6.5722.4 Thucydides, Histories 8.122.5 Xenophon, Hellenica 4.2.10-1222.6 Xenophon, Memorabilia 2.1.21-2222.7 Plato, Apology 22a-c22.8 Plato, Phaedo 117e-18a22.9 Lucian, Vera Historia 2 35-3622.10 The Acts of the Apostles 9.1-1223. Additional Verse Passages23.1 Homer, Iliad 6, 466-8423.2 Homer, Odyssey 22.1-2123.3 Sophocles, Ajax 541-5923.4 Euripides, Hippolytus 1-2223.5 Sophocles, Antigone 781-80023.6 Euripides, Medea 1251-7023.7 Aristophanes, Frogs 1198-122123.8 Aristophanes, Clouds 1-1823.9 Theocritus 11.17-3723.10 Callimachus, Epigrammata 2Appendices:The Greek WritersHomer, Herodotus and the New TestamentTwo Important Greek MetersLiterary TermsMap: Greece and the Aegean

Editorial Reviews

"This is a wonderful book! Morwood and Anderson have chosen a great range of canonical authors in both prose and poetry, and the passages are challenging without being impossible or infuriating." --Richard Radar, University of California, Santa Barbara