For anyone at an intermediate level it is a good selection and worth getting. For me it provided a very pleasant experience reading Ancient Greek not having to look up the precise meaning of a word and having tricky forms and phrases explained right on the next page. Even though I have read many complete works, I consider myself to still be at the intermediate level. Most of the reading I do is still step by step, though I certainly recognize many more vocabulary items and grammatical constructions than ever before. But with the help the editors give in this selection, I can read these passages twice or three times as fast as without the help. The one caveat would be beginners will not benefit from the book. Readers should have down basic grammar and vocabulary before tackling this work.Beli Tsar wrote:MorkTheFiddle wrote:Ancient Greek
From A Greek Anthology by Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT):
Menander Perikeiromene (The girl with the cut hair) 486-525
Sophocles Antigone 441-525 Antigone confronts Creon
Homer Odyssey Book 5 lines 75-153, 201-224 Hermes orders Calypso to release Odysseus
Thucydides 3.36.2-37.2, 40.7-42.1, 47-49 The revolt of Mytilene
Plutarch On the Decline of Oracles Sections 419B-420A [source
On the Decline of Oracles]
Aeschylus Persians 384-432 The battle of Salamis
Herodotus Book 8 chapters 74 and 87-88 The battle of Salamis
How are you finding the anthology? Especially as someone who reads full texts already?
I dipped into it a few years back, when I wasn't ready, and was overwhelmed by the vocab etc.
Is it a good selection? Worth getting?
I hope this helps.