Luding mathematics and forced me to work very hard in mastering its seemingly endless intricacies The
that it reuired was motivating force for me Anything that reuired this much work simply had to be ood in keeping with an old Greek proverb difficult things are beautiful I am still learning it and will continue on the journey until I am on my death bed where I hope to be still unravelling a difficult construction or learning a new wordI skipped the initial chapters and began at that part of the book that presents the first book of the Iliad broken down into chapters with short blocks of text vocabulary and notes Looking back now nearly Forty Years Ago To The Summer Weeks That I Spent years ago to the summer weeks that I spent slowly through this book I can recall vividly the excitement and astonishment I felt at my first encounter with Homer in his own language The priest s plea for his daughter s return Agamemnon s curt dismissal Apollo hearing the priest s prayer before descending from Olympus the destructive plague these events within just a few dozen lines formed the ominous prelude to the terrible uarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles I was captivated by Homer s masterful narration and the remarkable clarity and economy of his verseAs I "worked my way deeper into the beginning of the Iliad I was riveted by the way Homer expressed his ideas "my way deeper into the beginning of the Iliad I was riveted by the way Homer expressed his ideas images with such power and beauty Perhaps than anything it was the dramatic power of his verse that captivated me I confess that I was absolutely spellbound How could anything possibly be this Verdammt verliebt good I kept asking myself this uestion hungry to read further and learn I was finally in the hands of an author who trumped everything that I had ever previously known For me this initial encounter with Homer was a kind of literary Rubicon I had crossed it there would be no turning back and his tworeat poems would become a lifelong preoccupationAs for this excellent book it is rivaled only by Schoder and Horrigan s A Reading Course in Homeric Greek Book 1 see my review It features a complete vocabulary helpful notes on the Greek text of Iliad 1 and very thorough appendices with full morphological paradigms as well as an extensive treatment of Homeric The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, grammar If you want to learn Homeric Greek this book would be aood place to start. Issues beyond our control Because this work is culturally important we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting preserving and promoting the world's literatur.
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This helped me limp through some passages from the Iliad I wish I d sat down for a real course The Ancient Greek I had was mostly Plato Good
comprehensive but very fast paced text Unfortunately it was a library book and there s nobut very fast paced text Unfortunately it was a library book and there s no in the world that lets you check out language books for long enough to really use them um I ll need this for the next year and a halfThe other thing with this "is that it s really as the title suggests focused on "that it s really as the title suggests focused on s dialect and vocab which makes it un useful to those who want a ood basic classical reek education they would likely want the standard Attic dialect or those who are headed for biblical scholarshipPerhaps the uick pacing is because the author assumes a certain biblical scholarshipPerhaps the uick pacing is because the author assumes a certain of pre education in one of these common applications of Greek More evidence that I am ood at many things but not reat at any one thing Menin aeide indeed My relationship with this book is complicated by the fact that it was the first Greek textbook I ever used at a time when I felt I needed a mallet to et it into my head As in any language practice practice practice I worked through an old copy of this book one summer while in college between my first year of introductory Attic Greek and a Homer course I planned to take the following fall In the fall semester of Greek 1 there were twenty students in the class In the spring semester that number had dropped to ten In the Homer class the following year there were perhaps fiveWhy learn Greek This is a fair uestion For me it seemed simple Even though the number of students who seriously study classics is infinitesimally small the discipline of classics formed the foundation of university studies for many centuries Indeed up until the late 1800 s respectable colleges would not even accept you without a satisfactory Every Boys Dream grade on an entrance examination in Greek or Latin So Greek was a subject that had been around for a while since 1516 I later discovered when Oxford University established for the first time a chair in Greek to the consternation of Latinists People attend college nowadays for reasons that are very different from those of yesteryear Today s students certainly the vast majority are basically interested inetting their ticket punched so they can have credentials for employm. This scarce antiuarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series In the interest of creating a extensive selection of rare historical book reprints we have chosen to repro.