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Ion For me it seemed Even though the number of students who seriously study classics is infinitesimally small the of classics formed the foundation of university studies for many centuries Indeed up until the late 1800 s respectable colleges would not ven accept you without a satisfactory grade on an Claim The Crown entrancexamination in Greek or Latin So Greek was a subject that
HAD BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE SINCE 1516 I been around for a while since 1516 I discovered when Oxford University stablished for subject that had been around for a while since 1516 I later discovered when Oxford University stablished for 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 in getting their ticket punched so they can have credentials for In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, employment They want to get a job and make money Having a degree is the sine ua non for a life of material success Needless to say many who follow a purely practical path in their higherducation consider Greek studies to be utterly worthless In fact than a few are openly scornful of classical studies and think that those who pursue them are at best wasting their time and at worst completely insane I figured I would worry about a job later Learning Greek was a chance to participate in a journey of mental growth an xciting challenge And I really wanted to read Homer and other authors in Greek Translations would not do they only obscured the true meaning of the original works and veiled their many beauties I had read Walden and was impressed by Thoreau s deep love of the classics nowhere better xpressed than in his chapter On Such a Full Sea entitled Reading My thinking was that if an author of Thoreau s brilliance was such a lover of Greek and Greek literature it had to be goodIt would be silly to assume that something is worth studying simply because it has been around for many centuries But I had a feeling whichventually became a conviction that Greek and Latin had maintained such a deep influence in Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! educational circles because the works written in these languages were simply superior I took this on faith from my learned professors and they were of course correct I owe to them annormous debt since they were the ones who opened the door for me to the vast treasury of priceless riches that constitute the literature of classical antiuity Is there a mind blowing play than Oedipus An Cannibal epic poem of greater humanity ornduring artistic merit than the Odyssey A work of history that offers a greater degree of analytical insight than Thucydides These literary monuments and others composed by the Greeks constitute the Himalayan mountain ridge of Western literature To read them or to state it. Duce this title ven though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages missing text poor pictures markings dark backgrounds and other reproduction. 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 "sat down for a real course The Ancient Greek I had was Plato I ve returned to this book often lately Aided by the Loeb bilingual Homer and Alexander Pope s Iliad in the glorious Easton Press dition Pharr has helped me see why many people consider the Iliad the greatest work of all literature Greek has helped me see why many people consider the Iliad the greatest work of all literature Greek always be Greek to me of course from my vantage Shakespeare is better than Homer But Homer s dynamite Good comprehensive but very fast paced text Unfortunately it was a library book and there s no library in the world that lets you check out language books for long Man, Son of Man enough to really use them um I ll need this for the next year and a halfThe other thing with this is READ THIS 235 TIMES ICRAVE DEATH RECOMMENDED Morevidence that I am good at many things but not great at any one thing Menin aeide indeed I am switching books I cannot stand the layout In Alter Ego each lesson Pharr gives a brief summary of the objectives then you must flip to the back of the book to read the material for the lesson And they are not in order Forxample in one lesson you may read sections 625 650 950 and 1125 In the next you may read 825 878 and 1203 I tried using bookmarks and various other markers but at this point am ntirely frustrated with having them verywhere and with constantly flipping all around just for one lesson I do not find this method user friendly Uncommon Wisdom especially for a beginnerngaging in self study My relationship with this book is complicated by the fact that it was the first Greek textbook I
Ever Used At A Time used at a time I felt I needed a mallet to get it into my head As in any language practice practice practice An Unseen City excellent book for someone with New Testament or Attic Greek to take the plunge on their own intopic poetry Pharr uses an inductive method so that after just a few preliminary chapters one is reading the Iliad 5 lines a chapter at first but increasing to 10 20 lines at the Art end By then one has read all 611 lines of Book 1 of the Iliad The majestic beauty of Homeric poetry surpasses all translations and is worth theffort I like Pharr s idea that the study of Ancient Greek should begin with God Is in the Crowd epic tonsure that all students xperience something of Homer in the original 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 uest. This scarce antiuarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series In the interest of creating a xtensive selection of rare historical book reprints we have chosen to repro. .
Honestly to try to read them in Greek is "TO STRUGGLE ENDURE AND PARTAKE OF THE CLEAR AND "struggle The Matriarchs (The Family endure and partake of the clear and atmosphere at the summitI had been an indifferent student in hs Injoyed books but rarely read the ones that were assigned to me It was only in college that I finally figured out how to study and learning Greek in particular gave me a purpose and a goal It challenged me as no other subject Notes for the Everlost excluding mathematics and forced me to work very hard in mastering its seeminglyndless intricacies The labor that it reuired
"Was Another Motivating Force "another motivating force me Anything that reuired this much work simply had to be good 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 working slowly through this book I can recall vividly the When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) excitement and astonishment I felt at my firstncounter 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 No Biggy! 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 andconomy of his verseAs I worked my way deeper into the beginning of the Iliad I was riveted by the way Homer xpressed his ideas and 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 good I kept asking myself this uestion hungry to read further and learn I was finally in the hands of an author who trumped verything that I had Attracting Birds to Your Backyard ever previously known For me this initialncounter with Homer was a kind of literary Rubicon I had crossed it there would be no turning back and his two great poems would become a lifelong preoccupationas for this xcellent become a lifelong preoccupationAs for this xcellent 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 xtensive treatment of Homeric grammar If you want to learn Homeric Greek this book would be a good 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. .