Philip S. Peek
In this elementary textbook, Philip S. Peek draws on his twenty-five years of teaching experience to present the ancient Greek language in an imaginative and accessible way that promotes creativity, deep learning, and diversity.The course is built on three pillars: memory, analysis, and logic. Readers memorize the top 250 most frequently occurring ancient Greek words, the essential word endings, the eight parts of speech, and the grammatical concepts they will most frequently encounter when reading authentic ancient texts. Analysis and logic exercises enable the translation and parsing of genuine ancient Greek sentences, with compelling reading selections in English and in Greek offering starting points for contemplation, debate, and reflection. A series of embedded Learning Tips help teachers and students to think in practical and imaginative ways about how they learn.
This combination of memory-based learning and concept- and skill-based learning gradually builds the confidence of the reader, teaching them how to learn by guiding them from a familiarity with the basics to proficiency in reading this beautiful language. Ancient Greek I: A 21st-Century Approach is written for high-school and university students, but is an instructive and rewarding text for anyone who wishes to learn ancient Greek.
Ancient Greek I: A 21st Century Approach
Philip S. Peek | October 2021644 pp. | 5 colour illustrations | 8" x 10" in (254 x 203 mm)ISBN Paperback: 9781800642546
ISBN Hardback: 9781800642553
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800642560
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781800642577
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781800642584
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781800642591
BIC subject codes: DB (Classical texts), 2AHA (Ancient (Classical) Greek), HBLA1 (Classical civilisation), 4KL (A-Levels Aid), CFP (Translation and interpretation); BISAC: LIT004190 (LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical), FOR033000 (FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Ancient Languages), EDU029080 (EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts).
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