Polis Author Christophe Rico
ISBN-10 9657698014
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Polis Institute Press

The goal of this book is to enable the student to read ancient Greek without the use of a dictionary or translation, and to read as fluently as one could read in French or Spanish. For educational purposes, ancient Greek is treated as a living language in this text. Polis applies teaching methods commonly used for modern language acquisition to ancient Greek: total oral immersion, total physical response (TPR), gradual complexity of dialogs and stories, and gradual grammatical progression. Whether used by a self-taught individual or by an instructor with a group of students, this first level book submerges the student within the language. The audio files that are available to download from the Polis website will help the student internalize grammatical forms and vocabulary. As only Greek is heard by students, they are unable to rely on an intermediary language and are compelled to employ the new skills they have acquired through this text. Polis teaches Koine Greek, the dialect of Hellenistic literature from Alexander the Great till the end of Antiquity and in which most ancient Greek texts were written. The first edition of the Polis method has been published in French (Editions du Cerf, 2009), Italian (Edizioni San Paolo, 2010) and German (Helmut Buske, 2011). The English edition of Polis fully revises the first edition and expands its original twelve chapters to twenty. This volume is intended for self-taught readers. It comprises a handbook of grammar with the grammatical lexicon, declensions and conjugations studied in the first volume, the keys to all the exercises, a list of differences between Attic and Koine dialects, and all text translations.

Teach the Latin I Pray You

Teach the Latin  I Pray You Author Paul F. Distler
ISBN-10 1898855404
Year 2000
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Challenging and effective, this classic teacher reference is now back in print. Distler's "Teach the Latin, I Pray You" offers concrete advice on how best to teach grammar, morphology,vocabulary, reading comprehension, and efficient review. This book is an exceptional tool for the communication of the necessary skillsof Latin. Covering a huge range of teaching techniques, resources, and educational theory, this book provides the material necessary for the development and implementation of highly proficient teaching techniques.

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales Legends and Myths

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales  Legends  and Myths Author
ISBN-10 9781400884674
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 584
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press

The first anthology ever to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known—for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare—to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them. Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency

Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency Author John C. Traupman
ISBN-10 9780865166226
Year 2007
Pages 411
Language en
Publisher Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

"Presents ancient and neo-Latin language phrases and conversations on a variety of topics. Includes pronunciation guide, bibliography, and English to Latin vocabulary. Expanded and enlarged from the 3rd edition (2003)"--Provided by publisher.

Learning Latin the Ancient Way

Learning Latin the Ancient Way Author Eleanor Dickey
ISBN-10 1107093600
Year 2016-02-29
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

During the Roman empire Greek speakers learned Latin using textbooks that still offer special advantages: authentic and enjoyable vignettes about the ancient world, easy Latin composed by Romans, insight into ancient learning practices. This book makes the ancient Latin-learning materials available to modern students for the first time.

Telling Tales in Latin

Telling Tales in Latin Author Lorna Robinson
ISBN-10 9780285641808
Year 2013-05-16
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Souvenir Press

Telling Tales in Latin teaches Latin through the magic of storytelling. Narrated by the chatty and imaginative Roman poet Ovid (who lived in the Rome of the first century B.C), this new course takes young learners on a journey through some of the tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Along the way, they pick up Latin words and grammar, explore the connections between Latin and English and discover how Ovid's stories still speak to us today. Each chapter introduces one of Ovid's much-loved stories, encouraging children to begin reading Latin immediately while exploring the literary and mythic context of the stories. At the end of each chapter there are suggested activities to help learners to think about what they have just read, and to understand how the stories connect to ideas and issues that are still relevant today, from relationships with others and philosophy, to science and caring for the planet. Soham De's illustrations bring Ovid's stories alive for a wide range of learners and make learning Latin a colourful journey of discovery. Telling Tales in Latin outlines how Latin is the basis for English grammar, unlocking the complexities of learning English (and other languages) along the way. It also contains the vocabulary and grammar needed for the OCR Entry Level Latin qualification, making this book the ideal first introduction to Latin.

Starting to Teach Latin

Starting to Teach Latin Author Steven Hunt
ISBN-10 9781472537911
Year 2016-02-11
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

Starting to Teach Latin in Schools provides key advice for the new and beginning teacher of Latin, exploring course choices, assessment types and pedagogical approaches.


Swish Author Joel Derfner
ISBN-10 9780767924313
Year 2009-06-16
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher Broadway

A witty study of modern-day ideas about gay culture shares the author's personal exploration of his own gay identity through his exploits and adventures in the world of musical theater, Internet dating, summer camp, needlecraft, aerobics, go-go dancing, and more. 25,000 first printing.

A Companion to Roma Aeterna

A Companion to Roma Aeterna Author Jeanne Neumann
ISBN-10 9781585108428
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing

A sequel to her widely used A Companion to Familia Romana (now in its second edition), Jeanne Marie Neumann's A Companion to Roma Aeterna offers a running commentary, in English, of the Latin grammar covered in Hans H. Ørberg's Roma Aeterna, and includes the complete text of the Ørberg ancillaries Grammatica Latina and Latin–English Vocabulary II. It also serves as a substitute for Ørberg’s Instructions, on which it is based. Though designed especially for those approaching Roma Aeterna at an accelerated pace, this volume will be useful to anyone seeking an explicit exposition of that volume's implicitly presented grammar. In addition to many revisions of the text, A Companion to Roma Aeterna also includes new units on cultural context, tied to the narrative content of the chapter.

Speak Koine Greek

Speak Koine Greek Author T. Michael W. Halcomb
ISBN-10 0615976271
Year 2014-02-20
Pages 44
Language en
Publisher Glossahouse

Speak Koine Greek contains over 240 sayings, expressions, phrases, idioms, and figures of speech from ancient (Koine) Greek. This work has been strategically arranged into simple categories (Getting in the Conversation, Staying in the Conversation, Ending the Conversation) with each entry ordered alphabetically by English glosses and followed by both a phrase that is similar or comparable in Koine as well as a source citation. Speak Koine Greek is a user-friendly compilation of expressions meant to help learners progress in fluency and knowledge of Koine while having fun doing so. As a further add-on, companion audio files for this book are available for purchase and download at the GlossaHouse website (GlossaHouse.com).