Learning Greek with Plato: A Beginner's Course in Classical Greek by Frank BeethamLearning Greek with Plato: A Beginner's Course in Classical Greek by Frank Beetham

Learning Greek with Plato: A Beginner's Course in Classical Greek

byFrank Beetham

Paperback | January 4, 2007

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Adult learners of ancient Greek are often attracted to it by the prospect of being able to read in the original a particular author or genre. Greek philosophical writing and Plato in particular is often the target. This book’s material has been tried and tested by the author over the years with adult classes, and can be used as a course textbook, or as a handbook for self-teaching.
Each of 25 sections is clearly laid out – with tabulation of Greek word-forms and grammar. Each includes ample exercises and practice in reading Greek sentences. Readings in later sections consist of passages of continuous Greek from Plato’s Meno, a typical Platonic dramatic dialogue.
Frank Beetham is a retired teacher of Classics and author of the successful Beginning Greek with Homer (Bristol Classical Press, 1994).
Title:Learning Greek with Plato: A Beginner's Course in Classical GreekFormat:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9.09 × 6.89 × 1.5 inPublished:January 4, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1904675565

ISBN - 13:9781904675563

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Background to Plato's Meno
25 sections of specific grammar
Cases and Prepositions
Summary of Voice, Mood, Tense and Aspect in the Greek Verb Word Order
Declension of Nouns, Adjectives and Pronouns
Reference list of Verb Endings and Irregular Verbs
Word List
Principal Tenses of Some of the More Difficult Verbs

Editorial Reviews

"On the whole the book is a welcome and important contribution to the teaching and learning of Classical Greek. B's idea of focusing on Plato seems felicitous both because of the inherent importance of the Platonic texts and the beauty of Plato's Greek style. B has provided us with anotheroption, a new and useful approach to Plato's Greek for which we should be very grateful." --Bryn Mawr Classical Review