My source of input is the well-known textbook, Athenaze, used in my college course. I even have Luigi Miraglia’s Italian version now, praised for. It is our common opinion, based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall. The Italian Athenaze has no exercise keys. I suppose this would be a big problem for a native Italian speaking self-learner. For my purposes.

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It’s more like if you were going on a year’s assignment to Poland and decided to learn Polish. Kendrick’s Greek Ollendorffunlike Adler, is not a grammar.

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Ihalian Vivarium Novum web site is an eye feast and very informative you can click on each book, enlarge the display, and leaf through its pages. One advantage of having these is that many of the reprinted late nineteenth and early twentieth century student editions cite italiab.

I already have experience with the Classics and language-learning, so self-taught should be easier than if I was coming without any of the technical language-y knowledge. I understand that this leaves the self-taught student in a difficult position. Board index Greek Learning Greek.

Lance, you can read my thoughts on a new post inspired by your comment https: A late comment, but I’m wondering, do you know how Shelmerdine’s Introduction to Greek compares to her revised Greek for Beginner’s?

I also use Charles E. The progression is still tough, but I think the Italian edition is a huge improvement athenwze the English one. As an autodidact, you’ll need to make a decision about which pronunciation ltalian follow.


What makes Latin any different? I know that my local Waterstones has it and I’ll have a flick through at some point. Occasionally Working on the following tutorials: Magister P is mad. Some of them loathe it. Way better to help the beginner develop a clear and enduring understanding of iitalian the language works than Athenaze.

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My Greek learning was quite limited to the standard sorts of texts that Textkit, thank heavens, offers, but I did not have quite the patience, and wanted to learn Greek in Greek. As I work at a high profile academic private school, most are quite driven.

I would recommend Introduction to Greek by Cynthia Shelmerdine. These are choices, not abilities.


It is a graded reader: Itaalian the current state, if you’re not Dabbler but Serious or Intense, my advice is to download Millner’s Latin podcasts, then disconnect. Last edited by paulusnb on Tue May 19, There’s nothing wrong with dabbling; I dabble in a lot of things myself.

Their intensive Greek course is what I would recommend, but it is quite dry at times and might be difficult to stick to for self-teaching.

The Reading Greek 2-CD set sweeps the Academy Awards for best performance by male and female leading and supporting actors, best sound atgenaze dramatic effects, and best documentary explaining the restored pronunciation.

Kendrick, available digitally and in reprint. When a true genius appears, you can igalian him by this sign: Maybe it’s the difference between the era of the Pax Romana in which Julius and his family live in the Familia Romana and the turbulent times in Attica at the outset of the Peloponnesian war.

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You have to know how to spell a word to look it up!!! Wheelock, revised by Richard A. In a virtuous circle, the second edition of the English Athenaze in turn acknowledges “inspiration” from Miraglia. If I were an eight grader tialian reads at a fourth grade level, I would consider MacBeth a living hell.


The sixth edition of Wheelock explicitly caters to independent study as well as to the classroom. I, Lex Llama, super genius, will one day rule this planet!

So, you want to know about the Italian Athenaze? I suppose this would be a big problem for a native Italian speaking self-learner. The only way you can hope to reach them is by phone. The teacher’s handbooks indeed are not just the translations and exercise keys; they are full of suggested teaching techniques and so in fact addressed to teachers and not students.

If all 11 words were glossed on the page, would I be able to read? Wheelock’s Latin gives all the foundational elements of Latin grammar in forty compact chapters. Other than keep-you-motivated quotes from classical authors or the New Testament, you’re not going to be reading unadapted Homer or Plato, Cicero or Ovid, in six months.

One becomes ready for greatness by being exposed to it. I’m leaning to Reading Greek because the preview chapter on Amazon shows a lot of that I thought I’d not really heard of any others, but I’m open to suggestions.