C. W. Shelmerdine, Introduction to Greek. Second edition. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, Pp. xiv, ISBN Introduction to Greek by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Introduction to Greek has 20 ratings and 2 reviews. Introduction to Greek, Second Edition is an introductory text to Classical Greek. It is designed for.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It had previously been thought that only palatial centres of the Mycenaean culture held records. N Powers rated it really liked it Jun 26, The amount of material covered in shelmerrdine book requires that the teacher and students move at a fairly rapid pace, but the workload is coverable in the time allotted.

Unlike in Shelmerdine’s book there is no possibility that all of the exercises can be covered in class or for homework, so picking and choosing the most relevant exercises is of extreme importance.

What is not quite so understandable grerk the fact that she introduces the perfect and future perfect before the subjunctive and optative, even though the latter are far more frequently encountered in Greek than the former. These readings are highly enjoyable and useful as an introduction to Greek authors, and their length means that students very quickly become used ggeek reading extended passages of text rather than single sentences.


To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Greek introductioon, please sign up. Elizabeth added it Apr 22, Comment on this review in the BMCR blog. Shelmerdine is the Robert M.

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Here I go, auditing a Greek class at the University of Utah. The first edition of Shelmerdine’s book was based on L.

Shelmerdine has been praised for her integration of archaeological, philological, epigraphic and anthropological data in Mycenaean studies. Shelmerdine, Introduction to Greek. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Her foremost contributions have been to Late Helladic pottery, and the textual and epigraphical study of Linear B. Gustavo Eladio added it Oct 14, There was writing on one side, including a number and some indecipherable characters, as well as the names of various men with numbers on the other side.

In Shelmerdine the chapter vocabulary is given at the end of the lesson after the reading, but in Luschnig the vocabulary comes at the end of each section and before the readings. Want to Read saving….

My personal favourite is the Luschnig text, simply because of the sheer wealth of supplementary information it contains, which provides a respite from the hard slog of learning by rote which successful acquisition of any language requires.

She suggested that cooking of meats by private individuals was replaced by banquets organised by palatial elites who arranged the provision of meat.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Valerie Blackburn is currently reading it Aug 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The mechanisms of Mycenaean administration had to be reinterpreted in light of this finding.

It is surmised that Iklaina had a well-developed bureaucracy with scribes, and was probably an administrative centre secondary to the capital towns.

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Second edition, revised by C. Unfortunately, I have found with my own teaching of undergraduates that this is often not the case, and that students benefit from a quick review of basic terminology.

However, the book provides a variety of exercises such as translating only the underlined part of introducction sentence, and identifying and translating forms introdcution verbs and nouns. An Introduction to Ancient Greek 2 vols. Armstrong Centennial professor emerita at the same institution.

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Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell. Studies gdeek to Cynthia W.